Pastor Chris Oyakhilome celebrates the award-winning gospel artistes of 2018, marking the end of the annual IPPC.
Last night the International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference drew to a close as the multifarious talents of the Loveworld Music Ministry received their prestigious awards. Every year, the Loveworld International Music and Arts Awards (LIMA), recognizes the various gospel artists that make up the Loveworld Music Ministry (LMAM). The LIMA awards celebrate music, dance, spoken word, as well as various other artforms, all of it inspired by the vision of the Believers Loveworld president, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
The ceremony was broadcast on live on Loveworld USA for the very first time.
There were many categories, yet only a handful could take home the gold. Among the winners; Jeannine Zoe Wojacek and Frank Edwards for Music Collaboration of the Year; Kelly Lyon for Producer of the Year; Pastor Ester Miracle for Spoken Word Artiste; Supernatural for Music Video of the Year; Rita for Songwriter of the Year; T-Sharp for Theme song of the Year; Eben for Artiste of the Year and CSO for Song of the Year, and in the same category- Testimony for the song ‘Jehovah’. For the complete list, click here.
The LIMA awards brought this year’s IPPC to a close, and according to Pastor Chris, was the most successful one to date. Pastor Chris expressed that Christ Embassy has reached new heights, and in a series of sermons, spoke of the many accomplishments of the ‘citizens’ of Believers Loveworld. One of them was the distribution of over 1 billion copies of Rhapsody of Realties.
The ‘man of God’, as he is known to his millions of devotees, spoke of this record breaking achievement. Pastor Chris made the announcement during his session on Thursday evening, and according to a Loveworld news report, is a first in the history of the Believers Loveworld network, stating that this achievement is equal to 17 years of work.
“Over the course of 17 years, a little over 1.3 billion copies of the devotional were distributed in every known and inhabited nation under Heaven. This was last year, 2017’s achievement. In this special ‘Year of the Supernatural’ almost all of the 17-year distribution was accomplished, fulfilling the scriptures that all the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God.”
The daily devotional and bible study-guide is currently available in 1000 languages, making it the most translated book in the world, after the bible.
During the Loveworld Presidential awards ceremony, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome expressed his gratitude for the hard work and dedication shown by his many dignitaries and referred to his delegates as “Partners in God’s extraordinary plan for the world.”
“Tonight, we’re recognizing all of your Top Partners. We exceeded our goals. Several outreaches, definite impacts. We raised our visions and we got there. We’re looking at the next pedestal from there. The Lord gave us much favors. Amazing love…Thank you for making our dreams come true”.
The ceremony, that is held towards the end of the IPPC, celebrates the many partners of the Loveworld ministry. Of those top partners, only 10 are recognized as ‘Golden Partners’. These individuals are picked over their “exceptional sense of commitment and dedication to the vision of Pastor Christ.”
One of those top winners was Pastor Deola Phillips from Lagos Zone 5, who received the prestigious Partner of the Year Award. This was her eighth consecutive win. The second runner-up was Pastor Yemisi Kudehinbu for the second consecutive year. Abuja Ministry Center took third place for the Top Partnering Zones.
Other winners included; Pastor John Jubril for best campus fellowship and the Teens Church of Christ Embassy Central Church, just to name a few.
With a successful IPPC now behind them, Christ Embassy heads into a new ministry year. The super event was filled with a series of conferences, each of them showcasing a specific facet of the Believers Loveworld network. Among them; Translators’ Network International Conference (TNIC), Loveworld Exhibition, Loveworld Archives, the International Teen Pastors’ Conference (ITPLC) and the International Media Connector Conference (IMCC)
One conference that got some attention was the IMCC. This conference revealed the many technological advances that has been happening within the church. The conference was created “with the goal of guiding the many delegates in the new and dynamic ways of technology and digital communication.” The conference included lectures and workshops that dealt with “media strategy, digital communication, and social media networking” and has been lauded “over its keen effort to transform Christ Embassy’s online presence, making it increasingly more accessible to everyone online, especially young people.”
The International Teen Pastors’ Conference, or ITPLC was another success. The ITPLC brings thousands of young pastors every year from around the globe to “gather on a spiritual journey under the tutelage of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and his team of dignitaries.”
Top Partner, Pastor Deola Phillips spoke on ‘effective discipleship’ and ‘raising the next generation of leaders’, putting a focus on the future of Christ Embassy’s leadership. The conference featured a series of workshops, sermons and lectures by many other Christ Embassy partners.
Pastor Chris ended the week-long super event with the message, “purpose is a driving force”, adding “your joy should be in the thing that the Father asked you to do,” inspiring delegates to live for God alone.”
It is safe to say that expectations were met, and a special and meaningful IPPC was had by all. The IPPC of the ‘Year of the Supernatural’ will certainly boost delegates into the coming ministry year.
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