Biography Of Rev. Chris Okotie
Rev. Chris Okotie is a celebrity pastor, lawyer, politician, fashion icon, author, political activist, columnist, role model, world-class theologian, quintessential news-maker, erudite teacher.
Rev. Okotie was born (Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie) on 16 June 1958, to Mr Francis Idje and Mrs Cecilia Okotie, in Ethiope-West, Delta State (then Bendel State). As a growing child, he always loved to sing. While in secondary school at Edo College, Benin City, he belonged to the school’s Music Club and usually entertained groups of people. He never considered commercialising his talent until his first year at university, when his father died. His hobbies include jogging, martial arts and music.
He attended secondary school at Edo College, Benin City. In 1984, he graduated with a degree in law from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka. Okotie abandoned his schooling for a while to pursue a pop music career before his returning abruptly.
He returned to school to complete his education and graduated with a law degree. Whilst undergoing law school he interrupted his schooling again to begin his religious ministries. Okotie attended the Grace Fellowship Bible School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and, soon after, established the Household of God Ministry.
In 1990, Okotie established the annual Karis Awards, hosted by his church, to recognize and financially reward Nigerian citizens. In 2011, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$3-10 million.
Okotie’s spatial relevance in stardom spans over four decades. This has endeared him to reporters as a delight. His impeccable communication of the gospel reaches the very depth of its profundity.
His theological treatise penetrates the extending depth of the unrivalled eternal Word with a progressive and an unmatchable clarity.
One never seems to get enough of his apocalyptic depths. He is an audience favourite any day.
Okotie’s expanse depth on eschatology, a revelation of the end times; a very complex subject few preachers have the knowledge and understanding to deal with, comes with some earth-shaking revelations.
In his book, “The Last Outcast,” published several years ago, he clearly foretold the unfolding events in the church and the fulfilment of the ministry of the antichrist in these last days.
Rev. Chris Okotie has married twice and announced he has separated from his second wife on June 24, 2012.
Pastor Okotie first ran for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, under the banner of the Justice Party (JP), led by Ralph Obiorah after he was schemed out of the National Democratic Party (NDP) primaries elections; he lost to Olusegun Obasanjo in the May 2003 elections. He ran again in 2007 on the platform of a party he founded, Fresh Democratic party, FRESH and lost to Umaru Yar’Adua in the May 2007 elections. Then in 2011, he ran and lost to President Goodluck Jonathan. Pastor Chris also participated in the 2019 presidential election.