Thursday, August 07, 2008

BN EXCLUSIVE: KRIS OKOTIE'S WEDDING

Household of God Church Pastor & Former Presidential Candidate, Reverend Kris Okotie tied the knot today in a traditional ceremony in Lagos. He married Stephanie Henshaw who is also a member of his Household of God ministry.
The wedding took place today, 7th August 2008 at the bride’s family house in Ikoyi, Lagos. The court ceremony will take place tomorrow, 8th August 2008 and the festivities will round off with a thanksgiving service at the Household of God Church on Sunday, 10th August 2008.












All the best to the couple!

48 comments:

Nigerican said...

I love it!!!... i love seeing people find love again :). Congrats to the luvly couple.

Nigerican said...

being on vacation...a.k.a unemployed ,pays off... FIRST!!!!

aloted said...

congrats to Pastor Okotie and his pretty wife

Anonymous said...

third comment, 2nd person lol! They both look good together, its not easy to be in love o.

Anonymous said...

Good work Bella.Show dem how to report a story in pictures.

Anonymous said...

I guess bellanaija is now paparazzi! LOL! Nice shots.... Show them how is done!

Bhookey said...

awwww nice, is this his first marriage?? just wondering cause im thinkin he should be old, i used to go to his church back when i was like 5 ,wife is really pretty tho

Anonymous said...

http://brigeriabrigeriabrigeria.blogspot.com/

why??

Anonymous said...

happy for him

Anonymous said...

You Rock Bella!

TMinx said...

http://www.naijagal.blogspot.com/ had an article about it. He was married before but is divorced and the article is sort of an interview about that..not very well written though.

misspumping said...

na wa o good for him sha

Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu said...

Nice pictures, Bella

Emilia said...

What a wedding not my favorate type of weding style exactly but It was nice and different. I was at a wedding to this weekend check it out

Anonymous said...

This is so funny..But im sorry to say this doesn't seem like real love to me specially for the stephanie chic but all the best to them..

Naija Sutra said...

The lady is so pretty.....nice post.

Hair Azara said...

HEy bella, loving the post and the pics. keep it up!!

Afrobabe said...

cool pics...

Frank Olisa said...

In Nigeria money answereth all things....the fellow deserves it anyway...kudos to him

still at work said...

its not the first for either of them
this is his second time

this is her third... first husband died... second didnt work out

i think its good they both have had experiences behind them and have the maturity handle a marraige that will be under much scrutiny

celeb life no easy at all

shola pacheco said...

bella as usual nice post,ur paparazzi get another level,i give it 2 u ur gd.wish pastor chris nd his wife d best married life can offer

jennesse said...

emm...no comment

Anonymous said...

anonymous 1:o4pm why do u say it's not real love for Stephenie .. do you know her story
wendu

Anonymous said...

@wendu

u too like gist!

OluwaDee said...

Love the cake.

Waffarian said...

abeg, make una help me look that man with the black bowler hat for the last two pictures...heheheheh laugh wan kill me...

Sisi Blu said...

THAT CAKE! WAWEEZI! A++ FROM ME!

Anonymous said...

anonymous 12:11 pm ...who no like gist abeg leave me ooh
wendu

Anonymous said...

congrat on pastor chris wedding but can a pastor called man of god get married twice when first wife is still alive? can a pastor wedding traditionally using dancer and masqurade? which kind of music is been played pls?i have trillion of questions for this man of god oooooooooooooooooooooooo...........

Anonymous said...

The 2nd to the last picture
she looks like she doesnt want to kiss him..lol

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous; na wa 4 u o! Where u c masquerades and waht is wrong in wearing trado outfit and celebrating ur culture? All this colo-mentality dat everything trado na idolatry don tire me! Be happy 4 d man jare. Man of God dis, man of God dat! Na man im be, he's found luv again, make una carry una judgemental bad belle go siddon. Steph and Chris, happy married life!

Uzo said...

Bella, how on earth did you get these pictures so fast? The official photographer by the way was Seyi Body-Lawson....

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 12:39
very good issues raised, esp about the dancers i was in shock when i saw this..and am not totally anti-divorce so cant say much about that.

but the whole wedding emm...abeg speak to your pastor b4 u try something like this, i've always wanted a traditional wed. myself but lets be careful

still at work! said...

Did you know exchange of rings during marriage was adopted from the ancient Egyptian cult of ISIS?

We all do it now in Church. What is important is that the context is not the same. Onyinbo can adapt things to suit relevant context even where religion is concerned. Africans sadly find this difficukt to do. Hence traditional automatically equals fetish, backward etc.... Sad




what is wrong with the dancers?

there is no masquerade there either and for your information that is a traditional marriage and the ceremony is handled by the brides family. She comes from a family with an origin and a culture. She wasnt picked off the streets.

Even then there are many adjustments I can see

eg the bride has no brass combs in her hair... problably a nod to born againism

however i feel very very sad and it is ironic that to obey percieved christian constraints one must instead of our beautiful efik braided styles have fake flowing locks

they have tried jo... unless there is NO TRADITIONAL CEREMONY people will find fetish conotations in everything even breathing

Idemili said...

I didn't know he wasn't married...Oh wait, I see the first comment. He's marrying again.

Anonymous said...

@ wafarian...you be bad person, lol. Ehen? Na witness na? E be like say e stretch e mouth small for the second pisure.the guy get good reflexes.My belle go soon burst.

Anonymous said...

my own question is: Wasn't this the same pastor that "fired" or refused to wed Soul E and Queen Ure bcos he felt they were too unconventional (ie...her being older than him...)? Isnt it ironic what he's doing now?

Nma

Natures Gentle Touch said...

I think they both suit each other. I have seen them once together in public.

I wish them both a Happy Married Life this time.

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm, is it just me or der is sumthng wrng here..first it looks like its the pastor beggn for the affectn and the lady aloof...2ndly,i believe ders sumthng to the effect of marriage in the Bible dat clearly states that a spouse is NOT to re-marry if the other is still alive only wen the person as passed away is ONLY then, one is free to remarry...i belive for both couples here both ex-spouses are still alive and kicking...hmmmm? im srry but he isnt settng a good example kinda making mockery of christianity.

Emi said...

I want to say, I respect this man of God for holding on this long.Those who know the story about his first marriage will understand this. 2ndly,those who have issues with this wedding need to take a look at the "...if the unbelieving departs..." clause in 1st.Cor.7:15 b/4 being jugdemental. I wish the couple a fruitful married life.

Anonymous said...

the marriage is in order. but i charge the pastor and the new bride to live right be4 man and GOD.prepare your congregation for the ultimate; MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB,then you will do well before the creator. as you rightly know that everythig is fixed here,but eternity is endless.where we will be then matters most to GOD.congats.

joseph f said...

WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ON THIS "CULTURE" ISSUE SO THAT WE DONT GO BEYOND BIBLICAL STANDARD. WE NEED TO OPEN OUR MINDS TO GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DIRECT US SO THAT WE WILL NOT FALL SHORT OF GOD'S REQUIREMENTS FOR HEAVEN. PERILIOUS TIMES ARE HERE, WE NEED TO BECAREFUL.THE DEVIL IS SMART EVEN SMARTER THAN MANY BELIVERS.HE WILL PAINT THE COLOUR BRIGHT AND ATTRACTIVE.IT IS LEFT FOR US TO DISCERN AND DISCERN WELL.PASTOR KRIS AND WIFE, PLS. FEED THE LORD'S SHEEP WITH THE TRUTH THA CAN GET THEM TO HEAVEN.

Anonymous said...

PASTOR KRIS OKOTIE,

IS A TRUE MAN OF GOD, HE HAS CONTRIBUTED IMMENSELY TO OUR SURGE IN OUR RELATIONAL WAYS TO GOD.. IAM SO GLAD, THAT GOD GAVE HIM YET ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. I BELIEVE TINA WILL BE HAPPY FOR HIM,TOO..

Anonymous said...

I would say as a christiian, I saddens me to see marraiges break up. What is better,for him to continue to live in sin(bcos man no be wood) or for him to marry again ?? I guess ther's no winning this one !!. CHRISTIANS !! PLEASE stay married!!!GOD hates divorce!! Y'all need to be careful who you marry, could it work for ever? IT SHOULD!!! What happened to Teena anyway ?? Is she remarried too ??

Anonymous said...

NA WAH OOOOOH !!! MAN OF GOD !!! I NO JUDGE YOU SHA !! THAT IS LEFT FOR GOD TO DO !!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Pastor Okotie don old sha!!! But I quess life goes on. I no fit judge sha !! God is for us all.
Pastor Okotie of "across the jordan" in Obasa street used to my model pastor!! wetin come happen O!!! I guess this christian walk no easy O !!!!I hope we are still running this race as we continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, and hope HOUSEHOLD is still solid(is it?)
Stephanie! well,take good care of my pastor(Householder in Houston TX)

Anonymous said...

congratulations to pastor okotie and his beautiful wife.