As we commemorate World Teachers’ Day on the 5th of October, it is only fitting to include this giant of a man, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Teacher, pastor, faith healer, author, and television host, Chris Oyakhilome, known by his followers as Pastor Chris, is the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has inspired millions of people worldwide with his unique telling of God’s Word.
One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 World Teachers’ Day will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process under the theme “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”.
Pastor Chris Brings Hope to the Hopeless
Facing the concerning state of the world, during the coronavirus pandemic, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome called upon his followers to join him in a Global Day of Prayer last March. This was to be the first of many sessions bringing hope and comfort to billions of frightened and unsure followers.
The man of God, Pastor Chris was joined by the esteemed American televangelist, Pastor Benny Hinn in California, and they called on ministers of the Gospel and the saints of God from all around the world, both old and young alike, to latch on to this special prayer and fasting program, ensuring that God’s will concerning the earth materializes. Pastor Chris emphasized that it is the responsibility of the Church to invite God’s supernatural intervention on the earth, stating that “this might be our only chance to make the necessary difference.”
The global participants were treated to a documentary on the drastic turn of events that marked the first quarter of last year and changed the world. The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to its knees with devastating socio-economic consequences. We had the unfolding of truth with God’s word delivered by the Man of God, Pastor Chris himself.
Following the enormous success of Pastor Chris’ sermons and teachings, we have just experienced the 7th edition of the Global Day of Prayer, as it has become synonymous with comfort and hope for everyone around the world during the scary and uncertain times of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the last 18 months, we’ve effected remarkable changes, with much grace bestowed upon our world through prayer and our heavenly Father’s blessed response.
Pastor Chris Guides the World Through Teaching
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome hosts international events and conferences that bring together thousands of Christians from all corners of the world. As one of the most recognizable and influential pastors in all of Nigeria and the world, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s teachings will continue to inspire and move souls for decades to come.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome guides us with his powerful teachings, sermons, and prayers into God’s path. Read in the following article the benefits of praying by our Man of God!
People from all nations and diverse languages prayed earnestly, declaring God’s Word concerning their nations and cities. There is no doubt that as Pastor Chris continues to lead the Church in fervent prayers, God’s will is being enacted in the earth, evident in glorious testimonies of the victory of the Church in different nations.
As well as a Man of God, Chris Oyakhilome has also established NGOs with a mission of delivering vital services and hope to the poor, needy, and forgotten souls.
A passionate philanthropist, he started the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the mission to help the most vulnerable people and communities in some of the poorest countries and regions of the world.
COFI has five partners that are all dedicated to raising living standards in some of the most underdeveloped areas.
Through COFI and The InnerCity Mission, Pastor Chris believes in supporting strong foundations of community by promoting good governance, accountable leadership, and sustainable development in Africa and in other vulnerable parts of the world in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pastor Chris Focuses on Closing the Gap in Education Caused by Corona, Through COFI
Education is a priority for indigent children and can help end the cycle of poverty. Due to the ongoing crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, schools were shut and 85% of students worldwide had to switch to online learning. But the story is different for children living in the inner cities who cannot afford the luxury of online schooling, which is why the World Teachers’ Day will showcase the effect that the pandemic has had on the teaching profession, highlight effective and promising policy responses, and aim to establish the steps that need to be taken to ensure that teaching personnel develop their full potential.
With fewer resources and less of a focus on education at home, children growing up in poverty are behind from the very beginning. Poverty and education are inextricably linked, because people living in poverty may stop going to school so they can work, which leaves them without literacy and numeracy skills they need to further their careers. Studies have repeatedly shown a link between poverty and education. Family income is one of the strongest predictors available for measuring success, both in the classroom and later in life. Those living below the poverty line will also be more likely to keep their children out of school, which means that their children will also have a greater chance of living in poverty. The effects of poverty on children are wide-reaching and can lead to lifelong struggles, especially when young people don’t receive full educations.
Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), puts a great deal of emphasis on education, which is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, as set by the United Nations. Education is a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility.