Nigerian leader, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, takes the evangelical world to new depths at first-ever World Evangelism Conference in London, United Kingdom August 9 – 11, 2019
Thousands of passionate Christians from all over the world came together last weekend, August 9th – 11th, 2019 for the World Evangelism Conference with evangelical leader, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. The event was held in the center of London, selling out the SSE Arena, Wembley for the first conference of this kind. With several strong leaders coming together for this global convergence of evangelicals, this event was sure to gain international attention both inside the Christian world and beyond.
Reports from the conference stated that amongst the thousands who attended this once in a lifetime event, over 170 countries were represented. This Christian conference carried a greater international attendance than the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which only hosted a total of 92 international teams! Is Evangelical Christianity having a greater influence on the world than we realize? It’s beginning to seem that way and events such as the World Evangelism Conference with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome could be playing a big part in that.
Meet Evangelical Leader Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Nigerian born, has established an international platform fit to reach the world with the gospel. With endless online resources and streaming options, ministry centers in cities all around the globe and on-going emergency response and relief efforts in lesser fortunate regions, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is changing the way for evangelism. Something that used to be taboo is now gaining the respect and attention of an international following so great you can’t possibly ignore it any longer.
For the Love of Evangelism
While evangelism is an age-old practice, it is consistently dependent on human interaction and communication. As the common means for communication evolve, the evangelical movement shifts into a new era. We are experiencing for the first time a complete convergence between highly advanced technology and the Church, and the outcome may be bigger than any of us could expect.
“This is a special conference on the evangelization of the world. By the time we finish on Sunday, you will know we have taken this world! Because things are changing really fast.” – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Day 1, Session 2 – World Evangelism Conference)
Inside the Conference
The World Evangelism Conference lasted for three full days of sessions, workshops, exhibitions and more – equipping all to return home with new energy for sharing the gospel both in their communities and through digital communication. World-renown televangelists Pastor Benny Hinn and Dr. Morris Cerullo shared the stage with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome as well and gave inspiring messages surrounding the topics of boldness, unity, and godly anointing.
The weekend continued progressively from the moment the conference commenced until the final words were spoken. On the last day of this landmark event, everything came to fruition and many encouraging words of blessing were exchanged between visiting ministers. The morning of the last day was unlike anything Pastor Chris’ followers had witnessed before. Guest Evangelist, Dr. Morris Cerullo shared his overflowing gratitude for Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and the thriving ministry that he is leading. At this moment, Dr. Cerullo began to speak over Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, what he claims the Lord wanted to share through him:
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt in any conference the spirit of love. I want to give you a word …. The Lord said to me, ‘you tell this man [Pastor Chris Oyakhilome] that I have ordained him to bring a spirit of unity to the ministry that I have raised up in these last days! He will be an instrument to unite the body of Christ,’” – Dr. Morris Cerullo (Day 3, Session 1 – World Evangelism Conference)
Overwhelming emotions flooded the audience as this word was spoken over Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. This spiritual energy followed through into the final session of the conference when it became time to close. Parting words were spoken with great power and urging for the gospel to go forth and for the Evangelicals to be the spearheads of this great commission. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome encouraged the audience of faith ministers that together they will change this world and accomplish great things for God.
Perhaps this is only the beginning of a new evangelical awakening that has yet to take place in this generation. There is no denying that the power behind it is stronger and more unifying than much else people concern themselves with today.