Evangelist Pastor Chris Oyakhilome from Christ’s Embassy’s Man of God completed the 2018 Holy Land Tour in which hundreds of churchgoers followed him on a pilgrimage to Jewish and Christian holy sites in Israel and Jordan.
Followers on the eight day Holy Land Tour were able to follow the journey that Christ took and thus become closer to God. The group visited biblical sites sites such as Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Abu Gosh, Mount Hertzel, and the Tomb of Lazareth. A portion of the group also traveled to Jordan to visit holy sites in that country.
Those who witnessed Pastor Chris and his ministrations said that they were “filled with gospel and glory, bringing all those involved closer to the Lord.”
The group was warmly received by local believers, both Jewish and Christian alike.
There is an international context behind the 2018 Holy Land Trip as well. 2018 marks the 70th year of independence for Israel. In addition, the United States recently moved their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This move was announced earlier this year by United States President, Donald Trump.
This move was a message to the world that the United States supports and recognizes Jerusalem, the holy city and capital of Israel. In celebration of this show of international support, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a reception to mark the embassy move. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome attended the celebratory reception and was warmly welcomed by members of the Israeli government and vibrant Jewish community.
Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, is a Bible-based global evangelical ministry. The church is based in Lagos, Nigeria and was founded in 1987 by Pastor Chris. It has since grown to span the globe and has become a network of worldwide churches with millions of members. To better reach their current and future congregation members, the church runs television channels worldwide including LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld Plus, LoveWorld SAT, LoveWorld USA, LoveWorld UK, LoveWorld India, and LoveWorld Nigeria.
Believer’s LoveWorld Incorporated aptly describes their mission, saying that they have “a vision of taking God's divine presence to the nations of the world and to demonstrate the character of the Holy Spirit.This is achieved through every available means, as the Ministry is driven by a passion to see men and women all over the world, come to the knowledge of the divine life made available in Christ Jesus.”
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a Nigerian born minister, television host, and best selling author who is the president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated and Christ Embassy. He has hosted Higher Life conferences across the world in countries like United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, and his native Nigeria. Pastor Chris is the renowned author of “Rhapsody of Realities,” an incredibly popular devotional with over half a billion copies distributed worldwide and available in over 900 languages.
The 2018 Holy Land Tour was an enlightening and spiritual experience, both to followers of Pastor Chris and the local Jewish and Christian communities who welcomed them and their message with open arms. The attendees created memorable spiritual experiences and got the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Christ on his journey in the Bible and scripture. The hundred of Believer’s LoveWorld Incorporated members who took the pilgrimage reported that they felt closer to the Lord through the trip and Pastor Chris’s ministries on the journey.