Pastor Chris Oyakhilome family has become a popular concern among the believers in Nigeria recently due to the loud divorce process and all the accompanying matters. Now, let’s take a look at Anita, the pastor’s children, and their today’s life.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome wife and children
In accordance with the most recent data, Pastor Chris is divorced from his wife Anita. Let’s see what was before the divorce and separation of the family.
Chris and Anita met in the 1990. A daughter of a Nigerian father and a Swiss mother, Anita is the eldest of five children in the family. In her young years, Anita studied at the Ambrose Ali University, the same with her prospective husband Chris. There they met and fell in love with each other.
In 1991, Chris and Anita already got married. They needed to go side by side for 25 years before they decided to break apart. In the marriage, the couple had two wonderful daughters, Sharon and Charlene.
Now both the girls are with their mother in the United Kingdom after Sharon, who was not even supposed to take sides in the scandal between her parents, suddenly supported her mother. It sounds even more curious because Sharon was supposed to stay with the father and Charlene – with the mother.
It seemed that everything in Pastor Chris and Anita’s life was going fine until 2014. On April 9, Anita demanded a divorce from the Central Family Court located in London. The process was long and tiresome and lasted for about two years. Everything was finished on February 8, 2016.
What happened between the spouses, what made this wife file for divorce? The causes seemed shocking: the Pastor was charged with adultery among other allegations. It seemed incredible to charge a Christian pastor with such things and it was a major blow to the image of the pastor.
No wonder that he was angry as could be and declined all the allegations as the ones that are aimed at the complete ruination of his reputation and public image of the church. His lawyers threatened mass media means with return sues for damaging and turning down the reputation of the pastor.
Curious enough but the pastor was accused of some wrongdoing before. In 2012, he was charged with messy affairs connected with his church and its affiliates in other countries. Having declined all the accusations, the pastor kept on doing his job until he was removed from the board of trustees of his own church after the divorce with his wife and the accusations she threw into his face.
Before the spouse filed for their divorce, Anita was one of the major executives of Pastor Chris’ ministry in Nigeria and the supreme person in the ministry’s affiliate in London. When losing his wife, Pastor Chris has also lost a business partner and an effective assistant in all his church affairs.
After the separation, Anita returned to her maiden name.
Chris and Anita Oyakhilome’s children
Now, Charlene and Sharon Oyakhilome are located in the United Kingdom. They are staying with their mother Anita. Sharon is trying to build up a career of a gospel singer and she’s making a huge success in this sphere. She has even invented a nickname – CSO, Carisa Sharon Oyakhilome.
In 2017, there was news that Sharon was engaged to her boyfriend. A Ghanaian by his ethnic belonging, her Dutch-born boyfriend was raised in the United Kingdom. Her fans gladly accepted the fact and joined her mother in the engagement congratulations.
Short Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography
Chris Oyakhilome, also known as Pastor Chris, is a famous Nigerian minister. One of his major achievements is the establishment of the so-called Christ Embassy, a Christian ministry, which has its headquarters in Lagos.
However, Lagos is not the limit of his reign. The Christ Embassy provides a healing school, which has occasional sessions in the USA and Canada. Besides that, the Embassy has a daily devotional titled “Rhapsody of Realities”, which has a global expansion.
The Pastor was born in 1961. Being the eldest son in the family, Chris had a chance of getting a good education and entered the Ambrose Ali University in his home Edo State. There, he received his higher education and, also, got a Ph.D. degree.
Pastor Chris’ younger brother is an active and outstanding member of his religious organization and is currently a supervisor of the ministry’s affiliate in Texas. The pastor’s younger sister is in Nigeria and she takes care of the music, arts, and children departments and academies that belong to the ministry.
In spite of the stained reputation, Pastor Chris still has his audience and keeps on running programs on the television, in newspapers, and other mass media means, and his own three television channels. Defying the unpleasant events from the nearest past, he seems to keep high spirits and go on with the church activities started many years before.