Meet Lily Java (nee Tsegaye) the wife of prominent and flamboyant religious leader, Prophet Passion Java of Passion Java Ministries and Kingdom Embassy church.
The Ethiopian born Lily became Prophet Java’s wife after being married in an elaborate and colourful ceremony in Jamaica in 2016. The wedding took place a mere four months after Java finalised his divorce from his first wife, Yasmine.
In an interview, Lily revealed that the couple met in at a conference in Baltimore, in the United States in 2016. However, she emphasized that she had nothing to do with Java’s divorce from his first wife.
We mostly spoke about the bible and Christianity and yes about life in general, but not to the extent of talking about marriage and what he was going through then. As he shared with me how his first marriage was not going right as he would have wanted and that he was heading for a divorce, I was affected or should I say pained to learn and see what he was going through. But I understood and respected his decision.
Some people think I had something to do with his separation and eventual divorce. That is 100 percent false. But what I learnt in life is that people will always talk and create stories about you from the little information they have without asking to hear the complete story from all parties involved. But as long as I am clear and clean before God in that regard, I do not need human approval for I know who I am in Christ Jesus.
Lily was born to a well-up family in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and is the youngest in a family of three. She spent 16 years in America after her father took her there so that she could further her education.
Lily revealed that she had a vision at the age of 23 when she met the Lord Jesus Christ and was told of her calling. According to her, she preaches, teaches, counsels and has the prophetic grace upon her life