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Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages

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Nigeria is a deeply spiritual nation, and we have many strong religious leaders among us.

Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages

Even though they are extremely strong, these mighty men of God are not without faults; they have occasionally erred or encountered problems in their relationships and felt the need to stop it.

Scripture unmistakably conveys that marriage involves a lifetime commitment. In Matthew 19:6, Jesus said of the marriage between a man and a woman, “They are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, no one should divide what God has brought together.

We now examine those men of God who have divorced their wives or the other way around.

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Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages
  1. Christ Oyakhilome

The founder and pastor of Loveworld Ministry, also known as Christ Embassy, is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

After 22 years of marriage, the man of God and his ex-wife Anita divorced after she reportedly committed adultery and filed for divorce in London.

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Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages

2. Chris Okotie

Another strong man or God who founded the Household of God church is Reverend Chris Okotie.

After four years of marriage, The Glamour Man of God divorced Stephanie Henshaw due to irreconcilable reasons in 2012.

Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages

3. Chris Okafor

Another man of God with a failed marriage is Pastor Chris Okafor, founder of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle ministry.

The mother of their four children and his ex-wife Bessem departed their home in 2012, and she hasn’t been back since.

She accused him of abuse in 2014 and even posted pictures of the alleged incident where she said the man of God beat her.

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Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages

4. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo

One of The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s well-known regional pastors was Pastor Ituah Ighodalo (RCCG).

Pastor Ituah Ighodalo was ordered to leave the church because he remarried soon after divorcing his first wife.

Ighodalo previously wed Lucy-Ann Summer, whom he later divorced. Later, in 2007, he wed Ibidunni Ajayi, a former Miss Lux.

Five well-known Nigerian pastors who had unhappy marriages
  1. 5. The Rev. Joshua Iginla

Joshua Iginla, a well-known preacher headquartered in Abuja, serves as Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly.

When he confessed that both he and his wife Yemisi had children out of wedlock in 2019, he made a startling statement.

The mighty man of God claimed that while his wife had brought an unborn kid into their home, he had forgiven her, she had not done so when he had fathered his own child with another woman.

Since then, they have divorced.

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