He is supposed to be a good example to members of his congregation especially the married ones but on two separate occasions, he has failed to show leadership by example; a classic example of do what I say but don’t do what I do.
So it came as a surprise to many on Sunday August 12, 2012 inside the House Hold of God Church Lagos, when during a sermon cerebral pastor and former presidential candidate Chris Okotie, threw caution to the wind and launched into a tirade against his estranged wife, Stephanie Henshaw.
According to members of his congregation who sat and listened to the sermon during that service, they’d never seen or heard Pastor Okotie talk about his wife in that manner before as he sounded like a wounded Lion; comparing his wife (at least they’re not yet legally divorced as far as we know) to the bibilical Jezebel.
Justifying his verbal onslaught, he reportedly said due to what he suffered in her hands, he was free to pass judgement on her. Going further, he foreclosed taking her back and gave her the go-ahead to speak to international news channels about him; he was past caring.
In related developments, Pastor Okotie is also reported to have retrieved the two (a Mercedes Benz S Class & BMW X6) exotic cars he bought for his estranged wife for the period of their marriage which lasted just four years and without an issue.
Is this how a marriage is supposed to end? What happened to the marital vows of “for better, for worse till death do us part”?