Who are the richest Pastors in Nigeria? , these are men of God, who have successfully made wealth from preaching the gospel. gone are the days when pastors wore wretched clothes or turn out to be the poorest of the lot.
These days, being a pastor is quite lucrative. Whether or not this is how God wants it is a debate that would probably last forever.
In Nigeria, there are pastors and there are Pastors. This list here consists of the latter set.
Nigerian pastors are among the richest pastors in the world.
But on this list, we are focusing on the top ten richest pastors in Nigeria in 2021 in reverse chronological order (bottom to top).
Top 10 Richest pastors in Nigeria 2021 [ Forbes List]
Lazarus Muoka (Net worth: $3 million)
Lazarus Muoka is a Nigerian author, pastor, and minister. He is the general overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, known simply as Chosen.
He was born in Imo state to a Catholic family. According to him, he started having dreams about God in 1994 and he has so far grown to become a great influence in Nigeria.
His church is characterized by healing, miracles, and deliverance, making it one of the most famous in Nigeria.
His lifestyle is quite conservative and quiet, making it challenging to find information about his cars, houses, and other properties.
However, findings reveal that Lazarus Muoka net worth is estimated to be about $3 million making him one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.
Bishop Mike Okonkwo (Net worth: $3 million)
Born in 1945, Bishop Mike is the founder of the Redeemed Evangelic Mission (TREM).
He is a former banker who started his career at Nigerian Ports Authority in 1964 before switching to African Continental Bank for two years.
Bishop Mike, apparently one of the richest pastors in Nigeria, makes his money from church donations and other investments.
He is a proud owner of two private jets, an estate, and a house of worship in Abuja worth N2 billion with what is believed to be an estimated revenue of N2.5 billion annually.
He has choice properties in London, South Africa, and the United States.
Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor (Net worth: $3 million)
Born in a Christian home, Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor founded his church Word of Life Church in Warri after his encounter with Jesus. He often said his mother, like Samuel’s mother in the bible, had promised to return him to God if God blesses her with a son.
He is surrounded by many controversies, including a 2019 video where he was seen telling his members to pay N1.8 million in order not to miss God, implying that those who don’t pay tithe won’t make heaven.
Bishop Oritsejafor is the proud owner of real estate worth N1.1 billion, N3.5 Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet, and several luxurious cars which include a limousine.
Pastor Gbenga Oso (Net worth: $3.5 million)
Pastor Gbenga Oso began his pastoral ministry with the Gospel Faith Mission International, before going ahead to start his church, Laughter Foundation Church.
Known widely as the father of one million babies, Pastor Gbenga lays claim to helping one million couples conceive babies through his miracles.
There have been rumors that most of his claims are false and those people who come out to “testify” have been paid N10,000 each to lie to unsuspecting people.
While this may either be true or false, it doesn’t seem to be affecting the pastor’s account balance.
With a net worth of $3.5million, Pastor Gbenga is up there as one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.
Pastor Chris Okotie (Net worth: $12 million) – Top 10 Richest pastors in Nigeria 2021
He first gained prominence in the ‘80s as a pop singer. He, however, decided to dedicate himself to God leading to the establishment of his church, the Household of God International. Today, he is known widely as Pastor Chris.
Like most pastors in Nigeria, he makes the bulk of his money from donations and gifts from church members. Being an author, Pastor Chris has also realized millions from the sales of books, especially The Last Outcast.
Chris Okotie does not hide his love for cars as his garage is filled with different luxurious cars. His automobiles include Range Rover Limousine, Hummer, BMW X Series, Mercedes Benz, Range Rover Sports, and a Rolls Royce Phantom worth N80 million. He gifted himself the Rolls Royce for his birthday.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (Net worth: $20 million)
Pastor Matthew born into a Muslim family but converted to Christianity at the age of 20. He is the Lead Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC).
KICC is 25 years old with an estimated worth of N7.2 billion in assets and brings in over N3.5 revenue annually.
The financial scandal was traced to him when it was discovered that over N53 million used for his birthday celebration came directly from the church’s credit card.
Pastor Matthew is a proud owner of a private jet, a fleet of luxurious cars with investments here and there.
His automobile collection includes Porsche Cayenne, Hummer Jeep, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes Benz among others.
Prophet T.B. Joshua (Net worth: $25 million)
He is arguably the most controversial of them all. His most recent controversy is that he claimed the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic would end on the 27th of March.
Several weeks later, the world is still battling with it.
The Late T.B. Joshua is the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). born on June 12, 1963.
Founded his church as far back as 1987 and has watched it grow into an international ministry with branches in South Africa, Ghana, Greece, Israel, UK, and so on.
He makes his money from donations and other sources which makes him the fourth richest pastor in Nigeria.
He owns a private jet and a fleet of high-class cars including Mercedes Benz and Range Rovers.
Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Net worth: $39 million)
Known widely as Pastor Adeboye, the Redeemed church general overseer was born in the year 1942 in Osun state. He became the general overseer of the church and built it to become one of the biggest churches in Africa, and arguably in the world.
The church currently has branches in 192 countries and over 14,000 branches in Nigeria alone.
He was once quoted to have said his mission is to have an RCCG church on every street.
With a net worth of over N14 billion, Pastor Adeboye is the third richest pastor in Nigeria.
His fleet of cars includes Land Rover Discovery, Rolls Royce Phantom and a Mercedes Benz Gelandewagen among others.
He also owns a G550 luxury private jet.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Net worth: $50 million)
Born on the 7th of December, 1963, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Love World Ministries, popularly called Christ Embassy. His church boasts of over 40,000 members across five continents.
Pastor Chris said he founded the church as an undergraduate in the university. His key message on giving emphasizes the importance of sowing seeds.
Pastor Oyakhilome performs healing and miracles during various church services.
He has a healing school where people go through the process of healing from their respective illnesses.
Pastor Chris has over 30 SUVs including a luxurious Range Rover and he has real estate investments across different parts of the country. Of course, he has a private jet too. Pastor Chris is the second richest pastor in Nigeria.
Bishop David Oyedepo net worth ($150 million) – Richest Pastor in Nigeria
Born in 1954, Bishop David Oyedepo is a renowned pastor, business mogul, author, and founder of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel).
Living Faith Ministries have branches across different parts of Nigeria and 45 African countries plus the UK, US, and Dubai.
Having a sitting capacity of over 50,000, Faith Tabernacle is one of the biggest worship centers in the world.
Bishop Oyedepo owns four aircraft including two Gulf stream planes and a Bombardier Challenger. He also has a fleet of luxurious cars including BMW and Mercedes Benz.
With a net worth of over 150 million dollars, Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria.
More also Oyedepo is also one of the most powerful pastors in Nigeria considering his constant comments on politics and governance in the country.