Pastor Chris Oyakhilome had his Christ Embassy Church in tow this past New Years Eve. He was able to close out 2017 and bring in 2018 with the same fervor that he has had for lots of years now and that is worshipping God and rallying all of his parishoners to do the exact same.
The evening hosted by Pastor Chris got its start as just about every church in the world does and that is with an awesome song of fellowship and praise. ‘We Lift Up Our Hand To Praise Your Name’ was sung with the congregations hands in the air and showing the love of the Lord that they most mightily serve. It was right after that when Pastor Chris made his first appearance of the evening shouting so greatly and encouraging everyone to ‘Give the lord a shout! Glory, Hallaleujah! Praise the Lord! Glory to God!’.
After a huge applause and for some time of the crowd to get settled in, Pastor Chris reminded his flock of the awesome year and accomplishments that Christ Embassy and LoveWorld had made during the year of 2017. Pastor Chris stated that the church had experienced record growth during all months of the year. He stated that his publication, Rhapsody of Realities, had 1.3 billion printed editions and had been distributed in over 900 countries. Chris Oyakhilome went on to say that he was very pleased with the progress of LoveWorld and especially the impact and exposure that it was having in the United States where the 24 hour, 7 day a week programming was starting to take hold. Oyakhilome also noted the works that his Healing School, International School of Ministry, and Inner-City Mission was doing all around the world.
It was then that the Believer’s LoveWorld Incorporation anthem was sung so beautifully amongst the gathering.
After that moment, the Future African Leaders Awards were given out. These awards are given out to young Africans who are looking to make lasting and positive change in their respective communities. The star winner of the year was Naomi Ekpoki Aliyu. One of the more memorable events of the night was the reaction of Aliyu when she was given her award. She was so thrilled with winning and being in the presence of Pastor Chris that she fell down on her knees and was uncontrollable in her feelings of both winning and being in the presence of an awesome man of God.
Next seen awesome praise and worship music from two well known music artists in the award winning Martin PK and Sinach. Martin PK sang his new gospel hit in Beautiful Jesus. After that Pastor Chris stepped on the stage to end the New Years service on an encouraging note.
‘Oh father, we thank you, we worship you, we honor you. Thank you for your love, thank you for your kindness, and thank you for your grace. Thank you for the year of flourishing, and our flourishing continues in the mighty and matchless name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!’ exclaimed Pastor Oyakhilome.
Pastor Chris added that as 2018 was coming on the horizon that he and his church needed to look at things in a different way. He encouraged to have all of his members to send in prayer requests so they could pray over everyone in the Christ Embassy church family. He stated that they needed to pray the words of prophesy into the lives of its members.