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|Pastor Chris and wife Anita|
Disturbing news spreading like wildfire on the internet are that one of the most famous couple-pastors in Nigeria Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and his wife, Rev. Anita Oyakhilome of Love World Assembly, aka Christ Embassy Church have parted ways
Information oozing from the United Kingdom, where the Oyakhilomes reside, is that the couple may have quietly severed their marriage ties. The claims are being buttressed by the conspicuous absence of Mrs Oyakhilome from church proceedings or anywhere near pastor Chris for nearly a year now.
Concerned church followers have even gone to the extent of creating a Facebook page in which they query the whereabouts of their Leader’s wife. The Facebook page is called ‘Where is Rev. Anita Oyakhilome? and to date has garnered over 2000 followers. The people behind the Facebook page are describing their page “This is a Call to Prayer for all believers who understand God’s heart concerning marriage and a Call to Action by Pst. Chris. #DoWhatYouPreach”
|The couple posing for a photo|
While demanding demanding to know her whereabouts, the members stated on the Facebook page that they wondering what has become of the clergywoman.
According to comments on the facebook page, Rev. Anita hasn’t been seen in the Christ Embassy Church where she pastors since November, 2013, and there were no explanations given, as to her sudden disappearance and the church has been left without a pastor since then.
In one of the posts on the page, the members want to know the real truth about her mental state as there are speculations she may not be really sound upstairs, while they are also wondering if their Senior Pastor had divorced the wife without the members knowing.
In another post, the group reported the summary of an earlier speech made by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, where he admonished his members not to question anything they see or air their opinion on any matter in the church.
He pointed out in the speech, that any church where the members air their views never grows.
Below is the summary of pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Speech on 16/05/2014 in a meeting with all UK Pastors and Deacons at Christ Embassy, Bermondsey:
“I am here for your concerns about the ongoing domestic issue with my wife and I know it affects you directly, being the ones under her leadership. This is not an organisation or a political party, so it’s not a place for you to air your opinion or scrutinise what we do.
We had a vision, started and you joined us. If you don’t like what we do, you can get out. Churches where members air their views never grow. Some pastors wives think when they marry a pastor they are equal to the pastor.
My wife thinks so, as a matter of fact, Rev. Tom was her pastor before I married her and Rev. Ray and Evang. Owase were her leaders long before I married her. How come she thinks she’s senior to them now? I already started Christ Embassy before I married her.
I didn’t marry her and said we should start Christ Embassy. I was already pastoring. I already set my sail and knew my direction before I married her. I only said come and help me. Be careful of the friends you keep.
My wife keeps friends who bring out the worst in her and help her see the worst in people instead of keeping friends that will help her vision especially as the wife of a global pastor like me.
Bitterness is prolonged and accumulated anger. My wife is always angry and bitter. Allegations are either false or twisted information. The current situation is not as a result of what I did or what I didn’t do. I didn’t do anything to have caused an upheaval. You don’t join a woman to fight her husband. I’m not teaching you what is wrong, at least I have 2 girls who will one day marry and I want to them to enjoy it- Online