The pastor with Valerie
A Harare pastor who divorced his wife of 13 years has been deserted by most of his followers, appalled that he did not live by what he preaches.

Beyond Boarders Ministries founder Pastor Chris Oparaocha divorced his wife Valerie Dhliwayo. He has since remarried.

with his new wife, Linda
“Pastor Oparaocha and his former wife Valerie used to teach us on the importance of protecting our marriage but we felt they don’t live according to their words. They were our role models and when they announced in church that they were divorcing. I felt let down by them because I expected them to lead by example,” a source told H Metro.

Pastor Oparaocha said : “I got divorced some time ago and as we speak now I am actually married to my new wife. My former wife and I are in good books; there is no bad blood between us, even today I spoke to her and she sometimes even speaks to my wife.

“A lot of people are moving from one church to the next and it’s not true that people left my church because of the divorce.”

Valerie confirmed the divorce and emphasised that she was in good books with the man of cloth.

“Pastor Oparaocha and I were married for 13 years and things failed to work in our marriage and we went on separation. “There was never a time where we were enemies; he is now married and I am happy for him though I am still single.