For over ten years, Rhapsody of Realities (best-selling daily devotional and bible-study guide) has been distributed in Nigeria. Accompanying the distribution of the spiritual guide is a program, Reach out Nigeria, which seeks to provide access to necessities such as water, medicine, education, and initiate developmental projects that inspire patriotism and a feeling of pride among the Nigerian people.
This year’s program, Reach out 2017, is themed “Inspiring Greater Dreams.” The program in part was a celebration of the Nigeria’s 57th Independence Anniversary. The organizer of the event, Christ Embassy, is confident that by the end of this year’s event, over 30 million copies of Rhapsody of Realities will have been distributed across Nigeria. To be rolled out with the program are community developmental initiatives, educational, and other sponsorship projects targeted at all parts of Nigeria.
Presently, hundreds of thousands of Nigerians have received their copies of Rhapsody of Realities. The distributors of the guides donned in white and green costumes for easy identification, lead believers in a prayer of salvation in addition to distributing the guides. What’s more, Rhapsody of Realities is available not only in print but also in digital formats. Also, the guide is available in several languages.
Rhapsody of Realities has been acclaimed by believers across the West African country. According to a believer, Rhapsody of Realities is educative; it nourishes the mind and the spirit every time it is read. The believer goes on to acknowledge Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of Christ Embassy, for initiating such a life-changing program.
About Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
He is known to his believers as Chris Oyakhilome or simply as Pastor Chris. The 56-year-old is the founder of the Christ Embassy (also known as Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated). He is also the president of the organization.
Apparently, Pastor Chris’ ministry is succeeding in its mission of sharing the word of God across the globe. The ministry which has operations in the U.S, UK, Ghana, South Africa, Canada, and of course Nigeria is accessible to millions of Christians across the world. Apart from Rhapsody of Realities, the ministry owns LoveWorld Books, an NGO (Innercity Missions for Children), and three Christian television networks to boot.
Pastor Chris is a forward-thinking man of the cloth who understands that technology especially the internet is crucial in this Digital Age. He is the founder of an online prayer network leveraging social media to speak to Christians in different parts of the world. Apart from the typical social networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Pastors Chris has a social networking website referred to as Yookos which he uses to reach his audience. What’s more, the digital pastor has a smartphone messenger, KingsChat, which is crucial in bringing his believers together.
Pastor Chris is keen on influencing the future of Africa. The pastor established Oyakhilome’s Future Africa Leaders Award to empower young Africans with promising leadership traits. The beneficiaries of the award benefit from education, mentorship, youth empowerment and other programs developed by the foundation. Since its inception in 2013, over 40 youths have benefitted from the Oyakhilome’s initiative.
Pastor Chris is known for his philanthropic nature. His benevolence is explicitly targeted at the poor, those suffering from various diseases, and those in need of material or spiritual support. The Innercity Missions for Children and Oyakhilome’s Future Africa Leaders Award are part of his philanthropic initiatives. The Innercity program is known for its phrase “every child is your child,’’ and therefore every Christian should strive to assist orphans or any other children who are not well catered for.
Owing to his mission to make the world a better place, Ambrose Alli University awarded Pastor Chris with an honorary doctorate.