7 Wealthiest Pastors In Nigeria.
NIGERIAN NEWS has come to wonder how wealth begins to surround a person just because he or she is a servant of God. Indeed gone are the days when spiritual leaders spiritually lead broke men.
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And not just that, it seems being a full-time pastor is one of the most lucrative professions in Nigeria. If you don’t believe me, why not check out NIGERIAN NEWS Rating of the Seven Richest pastors in Nigeria.
Below are their names and net-worth in order descent;
Bishop David Oyedepo:
Bishop Oyedepo is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria, and not just that, he falls among the richest pastors in the world according to Forbes. His net worth has been summarised to be 150 million Dollars.
The question is “What does Pastor do, that God has blessed him so well?”. The answer is not far-fetched. Bishop Oyedepo is a full-time pastor/preacher.
He is the founder of the popular Christian ministry, Living Faith Church worldwide, popularly called Winners Chapel International.
His church owns the pioneer private university in Nigeria, Covenant University and also a reputable private University in Kwara state by name Landmark University.
Bishop Oyedepo’s church is headquartered in Ota, Ogun State, and its popular for its biblical name Canaan land. Canaan land is rumoured to occupy a landmass of over 4,500 acres.
The Bishop even owns a private jet at his disposal with a beautiful collection of latest automotive. he has numerous commercialised landed properties and investments.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is also amongst the richest pastors in Nigeria listed on the Forbes list. His net worth is estimated to be 70 million Dollar.
He is the founder of the Believer’s World Fellowship which also popularly known as Christ Embassy Church.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s source of wealth is mainly his church. He, however, makes millions of dollars every year from the sales of Christian publications authored by him and his wife.
Oyakhilome is reported by Forbes to have a diversified investment interest in newspapers, magazines, a local television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and extensive real estate.
His Loveworld TV Network is the first Christian network to broadcast from Africa to the rest of the world on a 24-hour basis.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adegboye
Pastor Enoch Adegboye is popular for his mission to build a church in every street of the world. He is estimated to have a net worth of 50 million Dollars.
He is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a church with over fourteen thousand branches across Nigeria with extension to about 190 countries.
His church founded the Redeemers University and Redeemers Secondary Schools.
Pastor Temitope Babatunde
Pastor T.B Joshua is another person on the list of richest pastors in Nigeria. He is also one of Nigeria’s most followed pastors with an estimated net worth of 15-25 million Dollars.
He is popular for his powerful miracles and healing. Many even say he can heal a man infected with HIV/AIDS, or even leprosy and cancer.
T.B Joshua founded the Synagogue Church of All Nations- A church with branches in South Africa, Greece, the United Kingdom and Ghana. His church has been credited with fifteen thousand worshippers across the world.
His church according to Forbes remains the perfect seduction for miracle loving worshippers.
Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo
Ashimolowo is a former pastor of the Four Square Bible Church. Rumour has it that Pastor Matthew was sent to London to establish a countryside branch of the Foursquare Bible church.
Instead of doing that, Pastor Ashimolowo established a church of his own which he called the Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom.
The church makes an annual profit of 10 million Dollars every year and has assets to the tune of over 50 million dollars.
Ashimolowo earns 200 thousand Dollars as annual salary and has his major investment in his company, Matthew Ashimolowo media, which churns out Christian literature and documentaries.
He is estimated to worth about 10-20 million Dollars.
Pastor Chris Okotie
Falling on the list of Richest Pastors in Nigeria, Pastor Chris Okotie is an actor, musician, author, preacher and above that a politician. He is a two-time presidential candidate in Nigeria.
He is estimated to worth about 10-12 million Dollars. he founded the Household Of Church, a church described by many as the most flamboyant congregation in the country.
The church has a population of about five thousand worshippers to her credit.
Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Mike Okonkwo could be described as a man who experimented a lot of jobs before settling for religion.
He was a civil servant with the Nigerian Ports Authority. He was also once a banker with the Africa continental Bank. He also served as a Nigerian Army recruit during the civil war.
Mike Okonkwo is the founder of The Redeemed Evangelic Mission (TREM), one of the largest churches in Nigeria with a population of about eight thousand congregational members.
Today, he falls on the list of richest Nigerian Pastors. Mike Okonkwo is estimated to have a net worth of about 5 million Dollars.
He also owns fleets of cars and landed properties, a private jet and investment interests in real estate, hotels, publishing amongst a host of others.