Who are the top 10 richest pastors in Africa? As one of the most religious continent in the world, the African continent can be lacking quite a handful of things or more but certainly not the availability of pastors.
Ever since the advent of Christianity in the continent, pastors have risen up in their numbers to address the spiritual needs of the Christian populace which has also risen astronomically.
These pastors are super rich and even wealthier than their western counterparts who brought Christianity first into their region and turned them away from their smaller gods.
Factually speaking, the richest pastor in the world is an African and in this article, we’ll be looking at the rest of the nine pastors trailing behind him – the world’s richest who hails from Nigeria.
Here are the names of the top 10 richest pastors in Africa right now
10. Rev, Chris Okotie – $10 Million (Nigeria)
Rev Chris Okotie is yet another Nigerian and is a pop star turned pastor. He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Household of God Church International, Lagos Nigeria.
He is also a politician and is the president of Fresh Democratic Party (FDP) under whose platform he has been running for the presidency since 2003.
He is a stylish and extravagant pastor with a fleet of exotic cars to flaunt.
He is notable for employing high-end vocabularies when communicating with his members who are mostly celebrities. READ ALSO: Chris Okotie Biography
He hails from Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
9. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – $10 Million (Nigeria)
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is a distinguished preacher and teacher of God’s word. He is also an author, televangelist, dynamic pastor, businessman and the founder of the Kingsway International Christian Center (KICC) London.
Pastor Matthew was born to parents of the Islamic faith. However, following the death of his father, he switched faith lanes into Christianity at age 22 and got enrolled into a Bible school in Lagos.
Pastor Matthew would become the assistant pastor of a branch of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos in the wake of his successful completion of his Bible School foray into the fullness of the knowledge of God’s word and precepts.
In 1992, he moved to London and founded the KICC with just 11 members in a small hall in North London. As events would turn out, 11 members led to the birth one of the largest Christian congregation in the UK and making Pastor Matthew also one of the richest pastors in the world.
Pastor Matthew lives a life of bounty blessings. He is a man of excellence and believes in winning. His affluent lifestyle had once set the prying eyes of the UK tabloids on him, accusing him of being too extravagant with financial resources.
He is the Chancellor of Kings University, Osun State, Nigeria and is popular for his Winning Ways programme aired across the globe.
8. Prophet T.B Joshua – $15 Million (Nigeria)
Prophet Temitope Joshua is a Nigerian and is the most famous pastor in the whole of Africa.
He is the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) which has only one branch in Nigeria situated in Lagos.
He began his church in 1987 in the most demeaning style in the books and rose to become a force in Africa that everyone wants to reckon with.
He is extremely rich and gives more than he receives.
His church is more like a tourist attraction, piquing the interest of thousands of religious enthusiast across the African continent to his Lagos base in search of miracles and wonders.
He is controversial as well with many questioning the spiritual legitimacy of his healings and wonders.
7. Prophet Uebert Angel – $25 Million (South Africa)
Born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, Pastor Uebert is one of the youngest prophets in Africa that is jaw-dropping rich.
He is an author, televangelist, and businessman.
He is the founder of the Spirit Embassy, a Pentecostal church he founded in the UK where he has citizenship.
He founded the church in 2007 and later renamed it to the Good News Church in 2015.
Uebert is a prosperity preacher and goes about in his helicopter preaching the good news wherever he is invited.
He runs the miracle satellite TV and good news TV where he broadcasts his programs.
Prophet Uebert is the CEO of Sam Barkeley Construction and Angel Organization.
He is also into real estate and runs a millionaire academy where he teaches people how to be rich.
He has graced the imminent pages of Forbes Africa where his wealth was brought to light.
6. Pastor Ray McCauley – $28 Million (South Africa)
Born in Johannesburg, Pastor Raynor McCauley is the Senior Pastor of Rhema Bible Church founded in 1979 and is one of the most influential leaders of the Christian faith in South Africa.
To supplement his position as the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church, he triples as the president of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC) and co-chairman of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa.
Pastor Ray is awfully rich and was once immersed into some controversies surrounding his life of plenty and flamboyance.
He is a prosperity preacher. Usually, he flaunts his blessings as proof.
5. Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene – $42 Million (South Africa)
She’s the first in the list from the feminine gender and is representing from Venda, South Africa.
Pastor Tshifhiwa is the founder of Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World Peace.
She left her robust banking career for the work of God in 2001 and has been rewarded for that move.
Her ministry is one of the biggest in South Africa and reaches out to her global audience via a channel on DSTV.
She is based in Venda, South Africa and is a widow.
4. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – $50 Million (Nigeria)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is from Edo State in Nigeria.
He is the Founder, President and Senior Pastor of Believer’s Loveworld International popularly known as Christ Embassy.
He founded the Believer’s Loveworld as a campus fellowship while he was a student at the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo state, Nigeria in 1987.
Today, his ministry is one of the biggest in Nigeria and Africa with many subsidiaries like the Loveworld records, Loveworld publications, Loveworld TV and many more.
The church has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria with numerous branches littered around Nigeria and her university campuses. Pastor Chris is luxurious in appearance, affluent and has money as the least of all his worries.
3. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor – $120 Million (Nigeria)
Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor is the Founder and Presiding Bishop of Word of Life Bible Church headquartered in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria where he hails from.
Papa Ayo got born again in 1972 and began his ministry in 1979 after going through a Theology School in California, U.S.A.
In Nigeria, Papa Ayo is seen as a leader in the Christian community has held a number of leadership roles and bridging the gap between the church and government.
He is the first Pentecostal leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which is the highest Christian organization in Nigeria.
Papa Ayo is strikingly wealthy, owns a private jet, real estates, transport businesses and some investments in the media and banking world.
2. Pastor E. A. Adeboye – $130 Million (Nigeria)
Papa Adeboye is the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God which is the biggest church in Nigeria by population and in the number of branches (14,000) across the country and around the world (196).
He was ordained as a pastor in 1977 and became the General Overseer of the RCCG in 1981 after the founder PA. Akindayomi died.
From being a Professor of Mathematics, he assumed full leadership of the church when it was at its earliest stages.
Today he is the second richest pastor in Nigeria and Africa.
He owns a private jet, a university and the largest Christian estate in Nigeria situated in Ogun State Nigeria. READ ALSO: Pastor Enoch Adeboye Biography
He hails from Osun state Nigeria.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo – $150 Million (Nigeria)
Papa Oyedepo as he is fondly called is the Presiding Bishop and senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a. k. a Winner’s Chapel.
He founded his church in 1981 from scratch.
Through faith and diligence, he was able to transform the church into a mega one and one of the largest in Nigeria and Africa.
He is the richest pastor in Africa and the entire world.
He has two private universities in Nigeria, a private jet, publishing house, secondary schools and a host of others ministry investments including his Canaan city base which is arguably the richest Christian estate in West Africa. READ ALSO: Bishop David Oyedepo Biography
He hails from Kwara State, Nigeria.
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