Lagos pastor, Chris Okotie second marriage crashes

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By SAM EYOBOKA

LAGOS—THE second marriage of the General overseer of Household of God Ministry, Rev. Chris Okotie appears to have collapsed.

The flamboyant preacher and three times presidential candidate of FRESH Democratic Party made the unusual announcement, yesterday during his Sunday service.

Sources close to the church told Vanguard that the charismatic pastor whose first marriage to Tina broke down after 17 years shocked his congregation when he mounted the pulpit to announce that his celebrated marriage to Stephanie had broken down.

According to the impeccable source, he said: “Stephanie and I are separated,” without any further explanation.

His marriage to Stephanie, a mother of three in her previous marriage generated a lot  of controversy with many people saying he should not have remarried in accordance with biblical principle but he quickly debunked such suggestions, saying that his critics do not understand the Word of God.

Since the marriage was contracted over three years ago, he had showered the bride with several gifts but the union is yet to produce a child. It is not clear if this is the reason for the dissolution of the marriage a few days after his 51st birthday.

Pastor Chris Okotie turned 51 on June 16 but he did not celebrate it.

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