Sanwo-Olu, Shaibu, Apostle Suleman attend thanksgiving service for Pastor Chris Oyakhilome at 60

Chris Oyakhilome

Dignitaries joined televangelist and founding pastor of Christ Embassy Chris Oyakhilome on Thursday at a thanksgiving service to celebrate his 60th birthday.

The service was held at the church’s headquarters in the Oregun area of Lagos.

Among the dignitaries who attended the service were former President of Liberia Ellen Sirleaf, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his chief of staff Tayo Ayinde, Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, and the president of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman.

This comes three days after Oyakhilome was named chancellor and chairman plenipotentiary of a private bilingual university in the Republic of Benin, Weldios University.

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Announcing the appointment, the university said via social media, “Weldios University is thrilled to announce that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is now the Chancellor of our esteemed Institution! His unwavering commitment to education and inspiring leadership make him a beacon for our academic community. Join us in congratulating Pastor Chris on this well-deserved role. Together, we look forward to reaching new heights of excellence!”

Celebrating the clergyman at 60 in a statement issued by his chief press secretary Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu said Oyakhilome has provided wise counsel and unceasing prayers over the years.

“Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been a blessing, not just to members of his church but to millions of Lagos residents, who have benefited from his ministry and philanthropic gestures. We also appreciate his unceasing prayers and wise counsel over the years.

“As Pastor Chris Oyakhilome celebrates his 60th birthday, it is our prayer that the Almighty God will grant him grace, anointing and strength to continue to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, minister to the poor and the broken, and proclaim liberty to the captives,” he said.