Christ Embassy

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Christ Embassy
ClassificationEvangelicalism
TheologyNeo-charismatic movement
HeadquartersLagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
FounderChris Oyakhilome
Origin1987
Official websitechristembassy.org

Christ Embassy also known as Believers' LoveWorld Incorporated, is a megachurch and a Christian denomination founded by pastor Chris Oyakhilome in 1987. The Church, with headquarters in Lagos has since become a global network of churches with congregations in many countries, and approximately 13 million members all over the world.[1]

History[edit]

Chris Oyakhilome began by leading a prayer group at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, while studying architecture.[2] The church's foundation dates back to 1987 in Lagos. In the year 2017, Christ Embassy celebrated 30 years as a ministry. The denomination has churches in many countries. There are approximately 13 million members all over the world.[1] Several other ministries around the world participate in its programs and conferences like the International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) which holds every November in Lagos, Nigeria; the International Cell Leaders' Conference (ICLC) which holds in the middle of the year; the International School of Ministry; the Healing School, etc.[3]

LoveWorld television stations[edit]

Christ Embassy runs seven TV channels including LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT, LoveWorld Plus, LoveWorld UK, LoveWorld Nigeria, LoveWorld India and LoveWorld USA.[4] [5] LoveWorld USA is run in partnership with Pastor Benny Hinn, who appears in many of the programs on the channel.

Loveworld Publications[edit]

The publishing house, Loveworld Publications, affiliated to the network of churches, published his first book in 1995, "Recreating Your World" [6] Loveworld Publications has published all the books of Chris Oyakhilome, including "Rhapsody of Realities", a daily devotional, written with his wife. Each month, more than 280 million copies are sold.

Christ Embassy also has a book publishing firm called LoveWorld Publishing Ministry and is a dedicated Christian Book Publishing firm reaching out to the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ with God’s Word through books authored by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major Nigerian Evangelical leader emphasizes Christian solidarity during Israel visit". The Jerusalem Post. May 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Laurent Fourchard, André Mary, René Otayek, "Entreprises religieuses transnationales en Afrique de l'Ouest", Karthala Editions, France, 2005, page 470
  3. ^ Paulinus Okodugha, theinfong.com, Revealed: Seven secrets of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Nigeria, September 3, 2014
  4. ^ Ogbu Kalu, "African Pentecostalism: An Introduction", Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2008, page 118
  5. ^ Christ Embassy Online International
  6. ^ articles.onlinenigeria.com, Popular Nigerian Pastors - Christian Oyakhilome, Nigeria, May 2, 2013

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