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5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Bonaguy(m): 12:48pm On Dec 20, 2012
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.

Forbes releases its list of the richest pastors in Africa and Nigerian pastors made the top 5

Below are the 5 richest pastors in africa.


1. Bishop David Oyedepo


Affiliation: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, aka Winners Chapel

Estimated net worth: $150 million

David Oyedepo is Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher. Ever since he founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. The Faith Tabernacle, where he hosts three services every Sunday, is Africa’s largest worship center, with a seating capacity of 50,000. Oyedepo owns four private jets and homes in London and the United States. He also owns Dominion Publishing House, a thriving publishing company that publishes all his books (which are often centered on prosperity). He founded and owns Covenant University, one of Nigeria’s leading tertiary institutions, and Faith Academy, an elite high school.

2. Chris Oyakhilome


Church: Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy

Estimated net worth: $30 million – $50 million

Last year, the charismatic preacher was 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. Oyakhilome’s diversified interests include 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.

3. Temitope Joshua


Church: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)

Estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million

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. The Pastor has remained controversial for several years for his inexplicable powers to heal all sorts of incurable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, cancer and paralysis. For miracle-craving worshippers, it’s the perfect seduction. The church currently has branches in Ghana, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Greece. In the past three years, he has given over $20 million to causes in education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs for former Niger Delta militants. He owns Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network, and is close friends with Ghanaian former President Atta Mills.

4. Matthew Ashimolowo


Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)

Estimated net worth: $6 million – $10 million

In 1992, Foursquare Gospel Church, a Nigerian church, sent Ashimolowo to open a satellite branch in London. But Pastor Matthew had other ideas and decided to set up his own church instead. Today, his Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. In 2009, the church posted profits of close to $10 million and assets worth $40 million. Ashimolowo earns an annual salary of $200,000, but his real wealth comes from varied business interests including his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media, which churns out Christian literature and documentaries. Ashimolowo’s representatives did not respond to a request confirming his net worth and ownership of all these assets.

5. Chris Okotie


Church: Household of God Church

Net worth: $3 million -$10 million

Pastor Okotie made his first success as a popular pop musician in the 80s. He found the light, embraced the bible and set up the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s most flamboyant congregations. His 5,000 member church consists predominantly of Nollywood celebrities, musicians, and society people. He contested and lost in the Nigerian presidential elections for the third under the Fresh Party, a political party he founded and funds. An automobile lover, he owns a Mercedes S600, Hummer and Porsche among several others.

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Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Prodigee: 12:50pm On Dec 20, 2012
Na wa o!

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Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by slimming: 12:55pm On Dec 20, 2012
i will soon join the team.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Prodigee: 1:00pm On Dec 20, 2012
Bonaguy: 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.

Forbes releases its list of the richest pastors in Africa and Nigerian pastors made the top 5

Below are the 5 richest pastors in africa.


1. Bishop David Oyedepo

Affiliation: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, aka Winners Chapel

Estimated net worth: $150 million

David Oyedepo is Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher. Ever since he founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. The Faith Tabernacle, where he hosts three services every Sunday, is Africa’s largest worship center, with a seating capacity of 50,000. Oyedepo owns four private jets and homes in London and the United States. He also owns Dominion Publishing House, a thriving publishing company that publishes all his books (which are often centered on prosperity). He founded and owns Covenant University, one of Nigeria’s leading tertiary institutions, and Faith Academy, an elite high school.

2. Chris Oyakhilome
Church: Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy

Estimated net worth: $30 million – $50 million

Last year, the charismatic preacher was 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. Oyakhilome’s diversified interests include 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.

3. Temitope Joshua
Church: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)

Estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million

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. The Pastor has remained controversial for several years for his inexplicable powers to heal all sorts of incurable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, cancer and paralysis. For miracle-craving worshippers, it’s the perfect seduction. The church currently has branches in Ghana, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Greece. In the past three years, he has given over $20 million to causes in education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs for former Niger Delta militants. He owns Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network, and is close friends with Ghanaian President Atta Mills.

4. Matthew Ashimolowo
Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)

Estimated net worth: $6 million – $10 million

In 1992, Foursquare Gospel Church, a Nigerian church, sent Ashimolowo to open a satellite branch in London. But Pastor Matthew had other ideas and decided to set up his own church instead. Today, his Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. In 2009, the church posted profits of close to $10 million and assets worth $40 million. Ashimolowo earns an annual salary of $200,000, but his real wealth comes from varied business interests including his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media, which churns out Christian literature and documentaries. Ashimolowo’s representatives did not respond to a request confirming his net worth and ownership of all these assets.

5. Chris Okotie
Church: Household of God Church

Net worth: $3 million -$10 million

Pastor Okotie made his first success as a popular pop musician in the 80s. He found the light, embraced the bible and set up the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s most flamboyant congregations. His 5,000 member church consists predominantly of Nollywood celebrities, musicians, and society people. He contested and lost Nigerian presidential elections for the third time this year under the Fresh Party, a political party he founded and funds. An automobile lover, he owns a Mercedes S600, Hummer and Porsche among several others.

Source: http://gistmetro.blogspot.com/2012/12/5-richest-pastors-in-africa-forbes.html
@OP: 1. That should be former
Ghanaian president Late Atta Mills. 2. Pls clarify: which elections?
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by victorian(f): 1:08pm On Dec 20, 2012
And poverty ravages nija like no man' s buisness.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Chinwem(f): 6:08pm On Dec 20, 2012
Richest pastors in Africa or in Nigeria? Cuz I m seeing only Nigerians on this list shocked
This country sef angry

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Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by RickyRoss1(m): 6:53pm On Dec 20, 2012
1. This is the same list from Forbes from 3 years ago, its not a new list.
2. There is nothing wrong with pastors or men of God being rich, but to me they should spend most of their money helping needy people. TB Joshua is a good example, most of their money goes to charity via Emmanuel TV partners.
3. These pastors are worth 10 times more than being reported. Winners chapel is not worth less than 500 million USD and Redeemed is worth up to 1 Billion dollars

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Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Nobody: 12:42am On Dec 21, 2012
Prodigee: @OP: 1. That should be former
Ghanaian president Late Atta Mills. 2. Pls clarify; which elections?
Nigeria presidential elections.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by xcitedjay(m): 1:03am On Dec 21, 2012
If your Pastor is ηot Oη thє list, now is thє best time to double your tithe. cheesy
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by poshest(f): 7:30am On Dec 21, 2012
Bishop oyedepo still has landmark university in omu-aran in kwara state and will still commission his third university by jan 2013. He has over 52 branches of living faith church in nigeria and 16 branches in africa. He also has a micro-finance bank.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Prodigee: 4:46pm On Dec 21, 2012
Βουκέφαλος: Nigeria presidential elections.
In 2012? WTF!
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by RickyRoss1(m): 11:38pm On Dec 21, 2012
poshest: Bishop oyedepo still has landmark university in omu-aran in kwara state and will still commission his third university by jan 2013. He has over 52 branches of living faith church in nigeria and 16 branches in africa. He also has a micro-finance bank.

Only 52 branches of living faith church in the whole Nigeria? WTF?
In Port Harcourt alone, there should be more than 52 branches of living faith church. This living faith church claims to be the fastest growing church in the world. Abi na Redeemed has that record, not too sure..
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by ijebabe: 11:42pm On Dec 21, 2012
Someone please tell me this is a bleeping joke shocked

Who keeps tabs on these things anyway? Wonders.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by daryoor(m): 4:11am On Dec 22, 2012
...its as difficult as a carmel passing through the eye of a needle. - is that difficult or impossible sef
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by SlyIg(f): 6:04am On Dec 22, 2012
Leave these men of God alone or better still,you can join them!
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by 4bobo(m): 7:25am On Dec 22, 2012
let forbes go and sleep. we know that they are rich but how do they conclude that amount of their asset. It is a trash. there are many silent rich pastors out there.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Silkmoth33(m): 3:41pm On Dec 22, 2012
ijebabe: Someone please tell me this is a bleeping joke shocked

Who keeps tabs on these things anyway? Wonders.
dey there, your mates don go start there own. Can't wait till you are gaping with bewilderment when the op will be reading my net worth. smiley
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Nobody: 8:42pm On Dec 22, 2012
4 private jets? God must sooooooo proud of this assholell
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by ijebabe: 9:03pm On Dec 22, 2012
Silkmoth33: dey there, your mates don go start there own. Can't wait till you are gaping with bewilderment when the op will be reading my net worth. smiley
Dreams are goods, just remember to wake up.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Doing02: 4:50pm On Feb 08, 2013
I like those five pastor b/c day tell u wt day hv,wt of pastor like ADEBOYE AND KUMUYI that hv being operating since 60 to 70 years now?are day not collecting offering etc? Intellegent people that intentional went to bible collage and theology school and organiz themself verywell in order to make more,OCCOUTIC SYMBOL IS ABILITY TO CREAT WEALTH.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Wisetalk1: 11:31pm On Feb 12, 2013
@poster, why did you open this kind of topic? Whats your business with rich pastors? So you want to create a platform for all the jobless people on NL to start talking? I don't know what most of you see in pastors that you constantly make them a debate topic. Haven't you seen men like Dangote, Adenuga, and others constantly named Africa's richest men? Do you open a topic for them? So many Alhajis and Imams are secretly weathy, you dont open a thread for them. Be care, you are joking with sacred men, don't try this next time.

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Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by murphybo: 8:56am On Feb 26, 2013
Wise-talk:
@poster, why did you open this kind of topic? Whats your business with rich pastors? So you want to create a platform for all the jobless people on NL to start talking? I don't know what most of you see in pastors that you constantly make them a debate topic. Haven't you seen men like Dangote, Adenuga, and others constantly named Africa's richest men? Do you open a topic for them? So many Alhajis and Imams are secretly weathy, you dont open a thread for them. Be care, you are joking with sacred men, don't try this next time.
Wise-talk:
@poster, why did you open this kind of topic? Whats your business with rich pastors? So you want to create a platform for all the jobless people on NL to start talking? I don't know what most of you see in pastors that you constantly make them a debate topic. Haven't you seen men like Dangote, Adenuga, and others constantly named Africa's richest men? Do you open a topic for them? So many Alhajis and Imams are secretly weathy, you dont open a thread for them. Be care, you are joking with sacred men, don't try this next time.
I see nothing wrong with this tread while a pastor is having 4 private jets,and just of recent 700 cars was also donated to him while some of the subordinate pastors have no bicycle I wish thse huge money they are acquiring should be donated to charity its a good thing they have money sha cos. U can serve God in wretch
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by Tolexander(m): 8:46pm On Mar 03, 2013
what were they producing?
What has happened to charity?
Are the poor in spirit and finances no more existing in our society?
Have they forgotten the world shall pass away with everything there in?
Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity.
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by whytangel(f): 4:38pm On Sep 06, 2013
Nawa oOoº°˚ ˚°ºoo !!!

#walks out#
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by chapatti: 9:08pm On Sep 09, 2013
Do these men of God declare their asses to the public or how did you no of their wealth? http://pressgist.com/top-richest-pastors-in-nigeria/
Re: 5 Richest Pastors In Nigeria - Forbes by danfearless: 3:06pm On Sep 19, 2013
pastors using peoples monies under their care to enrish themself.they proudly say it to their blind members it is my wealth.blind members open your eyes.i see manupulation and cheating on these blind members.i was once like them.let those who have eyes let them see.

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