This week on church history, we will be talking about Christ Embassy, also known as Believers Love World.
Chris Oyakhilome began by leading a prayer group at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, while studying architecture. The church's foundation dates back to 1987 in Lagos.
The Church has thousands of branches in almost every country of the world with millions of active members. It has its headquarters in Lagos with over 40.000 members.
Christ Embassy runs seven TV channels including LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT, LoveWorld Plus, LoveWorld UK, LoveWorld Nigeria, LoveWorld India and LoveWorld USA.
The church has a publishing house called Loveworld Publications, affiliated to the network of churches, published his first book in 1995, "Recreating Your World" Loveworld Publications has published all the books of Chris Oyakhilome, publisher including "Rhapsody of Realities", a monthly prayer, written with his wife. Each month, more than 280 million copies sold in 2016.
Christ Embassy also has a book publishing firm called LoveWorld Publishing Ministry and is a dedicated Christian Book Publishing firm reaching out to the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ with God’s Word through books authored by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
They have published books that cover topics such as prayer, faith, prosperity, divine healing and health, the Holy Spirit, soul winning, Christian living, spiritual growth. They have a daily devotional called Rhapsody of Realities. A Christian Devotional ; Rhapsody of Realities is the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 242 countries and over 749 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili...and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God's Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the, "Messenger Angel".