A pastor is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation.Many pastors worldwide are serving humanity by providing guidance to people belonging to the community.
Some of them have become very rich through their churches and other investments.
The American magazine, Forbes has published the list of pastors in Africa and their worth.
Interestingly, the pastors in Africa have mansions and expensive cars.
Below is a list of the pastors and their net worth.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo – Net Worth $150m
Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry.
Ever since he founded this ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. He hosts three services every Sunday in The Faith Tabernacle.
He owns private jets and homes in the US and the UK.
Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria and the world.
His church is obliged Officer 3 Sunday worship to accommodate 50,000 worshipers.
His net worth stands at $150 million.
2. Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth $50m
Chris Oyakhilome’s church Christ Embassy has more than 400,000 members, several of whom are successful entrepreneurs and politicians.
Pastor Chris has diversified interests include magazines, newspapers, a TV station, a record label, hotels, satellite TV and real estate.
3. Temitope Balogun Joshua – Net Worth $15m
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua is Nigeria’s most powerful, controversial and philanthropic preacher. He heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987.
The christian minister, televangelist and faith healer is a big giver; his humanitarian works include education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs.
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He is the owner of Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network.
4. Matthew Ashimolowo – Net Worth $10m
The Foursquare Gospel Church sent Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo to established a branch in London, that was 1992, but the pastor founded his own church instead.
Matthew Ashimolowo’s Kingsway International Christian Center is the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. It has assets worth more than $40 million and earns a profit of more than $10 million.
Ashimolowo gets an annual net salary of $200,000. He also makes money from his media company called the Matthew Ashimolowo Media.
5. Chris Okotie – Net Worth $10m
Former successful musician of the 1980s, he converted and founded his church that gathers 5000 members. He ran for presidential elections under the banner of Fresh Party, the political party founded by the pastor himself.
His church members include stars and local celebrities. He is a lover of cars and owns several posh cars which include a Mercedes S600, Rolls-Royce, Hummer and Porsche.
6. Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor – Net worth $120m
Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor, known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church.
He became the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on February 7, 2005, a position he held for five years.
In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria.
Oritsejafor is today not only a pastor; he is a teacher, evangelist, prophet, author, philosopher, and philanthropist.
Bishop Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor, popularly known as Papa Ayo runs an empire worth $120 billion.
7. Prophet Uebert Angel – Net worth $60m
He is the founder of Spirit embassy.
The Zimbabwean born- British national who has a vast business portfolio which includes property investment and real estate construction.
He is rumored to be worth $60 million.