Dashing televangelist and miracle merchant, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founding president of Believersâ€™ Loveworld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, is now the proud owner of a brand new private jet. Though the news is yet hush-hush among his devout congregants, one of them, a certain Stanley K. Ofulue, let the news slip to his close friends.
Ofulue, however, did not divulge details of the expensive acquisition purportedly gifted the jerry-curl wearing billionaire pastor by the music and art department of the church peopled by wealthy individuals as a way of showing their appreciation for impacting their lives very positively over the years. The jet gift came a few weeks after Pastor Chrisâ€™ daughter, Carissa Sharon, a UK-based singer, got engaged to her beau, Phillip, in London. Carissa is the first of Pastor Chris and his ex-wife, Anitaâ€™s two daughters. Interestingly, the first private jet he owned was bought in 2006.
Regarded as one of Nigeriaâ€™s richest pastors, Oyakhilome, according to influential American journal, Forbes, is worth about $50million. The publication contends; â€œOyakhilomeâ€™s diversified interests include newspapers, magazines, a local television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and extensive real estate. His Loveworld TV Network is the first Christian network to broadcast from Africa to the rest of the world on a 24 hour basis.â€ Born in 1961, he was studying at the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, when he started the Believersâ€™ Loveworld Fellowship which later became Believers Loveworld Inc, now a global ministry with millions of followers and associates all around the world. His ministry runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities, LoveWorld Books, and an NGO called the Innercity Missions for Children as well as three Christian television channels: Loveworld TV, Loveworld SAT and Loveworld Plus. Oyakhilomeâ€™s television programs feature faith healings and miracles in large meetings in several countries, with gatherings of over 2.5 million people in a single nightâ€™s event. A prolific author, his Rhapsody of Realities is downloadable in over 150 languages.