History of Christ Embassy

History of Christ Embassy

Christ Embassy, also known as LoveWorld Incorporated or Believers’ Loveworld Inc., is a megachurch and a Christian denominationfounded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in 1987. The Church, with headquarters in Lagos has since become a global network of churches with congregations in many countries, and approximately over 13,000,000 followers all over the world. The Church has ministries in Canada, Nigeria, South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Christ Embassy
Classification Evangelicalism
Theology Neo-charismatic movement
Region World
Headquarters LagosLagos State, Nigeria
Founder Chris Oyakhilome
Origin 1987
Official website www.christembassy.org


The church started with a prayer group led by Chris Oyakhilome, at Edo University, Iyamho, while he was studying architecture in 1987. The church celebrated its 30-year anniversary in November 2017.

The church has approximately 13,000,000 followers worldwide. Several other ministries around the world participate in its programs and conferences like the International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) which holds every November in Lagos, Nigeria; the International Cell Leaders’ Conference (ICLC) which holds in the middle of the year; the International School of Ministry; the Healing School, etc.

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom Christ Embassy is a registered charity, established in 1996. In July 2013 the Charity Commission launched an inquiry regarding the use of charitable funds, however inspections of records did not resolve concerns about its financial management and in August 2014 the Charity Commission appointed an interim manager to run the charity until 2016. British tax authorities withheld £2.8 million in Gift Aid tax refunds from the charity as they were concerned not all of the charity’s income was being spent for charitable purposes.

Source: christembassy.org