Founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has removed his estranged wife’s pictures and name, Anita, from the church’s monthly devotional publication, Rhapsody of Realities after her pictures and personal information had been removed from the church’s website, a few months ago.
Anita was reportedly sidelined from her key role and the role taken over by a prominent female member of the church, Yemisi Kudehinbu, who recently succeeded Pastor Phillip as the Chief Executive Officer of the Believers Love World Incorporated, an umbrella body in charge of Rhapsody.
The removal of Anita’s profile from Rhapsody took effect from the October edition of the monthly devotional book, which she co-authored with Pastor Chris.
Oyakhilome is the president of Believers’ Love World Inc, the registered name of the Christian ministry, while his wife was the vice-president. They both have two teenage daughters, Sharon and Charlyn.
According to reports, Anita’s pictures, which used to adorn the front and back pages of Rhapsody with her husband, were edited from the latest publication. The current edition has only the name of Pastor Chris, while the back page was filled with only testimonies.
The latest development has worsened the divorce mess between the church’s leader and his wife, Anita, who reportedly filed for dissolution of their marriage on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery” on 9 April, 2014, according to an online newspaper, The Cable.
Two days after it was reported that Anita had filed for divorce in London, Christ Embassy deleted her pictures and personal information from its official website, www.christembassy.org.
Many describe the action as the beginning of a process to shut her out of the church, after she accused her husband of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviours” in the divorce suit.
Christ Embassy’s new website now shows only Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.