Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HOUSEHOLD of God Ministry, formally announces Okotie’s divorce in a press release

HOUSEHOLD of God Ministry, yesterday, released an official statement, announcing the dissolution of the marriage of its founder/General Overseer, Pastor Christopher Akpoborie Okotie, to Stephanie Henshaw.

The statement signed by the spokesman for the church, Pastor Ladi Ayodeji, stated: “Pastor of our church, the Household of God, Oregun, Lagos, Rev. Chris Okotie, announced his separation from Stephanie, his wife of four years, at the end of service last Sunday.”

Ayodeji, in the three-paragraph statement, said both parties arrived at this decision after careful review of the prevailing circumstances which pointed to the fact that it is the best option for them at this time, adding that both Pastor Okotie and his second wife, Stephanie, have agreed to be silent on detailed reasons for the separation.

“They also agreed not to divulge details of this incident for personal reasons,” the statement added.
Rev. Okotie thanked concerned friends and well-wishers and asked for understanding, while expressing the “hope that their decision would be respected as no further details would be given on this issue.”
On August 7 and 8, 2008, the former musician, popular pastor and presidential candidate, Rev. Kris Okotie married Stephanie Henshaw. The wedding was a colourful celebration of the couple who had both been previously married.

The former musician, a law graduate, had been divorced from his first wife, Tyna, for over a decade while then 38-year old Stephanie had tasted two earlier marriages and had three children from the earlier marriages. Okotie’s marriage to Stephanie was his second attempt at matrimony. He was first married to Tyna for 17 years, but the marriage packed up without any children.

No additional details have been released on the specific cause of the split.


  1. Whatever their excuses are, we don't care. We're thought that marriage is 'for better for worse' He should practice what he preaches.

  2. Who cares about this self acclaimed pastor. By their fruits, you'll know them.

  3. Okotie is human. That he's a pastor doesn't mean he should stay in a dead marriage. It was time for him to move out, he did.
    This our mentality of 'till death do us part' in Nigeria is killing people everyday. Sometimes, things don't just work out the way we hope the will.

  4. Is this how he'd have been behaving if he was voted president? President my foot. He can't even take care of his own home.

  5. What about his wife? has anybody ever looked at the fact that this could be her fault? This is her 3rd marriage I guess..

  6. The press conference didn't say anything. If they don't want to tell us whey they're separating, what's the need for the press conference? They can go to hell for all that we care.

  7. Was this predicted in his 'book of the future?' I can't even remember the title of the mumu book. And the guy claimed it's a revelation oh. Yimu.