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Okotie Weds 9 August

Posted by By Simon Ateba on 2008/07/18 | Views: 2061 |

Okotie Weds 9 August


It is now official: Reverend Christopher Okotie, the controversial pastor of the Household of God church, and twice presidential candidate is set to become a husband again next month.

It is now official: Reverend Christopher Okotie, the controversial pastor of the Household of God church, and twice presidential candidate is set to become a husband again next month.

The funky preacher will be getting married on 9 August to Stephanie Henshaw, a mother of three who had been married twice.

The 50-year-old unmarried man of God and celebrity singer, early this week, disclosed to his congregation that he will be taking Stephanie to the registry early next month and on Saturday 9 August wed in his church at Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

Okotie has not disclosed the name of the pastor who will preside over his wedding but a source told PM.News that it will be one of his mentors.

The clergyman told his church members early this year that he will be getting married to Stephanie because of her beauty which he described as angelic. The eloquent preacher had also said that Stephanie has been under his watch for five years and did not mind the number of children she has.

Mid last year, when Okotie made his choice public, his church almost brokeup as some female celebrities who thought they were the favoured candidates for ‘the post‘ of Mrs. Okotie, received the shocker of their lives when he settled for Stephanie, the unassuming woman in his glamorous church.

Ladies like Sola Salako, church administrator for several years and Okotie‘s close aide, Vien Tetsola, a former Miss Nigeria, Ure Okezie, daughter of former minister, Dr. Okezie, and others were rumoured to have left the church because of the announcement.

Celebrities such as Stella Damasus, Mofe Damijo, and many others were also said to have simply quit Okotie‘s church then, while some have reluctantly returned.

Okotie‘s marriage to Stephanie will be his second attempt at matrimonial life. He was first married to Tina his long time friend but the marriage packed up after 17 years without children.

Okotie loved his first wife so much that there was hardly a sermon in which he did not mention Tina. Long after they separated, he still spoke about her with deep emotions as if they were still wedded.

So much did Okotie talk about Tina that some of his admirers in the church became jealous. But since he announced that he is set to married Stephanie, he hardly mentionsthe name of his first wife publicly these days.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.