Richest Pastors In Nigeria 2019 Top 10 List – It’s no secret that pastors, especially those that serve large churches, are doing well for themselves, probably even more than they deserve. Gone are the days where pastors had to wait to get to heaven before they could get their rewards, Pastors usually earn a lot more by receiving personal gifts and donations, all of it off the books.
For some years now, Forbes (an international magazine) writes about the richest pastors in the world and at least 5 Nigerian Pastors makes the list. While some people would argue that its was insensitive for pastors in a country as poor as Nigeria, where thousands of people die due to hunger and various ailments such as malaria and cholera should keep such amount of wealth to themselves, others will would argue that they are doing God’s work and those riches are the lord’s blessing for doing His work. Well, that’s not for us to judge. below we present to you the richest Pastors In Nigeria 2019 top 10 list
Richest Pastor In Nigeria: Bishop David Oyedepo
Estimated Net Worth $180 Million
Bishop David Oyedepo, apart from being known as the Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, with a network of churches located in over 300 cities in Nigeria alone, and in 45 African nations, Dubai, United Kingdom and the United States.
He is also known as the pioneer founder of the Covenant University located in Otta Ogun State which is highly respected in the academic sphere, Landmark University in Omu-Aran, Kwara State and Faith Academy; a full boarding system secondary school. The Bishop is acknowledged as the owner of both Dominion Publishing House which is responsible for the sale of his books and a water producing company named Hebron.
The David Oyedepo Ministries International thus comprises of Living Faith Church World Wide, World Mission Agency; the global missionary arm of the church’s operations, Dominion Publishing House; the publishing arm of the church, the higher institutions of learning and the Social Development Missions projects.
Papa, as he is popularly called, has an estimated worth of $180million according to 2018 Forbes list, thus ranking him as the richest pastor in Nigeria Top 10 List
2nd Richest Pastor In Nigeria: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Estimated Net Worth $50 Million – $70 Million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome who is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria presides over Christ Embassy Church (formerly known as the Believer’s World Fellowship) is one of the Ministers who openly engage members to sow seeds in monetary form. The ministry holds Healing School sessions and also, Higher Life Conferences which takes place home and abroad. The International School of Ministry as organized had a tremendous attendance in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016 with 5000 ministers in attendance from a total of 145 countries. The Pastor is also recognized as the author of the ‘Rhapsody of reality’ devotional, alongside other books which accrues income. He also owns three separate television channels which gains a large number of views across the globe. His net worth is estimated as $50 million -70 million, and as always made the top 3 spot of richest Pastors In Nigeria top 10 list for some years now.
3rd Richest Pastor In Nigeria: Pastor E.A Adeboye
Estimated Net Worth $39 Million – 50 Million
Pastor E.A Adeboye, popularly referred to as Daddy G.O was appointed in 1981 as General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God succeeding the transition of Pa Akindayomi.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God is one of the largest Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria with several branches globally. The mission has a private university named Redeemers University. Pastor Adeboye is one of the very few called to Ministry who is in possession of a private jet. He is worth to be estimated $39-50million. On Forbes list 2018, he ranks as the 5th richest Pastor in the world.
4th Richest Pastor In Nigeria: Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua
Estimated Net Worth $25 Million
Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua, known by all and sundry as TB Joshua, is the Founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and also Africa’s largest Christian television network – Emmanuel TV. He has been enlisted in notable magazines as one of the influential persons in Africa. The Church is remarkable for the scholarship programs it offers to students to study both in Nigeria and internationally to further their education. A construction of a school later named Emmanuel School in Lahore, Pakistan was funded by TB Joshua, with another in Ecuador which was rebuilt in 2017 after an earthquake. With over 400,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel and millions of followers on his Facebook page, Prophet TB Joshua is regarded as being a famous Televangelist.
His net worth is estimated to be $25million, although Forbes 2018 list revealed that his net worth is about $10million.
5th Richest Pastor In Nigeria: Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Estimated Net Worth $20 Million
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) based in London, United Kingdom. The bountiful income he earns is mostly from the sale of Christian books and audio release produced by the Matthew Ashimolowo media company. His teachings are central on the theology of prosperity which is often referred to as a controversial topic in Christendom. He is a well known face on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Estimated to worth $20 million.
6th Richest: Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor
Estimated Net Worth $15 Million
Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor, founder of the Word of Life Bible Church with its Headquarter based in Warri. He occupied the position as National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in 2005 for five years. He was again elected as the President of the apex body of Christians in Nigeria; Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). His desire to ensure the alleviation of poverty in the communities has led to him partnering with Micro Finance banks of reputable standard. He has real estate properties in his name, luxury cars and a private Jet. His net worth is estimated at $15million
7th Richest: Reverend Chris Okotie
Estimated Net Worth $12 Million
Reverend Chris Okotie; a Musician, Author, politician and Lead Pastor of the Household of God Ministry located in Ikeja, Lagos State. The church is recognized as where a number of famous musicians, actors/actresses in the movie industry and high class members of the society attend.
Estimate worth is $12million
8th Richest: Pastor Gbenga Oso
Estimated Net Worth $3.5 Million
Pastor Gbenga Oso of Laughter Foundation which is a Ministry that has yielded great testimonies of barren women turned nursing mothers, used to be one of the pastors in Gospel Faith International until 1997 when he started his own Ministry. He is well known as Father of a million Babies and his worth is estimated to be $3.5 million
9th Richest: Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Estimated Net Worth $3Million
Bishop Mike Okonkwo, founder of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) is one of the never mistaken names in Nigeria. He is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. He was formerly a banker in African Continental Bank for only two years before heeding to the call of Ministry in 1980. He is the prominent founder of Empowerment for the Less Privileged Foundation; a Non-Governmental organization concerned with alleviation of poverty in the society. He is a Speaker at several Conferences in&out of the country, a crusade evangelist, Author, television and radio host. Forbes list enlisted his net worth as $3million.
10th Richest: Pastor Lazarus Muoka
Estimated Net Worth $3Million
Pastor Lazarus Muoka is the Founder and General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. He started out as a businessman in Lagos before delving into Ministry. He pastors one of the churches in Nigeria with a large congregation.
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