- Nigeria pastors dominate Africa richest men of God list
- These millionaire men of God are very popular across the world
On the back of International Central Gospel Church’s decision to charge it’s congregation amount ranging from $70 to $5000 for God’s blessings, YEN brings you a list of some of Africa’s richest pastors and their assets.
Before we get going, this is how the dictionary, defines a pastor. He or She is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation.
They are expected to guide their congregation to learn and know the word of God Almighty. But along the line, some have become rich through their churches and other investments.
According to American magazine, Forbes the top richest pastors are all from Nigeria. In no particular order here are the some of the top richest pastors in Africa.
David Oyedepo – Net Worth: $150 Million
Ever since he founded this ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. He hosts three services every Sunday in The Faith Tabernacle.
This prosperous pastor owns private jets and homes in the US and the UK.
Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria and the world. He is the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry.
Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth: $50 Million
Chris Oyakhilome’s church Christ Embassy has more than 400,000 members, several of whom are successful entrepreneurs and politicians.
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Pastor Chris has diversified interests include magazines, newspapers, a TV station, a record label, hotels, satellite TV and real estate.
Matthew Ashimolowo – Net Worth: $10 Million
The Foursquare Gospel Church sent Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo to established a branch in London, that was 1992, but the pastor founded his own church instead.
Matthew Ashimolowo’s Kingsway International Christian Center is the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. It has assets worth more than $40 million and earns a profit of more than $10 million.
Ashimolowo gets an annual net salary of $ 200,000.He also makes money from his media company called the Matthew Ashimolowo Media.
Temitope Joshua – Net Worth: $15 Million
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua is Nigeria’s most powerful, controversial and philanthropic preacher. He heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987.
The christian minister, televangelist and faith healer is a big giver; his humanitarian works include education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs.
He is the owner of Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network.
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