Some of the products he sells include books, video tapes of his crusades and miracles, audio tapes, CDs, VCDs and DVDs of his teachings, which are sold at the various parishes and through agents.

DVDs attract between N600 and N3,600 and there are books which cost between N200 and N450.

The most successful of these is Rhapsody of Realities, a bi-monthly devotional guide.

The churches were once ministering to the spiritual, educational and even economic needs of the people, but now, it is expected by many of the churches specifically, the new generation churches that the people, even the poverty-stricken, provide copiously for the church. ‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘if I will not open for you such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’But rather than use the tithe money collected for the growth of the work of God, the pastors use it to sponsor themselves on expensive and exotic holidays and acquire private jets, wonders-on-wheels and mansions.

Offering which in the past was voluntary and meant for the sustenance of laudable church work, is now made compulsory with some pastors pronouncing curses on who ever refuses to come with one and it is hardly ever used for any positive humanitarian work. Against the practices of the early churches whose church properties are not in anybody’s name, the present-day pastor registers the church in his name and acquires properties for the church at the expense of the congregation in his own name and this informs the reason churches are transferred from father to their children or wives in the case of their demise.

They would leave the comfort of their homes, often in western countries, to live in Africa.

They endured the hardship the natives suffered in a bid to impart in them the knowledge of Jesus Christ as well as education that would improve their lives.Aside from collecting money from members of his church, Pastor Chris has income streams other than offerings, tithes and donations.He appears to have a sharp business sense; his face and name sell huge quantities of products which make him such a preacher of the gospel.And in appreciation, Oyakhilome wrote him a letter: “May God, who gives seed to the sower and bread for eating, multiply your seeds in Jesus name.” But rather than receive God’s blessings, Agada became a guest of the police when his employers discovered that he had stolen from them to give to the church.Agada’s employers also insisted that Oyakhilome should refund the money but he refused.Others give cars, generators, musical instruments and chairs to the church.