New Year’s Eve 2017 was a special night all around the world, but together with a packed auditorium Pastor Chris Oyakhilome hosted an epic service to ring in 2018. The experience was live streamed so people all over the country and world could share in the festivities.
The crowd gathered clearly was highly anticipating the event as Pastor Chris Oyakhilome walked onto the stage to welcome guests and begin the evening’s program. To commence an upbeat song about praising the Good Lord was sung before Pastor Chris began to speak. He spoke of the many blessings their church received over the course of 2017. One of the biggest accomplishments announced was the successful distribution of the book Rhapsody of Realities in 900 languages to over 1.3 billion people worldwide. The sharing of the gospel through books became a reality.
Pastor Chris continued to share the positive impact his ministry has had in the last year. Loveworld USA successfully expanded by using the internet, radio, and TV to share Christ’s love with the masses. Sharing Biblical values, positive stories, and Christian music has been an excellent tool to reach people’s hearts. Physically helping people in need was and is a huge priority. Millions of children have been helped thanks to the Inner-City Mission in Lagos, Nigeria. Furthermore, the Healing School offered prayer and hope to those who may have been close to giving up. Pastor Christ knows that one man spreading God’s love is great, but more is better and that is why the International School of Ministry trained thousands of ministers during 2017. Changing lives and winning hearts over to Jesus is always the priority.
NYE Service With a Purpose
After a recap sharing the massive positive impact of Pastor Chris’ Ministry, the Believer’s Loveworld Incorporation anthem was performed. Next, one of the most highly anticipated moments of the evening occurred. The Future African Leaders Awards winners were announced. Honorees are active in their community, give back to others, and leave a positive impact on the world and the local area. The highest honor went to Naomi Ekpoki Aliyu who was stunned and elated by the decision.
LIMA 2017 song of the year winner Martin PK sang his gospel hit single Beautiful Jesus. The song reminded the audience of why they were there and the greatest purpose was to honor God. Vocalist Sinach was the following performance singing a ballad about thankfulness.
Concluding the Evening and Starting 2018
After a magnificent night of praise, celebration, and honoring deserving parties it was time to wrap up the night. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome offered a prayer of Thanksgiving to God and spoke of the coming year. He encouraged audience members to use KingsChat as a way for the ministry to pray for family members and loved ones. Pastor Chris challenged everyone to make 2018 about praying “words of prophecy” over family members. Pastor Chris Live USA’s New Years Eve service ended with positivity, hopefulness for a glorious new year, and plans to continue their successful ministry.