A pastor is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation. A pastor also gives advice and councel to people from the community or congregation.
According to Scholars, the word ‘Pastor’ was derived from the Latin word PASTOR, which means the Shepherd of the most high God (Jehovah).
In Nigeria, according to the 2019 Forbes Rankings, the founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo still remains the richest Pastor in Nigeria and the world in general.
A major contributor to the increasing wealth of Nigerian Pastors is that churches do not pay taxes. Whatever income the church makes stays in the church, where the founder of General Overseer then decides how the money would be utilised.
An article was recently written by an International Magazine about the richest Pastors in the world and five Nigerian Pastors made the list which is quite impressive.
See The list of Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria bellow:
- Bishop David Oyedepo (Winners Chapel) = $180 million
- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy Church) = $70 million
- Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye (Redeemed Christain Church of God) $50 Million
- Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua (The Synagogue Church of All Nations) $25 million
- Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (International Christian Centre popularly known as KICC) $20 Million
- Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor (World of Life Bible Church) $15 Million
- Reverend Chris Okotie (Household of God) $12 Million
- Pastor Gbenga Oso (Laughter Foundation Ministries) $3.5 Million
- Bishop Mike Okonkwo (The Redeemed Evangelic Mission (TREM)) $3 Million
- Lazarus Muoka (The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement) #3 Million
Details About Richest Nigerian Pastors
Bishop David Oyedepo
Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder and the General Overseer of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry which is also known as Winners Chapel.
Report reveals that the Winners’ Chapel International network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states in Nigeria and in several cities in 45 African countries. He has branches in Dubai, United Kingdom and the United States as well.
Bishop Oyedepo is the owner of the Covenant University, Landmark University and Faith Academy.
Papa, as he is fondly called by his church members, is said to be worth an estimated net worth of about USD180 million making him the richest pastor in Nigeria.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, whois fondly called Pastor Chris by his church members, is the founder and President of the Beliver’s Love World Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy Church.
The Pastor, who has been tagged as one of the prosperity preachers, believes so much in sowing of seeds for multiple prosperities.
Pastor Chris is said to be worth an estimated net worth of USD70 million which makes him one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, popularly called Daddy GO by members of his church, is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God (RCCG).
Daddy GO was born on the 2nd of March, 1942 in Ifewara, near Ile-Ife in Osun state and he is married to Pastor (Mrs.) Foluke Adeboye.
Pastor Adeboye, according to reliable report, has an estimated net worth of USD50 million which make him one of the richest pastors in the country.
Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua
Popularly known as TB Joshua, Prophet Temitope Joshua, also features on the list of most the richest pastors in Nigeria.
TB Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations and he is well known in Africa and many parts of the world. He is also the founder of Emmanuel TV, Africa’s largest Christian television network.
TB Joshua is estimated net worth is about USD25 million.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the renowned pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre popularly known as KICC.
The KICC annual accounts revealed that he earns an annual salary of POUNDS100,000 but majority of his earnings come from the sale of Christian literature and documentaries from his media outfit.
He is said to worth an estimated amount of USD20 million, which makes him one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.
Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, popularly called Papa, is the founder of the World of Life Bible Church with its headquarters in Warri, Delta state.
He is one of the few pastors in Nigeria that owns a private jet and can boast of several luxurious cars and estates.
Pastor Oritsejafor is said to boast of a net worth of UDS 15 million.
Reverend Chris Okotie
The singer cum pastor, Rev. Chris Okotie is a walthy pastor with a net worth of USD12 million. He is the General Overseer of the Household of God, located in Ikeja, Lagos.
His church has a large congregation with famous musicians, movie actors and public figures as members.
Pastor Gbenga Oso
Pastor Gbenga Osho, was one of the pastors of the Gospel Faith Mission International, is a renowned Nigerian Pastor. The Laughter Foundation Ministries founder and General Overseer, is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria and also in Africa.
He is known for performing miracles for women seeking for the fruit of the womb. His net worth is estimated at USD3.5 million.
Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Bishop Mike Okonkwo is the founder and the General Overseer of The Redeemed Evangelic Mission (TREM). The renowned pastor is one of the few pastors that can boast of a private jet.
The Anambra state born pastor is one of the richest pastors with an estimated net worth of about USD3.00 million.
Lazarus Muoka is a Nigerian author, minister of God and pastor. He is the founder and the General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.
The founder of the Lord’s Chosen movement is one of the few richest pastors we have in Nigeria. His net worth is estimated at USD3.00 million.
African Richest Pastors by Forbes