Pastor Chris Oyakhilome made history hosting the first of its kind three-day World Evangelism Conference recently held at SSE Arena in Wembley, London.
Thousands of pastors, ministers and Christian leaders from 177 different countries joined together in fellowship to celebrate the birth of a new evangelical movement at the monumental World Evangelism Conference. The sessions were translated into ten different languages, a testament to the diversity of conference attendees and the global reach of Pastor Chris’s evangelism movement.
The World Evangelism Conference Ignites an Awakening in Global Evangelism
In his opening address, Pastor Chris, the lead pastor of Christ Embassy, proclaimed, “By the time we are done here on Sunday, you will know that we have taken the world!” With so many delegates from around the world attending the event, the conference is a milestone achievement for the Nigerian pastor who has established himself as a leader among evangelicals worldwide.
Pastor Chris’s ministry has united thousands of diverse Christian leaders from countries as far as North Korea to those from his native Nigeria and brought them all together to celebrate the evangelical movement at this landmark event in London.
There were more nations represented at the World Evangelism Conference than those that participated in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where athletes from 92 countries competed to bring glory to their home nations. The pastors that attended WEC return to their countries with a different kind of glory – the glory of their faith in God that they aspire to share with their fellow citizens.
Uniting Christians Around the World
Evangelism is a Christian movement that transcends denominations and unites believers in their desire to share their faith. Evangelism is characterized by the commitment of believers to spreading the Gospel through public preaching – helping believers and non-believers develop or deepen their relationship with their faith.
The conference addressed the persecution of Christians around the world, which has increased in recent years. A discussion panel of ministers from Uzbekistan, China, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan and North Korea spoke about the current state of the gospel and highlighted the various gospel opportunities that are available for evangelism in their nations.
Pastor Chris gave hope to those who have experienced persecution in their home nations saying, “A report came out recently, that the most persecuted group in the world is Christians. The Lord promised us, persecution. Did you know that? And persecution is good. It never destroys us and always strengthens us.”
The Impact of Pastor Chris’s Ministry and Leadership
Through his ministry, Pastor Chris is a driving force behind the worldwide evangelical movement. With Christ Embassy and Loveworld Inc., Pastor Chris has built an international network of churches, connected millions of Christians through technology and helped to spread the Word of God to all the people of the world.
Pastor Chris’s daily devotional Bible, The Rhapsody of Realities, has been translated into hundreds of languages and distributed to people all over the world. LoveWorld Inc. operates a 24/7 internationally broadcast Christian television station broadcast from Nigeria that provides millions with Christian programming, entertainment and news.
At the conference, Pastor Chris spoke of his dream as a teenager to host a world evangelism event that would unite diverse people who share the same singular purpose – a passion for sharing God’s Word with others.
World Evangelism Conference Features Inspirational Headliners
The World Evangelism Conference featured inspirational keynote sermons and speeches by prominent evangelical ministers such as American Pastors Benny Hinn and Dr. Morris Cerullo, Pastor Kelepi Veikoso of Christ Embassy Pacific and Australia, Pastor Armando Osorio of Nicaragua, and evangelist David Hathaway of the United Kingdom. The crowd was enthusiastic when 87-year-old world evangelist and renowned minister of the Gospel, Dr. Morris Cerullo, took the stage to address the conference participants.
Dr. Cerullo testified that in all of his ministry spanning more than 60 years, he had never been at another ministry’s conference for 3 days. “I would have traveled the 10,000 miles (from San Diego) just to hear Pastor Chris speak last night,” Dr. Morris Cerullo.
Speaking about Pastor Chris’s ministry and leadership, Dr. Cerullo said “I have ordained him to bring a spirit of unity to the ministry that I have raised up in these last days! He will be an instrument to unite the body of Christ.”
Pastor Chris is inspiring the new awakening in global evangelism. He enthusiastically exclaimed during his sermon at the World Evangelism Conference, “What is changing the world? It’s the knowledge! That’s what’s changing the world. And that’s what will change ours!!!!” The energy and excitement he inspired in the conference participants will undoubtedly impact their lives and their ministry.
After thanking all the participants for traveling great distances to attend the first-ever World Evangelism Conference, Pastor Chris closed the event by saying, “We are going to change this world. We were born ready! We will do great things”