Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Under Fire For Collecting Gate Fee, Money From Church Members On New Year’s Eve

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Jan 6, 2015 – Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Under Fire For Collecting Gate Fee, Money From Church Members On New Year’s Eve

Christ Embassy CEC Church Collected N1000 Gate Fee On New Year’s Eve, Sent Poor People Back Home 

They went to seek God, but where ordered to pay a mandatory gate fee of N1000 before entering the church.

Though this is an annual tradition by Christ Embassy Church but many poor people who couldn’t afford the huge amount were sent home on New Year’s Eve.

Since the revelations about the gate fees collection at Christ Embassy Church were made public last week, Nigerians have continued to express shock, outrage and indignation with many finding it hard to believe it.
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Many Nigerians expressed their indignation on the social media, especially Facebook.

”Gate fee collection appears good for crowd control in a theatre or secular concert, but not sound enough in the house of God where Christ the head of the church bids everyone to come, even when they only respond once in a year,”. “Even if the church prefers his already saved members to partake in a particular service, gate pass should have been given to them at no cost and they will have the privilege of going in first. “The crowd control rationale for gate fee collection in church in my opinion is world based,”  ‎said Femi Olulowo on Facebook.

Another user Onyeka Daisy Okochi said salvation doesn’t come at a cost. Daisy said in the Bible, a man who wanted to pay for salvation was refused.

To Oyagha Anthony, Nigerian worshippers are gullible. “Did God come down through him (the pastor) that day?,” he asked. “I have watched the man preach severally and I don’t know the magic in his sermon and anointing that keeps making people fall for his tricks and gimmicks.
“He quotes one Bible reference and shouts as if he just revealed what no man had ever read or seen in that passage before and then takes a run front and back and they all starts shouting. Just disgusting most times,” he said.

To Clement Ali, “‎does it mean if I don’t have N1000, I won’t be allowed into the service?
In that case, his intentions is the money.”
“Let them continue to pile up riches for themselves here on earth where moths will eat up and where thieves will break through,” Ali said.

He added: “SALVATION IS FREE and cannot be bought with money. Jesus said, freely l gave you, so also, freely ye shall give.”

According to Erijery Reuben Mateta, some people are born spiritually blind, deaf and dumb.

“However you preach to them they will never hear and understand,” Mateta said.
Eyitope Akeju could not believe that gate fees were collected at Christ Embassy Church on 31 December.

“Somebody should please tell me this is not true. If it is true it means corruption is now everywhere,” Akeju said.

Patrick Orkuma asked sarcastically; ‎”Are you people just realising now that most of these so called Men of God are con men? People have been paying for prayers, so why can’t they pay for venue?”

To Aderibigbe Oluwasanmi; “‎Why are we going to blame a business name for doing his business, he is business man not a Pastor for real‎”.

Isn’t this an insult to the poor people whose purpose of going to church in the first was to seek God’s face for financial breakthrough.

Do you think it is proper to collect mandatory money from people going to church?

27 thoughts on “Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Under Fire For Collecting Gate Fee, Money From Church Members On New Year’s Eve

  1. U go to cinemas and pay with joy, you go to the restaurant and pay before leaving why not do the same in the house of thy lord.
    People are so stingy towards God and the man is simply teaching them how to let go of money

  2. U re very foolish bezo, pls reason b4 u speak. When jesus was on earth how much did he take to heal the sick the blind, the deaf. How much did he take when people floor into jerusalem to hear his word absolutly noting.

  3. U re so foolish bezo. When jesus was on earth, he healed so many blind, deaf and even rose the dead. When people floor into jerusalem to hear his words how much did he charge absolutly noting

  4. To think Nigerians can be dis ****,for the fact u received the gospel free doesn’t mean it is cheap,someone had to pay for it to get to u,stop being ****,u can Neva out give God.

  5. There wz a tym in King Saul’s life wen, despite d authentic, straight-frm-heaven anointing of God upon his head, he became so carnal & misbehaved. It wz so bad dat d Spirit of God had 2 leav him.

    As 4 Pastor Chris, I cnt tel weda or not he was evn anointd in d 1st place. I’m only human & shd say d thing I knw. I shd as wel be kful wat I say about him in case he’s truely anointd. I learnt dis frm David.

    @any r8, one thing I knw certainly is dat carnality had long interfered in d life of dis pastor. I’v alwz been disturbd abt him, & I am hardly surprised 2b readn dis news.

  6. Come on people, he is collecting money to buy a yacht this time. He already owns a plane.

  7. This so called bezo is always negative…to hell with you and your comment*****……this so called chris is not a pastor please peeps dont see him as one at all,hes just Anti Christ….just winning souls to satan…i petty his followers


  9. What a Life?, Lord Jesus Christ, come to our rescue, the world is turning upside down.
    Oh christianity of now adays, where are we going?, ask yourself.

  10. Any time i am reading people’s comments, i always like to look for that of bezo. Initially, i was always sad with his comment, but now, i take it as a commic relief and interlude. At least he has become the most popular fan to Naijagists for now. If you stop minding his silly comments, he will beging to be positive. Hahahahahahahaaha….different kinds of people in this life!

  11. Please u r all invited to my own church-yes my church!
    I only charge $900 for 4 Sundays.
    Here are D reasons why I charge money:
    1.I have pay for D hall.
    2.I have to buy diesel to fuel the generators.
    3.I have to pay to hire my musical instrument.
    4.I have to get paid for preaching the word of God to U.Remember I’m using my time here.
    5.I need to pay for my airtime on radio and television stations.
    6.I have to pay for food to eat.
    7.I’m saving to buy my own private jet to help my ministry.
    8.I need to pay for my designers gears to look good for the Lord & U guys.
    9.I need D money because -I’m serving a rich God.
    10.lastly,this is 2015 -we pastors have decided to start charging the congregation to hear the word of God. Its not going to be free anymore.

    If You Need to contact me Please dial 999 from your telephones.

    May D Lord Bless U as U do so .God Bless U all.

    • @Conscience 1,……Lol, U won’t kill me with laughter OMG!!!!By D way where is ur church?

  12. Becos Christ Embassy is a popular Church that is why people are commenting as if is a new happening in churches. Nothing is free in Churches this days there are prays for any amount you can afford, church stickers varies in price depend on how you want to be bless. So collecting 1000 naira as gate fee in the hands of people who didn’t believe in their own prayer, believing that is Pastor Chris Prayer that will take them into new years is even too small. When mugu fall gay man Chop.

  13. No body forced anybody to come. If u knw u can’t pay look for another church after all its same God they call. If dats how dey want it every new year eve fine. Its only d poor dat complain.

  14. Alex u speak negative.u said is n’t a pastor,dat is winine soul for u were did u belong.u ppl criticise ventually al d men of God. Does’t mean God as no ppl dat everitin is satan,satan.

  15. Gate fee for church……were gate fees collected in the temples in the Bible?….hmmmm. another Bible don dryness dat. The only money me I know of is offering, tithe and seed. Which is not by force but is necessarily. Issoryt. I rest my pen here. Good luck to u guys. We shall all meet on judgment day

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