Sorry for my late reply but I had to stay away from everything and just really consider things. I ended up breaking up with him. And although it hurts so much I think i did the right thing because I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the pressure especially since that he was against me bringing up our kids as Christians. I also realised that he wanted everything to go his way, and the way I see it, this is not real love.
To answer your question, he wanted to marry in his church because of his parents.
Thank you for your answer and God bless you