Chris Oyakhilome warns members against speaking against man of God; suspends pastor

Chris and Anita Oyakhilome when the going was good.

The founder of the Believers Loveworld Ministries, also known as Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome, on Sunday, enjoined his congregation to refrain from speaking against a man of God.

The church also suspended Michelle Okojie, a pastor in Lagos, for her “subversive activities.” The reason for Ms. Okojie’s suspension was not given.

At the church’s Sunday service, Mr. Oyakhilome described a man of God – as different from a preacher – as one who had been given a revelation from heaven.

“To speak against the man of God is to bring a curse on yourself and your children. When you hear people speaking against a man of God, move away from there.

“Men of God don’t just talk. When they speak, God is forced to move.”

Sunday’s service was Mr. Oyakhilome’s first appearance to the Lagos branch since the news of his divorce broke last month, and he meticulously stayed away from discussing the saga.

“This is the first service of this nature and I don’t know what you are expecting, but you will be blessed.

“It’s gonna be a short service but will be loaded,” Mr. Oyakhilome said.

Though he was not physically present at the church’s headquarters in Lagos, he conducted the service via a telecast from the branch in Pretoria, South Africa.

At the beginning of the service, the first moment the two large screens at the altar panned from choir to Mr. Oyakhilome, loud cheers erupted inside the capacity filled church in Lagos.

Ushers in dark suits and red ties motioned worshippers to their seats as the congregation sang along with a choir showing on the large screens.

Outside, armed police officers and church security officials ensured that everyone coming into the church’s premises was screened by a metal detector.

A sign at the entrance warned worshippers that cameras are not allowed into the church. Two Automated Teller Machines belonging to Parallex Micro Finance bank stood at a corner.

The service began with the launching of the Loveworld News App, a software application platform where the church will be showing its activities from around the world.

Mr. Oyakhilome, in a milk-coloured three-piece suit, sat in a panel comprising of three other pastors who took turns to share their experiences on the benefits of the App to church members.

“It makes you aware of the things that are going on in the ministry. It also inspires teenagers and gives them direction in life,” one of the pastors said.

“CNN and Fox news are reporting about the war in Ukraine, and then (I got) a breaking news (from the App) that our brethren over there are distributing Rhapsody of Realities. So it is not all gloomy. It was awesome,” another pastor said.

At the end of the pastors’ presentation, Mr. Oyakhilome began his sermon.

Speaking on the topic of the day’s preaching, ‘Children of the Word,’ he cited a plethora of Bible verses to encourage his congregation not to stray from God.

“Sometimes when you are going through challenges in your life, you many not know what steps to take. He says you should take these scriptures as a light shining in the darkness.”

He also used several other Bible passages to explain the difference between a man of God and a preacher as well as spiritually-minded people and carnal-minded people.

“A carnal minded person will say ‘How many times do we give offering? One, two, three, four times. Spirit people don’t think like that. A carnal minded person will come into the church and say ‘This place is hot,’ ‘The A/C is not working,’ ‘The fan is not working.’ A spiritually-minded person will instead say ‘How can I contribute to change this place?’

“Say I refuse to be a carnal person.”

The congregation chorused after him.

Mr. Oyakhilome is also renowned for his healing powers. So just before he rounded up his preaching, he announced a couple of miracle-receivers.

“A young man named Appiah, you are deaf in your right ear. You are healed.”

Another lady, named Maggie, suffering from migraine, was told that she had been set free; another unnamed “adult” having an infection creeping towards his spinal cord was also told to receive his healing.

“There is someone who is not far away from me. You’ve had three seizures in the last six weeks. You are healed.

“As you are sitting down, miracles are happening,” he reminded them.”

A pastor is suspended

After a list of offerings that included monies for Bible sponsorship, Children/Teens Ministry, Healing School, Reachout Nigeria, partnership with the church, amongst others; it was announced that Michelle Okojie, one of the Lagos pastors, had been suspended from the church.

“It has come to our attention that Pastor Michelle Okojie has been visiting church members in private and slandering the ministry, engaging in subversive activities that are against the scriptures,” read the statement issued by Ray Okocha, the church’s Secretary General.

Citing Bible passages from Romans 16:17-20 and Titus 3:10 wherein Christians were told to “watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles,” the church warned every member of the congregation to stay away from Ms. Okojie.

“The church is not a social club where you can walk in and walk out at will and live disorderly.

“Pastor Michelle is hereby suspended from the fellowship.

“Avoid her. Do not fellowship with her. Do not try to counsel her or receive counsel from her. All you can do is direct her to her pastor.

“Do not be a partaker of another man’s sin.”

Efforts to ascertain from the church members the real reasons for Ms. Okojie’s suspension were unsuccessful as all the church members approached for comments declined to speak.

But one who spoke over the telephone said that the pastor was suspended for blasphemy.

“She has been suspended for blaspheming against the ministry. But we don’t know exactly why,” said the church member who did not want her name mentioned for faith reasons.

“My zonal pastor just told us we should not have communication with her,” the lady added.


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  • amazing2012

    Shame, shame and shame ! You are trying to stop people from talking about your disgrace !

    • oluwole

      shot of words buh…… i love pastor chris

      • malawi

        Yap i love pastor Chris too..he is my spiritual father..i wil not moved

    • obert

      Shame on you too. I pray that God open your eyes. There is nothing wrong pastor chris did. Dont be supprise if you dont understand his ways becoz his ways are Gods ways n no carnal mind like yours can understand. Pastor chris is clean as his caller Jesus is. Heis very right to liken himself just like his lord. He is a man of God n there is nothing you or the world can do about it. And let me tell you, he is going yo rule over you, watch the space

    • debbeljo

      Who are you to judge the man of God? The bible say do not judge or touched not my anointed

  • Giganto

    Gullible fools! A desperate adulterer is trying to force you into silence by preaching against talking about his shameful and sinful conduct by using the usual maxim of “Man of God”. I am sure some of you are very clever enough to know that it is the real GOD that has exposed this man of DEVIL and his hypocrisy.

    • obert

      You actualy dont know pastor chris. Whats wrong in him calling himself man of God even during his devorce times. Heis acting like his lord Jesus. He called himself son of God even when priest like you were against him. Shame to you coz you not God. Pastor chris is d man of God, n remember this scripture: the man of God may fall seven times but they will rise always. You can kill his flash but you cant kill the word of God in himself. Jesus himself will condem you. I am not supprise at your talk about pastor chris because Jesus warn him already of people like you. You will not defeat man of God even at his weakest point. He has overcame you already.

    • debbeljo

      who are you to judge the man of God? The bible say do not judge or touched not my anointed

      • brimstone

        You n dis ur so call man of god…D Lord has started exposing “u”.I just pity d blind members of Love word.D almighty God will open their eyes for dem to understand dt they r in DARKNESS.Oyakhilome is a cultist.I rejoice with u Okojie…d Lord has finally opened ur eyes.Is Anita a kid such dat she doesn’t know wat she s said?God is nt happy with u Oyak.Repent b4 its too lateeeeeeeeeee!

        • malawi

          Devil is using you…if your a mature Christian you would ave neel down and pray for this…maybe your a musirim

          • theslickone

            Bullshit again malawi. Ur brain must be located around ur shithole so u shit out a little bit of it each time.

      • theslickone

        Bullshit debbeljo. U sound retarded.

    • malawi

      Your a satanist…cant you fear to say wat your saying?

      • Giganto

        Nonsense! How can I fear Devil? Are you not ashamed of what you just said? Every living mortal shall only fear his creator and my creator is GOD but NOT a living devil, adulterer, liar and hypocrite called Chris Oyakhilome!

        • malawi

          If you are a believer…a born again Christian…y don’t you pray for him? Thea is no maturity in you
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  • Maria

    Mr Chris Oya(khilome) is a fraudster. He will go to jail, mark my words. God has rejected most of these Nigerian super fraudsters called men of God… their disgrace and humiliation have just started. Anglican church till I die!

    • debbeljo

      who are you to judge the man of God? The bible say do not judge or touched not my anointed..

      • Maria

        Which man of God are you talking about?

        • debbeljo

          Do not invite the wrath of God on your family. Do not blaspheme on chosen people of God.

          • theslickone

            Go jerk off. Wanker!

      • malawi

        Tell them..they dont know what the bible says about the man of God

      • theslickone

        Screw that crap dude. Anointed by who? God punish you

    • obert

      May you rot in jail for insulting the anointed man of God. Hear d word of God ” dont tach my anointed” I love one thing about pastor chris, he has overcame u. And dnt be suprise, we not suprise of people like you. You had to come n accuse the man of God as Jesus their lord was accuse. You doing what God has said you will do.” Amen lord Jesus, you have blessed your servent pastor christ n you have found him worthy share in your suffering. His crown is compete n he will shine like a star. You also warn him dat if he was of the world, d world would like him, but becoz he is of you, d world wil hate him”

    • a voice

      You have spoken your own judgement! As you know wat God has done ure in his secret and as prophet u declared his judgment! The bible said if someone calling himself a prophet say thing that I didnt send him to say …shall be put to death. So e it .For your information anglican church is just catholic one that a king create to be able to divorce his wife! not better than anyone

    • nigeriamilitaryfarce

      These comments are very hard words for Pastor Chris. A man who is at this time experiencing serios life challenges. The worst any man can do to him today is to stone him. Who among you have no fualts of his own. He says he is a man of God. So leave him to stand or be condemn by the God he says he serves. Afterall Vengeance they say belong to God. People should stay clear of what is not their business. Let God Be the Judge, Please

    • malawi

      Whatchout yo words please…its better to say nothing…

    • abees

      You don’t even have a pastor for us to talk about. He can only going to jail as martyr of Jesus Christ. Apostles were jailed, Paul was jailed and some were beheaded for preaching the gospel like pastor Chris is doing. oh I see, religious blind Christian who doesn’t understand new creation reality. When a true Christian comment even when the man of God was caught in the very act we know. Pray for forgiveness sister. Don’t be furious because devil will definitely make you feel that way

  • Ette

    Those who still remain under this demon incarnate are doomed. May God open their eyes to see the depth of evil this messenger of the devil is pushing them into so they can deliver themselves from his evil grip.

    • debbeljo

      who are you to judge the man of God? The bible say do not judge or touched not my anointed.

      • Rocket_TV

        man of God ke? and you what are you, animal of satan? This Oyakhilome is a fraudster period.

        • debbeljo

          the devil is using a lot of people against the chosen people of God without them knowing. Don’t be one of them.

        • pikoloewaconcious

          Him na angel of satan

          • a voice

            I glad u recognize easily ur family member!

        • a voice

          Dont be so epidermic ! Jesus himself categorized people there even some he called sons of the devil! Read ur bible if u have one

    • a voice

      Amen! I agree with you may God gives you the portion of those you called Jesus a demon!

  • gabby.

    please stop using the MAN OF GOD to intimidate sincere worshipers. repent of your sin so that time of refreshing will come to your soul. why suspending pastor okojie? is it that she knows much about the whole issue and you need to silent her? or better still is she the one?

    • debbeljo

      who are you to judge the pastor? The bible say do not judge or touched not my anointed.

      • Wale Reze

        But the pastor just judged another pastor and excommunicated her….. Is pastor Chris God??
        The ‘touch not my anointed….’ verse is/was designed to prevent dissents within congregations.
        You’re a very good example of such people who don’t have their own discerning mind but see their pastors as god-like.

        • True

          Tell him, most of them especially women don’t listen their husband anymore but Chris that have not been able to take care of his own home, how can he give Godly counsel when he already instituted adultery by decreeing that wife and husband should worship in the same branch becus his wife has not been away from him

          • a voice

            Why is it when wife are working all the week far from husband theres not adultery but an hour separate on sunday is adultery?

        • a voice

          Youre giving yourself the answer of the question you asked! Start reading what u write if not youll be saying to other your own description! if u had your own discerning we would had been all be aware of that!

      • theslickone

        Crap! Did you take your medications this evening?

    • a voice

      Dont seem to have more pity than Jesus himself ! Pity like judas with the money for the poor or like uzza who tried to help God and died! Ki gdom does not function by pity but principle . Even when wicked saul was after is own life David kill him nor rejoiced is death .youre far from being wise concerning managing a church! Simply seat & pray

      • realwomqn .

        Voice or whatevr u call urself are u also a child of God ? Can u say with all these comments u are making here ,attacking pple abusing pple, dat u are also a child of God ? church goer! . Lolz. Imagine . Anyone who comments u will attack . U must be a nagging person . I believe dat no woman will want to destroy her marriage for no just reason . Pastor Anita is a pastor who knows d bible she will not wake up one day and say she is walking out of her marriage . There’s something serious going on in dat marriage . Of Which is their own business not mine .i have gat my own problems .. But pple especially women shld stop abusing pastor Anita . Some of us women can’t even stay a day witout our husbands . Some women get angry when their husbands stay out late at nite . Some don’t allow their husbands to travel for long witout nagging and complaining . But this pastor Anita says in a whole year she can’t rember staying wit her husband for a full wk. I think members of christ embassy shld be blamed for dis failed marriage . Evry time pastor !pastor !pastor pray for me !. U can’t pray for urselves . Forgetting dat ur pastor is a married man wit family dat needs him too . Anyway dis is pure family issue both of them know d bible well and shld allow Jesus to reign in their marriage to restore their marriage . Both of them if they allow their marriage to fail God will ask both of them why they allowed their home to break . GOD HATES DIVORCE pastor chris and pastor Anita shld settle their problems and not divorce cos they know scripture well . How will they advise couples who want to divorce or who are having marital problems ? I just keep wondering

  • amazing2012

    Who anew him man of God ? Crowd of people he deceived ? Even devil has crowd ! Are you to qualify him as man of God or Is God that will declare him and how ? Not those accused of adultery !

    • a voice

      Did God told you that he wasnt a man of God? David was he a man of God ? Wasnt he convinced of adultry even if in this case its not what hes accused of? Dont make statement that show us you need to buy a bible and start reading it

  • true

    My only advice for the ladies jumping here is for them to believe what they can accept in their own home, man of gods may be

  • chioma

    Women I am very sorry for some of you and you think that your pastor is telling you guys the truth? Can a progressive pastor like Anita be telling lies? Think about this.can you lie against your husband just to destroy your marriage? God is not a man. Catholics church is still the best

    • a voice

      ” progressive pastor” ,” progressive bible” …. Catholic is the best… Our Jesus is the best!!! So childish!!! Start by being a catholic notice that if in the church theres a confessional , Its not for nothing . If the apostle peter himself was found hypocrite , deceiving by apostle paul in an occasion by doing so distorded the gospel …

    • malawi

      Its not about church its about Jesus christ…Pastor Chris is a man Of God

      • malawi

        Chioma your two young spiritualy devil can use anybody..here its not about marriage its not about church..devil knows how pastor chris brings people to Christ Jesus..so devil want to close that door but devil he is a lier …have a spiritual eyes please..

      • theslickone

        Malawi, did you take your medications this evening?

    • theslickone

      Yeah right. We catholic priest only molest little boys. Go figure. Ban all religion.

  • Wale Reze

    Religion is really the opium of the people….. Rabidity upon utter rubbish!!!

    • a voice

      Before quoting saying & appearing to be wise while the opposite is true. Should know that the spirit behind this saying is responsible of millions violent death, poverty, suffering…around the world & karl Marx himself was religious in fact a worshipper of Satan! Peraphs this would fit you the best

  • True

    A man out 12 yrs has not spent one clear week with wife is accused of unreasonable behaviour and adultery and women especially are in that embassy jumping in support and most of them can’t even let their husband go to a shopping mall alone, hypocrisy in high places. Shame on all the women there

    • a voice

      Why do u seem to have more interest in another man house than in yours! you like this marriage more than the concernee… Your own thouhgt are testimonies against you! U should start by being ashamed urself

  • Godwin Obue

    The Bible warned us of speaking evil of Pastor. Pastor Chris have been a blessing to millions of people around the world. He has restored life through God’s word. Hate him, it doesn’t change anything. God bless Pastor Chris.

    • fidza

      actually the bible say stay clear of those that divert from the instruction of the word, just like how he instructs his pastors to stay apart from their wives/husbands. Thats clearly against scripture, for the almighty himself said “it is not good for man to be by himself…” Why would he stay apart from his wife for 16 years? Why would he allow his pastors to do the same as well? You can then see why he says masturbation is not a sin because he doesnt stay with his wife, he probably does it himself. You cant preach what you dont practise and i wonder what he is teaching you if he cant even manage his own family.

  • Outraged

    Man of the devil

    • a voice

      I think that is God who reveal to you that hes a man of the devil! Its just amazing how the devil like to say of other what hes himself!

      • malawi

        Please whach your mouth..dont insault the man of God

        • malawi

          Are you a satanist or wat? Do you know the Person your talking about? Please liv the man of God

          • theslickone

            Malawi,
            English please. Does your mother know you are using the computer?

    • abees

      See your name sef, Outrage. The trouble with you is that you don’t have anyone to pastor you. You so indiscipline

      • Outraged

        Who dey pastor you. Your devil pastor abi. No wonder you are evil like him. God punish you and your yeye devil pastor.

  • brimstone

    A man dt has suddenly lost his integrity…still referring to himself as a man of God? Mtchww!Let me shock u all..Oyakhilome is a cultist.I pray God should open d eyes of his members so they could realize they r in bondage.”Our” prayer has bin dt God should expose d so called man of gods.HE hasn’t finished with u yet.Just repent..my advice.

    • obert

      M not suprise you think like dat about pastor chris, becoz your father satan also thot of jesus d same way, calling him d prins of demons. He used your bradas to say dose things to pastor chris lord, now he uses you to say such to pastor chris. You are of your father the devel, d accuser. When you accuse pastor chris you just doing what is normal to you. But let me tell you, d world n all dats its in it is d lords’. And d lord haz given to pastor chris n us. We own d place you sitting at now, we will remove and destroy all of you children of satan. We rule now.

    • abees

      Lol. What is the meaning of integrity? mans’ integrity is not worth it at all. What does God say about Pastor Chris is what really matter.

  • Eberonwu Tony

    PASTOR CHRIS AND TB JOSHUA WERE USING THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT TO DECEIVE THE PEOPLE, BUT GOD THE EVER PRESENT IS USING THE THINGS OF THE PHYSICAL TO EXPOSE THEM TO THE WORLD AS CON MEN AND FRAUD STERS. IE DIVORCE IN A HUMAN LAW COURT AND THE COLLAPSE OF A BUILDING IN THE HEAVEN OF CONTRIVED MIRACLE. SHAME ON A GUILIBLE MASSES AND A LAWLESS NATION.

    • obert

      You are so carnal.dats why you think God is using things of the world to expose pastors. I cnt evn warn you dat you wrong coz you are doomed for sining aginst the holy spirit. To explain to u is purely A waiste of time. But know dis, Pastor chris has over came you.

      • malawi

        Tell him…he dont know what he is doing

        • malawi

          God will punish evry one who speeks bad about pastor Chris in Jesus Christ Mighty living name..

    • a voice

      I think you would have said the same about David while his son was sleeping with his wife, jbaptiste beheaded like isis today calling it God judgement that only show wat your sibbling in religion are! About Jesus naked on the cross . Crucifying the author of the law & calling yourself a lawkeeper

    • nigeriamilitaryfarce

      These comments are very hard words for Pastor Chris. A man who is at this time experiencing serios life challenges. The worst any man can do to him today is to stone him. Who among you have no fualts of his own. He says he is a man of God. So leave him to stand or be condemn by the God he says he serves. Afterall Vengeance they say belong to God. People should stay clear of what is not their business. Let God Be the Judge, Please

  • Christian Nnoruka

    everybody should be mindful of what he speaks and not to attract the anger of God, pastor Chris is anointed man of God his personal chalenges should not be a thing of morckery rather we should be praying for him

    • Hummer Hlophe

      an anointed man who cheats on his wife?

    • xkizer

      If I may ask, who anointed him?

      • abeesaboh

        Have ever wonder why your life has been so difficult? And the way things go with you the way they do without solution? Miriam and Aaron both Moses’ senior questioned him and Miriam became leprous. Am just advising you cos I think you know nothing

        • xkizer

          Nope, my life has not been so difficult. As a matter of fact, my life has been sweet, smooth and I’ve been sailing on the wings of an Eagle. And that’s because I serve the Most High God, and not any “pastor” or any self-appointed “annointed” man of God.