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|Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by CallmeLucy(m): 12:02am On Feb 20, 2017|
Honestly, I think religion is more of a business industry and not actually what it's really meant to be like. I was just reading a few post on the internet today when I found out about this list of richest pastors in the world and to my surprise 3 out of these pastors are Nigerians or even 4 of them, as the 2nd richest Pastor is also a of a Nigerian heritage. Then I searched for list of richest countries in the world, guess where our country Nigeria is, very far, even we're no where to be found. This is the list below:
1. Bishop David Oyedepo Net Worth 2017 – $150 Million :Coming in as a supposed host of the Holy Ghost with the most, Bishop David Oyedepo heads the single largest church in the world, Winners’ Chapel, which seats 50,000. As one of the main founders of the Nigerian Christian Charismatic movement, he also exerts control over churches in 45 African nations, as well as several in Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Having been mentored by Adeboye, it is quite clear he took the formula of church expansion up a notch. Alongside churches, there has also been active outreach within his native continent where his ministry has aided in the development of hospitals, schools and maternity homes. As to be expected with such successes, two of his sons are following in his footsteps by heading up both the London and South African Winners’ Chapel divisions.
2. Bishop T.D. Jakes Net Worth 2017 – $147 Million :Head of the Potter’s House Megachurch and Potter’s Touch television program, T.D. Jakes is a common face on many national broadcast stations. Jakes has also been seen with both Presidents Bush (during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath) and Obama (leading a morning church service in 2009) who have both commented on his faithful intents and actions. This is particularly notable, as both his Bachelor and Masters of Arts degree came from an unaccredited institution, Friends International Christian University. Though he does make a sizable yearly sum as a pastor, most of his wealth has originated in sales of his gospel music (for which he has won at least one Grammy award), books and numerous syndicated appearances.
3. Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth 2017 – $50 Million : Yet another Lagos native, “Pastor Chris” has an incredibly busy schedule to go with his wealth. His Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated not only contains an absolutely massive fellowship branch, but also branches for humanitarian aid and education. He also owns three separate television channels that garner up to 2.5 million views per nightly event. As is common for someone with the “faith healing” gospel, there is some backlash, particularly from the Treatment Action Campaign against his claims of faith healing AIDS. As an interesting aside, as of 2016 South Africa is considering a warrant for his arrest if Oyakhilome and his organizations do not become more financially transparent.
4. Benny Hinn Net Worth 2017 – $42 Million : Benny Hinn is perhaps the most openly controversial of any American Televangelist. Publicly claiming a gospel that empowers “faith healing”, he has been investigated by the United States Senate for manipulation of tax status, and his Ministry has been flagged with a “Donor Alert” by Ministry Watch. Regardless of this shady financial situation he continues to have a solid fellowship in both Canada and the United States. Followers of his teachings believe that if they are prayed over, they can be healed of any malady. Among his many luxury possessions is a Gulfstream G4 jet.
5. E. A .Adeboye Net Worth 2017 – $39 Million : Enoch Adejare Adeboye began his career in preaching while still maintaining a professorship at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. It appears his Ph.D. in mathematics continues to serve him well, as membership numbers of his Redeemed Christian Church of God continue to swell in over 100 countries. Adeboye has claimed a goal to put a church “within 5 minutes” of every home in the world. With 14,000 branches in Nigeria alone, it seems he has done so for at least one country.
What do you all think about this as an individual ?
Are men of God meant to be this rich especially in a country like Nigeria where majority of population live in poverty?
|Re: Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by KillJoy62(m): 12:20am On Feb 20, 2017|
even Jesus came as a poor man to give people salvation. well thank God Jesus said it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, dan a richman going to heaven. nice one use ur ministry nd make ur self rich, later u wld say my God is not a poor God.
|Re: Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by chuose2: 2:55am On Feb 20, 2017|
|Re: Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by Nobody: 6:53pm On Feb 20, 2017|
Are you sure about Bishop T.D. Jakes' net worth? I wonder how he jumped from 18 million to 147 million in so few years? That's a huge jump. I'm surprised Pastor Joel Osteen (Houston, TX) would not be on the list. He has the largest congregation in America...if I'm not mistaken.
But then again, many of these pastors are involved in secular endeavors (t.v. shows, radio shows, talk shows, books, plays, and movies etc.) so I guess it wouldn't be so far-fetched.
|Re: Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by Stoutheart: 9:54pm On Feb 20, 2017|
|Re: Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by Iseoluwani: 10:32pm On Feb 20, 2017|
|Re: Top 5 Richest Pastors In The World. by CriticMaestro: 11:19pm On Feb 20, 2017|
what about t.b joshua?
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