What Man of God is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome? – Femi Aribisala


If our marriage breaks down, we must not fool ourselves and others by insisting we are standing in the righteousness of God

Christian pastors have become demigods. Their word is law; no questions asked. As Jesus said, they teach as doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15:9). They come up with all kinds of self-serving principles that turn scripture on its head; just in order to justify themselves before men and control their lives. I want to discuss Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Man of God
Pastor Chris is going through a rough patch at the moment. His wife, Pastor Anita, has filed for divorce, accusing him of having inappropriate relationships with female church members, among other things. Instead of waiting for his day in court, Pastor Chris has resorted to bogus interpretations of the scriptures; even proclaiming he is a “man of God” and therefore above sin.

Pastor Chris declared to his congregation through a live telecast: “There are preachers and there are men of God. I am not a preacher; I am a man of God, and I go in the way I’m asked to go. You have to understand something about a man of God. A man of God is not just someone who worships God or preaches God. A man of God is handpicked by God, set on course by God. If you study the scriptures, you will not find one man of God go against God, sinning against God.”

What nonsense! Who made Pastor Chris a man of God? From which school of theology did he get his sinless distinction? John says: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:8-10).

David was a “man of God.” (2 Chronicles 8:14). Yet he committed adultery with Bathsheba. Balaam was a “man of God;” yet he became apostate. The “man of God” who came from Judah was killed by a lion because he sinned against God. (1 Kings 13:23-26).

But listen to what Pastor Chris says about himself: “We are not working in sin and living in sin and hoping that we can mix sin and righteousness together. We are the manifestation of his righteousness.” This is standing logic on its head. If our marriage breaks down, we must not fool ourselves and others by insisting like Pastor Chris that we are standing in the righteousness of God. There is no righteousness in divorce.

False Christ
In the bid to justify himself, Pastor Chris is fabricating similarities between Jesus Christ and himself. He said: “Jesus Christ was accused by many – a lot of frivolous charges. There will always be those who would like for it to be true. But you know, in spite of the accusations against Jesus, it didn’t change who he was.”

However, Pastor Chris is not Jesus. Many accusations were indeed leveled against Jesus, but they were not made by his wife and they did not include inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex.
In short, Pastor Chris might be whoever he likes, but he is certainly not Jesus. Jesus says: “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.” (John 5:31).

Yes, there are “men of God” in the Old Testament. However, Jesus created no such distinction in the New Testament; we are all “children of God.” Jesus says: “Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3). Indeed, Jesus was implacably opposed to men like Pastor Chris, who sit on pedestals and claim to be holier-than-thou. He says:

“Their lives are perpetual fashion shows, embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery prayers the next. They love to sit at the head table at church dinners, basking in the prominent positions, preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving honorary degrees, and getting called ‘Doctor’ and ‘Reverend’. Don’t let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates.” (Matthew 23:5-8).

Male chauvinism
While Oyakhilome was busy elevating himself, he was also snidely putting down his wife. He said: “If you are married to a man of God, it doesn’t make you automatically mature. You can make mistakes; you can do something that is wrong. But some people expect the wife of a minister to definitely be at the level of that minister.”

This is an arrogant statement. What makes Oyakhilome more spiritually mature than his wife? By what measure and by what criteria did he come to ascribe this superiority to himself? Anita Oyakhilome was also a minister. She was a so-called pastor of a London branch of Christ Embassy. So why should Pastor Chris presume himself more “minister” than her.

If we are to accept Pastor Chris’ bogus self-appellation as a “man of God;” what disqualifies Anita from also being called a “woman of God?” Are women inferior to men? Oyakhilome said: “If a man of God is married, it doesn’t automatically mean that the wife of a man of God is therefore a woman of God. That’s not the way it is in the Bible. That’s why you don’t really find the wives of men of God mentioned in the Bible…. You never find their names.”

What poppycock! When one of the female pastors in his audience asked why the names of wives of the men of God were not mentioned in the bible; Oyakhilome’s response was a classic. He exclaimed: “Why? You ask God when you find him. Ask God when you find him!”

But it was not God who fabricated this theory that the wife of a man of God cannot also be a woman of God simply because wives’ names are not mentioned in the bible. It was Chris Oyakhilome.

Therefore, it is up to Chris Oyakhilome to provide us with another bogus explanation.
Pastor Chris ended his diatribe by saying: “When it comes to Reverend Anita, what I will say to you is ‘pray for her.’” There is no doubt that, more than anybody else; it is Pastor Chris himself that is greatly in need of prayer.


  1. i̶̲̥̅ didn’t get τ̅☺ listen τ̅☺ the video Oyakhilome made caoncerning his issue with his wife, i̶̲̥̅ do not even care if he called himself ‘a God’ or ‘the God’, it is those who wish τ̅☺ listen απϑ believe him that i̶̲̥̅ care about, cause destruction is on the way! Your first statement about ‘men of God’ making themselves ‘demigods’ is very TRUE απϑ we christians or ‘church-goers’ are τ̅☺ be BLAMED ƒ♥̸̨я̥ that. We FAIL τ̅☺ study the bible, pray, we don’t even test the spirit in the other if it is of God, when we christians hear of prosperity, we just jump after the ‘preacher’ here it is ‘man of God’ απϑ forget every other thing, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS is far from us. i̶̲̥̅ use ‘we’ there cause it is all christians if not all that can deny this. i̶̲̥̅ wish the Holy Spirit explain who He is τ̅☺ him(oyakhilome) before it is too late cause so called prominent men of God donot admit τ̅☺ sin or they say they are God’s mouth-piece απϑ have no flaws, they end up in HELL( i̶̲̥̅ am not condemning). My prayer is that he makes heaven. Above all, he απϑ ALL christians need τ̅☺ PRAY!

  2. The devil is at war with church and men of God,it take’s the Grace of God to overcome.many fake pastors and men of God will feel the anger of God.if they don’t change and do the first work of God

  3. Don’t judge before the time. you didn’t appoint him and his position and office is not political. you may not like his words but he has every right to say what he believe and if you are not at peace with his statement you can avoid him instead of being critical of what you don’t understand . if a man say what you don’t know why not take time to listen and understand where he is coming from. Don’t respond to every issues, especially if it pertain men of God.

  4. Don’t forget sir,Past. Chris is more experienced than you even God respect His annointed men and been a man of God is also by confession simply anybody following God sincerely,living like God is a man of God.God doesn’t think the way we think-Jesus christ knew there will be divorce that’s why HE talked about it in the Bible am not saying divorce is good or bad.Pls check the life of Paul the apostle nd other apostles nobody ever dictate to them–If anybody could died like anania and saphia today from peter,s that man of God will be killed.Sir because you know how to talk does not make you right or be in the right position to advise Past.chris. And if you must I prefer you mail him directly.God placed him to rule over nations.

  5. @ Micheal,”if a man say what you don’t know why not take time to listen and understand where he is coming from. Don’t respond to every issues, especially if it pertain men of God”. SO IF A THE WIFE OF THE MAN OF GOD, WHO KNOWS THE HUSBAND BETTER THAN YOU, ACCUSES HER HUSBAN OF MANY YEARS OF INFIDELITY, SEEKING FOR DIVORCE, AND IN RESPONSE THE MAN IN QUESTION IS ACTING THE WAY PASTOR CHRIS IS ACTING, NO ONE SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT IT, ABI? BECAUSE HE HAS BECOME THE god of man, abi? The Man needs help. Now, many of his pastors should also be doing same to their wives. Very soon we shall hear. Just pray for him, period. He needs it more.

  6. My first question aribisala is that how sure are you about the allegation leveled against him by his wife. You talk as if you are staying with them that you know every thing about them.I listen to the broadcast,what I think he is talking about is,as a man of GOD,you can’t restrict people from him no matter their gender all because he is married and which man of GOD have u read in the bible that stood infront of any court,you may want to refer to Jesus but you should know that it was His(Jesus)own mission on earth because it is written.As you are reacting to some of his statement,if pastor anita was a woman of GOD as you are reacting,is court the next place to go?.Just be careful of your criticism,don’t tarnish the image of others because you want to be popular.

  7. Why are people so jelose of thing there. Can nt give solution. U that clame to know the bible. He say we should georg. Do u really know day story of samson so we play by defferend set of roll

  8. Why are people so jelose of thing there. Can nt give solution. U that clame to know the bible. He say we should judg. Do u really know day story of samson so we play by defferend set of roll

  9. Who exactly are you, Mr Aribisala, a later day pastor, politician, hack writer, fake emeritus academia or what? People like you who go about satanically misquoting the bible are dangerous to christiandom.

  10. Aribisala the range of ignorance which you have fallen into is almost beyond the limit of human comprehension. Your pride is even worst than your inability to comprehend your ignorance!


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