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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Press statement from Chris Okotie's church on his failed marriage

Pastor Chris Okotie is not talking to the press at the moment. Quite a number of them have tried to reach him  but he ain't having none of that.. :-). His church has released a press statement regarding his failed second marriage. Read it below...
"The Pastor of our Church, the Household of God, Oregun, Lagos, Rev Chris Okotie announced his separation from Stephanie his wife of four years, at the end last Sunday service.
Both parties arrived at this decision after careful review of the prevailing circumstances which pointed to the fact that it is the best option for them at this time. They also agreed not to divulge details of this incident for personal reasons.
Rev Okotie thanks concerned friends and well-wishers and asked for understanding. He also expressed the hope that their decision would be respected as no further details would be given on this issue.” - Household of God spokesperson, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji
 Heard the reason for the separation is quite messy. Hope he finds love again.

111 comments:

Cynthia said...

Linda tell us na. Since we are peeps.

Anonymous said...

Lover again ni

MAXIMUS™ said...

Hmmmmmm I'm getting you! Still can't get past stephanie's beauty, she's a stunner

*amazeballs*

Anonymous said...

U heard? Share abeg, stop being stingy! Ur blog advertised gossips too*wink*

la diva said...

mtchew! Total crap.....man of God my foot.

Anonymous said...

Hmmnnnn!!!!! He shld jst stay single. Marriage aint 4 everybody.

Anonymous said...

Didn't his bible tell him Divorce isn't an option 4 christians

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.......Find love again as in?????? Linda na 'ashiri' u dey find. Busybody na wetin u truly be but I still love you.

joy ojay said...

Ha Linda, Quite messy? then give us the full gist now. I feel so sorry for both of them. I really do. Yes!

They cannot be happy about this decision. In future, we will get to know the reason.
Those of us judging all ready should just know that: NO MAN BORN OF WOMAN IS PERFECT!
We all fall and rise again. Pastors are not supernatural beings, neither are they seated in heaven already.
For a head of a group like that to divorce twice? It is not easy for him. The problem of how to face his congregation is enough wahala already.

some of those crucifying him here have stylishly separated from their spouses by seeking for jobs in far away towns and visiting only during holidays, na lie?

Anonymous said...

Linda we dont come to ur site to find out that it was messy without details. Abegi send details jor

fay said...

What is new/sacred anymore nowadays?

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPENED LINDA?

linda(no be Ikeji) said...

Haahaaaahaaaaa....my namesake Linda I like you well well. No be only find love again....I know in my heart I can't and will never be a member of this controversial church.

His royal majesty said...

my dear sister Linda in the lord i just read your post and you said you know the reason of the marriage being kpa-fuka well i suggest you tell us be it mess or no messy we deserve to know the truth i be you never hear freedom of information bill when the man they blow grammar for church im forget say im get wife to service. i sure say wen the madam call am in the night "darlin chris come and anoint my engine pls oga chris go begin blow encyclopedia grammar way no get meaning.simply put he has failed in marriage twice he has failed to rule nigeria twice and i sure say im members no vote for am.the guy can not even service im wife how im for take service this nation charity begins at our wife sorry i meant home

devour said...

then you should have kept it to urselves.no one wouldf have cared but after givin us dis juicy meat u dnt want us to finish the meat ? no way ooooo.i must get to d root of this and get bck to u guyz ! off i go to get all d dirty details

Anonymous said...

Ifesowapo says
Are there no elders in his church to counsel and make them reconcile.
Who said marriage is a bed of roses,if most people feel walking away frm marriage is d best, can d rev okotie even imagine d no of seperated couples nig will av,
it is no for better for worse,but FOR BETTER FOR STAY,FOR WORSE FOR GO. IT IS ONLY GOD THAT KNWS THE PERSON TRUELY WORSHIPPING HIM IN SOUL AND BODY

Anonymous said...

mami chula says y were her eyes opened in that kiss,she dey fear ni.bsyds chris okotie is impotent.he uses women to front.17yrs and now 4yrs.he should give up already.

Anonymous said...

Linda what did you hear

Anonymous said...

See as she shine eye dey kiss im husband, fia suppose grip pst Chris since d day wen dem take dis picture.

Hello Kittu said...

Finds which dirty love again??? Obviously neither love nor marriage is for him. He ought to be ashamed of himself. What kind of counsel will he give his flock??? Do these supposed men of God not know that they are supposed to lead by example? See the statement sef, reads like something Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitts reps would have released. Mcheeew. Rabbish.

Adeniyi Yomi said...

God will have mercy

Tj Mowoe said...

look at this bastard bringing divorce into the church.

zoomzoomzoom said...

Find love ko, find lust ni...Linda, are u kidding me? He should stay away from sampling women/ladies randomly all in the name of marriage.If u can't stay committed to your marriage vows, why marry? Whatever happened to the 'for better for worse' thingy? He should have gone into the marriage with eyes wide open.I pity members of his congregation who go to him for marriage blessings and marital counselling, you can't give what you don't have.....my $0.02!

Anonymous said...

Wat did you hear linda. Tell us na

Anonymous said...

Ha eyes were open as he Was kissin ,he shuld hve smelt trouble .Da Observer

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmmm so how can d congregation go to him for marriage counselling? dis is bad leadership as far as i am concerned d only ground for seperation in d bible is infidelity and death!

Anonymous said...

The truth will sure bust up one day, #ok Linda plz send what u heard to xtomedic@yahoo.com.....GALAXY!

Nonya said...

When woman open eye to kiss you, you need to shine your eyes and know say na money she dey find. Passing the mic

deekay said...

Hmm!! Whatever mehn!

Anonymous said...

This pastor married a lady who was divorced twice and has 3 children from previous marriage , so Pastor Chris is husband number 3,..how did he expect it to last , why did he marry a twice divorcee in the first place .

ade said...

lollllllllll
so his marriage lasted 4yrs.... religion my ass.
I wish for everyone's marriage to last so thats not y i laughed.
i laughed cos there will be women who will stay in abuse and all sort of crap because pastor chris said they shd stay and other BS....
2 FAILED MARRIAGEDS and his members will prolly not hav the gut to get out of their own failed marriage....
oh well, wish them good luck.

Anonymous said...

Na wah for his wife oo ..... ***husband number 3***, and she is such a pretty face . Clearly there is something wrong with her that chases the men away. That been said why will Rev Okotie marry a twice divorce , what message was he promoting . Why didn't he find a widor or an unmarried girl . Why someone will baggage

Anonymous said...

I feel so bad for him, am sure so many pple will be critizing him now, they don't know marriage is not easy pastor or no pastor.. I really wish him d best in life. Pray he finds wot he is looking for.

Eze said...

An open eye kiss is not a good sign,no wonder lol, passing the mic.

via cybercafe(10 mins left)

Anonymous said...

See as she shine eye and open eye . Na wah ooo, this lady is on HUSBAND no 3 yet people like linda and I never see husband no 1. She needs to share some tips

I wish them all the best but why will a pastor marry someone who has been divorced not once but twice, what message is he sending out. He really needs to seek the face of God . As for her, she must be doing something to drive the men, such a pretty face , 3 husbands already.

Chikaka said...

Elders in his church? Does he listen to anybody?

I've heard two sides. One side said he was cheating and anytime she challenged him, he beat her.
Another side said she was cheating on him with a church member.

It was faulty from the start, so no surprises.

Allegra said...

If the first pix is anything to go by, she does not look like she is that into him. Who kisses a loved one looking like that??

Anonymous said...

Na waoo!!! Linda abeg, dont be stingy with this messy gist. Give it to us undiluted.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he got marid 2 her 4 her beauty and got tired half way thru @maximum

Anonymous said...

D marriage got busted when he discovered just like two others bifo him that he alone cannot satisfy her lust for things of the flesh. She even had d guts to tell him that he's not man enof! Though she apologized but that was not d first time. My only problem is that he knew bifo hand d reasons for her failed marriages but still went ahead..... How Dd they meet? Was it not frm counseling! Ask him what d couseling was all abt! Even she knew abt his weakmaness! Passing d mike. Blve ds & U'll blv anything.

Anonymous said...

Divorce is nt an option in marriage,xcept u catch anoda man untop of ur wife or vice versa! Am guessin dis is wot apund ea... And if not.. Den dey aint practicing wot dey are preaching! i pity dia congregatn..

Anonymous said...

its crazy wat happens now,even in the house of God.

Cece said...

The word of God put it succinctly,"I hate divorce" says the Lord.

For a man of God to get a divorce not once but twice...#lipsealed#

let the Almighty God be the judge.

Anonymous said...

Ata ofofo....me too dey wait too :D

Anonymous said...

U guyz dnt blame d pastor o.it wz d woman dat wanted d break up nt him she wanted to go back to ha ex husband due to d presure she wz gettn 4rm ha children to return back to their father.it took okotie n d church concile 3week to beg ha buh she refused n said she did nt love him anymre.linda u must ma comment o,coz u dnt alwz post it n I wounder y

Anonymous said...

Whaaaaaat????? Mouth open & hanging....

Treasurebox said...

from fbl, well e no easy. p chris should consider going on retreat and recheck who is speaking to him, who is leading him. so, it is posible his church members don't know or hear what the man preaches or says every sunday, if he where to come back to ministry he must consider staying single well say for another 10years

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Never trust any that opens their eyes whilst kissing..exhibits..serious insecurity..or being untrustworthy..

Gaia said...

Linda, 'quite messy' and thats ALL you're going to tell us??? Biko give us the amebo na...

Anonymous said...

All is know is that am not a pastor but I'm better than d so called pastors out there. Wht does d bible say about divource biko. Hope say pastor okotie don born pikin b4 sha?

Anonymous said...

I knew it waz going to happen,his former wife before steph said it that pastor chris can't father a child dt waz y she left d marriage n i laughed at d interview he had when he told pressmen dt steph would have a set of twins for him,somebody should go n tel d pastor dt he seriously need help.

Anonymous said...

divorce is an option only in the grounds of infidelity, n you are to remain single after, but dis so called man of God, we dont know his case.

Dee said...

I saw him in selfridges in London Oxford Street buying makeup with her...no offence to his followers but he didnt seem like a man of God to me

Anonymous said...

Ur gossip no get part 2.

Janded said...

She looked so stoic in those photos. red flag!

tolanı said...

Bıkonu,whr ıs lılspıcer?Hpe maxımus nd Jegnut has not chased u outta dıs blog,ur comments really ınterest me,nd am alwaYs lookn 4wrd 2 ıt,pls cme baK,develop thıck skın nd ıgnore dem.pastor nawah o*lıpsealed*

Jacob Thompson said...

what does he expect when he went to grab a divorcee with three kids.may be this time he will marry a man.mtschhhewww

Anonymous said...

May God have mercy on them and us all Amen

Anonymous said...

Hehehehhehehehheeheheeeee. Heard d lady was married b4 sef, dunno how trruee it is o! *make una no chop me raw! God help dem both sha and wish dem luck. "I" say so thru Nokia 3310 with broken screen dat shows only Linda's blog! Noffin else matters on d fone, shikena!

Anonymous said...

ONOME says......
Hmmmmmm
I think the outcry from the Nigerian public is not strictly because he has been divorced/separated twice but because he is a MOG. Nigerians are disappointed.Their own MOG or rather gOM is fallible and has clay feet like the rest of us normal folks."hero worship" anyone????

Well,reality check people.He is flesh and blood like you and I.Annointed or not he is still flesh.Protestant pastors are not my favourites nor are they my "idols/ideals" by any stretch of the imagination but I still say easy on him people.Easy on him.The reason for his marital difficulties and subsequent break up should strictly not be any one's business.
The gist for pure sha:)And that is my amembo bad self speaking!

Anonymous said...

If your first marriage ends in divorce, there is every chance the subsequent ones will too. So life goes on.

Anonymous said...

Okayyyyyy @ this point, I give up!!I don't give a ratsass whatever caused this divorce.....Wanking aint a sin, even if it is, it can't be any worse than divorce, so the only true love i hope he finds should be with his left hand &some vaseline. Dude should stop embarassing the Church of Christ.....

Anonymous said...

I AM SERIOUSLY SUSPECTING SHE CHEATED ON HIM....AFTER ALL HE WAS MARRIED TO HIS EX WIFE FOR 17+ YEARS...ARE THERE NO MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH AROUND THAT HAVE SOME INSIDE INFO...WE NEED TO KNOW MORE....

Anonymous said...

@ maximus
a stunner that cant keep a man
certainiy she has bigger issues
beauty wiii fade away!!!!

Anonymous said...

linda tell us what u heard biko..after all it is out there..no biggie

Anonymous said...

it's sad, saw her once at boots on oxford street in london forget pictures she's a very beautiful woman...

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry...but the Bible says 'by their fruits,you shall know them"

the Bible is clear on divorce-God hates it-and in the eyes of God, it is your first married partner that is your partner unless he/she dies....that's why jesus said "he who puts away a woman and marries another, commits adultery and he who marries a woman put away causes her to commit adultery you cannot remarry because it was not your fault that the marriage broke up, that is, if heaven is your view..

It also says 'it's either you reconcile or you remain unmarried'.it's a difficult teaching, even Christ himself acknowledged hw difficult it is..

so to start with, that "marriage' was an adulterous relationship..
he should reconcile with his first wife or remain unmarried...

and he should study God's word on divorce and remarriage with prayers for direction from the Holy Spirit..and it will be clear that the mind of God on this is not hidden rather it is man's lust that leads him away from the truth

Anonymous said...

Linda,uve given us dis gist abt pastor and his wife or should I say ex-wife now,so sit down and ask ursef dis question"what new information do I have on d story to tell my readers"so it makes no sense for u to tell us u heard d reason for d break up ws MESSY and yet u dnt wnt to disclose it.so wats d whole point???dis goes to show alittle bit abt ursef.....lip sealed.if u like dnt post dis.

Anonymous said...

That's reaLly not encouraging,something is wrong somewhere that u n I don't know,sometimes in life we love people for wrong reasons and that fails easily

Anonymous said...

First picture:pastor chris kissing his wife.second pic:the wife is beautiful.....linda ends by saying"I heard the break up ws messed up".SO WHAT THE FUCK DO U WNT US TO GET FRM DIS POST?

Anonymous said...

Now its obvious the problem is not pastor chris again but all those ppl dat wld wear sunday cloth and still go to his church to listen to him preach or jst want to get gist frm church member.

Anonymous said...

Linda ur falling my hand o.why did u go ahead to tell us u heard d break up ws messy if u can't open the infor to us.or did u jst want us to see photos of pastor kissing the wife with her eyes opened!!!is dat all u wanted us to know and see....ninja babes!!!!shallow thinking...

Anonymous said...

This na endtime sign

Anonymous said...

U diz linda u re very stupid o,y dnt u lyk to post ma comments?ehen

steph said...

Even the bible suppors divorce on the grounds of infidelity, the guy is the wearer of the shoe, he is also human... abeg no power to type long grammar..... na dem sabi

Anonymous said...

Linda abeg run us d full gist whether messy or shitty,we wan hear d tory

biancah said...

Shez a stunner yeah?! But heard shez been divorced twice as well. Pretty woman dnt mean gud marraige. Ya hurd? @maximus

Anonymous said...

Oya tell me wetin go carry me go meet dis man ƒσя marriage counselling

Benuegirl said...

Ehhhlelele o! Abeg Linlin nack us tory jor. I shudder at the garbage Pastor Chris feeds his congregation. A lot of Nigerians are suckers for anything packaged as religion. mtssssch...

Anonymous said...

Una just dey open mouth dey talk rubbish,u do,nt say things abt pple u do,nt knw,is really wrong.First of all,Stephanie is a very wonderful woman,God fearing and kind,she is nt d first woman to go thru seperation so pls leave her alone.

Anonymous said...

Lie! She was married before but her hubby passd makin her a widow. Pls try n get ur facts straight.

Anonymous said...

Lie! She was married before but her hubby passd makin her a widow. Pls try n get ur facts straight. Jeez. Hw can she return to a dead man. U guys swallow evrythg u hear hook line and sinker

IAmhairs said...

dnt even knw wot 2 say about dis...........@iAmhairs on twitter

Cee_Bill said...

Lmao! I thot so too! Buh....no blames! Its part of wat d blog offers!
X!

Cee_Bill said...

Yes dear! Sooo much sense!!!!

HONESTLY said...

Benue girl. I wish you could appreciate sincerity. This man hasn't offended anybody. He speaks about his private life openly. He stayed 10years before he got married again. How many men can do that? From what we heard in the press, he went to beg his former wife thrice before making the Henshaw decision. Besides news from d church tells how he treated the Henshaw woman - like royalty. I think we should honor his frankness and his resolve not to put his wife to shame. Pls read between Linda's lines- "hope he finds love again" is pregnant. Little intelligence should tell us he is the one wronged.
If he were like some others we know, he would have taken the woman abroad under the pretence of doing overseas ministry. Please let's respect his honesty.
Benue girl dear, I'm sure you've made mistakes too. Do we pray your mistakes will someday be given headline prominence with every commentator not giving you room to comment?
Wish I were living in Lagos. Would love to worship @ his church.

Anonymous said...

(In my bruno mars voice)shudda known you were trouble from the first kiss had your eyes wide open,why were they open? Ok,bye

I said...

STEPHANIE HAD 3 BOYS FOR HER FIRST HUSBAND WHO DIED, SHE SUBSEQUENTLY MARRIED ANOTHER MAN AS A 2ND WIFE, AND WAS NOT BEING TREATED WELL, THAT WAS WHEN KRIS OKOTIE RESCUED HER FROM THAT SITUATION, GOT HER A PLACE AND PROCEEDED TO MARRY HER...I SUSPECT SHE MIGHT HAVE CHEATED ON HIM..LINDA SPILL AND TELL US WHAT HAPPENED

Anonymous said...

Yall should really stop focusing on Rev Chris, This is not his Fault. The Beauty of the Wife took over him thats why he got into this. A woman is not made just by beauty, she has so many skeletons in her cupboard. I know details but i aint saying until they are both forced to say it by themselves. God is watching and i pray its easy for the man of God

BLOGLORD said...

Y wont it be messy????
away from okotie, a supposed man of God tells his choirmember to suck his dick right there in his office.
na only God go judge ds people.
mschewww!

Anonymous said...

Dummy what is wrong with a husband going with his wife shopping and stopping by to buy her make up with her? We are even talking posh selfridges..... you are just simLy miserable

Info Biz said...

Who remembers that when Soul E & Ure marriage crashed chris laughed @ them now the same has happened to him My question is where is the red Mercedes that he bought for her cos even b4 d split she hasn't been seen driving it.

Anonymous said...

Linda, marry our pastor now.

Rita said...

Anonymous 10:10 which one is a lie there? If her husband passed away is it not one husband, abi did the second pass away too? Msheeeew!

Anonymous said...

This is ha third marriage o

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, he can divorce as many times as he wants afteralls he doesnt read the Bible,he only reads dictionaries

Hope said...

ndi okacha maru! wetin concern una?lily no talkooo mke dem no say na ur mouth dem hear amooo...mke una go attend d church if u rily kw it concerns u.

Anony Noni said...

Please people shd stop using the phrase 'man of God' so loosely.

I said...

she was married and had three boys for her first husband who died, she then married another man as a second wife, and i believe she was being ill treated and pastor kris rescued her from that situation, and got her a place, and subsequently married her....my hunch is that she might have cheated on him...Linda pls confirm..we want the real info

Woman of Virtue said...

It is easier sed dan done!

Woman of Virtue said...

Na only u make sense!

Anonymous said...

Anon June 26, 2012 11:26 PM; rubbish that you wrote. For the ten years he was sleeping with at least 5 well known women in his church. They were hoping he'll marry them but he left them for Stephanie. Steph's ex-husband is also his friend. Okotie is fake and that's why his fakeness attracted Steph. Both marine spirits.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh eyi aye...you people of the world. Were you there...
The woman is beautiful but that's her weapon, her tool, all that glitters is not gold

Anonymous said...

Sebi they said her second husband ill treated her....and pastor Chris rescued her...

Anonymous said...

kissing with your eyes open… hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Trust me. Its infidelity. Its soooo obvious. She cheated on him.

Anonymous said...

@ Bloglord you are just a big fool, better verify ur information before you comment. the church doesn't have a choir much less him having a choir member who blows him.

lets all look at our own faults before we cast stones on others.

Anonymous said...

@ Bloglord you are just a big fool, better verify ur information before you comment. the church doesn't have a choir much less him having a choir member who blows him.

lets all look at our own faults before we cast stones on others.

Anonymous said...

Never Trust a woman that kisses you with her eyes opened.

Anonymous said...

4 doz hu ddnt knw,sis steph got maried 2 ha first husband she bore him jst one son,his abt 26 yrs old,mr omezi.he passd on n so d family pple tok hold of d boy n sent him to abroad,he has graduatd nw n he is in nigeria nw,she was also maried 2 ha 2nd husband Mr ozim as second wife.bore him 2 sons,d 1st boy 4 mr ozim aint more dan 15yrs.Mr ozim ddnt matreat ha,he was obsesd wif ha evn as he had a beautiful wife wif kids b4 steph,he stil maried ha,she was cheatin wif oda men,evn wif rev chris.its very obvious shes afta money,she has aquired enof n nw wants to go.

Anonymous said...

Anon June 29, 2012 4:10 AM - interesting!

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