Here is a post which is going to give you the recent and updated list of the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria this 2018. This post is going to include a short bio and net worth of the top 10 richest pastors in the largest black nation.
Am sure you all know who a pastor is, well for those who don’t, which I doubt. A pastor is a person authorized to conduct religious worship in a church. They provide counsel and advice to people, and also act as middlemen between God and ordinary man.
So why a list of the richest pastors in Nigeria this 2018? Well, in truth Nigerian pastors are very rich, and some are not just millionaires but billionaires.
Many people have complained that it is wrong for this ‘men of God’ to amass such wealth, due to the economic situation of their followers. As you also know, not all would agree with that notion, many Nigerians see nothing wrong with this.
This post is not written to judge if pastors in Nigeria are right to be as rich as they are, but this post is simply to give you the accurate information on the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria this 2018.
How did Nigerian pastors amass such wealth and become as rich as they are?
This is a question most people ask and we are going to give you the answer. It might interest you to know that chruches in Nigeria do not pay tax, and most are owned by one pastor. So, when this churches make some money, via various means, some being offering, tithe and contribution, the spending of this cash is determined by the pastor. Pastors in Nigeria also set up businesses and have other money making means. So don’t be surprised if you spot your pastor in that luxurios car.
List of the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria 2018 and their net worth
- Bishop David Oyedepo – Net Worth $180 million
- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth $70 million
- Pastor E.A Adeboye – Net Worth $50 million
- Prophet T.B Joshua – Net Worth $25 million
- Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – Net Worth $20 million
- Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor – Net Worth $15 million
- Pastor Chris Okotie – Net Worth $12 million
- Pastor Gbenga Oso – Net Worth $3.5 million
- Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Net Worth $3 million
- Lazarus Muoka – Net Worth $3 million
Now that you have the list of the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria this 2018, let’s give you a short bio of each of this pastors. Here we go….
2018 Biography of Lazarus Muoka – Net Worth $3 million
This pastor is an author, minister, and pastor. He is the leader of The Lord
s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement. Lazarus Muoka was born in Mgbidi in Imo state. He was raised in a Catholic family. In the year 1994 he started his crusade as a priest. Shortly after acquiring the role of the priest – he creates The Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.
2018 Biography of Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Net Worth $3 million
Bishop Mike Okonkwo is a former banker and the founder of The Redeemed Evangelic Mission. He was born in Ognbunke in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State in the year 1945. Bishop Mike Okonkwo started his ministry in the year 1972 with the United Church of Christ. He served in the United Church of Christ up until 1980, where he created The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).
2018 Biography of Pastor Gbenga Oso – Net Worth $3.5 million
This is a pastor with a speciality, he is well known as the father of million babies, because he helps those without kids. Gbenga Oso was one of the pastors for the Gospel Faith Mission International until he started his Laughter Foundation Church.
2018 Biography of Pastor Chris Okotie – Net Worth $12 million
This one pastor with history. In the 1980’s he was a pop singer, I mean pop like Wizkid and Olamide of today. Well, that doesn’t matter as he turned himself to God and helped his other Nollywood friends to find Lord in the Household of God Church. And he has also contested for the post of President of Nigeria, though that obviously didn’t work.
2018 Biography of Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor – Net Worth $15 million
He is the founder of the World of Life Bible Church which is stationed in Warri, Nigeria. Ayo Oritsejafor was born in Lagos.
2018 Biography of Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – Net Worth $20 million
He is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC). Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo converted to Christianity from Islam at the age of 20. He is also one of the few people in Nigeria who has a private jet, a collection of super cars and real estates all around Nigeria.
2018 Biography of Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua – Net Worth $25 million
This pastor is well known, not just in Nigeria, but across the globe. Prophet T.B Joshua is the Leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations. He owns one of the most popular Christian TV channels in Africa, Emmanuel TV. Emmanuel TV and and the YouTube channel is very popular as it gathers millions of views around the globe.
2018 Biography of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye – Net Worth $50 million
Pastor E.A Adeboye is one of the most influential men in Nigeria. He was born in Ifewara, Osun State in 1942, and currently the General Overseer (Worldwide) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), a role which he took up in the year 1981.
2018 Biography of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth $70 million
He is a creator of The Believer`s World Fellowship which was turned to the Christ Embassy Church, and it is said that he has developed his style of prayer since his time in school. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome provides CDs, video tapes, apps, DVDs and books about his church.
2018 Biography of Bishop David Oyedepo – Net Worth $180 million
He is the richest pastor in Nigeria, and you shouldn’t be surprised one bit. Here is all you need to know about him. Bishop Oyedepo is the founder of Living Faith World Outreach Ministry (a.ka Winners Chapel). He is the owner of Dominion Publishing House, which sells all his books. He is also a founder of the Covenant University and Faith Academy.
There you have it on this post “Top 10 Richest Pastors in Nigeria 2018 and Their Net Worth.” I hope you found this post informative. Cheers.