Flamboyant and controversial preacher, Pastor Chris Okotie, has revealed that even though he may never give marriage another trial, he just may likely
Flamboyant and controversial preacher, Pastor Chris Okotie, has revealed that even though he may never give marriage another trial, he just may likely consider the option of adoption. The former pop star who is the founder of Household of God Church, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, said this in an interview he granted Sunday Punch. A four-time presidential candidate of Fresh Party, Chris Okotie was categorical about being done with marriage having been divorced twice; from his first wife, of 17 years, Tina who has since relocated to America and from his second wife of four years, Stephanie Henshaw whom he married in 2008.
In the interview, the law trained clergy when asked about his plan to give marriage another trial said he has come to a point in his life where marriage is no longer part of my future.
“I’m a servant of God and as we walk along, we will experience all manner of vicissitude, verisimilitude, prevarications, etc. I have come to recognise that there were things I did in terms of my marital status that did not have divine permission. They were based on my personal desires, propensities, proclivities, predilections and things like that, but I have come to a point where I recognise now that it is God and God alone for me. And so, I won’t make those mistakes anymore. At my age, you disengage yourself from carnal propensities and thoughts and yearnings that drown the soul and you break away from those things and you mount up with wings like eagles and embrace the reality of what God and destiny have set aside for you. I have come to that point in my life, and so marriage is no longer a part of my future.”
The 60 year old however revealed that he is open towards adoption since he doesn’t have a child of his son yet.
“If it’s about having a child, you can adopt a child. There is work to be done for the Lord and I have committed myself to that and I have decided I would yield myself to Him. I have come to that understanding of my future that that is no longer part of God’s plan for me. So, I have disengaged myself from such amorous propensities.”
Rev Chris Okotie over the years has been linked with several women, most of whom were his church members. Women like Sola Salako-Ajulo, his church administrator for several years who is now married; Vien Tetsola, a former Miss Nigeria; Ure Okezie, daughter of former minister, Dr. Okezie, etc.