Biography Intro: Rev. Chris Okotie is a Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, a Pentecostal congregation in Lagos since February 1987. He is also the President of Fresh Democratic Party, a political party in Nigeria.
Name: Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie
Date Of Birth: born 16 June 1958
Place Of Birth: Ethiope-West Local Government Area, Delta State Nigeria.
Father: Francis Idje Okotie
Mother: Cecilia Okotie
Marriage: Okotie married twice and announced he has separated from his second wife on June 24, 2012.
Occupation: Televangelist, politician, author, businessman
Office Address: Household of God Church International Ministries, Lagos.
Education: University of Nigeria, Nsukka (LLB,1984)
Career And Professional Activities:
Publications: Okotie has published books and is a regular contributor to several Nigerian newspapers. See few of his books below
- The Last Outcast (Best selling book, 2001)
- A terror war beyond hashtags
- A conference of geriatrics
- In search of game changers
- Power shift: what my readers say
Pastor Chris Okotie is known for his hits albums in the 1980’s as he was one of Nigeria’s most popular hiphop singers before he became born again and founded his ministry.
Pastor Chris Okotie is known for his outspokenness and his desire to make Nigeria better. That of course is what propelled him into politics.
Rev. Okotie first ran for the President 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 the President Goodluck Jonathan.