Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – a man with a passion for souls!!

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I want to spend my life, mending broken people

I want to spend my life, removing pain

Lord, let my words, heal a heart that hurts

I want to spend my whole life [all of my life] mending broken people

I have heard Pastor Chris Oyakhilome sing this song so many times and I remember he told us how as a young teenage student, he would sing this song over and over again with tears in his eyes because he was consumed with a passion for souls. Over the years, this passion has remained the hallmark of his life and ministry. Well, I have a beautiful piece here by my friend that says more, enjoy!!

What is passion? It refers in this context to an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction. It can also be a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.

The Lord Jesus Christ described John the Baptist as a “burning and shining light” in John 5:35. This description depicts a man who is about his business in a diligent and passionate manner that produced evident results.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome [Phd] is a present day example of someone that could be described as a burning and shining light. He surely is about his business in such a passionate manner that it shows in the kind of crusades and meetings he organizes and the results or outcome of such meetings. Pastor Chris’ passion is directed to one thing and one thing alone – the salvation of souls from around the world.

He started off with the vision to ‘take God’s divine presence to the peoples and nations of the world’; the vision has today engulfed the entire nation of Nigeria, Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, USA and indeed the whole world. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has brought together some of the largest gatherings in several countries around the world; he has hosted meetings where more than three million people have been in attendance in one single night.

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What then could then be his driving force and motivation? Time and time again, the man of God has expressed and demonstrated two major things – his deep fellowship with the Holy Spirit and his “un-quenching” passion for souls. He never stops praying for them, he never stops teaching and preaching the gospel and he continuously draws the unsaved to his meetings in large numbers.

Sadly, there are many Christians who are saved, “hell-proof” and “heaven-bound”, who do not care about the souls of the lost; what a contrast to the Lord Jesus Christ – a man whose every waking activity was motivated by a passion for the lost in his day. [Luke 19:10; Mark 10:45]

But thanks be unto God for men like Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and the army of passionate soul winners he is raising all over the world. Men and women who, like himself, are ever hungry and passionate about the salvation of the souls of men.

Pastor Gbenga Ayodelec

Creator – One Million People Who Have Been Blessed by Pastor Chris!!

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Wow!! Beautiful isn’t it? Thank you Pastor Gbenga – I am a part of the great army of soulwinners the man of God Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is raising all over this great world, what about you? Click on the comment button below and declare your stand!! Remember, you can send me your contributions and I will be glad to publish them.

Tammy

youspeakupnow@gmail.com

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome… definitely a Crowd Magnet!!

Pastor's Pix - pconf 10It is without a doubt that some of the greatest gatherings have been attended by Christian adherents; my fascination with the ‘whys’ and ‘wheres’ of such momentous events lured me to surfing the internet and mind boggled was I at the figures that stared back at me. Millions of people have gathered at several places in different parts of the world to attend crusades, many of these meetings ….religious. Some of the ‘crowd pullers’, I’m sure you are already familiar with: A Billy Graham 5-day Crusade in London and Paris had over 2 million people in attendance, 7 million people attended a week-long Benny Hinn Crusade in India in 2005. David Oyedepo held a crusade with in 1985 with 1 million people at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria and Enoch Adeboye hit 5 million also in Lagos in the late 90’s. The list is endless and impressive.

I was in one of such meetings – the Good Friday Miracle Night with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; it took place at Km 40 Lagos – Ibadan Express Way on the 14th of April, 2006. It was tagged a night of signs, miracles and blessings; an epoch making all-night event which attracted a gargantuan crowd. I personally feel the estimate of 3.5million people was  modest because according to the event organizers, 2.6 million people pre-registered in the run-up to the event. The publicity campaign for the meeting was exceptional, unique and unprecedented; in the characteristic Christ Embassy style, no stone was left unturned. The most spectacular part of the campaign for me was the day a helicopter branded with the crusade colors showered hand bills on the dense population below in the busy streets of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The result …… Lagos stood still!!

On d-day, all routes led to the LoveWorld Crusade Ground and Lagos-Ibadan Express Way was jammed with human and pedestrian traffic despite the excellent efforts of  government security operatives. Pastor Chris and his convoy had a very tough time getting into the grounds – though I have read a few articles whose misguided authors claim he was flown into the grounds by helicopter; take it from an eye-witness, it was not so. Every inch of the sandy ground of the LoveWorld Crusade Ground was covered by a hungry audience, they were not “miracle-seekers” as some have said, but people of all ages and from all works of life who came to experience the tangible presence of God that is evident with the man of God Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – the miracles are simply a manifestation of this presence. The morning after the meeting, the roads and streets leading in and out the venue were grid-locked; road users sat in vehicles for  12 hours and more -and  the brave endured the Spartan trek down the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. It was reported two brides missed out on their weddings, their cavalcade was sandwiched somewhere in the static traffic. The unprecedented event no doubt would remain indelible in the minds of not only travelers but most importantly the crowd which had thronged in their millions to receive from God.DSC06240

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome preached the word of God with power, he message, addressed primarily to the nation of Nigeria yet not limited in its  reach, was titled “Stop the Wickedness”, as Pastor Chris ministered, the Holy Spirit swept through the congregation causing the glory of God to rest upon everyone in power. There were tremendous miracles with several thousands giving their hearts to Christ. It was a night of exclusive assemblage, in total recall mode I get goosebumps on my skin just thinking of all the momentous things which occurred that night.  3.5 million People gathered in a single night, not for sports or entertainment but for Jesus! ‘It takes God to be with a man to be able to attract such a crowd for Jesus’ remarked an invitee, undeniably speaking out the thoughts of millions about a man of God who has consistently been a “Crowd-Puller”.

Is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome a Crowd-Magnet or what? And what in your opinion is the benefit of this phenomenon to the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Share your thoughts by clicking on the button below.

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