Pastors have always played a key role in the culture and growth of Nigeria. There were days in the past when pastors were associated with poverty, but those days are long gone, as some of these men of God are not just among the Top 10 Richest pastors in Nigeria, but are also among the Top 10 richest people in the country.
There will always be raised eyebrows and heated arguments among individuals in the country when it comes to pastors being wealthy and living in luxury, especially in the ones in Nigeria. In a recent publication it was revealed that about 4 of the richest pastors in the world were from Nigeria. In this post we are simply going to give a basic overview of their wealth as many are solely dependent on blessings from Christians and children of God.
Here goes the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria 2018
1. Bishop David Oyedepo $150 million
Bishop David Oyedepo was given birth to in Omuaran, kwara state, Nigeria on the 27th of September 1954 and is currently the richest pastor in Nigeria. He is also the most popular pastor in the country, he is a Christian author,a preacher, architect and the founder and the presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, known popularly as winner’s chapel.
Bishop Oyedepo is married to pastor mrs Faith Abiola Oyedepo with whom he has four children, and already some grandchildren.
American magazine, Forbes declares him as the richest pastor in Africa, as his wealth is generated from his assets which includes two universities, several Christian books he has written, a water producing company called Hebron, and also a host of other mini-investments. He is placed at no 1 on the list of Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
His net worth according to Forbes list in 2018 is $150 million.
2. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome $50 million
Born on the 7th of December 1963 in Edo state, Nigeria, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founding president of the Believers Love World mission, popularly known as Christ Embassy. He come in as the second Richest pastor in Nigeria on this my list. He has bred so many gospel singers and is one of the pioneers of total worship in Nigeria.
He is a pastor, television host and an author. He was previously married to Reverend Anita Ebhodagbe with whom they have two children. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is worth around $50 million according to Forbes ranking in 2018. He is placed at no 2 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
3. Pastor Enoch Adeboye $40 million
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, popularly called Daddy G.O was born on the 2nd of March 1942 in Ifewara, osun state and he is happily married to pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye.
He comes in third on this list of the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria. He is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is a pastor and a professor of mathematics. Aside from being among the top 3 richest pastors in Nigeria, He is also the most influential/Powerful pastor In Africa.
According to Forbes Pastor Adeboye is worth $40 million. He is placed at no 3 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
4. Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua (TB Joshua) $25 million
Pastor T.B Joshua was born in Arigidi, Nigeria on the 12th of June 1963. He is a very free giving pastor, a minister, Televangelist and also a philanthropist. He is definitely among one of the richest pastors in Nigeria, he is
He was , he is married to Evelyn Joshua and according to Forbes, and he is worth $25 million making him the fourth richest pastor in Nigeria. He is placed at no 4 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
5. Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo $20 million
A very grounded pastor, a Nigerian clergy man and the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in London. His church is reputed to be the biggest, in terms of population seating capacity.
Pastor Mathew was born on the 17th of March, 1952 in Nigeria. His wealth is majorly generated majorly from the sales of Christian literature documented from his media company Mathew Ashimolowo media.
His net worth according to Forbes is $20 million reason he made it to this list of top ten richest pastors in Nigeria. He is placed at no 5 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
6. Pastor Ayodele Joseph Ortisejafor $15 million
He is the founder and senior pastor of the Word of Life Bible Church located in Owerri. He was the national president of the Pentecostal fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for five years.
Joseph Ortisejafor was also elected the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the apex body of all Christians in the country.
Papa Ayo Ortisejafor as he is often called is married to Helen Ortisejafor and they have three children together, and is with a net worth of $15 million. He is placed at no 6 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
7. Christopher Ogheneborie Okotie $12 million
Pastor Chris Okotie was born on the 16th of June, 1958 in Abraka Delta state He is a televangelist and the senior pastor of the household of God Church International Ministries, a Lagos Pentecostal congregation.
He was born on the 16th of June, 1958 in Abraka Delta state and also, he is a politician, an author and a business man with a net worth of $12 million. Unfortunately, his series of failed marriages has somewhat dented his image in the eye of many, but he still continues to deliver and is still a well respected pastor in the country. He is placed at no 7 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
8. Apostle Johnson Suleiman
Apostle Johnson Suleiman is the General Overseer Of Omega Fire Ministry Int’l, he is married to married to pastor mrs Lizzy Johnson with whom they have Three girls and a boy.
He is currently worth around $10 million. He is placed at no 8 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
9. Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Bishop mike is currently the presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). He is a man of God who passionately preaches power in the word to a multicultural and diverse audience with over 180 branches in Nigeria and ten countries across the globe.
He is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, author, and television and radio host. Well, he made it to my list of richest pastor in Nigeria because according to Forbes he is worth $5 million. He is placed at no 9 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.
10. Pastor Lazarus Muoka
Pastor Lazarus Muoka is a Nigerian pastor, minister and author, the founder and general overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.
He was born in Imo state Nigeria and married to Pastor Joy Muoka. This man of God aims to preach undiluted word of God to every nook and cranny of the world.
With a net worth of $3 million he also fits into the list of top richest pastor in Nigeria. He is placed at no 10 on the list of the Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria.