Pastor-Chris-of-the-Christ-Embassy-at-the-National-Sports-Stadium-yesterday Photo: (Newsday.)

Popular Nigerian evangelist, Chris Oyakhilome, popularly known as Pastor Chris, has called upon local leaders to pay heed to what the masses say.

Pastor Chris told Christians that thronged the National Sports Stadium that the political and economic crises that has troubled the southern country for more than a decade now, will soon be over.

He said the resilience and patience of Zimbabweans will be rewarded.

“Your patience will be remembered. The quality of a nation is in its people. This country is a young democracy and it is time it matured,” Pastor Chris said.

The charismatic pastor, addressing a Worship and Communion Miracle Service, said differences must be resolved amicably.

“As an educated country, you must deal with your differences in a highly cultivated manner, as you have always done so far,” the popular preacher stated.

To leaders, he said: “Don’t always insist that your way is the only way.”

He said Zimbabwe needs to change its direction and strategy in order to overcome the current challenges it is going through.

The service was attended by people from all walks of life and different classes, who were treated to entertaining music by both local and foreign singers.

Among the top performers, who kept the crowd entertained, were the global church Believers Loveworld, popularly known as Christ Embassy — headed by Evangelist Kathy Woghiren from Nigeria.

Pastor Chris said God had been favouring Zimbabwe for many years and this was evidenced by the number of church ministers emerging from this country.