Household Of God Church Pastor, Chris Okotie’s Ex-Wife, Stephanie Opens Up, Says Jealous Female Church Members Behind Her Failed Marriage
Few days after pop star-turned pastor, Chris Okotie announced that his four year old marriage to Stephanie Henshaw has packed up without giving any reason, the lady at the center of the failed marriage appears to have come out to state her own side of the story.
Okotie who is the founder and presiding pastor of the Household of God Church in Lagos had shocked his congregation about a fortnight ago towards the end of a Sunday service that “Stephanie and I are no longer married. We have separated. You can see she’s not in church today. It’s due to irreconcilable differences and you should please respect our wishes at this time because there is no going back.”
The announcement brought to the fore again controversies that trailed his marriage to Stephanie, a widow and mother of three in 2008 after he divorced his first wife Tina, who is now living in the United States of America.
Though Okotie has chosen to keep the reason for the failed marriage secret, an obviously disappointed Stephanie has however chosen her facebook page to explain how jealous female church members conspired to poison her husband’s mind against her, accusing her of witchcraft.
Below are some of her purported thoughts expressed on her Facebook page:
“God’s faithful help and love is always present in times of trouble, when we face trials, the lord will quiet our hearts and give us confidence.
Today makes it three weeks i was asked for a separation, and a week and four days I packed out. Romans 8:28 ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER, FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE GOD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE FOR THEM. I’m as shocked as most people, as there has not been an argument in my home in the over a year, we have been as happy as everybody thought we were. I wait, because I know in time GOD will make known what has gone wrong.
Lies, not from the world but the church, accusations not from the world, but the church, where are the spirit-filled Christians, the ones who fear and hear the lord. my husband loves and adores me, he is not the one saying these things, the enemies from within, who hate me, they hate the grace GOD SHOWED ME. they hate the mercy GOD HAS HAD ON ME, so they come up with all kinds of lies, my going can bring one Mrs. Okotie, what happens to the rest of u,u bring shame to the body of Christ out of yr jealousy and selfish desire and in the process expose yr pastor,the work he has to do cost JESUS his life, don’t joke with it, our friendship is not based on marriage. u manipulate things at the expense of GODS WORK AND NAME. It is not about me, it has never been, its about the will of GOD.
Submitted to the end,i did all i was asked to do, lord I left that home blameless before u, I have loved, but have not been loved, I have given and not received but that is contrary to yr word lord so today i ask yr word be made manifest in my life
twenty years i have known a man,fifteen years we have been the closest friends,i prepared all his meals for ten years including the four years we were married,the day i was asked to leave i prepared his meal,served it and i left,for the four years he never fell ill,but today i am called all sorts of names, witch, mermaid spirit. I have served JESUS with clean hands and a clean heart,i have loved all that have come my way, and if i don’t live through this pain and hurt, as sure as Jesus lives my children will see my vindication
Vindicate me lord,all things are open before u, righteous judge, i remain still, speak on my behalf.
“HE LORD is my refuge,my place of safety,he is my GOD and i trust him”
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