Founding Member Of Christ Embassy Church, Cyla Simpson, Defends Anita Oyakhilome

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Following  the news of the divorce proceedings between Chris and Anita Oyakhilome, there have been various reports by church members of the Christ Embassy International. The latest is from a founding church member, Cyla Simpson who took to the controversial “Where is Rev Anita Oyakhilome’ Facebook page to talk about Anita Oyakhilome.

“I am writing this to everyone with a heavy heart. It is heart wrenching to see the way people are referring to Rev Anita and how uncultured people are while talking. You don’t need to be derogatory or condescending to express yourself no matter your level as a christian. First I would join true Christians around the world to appeal to Rev Anita but would say listen to God rather than man.
I want to appeal to everyone to please pause and think deep because whatever a man sow, he shall surely reap. This is like beating a child like Ibo elders will say and still take the tears from the child.
Take a step aside and think. Is there a woman who will give up her home on flimsy excuse, if no why are we so callous and insensitive in this matter. I am a married woman and so are many reading this, or you have a mother, a sister or daughter. If you are happy for them to go through whatever brought Rev Anita to this level please continue with your judgmental approach towards her. And the God of truth will visit everyone with same except if there was no cause. Amen!!!
I have read some accusing her of money and power motivation. PLEASE LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE PASTOR ANITA I KNOW AS MOST OF YOU YOUNG ONES IN NIGERIA DO NOT HAVE MUCH OF AN ENCOUNTER WITH HER. Rev Anita has been my pastor for about 13 years now. I am one of the founding members of her church and I have seen her grow a church from using all any available venue while planting more churches in faith sending her best member out to start a new church, from two churches in England has grown to churches in almost every borough and cities. Rev Anita will see anyone and everyone regardless of your status.
If she ever kept you waiting, she will apologize profusely throughout the meeting and make it good to you. Rev Anita without an office will still counsel us even in her car on Wednesday night after church yet she has 1hour 30mins drive back home with 2 young girls. For so long she was driving a volkswagon golf until 2005 that we bought her a BMW X3 and she still refused to drive it for many months until she was begged to use it so that we can be blessed. She used the same car until 2010/2011 and the replacement she had then is still what she used till her last day in church last year.
We begged her to come around for us to celebrate her birthday but she will still go into hiding. On her return, the little song we will do for her, she will return it to Rev Chris in thanksgiving. Any money you give her she sends it straight to church account or Loveworld TV. If we ever raise money for her birthday she ask us to go and use it for evangelism or send it to Loveworld TV. When you give her any material thing, regardless of the shop you purchased it, she will use it for you to see and thank you as long as she sees you for the gift.
At Christmas, while service was on up to 2013 Christmas she will give almost everyone in church gift. Foodstuff will be dropped at your side as service. She will specially take care of the elderly, help you settle down when you arrive in the country. No barren left without children as she will make it her project until it happens. So how come people came up with this terrible accusation. You accused her of being rude to some CEC members. Wow. This is wicked. First for so long, she was the Vice President and others have other positions. I thought husband and wife are one.
She raised 2 girls in this society and the 2 girls are admirable, humble, down-to-earth children. They are children not a reflection of the home they grew. Pastor Chris was not around. He came to our church on Fathers’ Day sometimes ago and he told us one of the daughters’ requested for it as her birthday gift – how touching and how she treasures her dad’s presence. She could ask for material thing but she asked for his presence and we all are here judging them. I remember these girls will politely beg me to allow them carry my baby and they will play with him and when they bring him back, they will thank me for letting them carry him and I’m surprised because I should thank them for helping me. And they do same to other mothers in the mothers’ area where we sit in church. Is it not what they saw their mum do, they are not class-freak.
I remember that visit of Pastor, Rev Tom talking said we may not value what we have. That she is the grace in the CEC. If they all condemn someone, she will see a good reason to embrace the person and she has always been right. Rev Chris said at one IPPC that most changes we see here in the ministry, she in her simple way brought them and that was the day he spoke about how she talked about the effort we put into publicity of programme but that same or more should be put in telling what the Lord did in that programme when its over. So what changed now, because she is asking for a change.
I have read all the messages here by some writers, the news is all over our church and I have taken my time to find out what is really happening and to the much available, below are the things Rev Anita is asking for:
She told Rev Chris that you are such an organized person, you give us almost a full year calendar on Dec 31st of every year, please put the family in the timetable too.
The times you don’t have any engagement, please come home. I need you and the children need you. Please bear in mind she has been here since 1999 and she was just about 30 years old then as a married woman with 2 children. So for almost 16 years of her marriage, no husband at home for straight 1 week, no dad at home for the children. No Christmas, yet he has party with the staff that we all watch at Christmas. Even Jesus always withdrew from the crowd to fellowship with his father.
She asked Rev Chris that on hearing of the immorality, ‘not holding it against you but let all these ladies move out of White House and go and get houses outside.
They are rich enough to buy houses at their place of choice if they don’t already have one and allow them marry. Who benefits from this choice, is it not everyone? So which is her offense in this. And Rev Chris did not agree to it. The brothers even said they went to have meeting with him in South Africa to beg him to at least meet her half-way but he refused. 2 public responses are the emergency Bible study after their meeting with him titled – Spirit of Error and Spirit of Truth, please flash back at this meeting or relisten to it and after so much call in the UK for him to produce our mother, he had meeting with our pastors and deacons in May and it is recorded that many left the meeting weeping for the way he described our mother that some have had lifetime experience with.”







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  1. Dear Cyla Simpson, your observation are noteworthy and reasonable. However, in your christian understanding does it call for divorce. What”s wrong with her relocating to Nigeria if she sees she cant get her husband to leave Nigeria and stay with her in London. If she had packed her things and returned to Nigeria whether he likes it or not, would it not have been far better than putting all of us through this horror. Does she not know that God HATES divorce? What is she teaching all of us that look up to her – we should check out when the going gets tough? She is blessed to be married and have wonderful kids, some are not even this privileged. Should they hang themselves? Does she not know what she signed up for when she married him? Should she not rather insist she go with him everywhere than choose this part? This is the only thing she could do to hurt him and hurt the body of Christ, and she chose to do it. Now the enemy and the children of wrath can cast their stones – she cast it first. This saddens. My mum once got tired with her marriage and decided to quit. She packed all of us kids and headed for her father’s. Midway, she began to cry n turned back. We cried with her n turned back too. We later asked her why she turned, she said a voice said to her what if you were your neighbor Mama Chrisy or your friend Mama Patience. Mama Chrisy was married to a soldier who got drunk everyday, vomited for her to clean up and beat her up for giving birth to girls. Mama Patience had a husband that brings other women to the house neglecting the economic needs of his household and lavishing his money on women; and would beat his wife up if she dared him otherwise. She finally had to report him at his work place and his employers decided after investigations n efforts to have him change to pay two third of his salary directly to her. These women did not leave their homes, because even our culture rejects it. Plus my mum wasn’t born again.

  2. I remember the year of order, that was 1999, the first time I heard pastor Anita preached, at redeem camp, till date I will never forget that experience. I have read alot about Kathryn Kuhlman but I am convinced that pastor Anita is next in line for even more than kathryn. Pastor Chris is my pastor but years to come he will know that he has lost an irreplaceable partner that is if this divorce hold but we are praying that it doesn’t.Jesus said if any members of your body would send you to hell, cut it off.And that i think she is doing, she is bold.May God continue to use this woman of God and raise people for her to support her in her ministry.

    1. Life is full of challenges and troubles, which are inevitable.No wonder Christ declared that our light affliction is for a moment. Pastor Anita should develop the spirit of total forgiveness irrespective of the grudges or charges she is holding against her husband. She should mimick Christ the author and finisher of our faith.If not for any reason but for the unity of the Church which is the body of Christ. It is sad to see christian families making divorce their last resort. And Pastor Chris should also be available for his wife irrespective of his schedules. There is nothing wrong if both are together in Nigeria rather living far apart for about 16years. Too bad. May God deliver their home from this stormy ocean. Amen

  3. No to divorce,
    No to the devil,
    The pending case will not sail through.
    The seal of your union can’t be cracked, you are inseparable.
    I see you guys embracing one another again,doing the work commisioned into your hands in Jesus name.
    You are blessed

  4. Dear cyla any friend who advices u to leave ur husband is no friend. I do believe there many more ways this matter would have been resolved without having to drug the whole body of Christ into it. Pastor Anita is a wonderful person and she has done so much for the body and all humanity. Her commitment, sacrifices cannot go unnoticed. Leaving her home and walking out on “us” will not bring her joy. Yes! She may have felt all on her own but if she had decided to go back to Nigeria to be with Pastor I do not think anyone would have objected to that. Being single is not easy if ur truly a friend of Pastor please just as Pastor Chris said pray for her. It is not time to take sides. It’s not time to say who is right or wrong. The truth is this matter is too high for us. Let us practice the word. Let’s preach love and oneness. No point trying to publish personal life of Pastor Anita just because ur a close friend. Ma Cyla be fair. Dont encourage divorce.

  5. With tears in my eyes i beg u my beloved father and mother oyakhilome get back to each other,pastor Chris u hav the grace to fix this problem and reverend mummy anita God knows u can survive all these challenges thats why He specially choose you to be Pastor’s wife,i lov u both frm the depth of my heart and i strongly believe that Pastor Chris is incapable of loving any woman on earth the way he lovs u;no matter what. God remains your strenght. This is my message to Pastor Chris and Reverend Anita..i hope it gets to them through u ma.

  6. We love u Rev. Anita, u are special to us and we cherish u a lot, u are the best gift to us and we cann’t loose u, no matter the circumstance, this is just a trying time. our daddy (Pastor Chris) loves u and cann’t let anyone take ur place.. Today at the global service, i couldn’t stop cleaning my eyes from tears as i saw ur wedding ring on his finger, it meant a lot to me… it shows he is very proud of u and loves u without doubt. Pls remain our mummy and don’t abandon us… whatever is broken can be fixed… I pray the love of God cloud ur sence of verdict and opinion.. We value u, we appreciate u, we respect u and we love u….


    Dear Cyla Simpson- The so called close friend to Rev. Anita Oyakhilome and crowned “Founding Member of UK Christ Embassy Churches”. I greet you in the matchless name of Lord Jesus Christ!

    Ever since you masterminded the initiation of the new Facebook virtual Church- ” WHERE IS REV. ANITA OYAKHILOME?”, I have been concerned. I noticed your ministrations were close analysis and comments of Pastor Chris` recent Messages. As I read through them over and over again I realized your objective was to demonstrate how much of a better Pastor you can be to your church than Pastor Chris!!!

    I also observed your passion to that effect; Your strategy to grow this virtual church was not bad at all since Rev. Chris Oyakhliome PhD is the most popular Pastor Online hence captioning from his Gospel made a fast one for you!!! As a result you have grown a mixed multitude church of christian critics with a membership strength of more than 6000 in just a few weeks, Wow! Great job…

    Surprisingly, You`ve not had any public church service for some time now; I was expecting to read from you some analysis and comments about the message from the last Global service with the man of God Pastor Chris on the 14th of this month…. What happened? I also noticed you are not bold enough to put you real pictures online… i am not even sure this name Cyla Simpson exist…


    1.) As a christian that you claim to be, what Kind of Influence do you think you have been to the body of Christ lately? have you won more souls into the kingdom? 2.) Do you think your gospel has helped to promote love or hatred, blessing or curse among your church members? 3.) The bible says … Faith comes by hearing of God`s word; Do think that your gospel pattern has helped to build peoples faith “from strength to strength” or ” from Strength to Weakness”? 4.) Your Gospel pattern fueled the press-media facts and made you quite famous within a very short time; giving opportunity and ingredients for even the list popular media houses to broadcast world ranking news on how the body of Christ is made of irresponsible ministers. Are you proud of that impact ??? 5.) I know that as Christians we have all been given a mandate… But I Am yet to Understand the dimension of the GREAT COMMISSION you were so passionate in realizing; Do you think according Christ`s Doctrines, You have been fulfilling the good, acceptable or perfect will of God with your church on Facebook? 6.) Considering your gospel pattern, it is evident that your intentions were to paint black and eventually crumble the image of the man of God pastor Chris, as well as split the church apart especially with the smart rhyme of you being the ” Founding member of the U.K churches, a close family friend of his wife Rev. Anita”… Are you aware that you are not a true friend Rev. Anita? Do you know that Rev. Anita is not proud of comments about her family on Facebook? Where you told that as a result of your attempt against the man of God, the previous two global services with Him had one of the highest attendances all around the world with many including some of the Journalists that were excited by your facts, giving their hearts to Christ like never before ? 7.) Lastly, I observed that you have been using the technique of ” Founding Member” to gravitate compassion, believe and commitment from your followers!!! My dear Sister CYLA SIMPSON… if ever you were what you claim to be, Why do you want to frustrate the grace of God to have considered you and given you the unique opportunity of being a part of his vision for this season? Do you think God was so small that without you no other would have been there to enhance this vision? Do you know God is still raising millions upon millions of mighty men and women in UK, Europe, America, Africa, even in Muslim countries and all over the world to carry this vision through to the ends of the earth?

    I pray that God will grant you wisdom, knowledge and understanding in the ‘Epignosis’ of His son Christ Jesus ; so that you will be humble enough to repent..

    God bless You!!! TARH PADDY KING

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