Riches, Wealth and Prosperity is the bulk of what is being preached in churches all over the world today. The following pastors are living in the glory of what they preach.
In Nigeria, churches are growing so fast that the church owning are also growing large pockets so fast. According to Forbes, “Pastors are no longer solely interested in getting people to Heaven; they’ve devised intelligent ways to make good money while reaching out to souls.”
Further more, its made mentioned that “Many other Nigerian pastors are similarly building multimillion dollar empires from their churches. Today, pastors fly around in private jets, drive fancy cars like Daimlers, Porsches and BMWs, don Rolexes and Patek Phillipes, and own breathtaking mansions all over the world.”
Below, we present to you the list of Nigeria Richest Pastors according to the FORBES – The world leading business magazine.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo
Ministry/Church name: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, also known Winners Chapel;
Net worth: $150 million
Bishop David Oyedepo – Richest Pastor in Nigeria
Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian Pastor, Preacher,Author, Founder and Presiding Bishop of Winners Chapel known as Living Faith Church World Wide. Bishop Oyedepo picture above is wealthiest preacher in Nigeria with a total net worth of $150 million, properties (Real Estate), 4 private jets and choice properties in the United States America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK).
2. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Ministry/Church name: Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy;
Net worth: $30 million – $50 million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Rich Nigerian Pastor
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a faith healer, a televangelist and founding president of the Christ Embassy which is also known as the Believers’ LoveWorld Inc. He is the 2nd richest pastor in Nigeria today
He (2012) was recently at the center of a $35 million money laundering case in which he was accused of siphoning funds from his church to foreign banks. Pastor Chris pleaded no wrongdoing and the case was eventually dismissed. His church, Christ Embassy, boasts more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful business executives and politicians.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Business Interest includes:
- Newspaper Publishing;
- magazine Publishing;
- Television station;
- Record label companies;
- Satellite TV;
- Hotels; and
- Real estates
3. Temitope Balogun Joshua
Ministry/Church name: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN);
Net worth: $10 million – $15 million
Prophet T.B Joshua – List of Richest Pastors in Nigeria
Temitope Balogun Joshua is a Nigerian Christian/pastor, minister, televangelist and faith healer. He is popularly referred to as TJ Joshua, is the founder and leader of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. His form of preach and style made him the Nigeria’s most controversial clergyman is also one of its richest and most philanthropic. T.B Joshua heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987, which accommodates over 15,000 worshippers on Sundays.
Pastor Temitope Joshua Business Interest includes:
- Television station;
4. Matthew Ashimolowo
Ministry/Church name: Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC);
Net worth: $6 million – $10 million
Matthew Ashimolowo – Kingsway International Christian Center
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is a Nigerian Pastor, founder and leader of Kingsway International Christian Center. Today, the Kingsway International Christian Center is the largest church in the United Kingdom (UK).
5 Chris Okotie
Ministry/Church name: Household of God Church;
Net worth: $3 million – $10 million
Chris Okotie, Founder Household of God Church
Pastor Chris Okotie has himself been in the news lately for the divorce of his wife.
Chris Okotie was a Nigerian pop musician in the 80s before founding the Household of God Church. His congregation has over 5,000 members composed of Nollywood musicians, celebrities and society people.