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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Came across this list by Forbes Magazine about the 5 richest Nigerian pastors-Men Of God, who are the called of God to lead people unto salvation & righteousness, and many in the course of ministering the gospel have been blessed in return, all of the pastors mentioned by Forbes preside over a congregation that runs into hundreds of thousands to millions all over the world.  Here is the Forbes rating of the Men of God.

1. Bishop David Oyedepo- Pastor at the Winners Chapel-Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, he is estimated to be worth- $150 Million Dollars and is said to be the wealthiest pastor in Nigeria. The ministry that was founded by him 3 decades ago has grown so magnificently big. His worship center called the Faith Tabernacle is reputed to be the largest worship center in Africa, with a seating capacity of 50,000 and hosting 3 worships on Sundays. He is said to own 4 jets & homes in the UK & US, he is the promoter of 2 private universities, one is Covenant University & the second is located in his home state in Kwara State, he also owns one of the best colleges in the country-Faith Academy.

2. Pastor (Dr) Chris Oyakhilome- Pastor of Christ Embassy - Believers Loveworld Ministries, a ministry he started while still in school as metamorphosed into a worldwide ministry in only a few years. He is Estimated to be worth between $30 to $50 Million Dollars. His television ministry is most probably the biggest & the most sophisticated in Africa, a very prolific writer, his monthly devotional-Rhapsodies of Realities, which he co-authors with his wife is reputed to sell over 2 million copies monthly. He controls television stations & satellite networks, and he is in a charge of a very well known Healing Ministry.

3. Prophet Temitope  Joshua- Pastor at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, to some he is controversy personified, but to a lot more people is the very God sent man for now, he runs a healing ministry, one thing that has endeared him to many is his philantrophic drive, he is said to have given out over $20 million dollars to causes he believes in. His church was founded in 1987 and the worship center takes about 15,000 every Sunday. He owns Emmanuel TV. He is estimated to be worth between $10 to $15Million Dollars.

4. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo- Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Center in the UK, his church is reputed to be the largest pentecostal church in the United Kingdom and that's not something small, formerly of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, before he got to England and started his own ministry, that ministry has grown in leaps & bounds now. Apart from been a prolific writer, he has a way with words, though he is on an annual salary of $200,000, he is reputed to make money from other varied sources. His church declared  an annual profit of $10 million dollars in 2009, and assets worth $40Million Dollars. He is estimated to be worth from between $6 to $10 million Dollars.

5. Pastor Chris Okotie- Presiding Pastor of the Household of God Church- the other name for the pastor is the Wordsmith and he drops them very big & effortlessly, he is also very stylish. His congregation is said to be made up mostly of society people and top people in the entertainment industry where he was well known too before embracing the gospel. He drives around in some of the most exotic cars in the country. He was the presidential candidate of the Fresh Party which he founded.  He is estimated to be worth between $3 to $10 Million Dollars

This compilation was done by Mfonobong Nsehe for Forbes.





1 comment:

Shakara said...

Church PLC. Business as usual.....