TOP 10 RICHEST “PASTORS” IN NIGERIA
A pastor is the ordained leader of a Christian congregation. A pastor in Latin means shepherd. He/she gives advice to people of his congregation. A pastor preaches the sermon, he comforts God’s people in distress and above all a pastor is to love his congregation in every circumstances.
In 2018, Forbes released a list of the richest PASTORS in Nigeria and the world .According to this list, the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria are:
1. BISHOP DAVID OYEDIPO:
Bishop David Oyedepo was born on the 27th day of September, 1954. He is a preacher, author, businessman, founder of living faith church also known as winner’s chapel. He has added a lot of investments to his title. Added to his achievement is Convent University, Landmark University, Faith academy and Kingdom Heritage Group of Schools. He is worth $150 million in cash and assets. He is the richest pastor in Nigeria and Africa.
2. PASTOR ENOCH ADEJARE ADEBOYE
Pastor E.A. Adebayo was born on the 2nd day of March 1942. Popularly known as daddy G.O, he is an author, a preacher, and the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG. He has also added to his achievements, the redeemers’ university, secondary and primary school. His net worth is $130 million. He is the second richest pastor in Nigerian.
3. PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
Born on the 7th day or December 1963, hails from Edo State Nigeria. He is a preacher, author, television host, faith healing minister and the founder of the believers love world ministry incorporated, A.K.A Christ Embassy. He has two daughters. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome provides CDs, video tapes, apps, DVDs and books about his church. He is worth up to $50 million.
4. PROPHET TEMITOPE BABATUNDE JOSHUA
Popularly called T.B Joshua, born June 12 1963, is a pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He is the founder and the leader of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN. His church runs a television station called Emmanuel TV. T.B. Joshua is a well-known person not only in Nigeria but in the whole Africa. His net worth is $25 million.
5. BISHOP AYODELE ORITSEJAFOR
Is the founder of word of life Bible Church located in warri, delta state Nigeria. He has investments in banking, real estate, transportation and also media. He is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. He became the president of the Pentecostal fellowship of Nigeria PFN in 2005 and held the position for 5years .In 2010; he was elected as the president of the Christian association of Nigeria CAN the apex body of all Christians in the country. He is the first Pentecostal leader of CAN. He is net worth over $20 million. He is married to Helen Oritsejafor and their relationship is blessed with triplets.
6. PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO
Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo was born in Kaduna on the 17th of March, 1952. He is the 4th from a family of 5 children of Muslim parents. Ashimolowo is the founder of Kingsway International Christian Center KICC located in the United Kingdom. KICC is said to have started in the year 1992 and there were just 11 members in a school hall in north London. Over time, the membership of the church grew. He has written more than 20 books and has received numerous awards for his outstanding books and selfless service. He is a motivational speaker and a successful businessman. Pastor Mathew ashimolowo is worth over $10 million.
7. PASTOR CHRIS OKOTIE
Christopher Oghenebhorie Okotie is a Nigerian televangelist, author, businessman, politician and pastor. He was born in 1958 from Ethiope East, Abraka, Delta State Nigeria. He was a pop star before switching to preaching as a pastor. He is the founder of Household of God church international ministries. He has written over 18 books and he is also a two-time presidential candidate in Nigeria. He is worth over $10 million.
8. BISHOP MIKE OKONKWO
Bishop Dr. Mike Okonkwo was born in 1945 in Anambra State Nigeria. He was formally a banker but now he is a prophet, evangelist, dynamic preacher of God, a spiritual mentor to so many pastors, a loving husband and father, an author and the founder of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission TREM. TREM has its headquarters in Lagos with over 180 branches in Nigeria and internationally. He is worth over $5 million.
9. PASTOR LAZARUS MUOKA
He hails from Imo state Nigeria, a pastor minister, author and the founder the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival located at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State, Nigeria. The church started in a batcher built on two plots at Ilasa, Lagos. Today, many people come from Austrailia, America, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world to seek God’s face at the lord’s chosen. Pastor Lazarus Muoka has a net worth of over $4 million.
10. PASTOR GBENGA OSO
He is popularly known as father of a million babies. He is the head pastor and founder of the laughter foundation located in lagos Nigeria. His net worth is over $3.5 million
N.B. Aside the aforementioned pastors in Nigeria, there are so many other prominent pastors whose bank accounts ring bells.