T.I.N MAGAZINE just rated and compiled up a countdown of ten richest pastors in nigeria as of year 2015. The rating was set based on estimated worth by net worth raters like FORBES/RICHEST LIFESTYLE of the nigerian pastors.
TEN RICHEST PASTORS IN NIGERIA OF 2015
10] Pastor Gbenga Oso
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $3 million(2015)
Pastor Oso is the founder of laughter foundation church, came to limelight as the baby making pastor.
This is because dozens of couples who experienced delays in child bearing were said to have been blessed through his ministry with an estimated net worth of $3 million he is unarguably one of the most richest pastor in the country. He's been connected to many controversial and scandalous rumors though.
9] Pastor W.F Kumuyi
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $4 million(2015)
William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministries, Nigeria. He is also an author of several books.
Kumuyi worked as an education lecturer at the University of Lagos.
His church is the third largest christian church in the world with hundreds of thousand members.
8] Bishop Mike Okonkwo
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $4 million (2015)
Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord. He passionately preaches Power in the Word to a multicultural and diverse audience with over 180 branches in Nigeria and ten countries across the globe. He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a pastor of many pastors across the globe, Dr Mike Okonkwo is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, author, television and radio host, a strong and respected voice in Nigeria, and an advocate of balanced Christianity.
7] Pastor E.A Adeboye
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $7 million(2015)
6] Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $9 million(2015)
Papa Ayo Oritsejafor is the head pastor of 20,000 member Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He is the current President of the Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN) which has given him so much influence across Nigeria including presidential honors. He has preached the gospel round the world for more than 40years and counting. He has a private jet (worth billions of Naira), a private bank, and a private university (Eagles Height University) amongst other lucrative private businesses. He is well known round Africa for his luxurious and lavish lifestyle, expensive clothing and jewelries (including a massive diamond plated cross Neck chain pendant), quality cars, houses and presidential Security/protocol.
5] Pastor Chris Okotie
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $12 million.
Pastor Chris Okotie is the head of Household of God Church and has a networth of $8 – $12 Million.
Pastor Okotie first made name as a popular pop musician in the 80s. He later set up the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s most flamboyant church with over 5,000 members consisting of Nollywood movie actors/actresses, musicians, and society people.
He has run for the presidency in Nigeria three times and lost each time. He received criticisms from several quarters for insisting that God asked him to contest the elections. The last time in April 2011 he contested under the Fresh Party, a political party he founded.
Pastor Chris Okotie is an automobile collector and lover. He drives a Mercedes S600, Porsche, and several other cars.
4] Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $17 million(2015)
Pastor Ashimolowo heads the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) and has a
reported net worth of $10 – $17 Million. In 1992, Foursquare Gospel Church, in Nigeria, sent Pastor Ashimolowo to open a satellite branch in London. But the Afro style pastor had his own ideas and set up his own church instead. His church is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the united Kingdom. In 2009 the church made close to $10 million in profits and reported assets of $40 million. He is reported to earn $200,000 in annual salary. His real wealth comes from various business interests which includes a media company.
3] Pastor T.B. Joshua
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $25 million.(2015)
Pastor T.B. Joshua (as he is known) is the head pastor at Synagogue Church of All Nations
(SCOAN). He is worth an estimated $15 – $25 Million. Pastor Joshua is famous as Nigeria’s most philanthropic pastor and also the most controversial. He founded SCOAN in 1987 and unlike other pastors has never opened another branch of his church in Nigeria outside the original one in Lagos which is said to accommodate over 15,000 people. Among the rich list of Nigerian pastors he is most popular for his healing powers and gets regular miracle seeking visitors from all parts of the country and beyond. His church has only one branch in Nigeria but currently has branches in Ghana, the UK, South Africa and Greece. He owns Emmanuel TV, a Christian TV network. Most of his wealth is believed to have come through donations and his relationships with the high and mighty in several parts of Africa. He is, for instance, close to Ghanaian President Atta Mills and has entertained several heads of state in Africa at his Synagogue Church.
2] Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $70 million.(2015)
Christian Oyakhilome known popularly as Pastor Chris is a Nigerian minister who is the founding president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated also known as Christ Embassy, a Bible-based Christian ministry headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. His church has more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful entrepreneurs and politicians. His ministry runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities (a daily devotional with global reach), and an N.G.O called the Innercity Missions as well as three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus.
1] Bishop David Oyedepo
ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $180 million(2015)
Bishop Oyedepo is the head pastor and founder of Living Faith World Outreach Ministry (aka Winners Chapel). His estimated Net worth is $150 million. Seen as Nigeria’s richest pastor he founded Winners Chapel in 1981 and has grown it to become one of Africa’s largest congregation. He holds 3 services every Sunday at the Faith Tabernacle touted to be Africa’s largest
worship center. He owns two private jets (some sources say four) and houses in London and the United States.
He owns Dominion Publishing House, a successful publishing company which publishes all his books. His books, incidentally, are all about prosperity and little or nothing more. Some years ago he founded Covenant University, taking advantage of the government’s decision to encourage private individuals and organizations to own and run higher institutions of learning. Covenant University has become one of the elite private universities in the country. Just recently, in another round of licensing by the government, Pastor Oyedepo got himself another license to run another university. Bishop Oyedepo also owns Faith Academy, a high school for the upper class.
NOTE: This list is judge based on no one's opinion, it is a list compiled up by T.I.N MAGAZINE by certified wealth raters like FORBES,RICHLIFESTLYE And more. This list is for year 2015 and 2015 alone.
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