While many tongues keep on waggling with respect to why strict pioneers ought to be unnecessarily rich, many church ministers (and to be sure their individuals) eagerly backing and give motivations to why this is so; from discussing standards of the realm to extolling the valiant confidence of these ministers.
Critics say the lessons of these ministers are in opposition to the sacred writings and a method for theft. This is known as the ‘success gospel’ where wealth are viewed as an indication of God’s favoring. Critics accept this school of philosophy instructs that one can order God to flourish one financially by giving liberally through giving and seed planting and afterward anticipate a bigger financial expansion consequently. A significant trademark involved by supporters and church individuals with regards to rich ministers is “These standards work for us! It works!” and keeping in mind that critics could in any case be out there shaking their heads, one thing is certain; it certainly has worked for their ministers. Therefore we are here today. I present to you the rundown of the 10 most extravagant ministers in Africa. We will count down from tenth situation to the first. (You can call this Prize giving day)
It isn’t is business as usual that numerous ministers on this rundown come from a specific country I know well overall. However, let me not give everything away, how about we go!
List of 10 RICHEST PASTORS IN AFRICA
11. PASTOR CHRISTOPHER OGHENEBORIE OKOTIE
Used to be pop singer and Nigerian presidential candidate for the Fresh political party in the 2007 and 2019 elections where he canvassed to be adopted as a consensus candidate by other political parties to no avail, but that is not the point, Chris Okotie is the General Overseer of the Household of God church, a Lagos Pentecostal denomination of about 15,000 members.
Born on the 16th of June in Abraka, Delta state, he is one of Nigeria’s richest pastors with a net worth of $8-10 million, and a passion for luxurious cars you can’t help but notice, his car fleet includes such as a Rolls Royce Phantom and a Range Rover.
10. LAZARUS MUOKA
Lazarus Muoka is the founder of one of the largest churches in Nigeria called the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Movement. He was a businessman before he decided to start his own ministry. Lazarus Muoka claimed to have had many dreams from God in 1994 prompting him to pull out from the church he was serving as a pastor and set up his own church. From just a few pioneer members, this church has grown to be one of the most popular churches in Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be about $5-8 million dollars.
9. PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO
He is the senior pastor of Kings Way International Christian Centre, a church with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. It is said that once upon a time, the Four Square Gospel Church in Nigeria sent Matthew Ashimolowo to start a branch in the U.K., and along the way, his own church came into being.
Born on the 17th of March 1972, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is a televangelist whose program can be seen on the television broadcast of Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, and even Europe. Majority of his wealth comes from Christian literature and documents and he is estimated to worth about 10 million dollars.
8. PASTOR TEMITOPE BALOGUN JOSHUA
Popularly known as Pastor T.B Joshua. He is one of the most controversial pastors in Nigeria, founder of the Synagogue Church for all Nations and Emmanuel TV where many of his miracles are televised. He is known as YouTube’s most popular pastor with about 300 million viewers. He was born in Arigidi, Ondo state on the 12th of June, 1963. According to The Africa’s Report, he is one of the 50 most influential people in Africa with a net worth of $15 Million dollars.
7. PASTOR RAY MACAULAY
Pastor Ray Macaulay is the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church and president of the International Federation of Christian Churches with headquarters in South Africa.
He is an author and televangelist with a daily broadcast called “A new day with Pastor Ray”. Even though Pastor Ray Macaulay is often associated with a controversial lifestyle, he has built an army of followers that accords him a net worth of $25 million.
6. PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
He is the founder of the Believer’s love world incorporated, popularly known as Christ Embassy, but if that does not ring a bell, then the name ‘Rhapsody of Reality’ should. This is the popular devotional book which used to be in the names of both Pastor Chris and his wife, Anita Ebhodaghe until their divorce in 2016. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born on the 7th of December 1963 in Edo state. He has a publishing house, a record label that has produced many of Nigeria’s most popular gospel singers, television programs with millions of viewers, magazines, real estate and a church with a membership of over 40,000 to his name. His net worth is estimated to be about 50 million dollars
5. PROPHET UEBERT ANGEL
Uebert Angel is the second Zimbabwean to make it to the Forbes list and he did as one of the richest pastors in Africa. He is the general overseer of the Spirit Embassy church which was renamed to Good news church in 2015. Uebert Angel is described as an energetic pastor who believes God wants his followers to be rich and he sets such a good example with a net worth of $60 million dollars. Born on September 6, 1978, in Masvingo Zimbabwe, he is a televangelist, preacher, and businessman.
4. BISHOP AYODELE ORITSEJAFOR
Founder of World of Life church located in Warri, Nigeria and the former president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and Christian Fellowship of Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be $120 million; he has an investment in banking, real estate, transportation and also media.
3. PASTOR ENOCH ADEJARE ADEBOYE
He is popularly known as Daddy G.O. Pastor Enoch Adebayo is the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is a professor of Mathematics, born on the 2nd of March 1942 in Osun state. He owns educational facilities such as the Redeemers University, a television channel called Dove T.V where his programs are televised. His private jet is registered as E. Adeboye / Emmanuel Aviation. He is also the convener of the popular Holy Ghost Convention at the Redeemed camp. He is estimated to be worth over $130 million.
2. PROPHET SHEPHERD BUSHIRI
South Africa-based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been ranked in a joint top position with Bishop David Oyedepo of Nigeria as Africa’s richest evangelists with a net worth of $150 million. He started ministering in 2002 and now has thousands of followers in his church ‘Enlightened Christian Gathering Church”. Asides being a pastor, he owns an electronics company, a telecommunication company, various farms and a private university in South Sudan named the Bushiri University of Agriculture and of course, his private jets.
1. BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
Bishop David Oyedepo is Nigeria’s richest pastor with a net worth of $150 million dollars. He was born on the 27th September 1954 in Omu-Aran, Kwara state and is the presiding bishop of the Living Faith church popularly known as Winners Chapel.
David Oyedepo has three universities to his name, namely Landmark University, Covenant University, and Crowns university. His other investments include secondary schools, bakeries, bottled water processing factories, petrol stations, residential apartments both home and abroad, shopping malls, restaurants. He is the chairman of Dominion Publishing house and owns four private jets.