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Top 10 Richest Pastors in Nigeria 2023

Top 10 Richest Pastors in Nigeria 2023-

These are Nigeria’s top 10 richest pastors, their cars, and their net worths, and many others, but these top the list, and these pastors have branches of their churches scattered across various cities in the country.

David Oyedepo – $150 million

Pastor David Oyedepo

David Olaniyi Oyedepo is a Nigerian pastor, author, business magnate, architect, and philanthropist. Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, and presiding Bishop of the Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The church is also known as Winners’ Chapel International.

Born (27 September 1954) in Osogbo, Nigeria, but is a native of Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. He was raised in a mixed-religious family.

His father, Ibrahim, was a Muslim healer. His mother, Dorcas, was a member of the Holy Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (C&S), a branch of the Aladura movement in Nigeria. He was raised by his grandmother in Osogbo, who introduced him to the virtues of Christian life via early morning prayers which she attended with him.

He is also the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University and was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as the richest pastor in Nigeria

The Winners’ Chapel International network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria and several cities across forty-five African nations, in Dubai, the United Kingdom and Europe, in Asia, and in the United States and Canada.

Oyedepo has been regarded as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most influential preachers to originate from Nigeria.

Net worth: The bishop has acquired a net worth valued at $100 million and has cars that include:

  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Four Private Jets namely: Gulfstream I, Gulfstream IV, Bombardier Challenger 604 (N664D)
  • Gulfstream V Jet

2. Enoch Adeboye – $65 million.

pastor Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adejare Adeboye (born 2 March 1943) is a Nigerian pastor and the present General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the second on Nigeria’s list of richest pastors. He served as the second national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.

Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on 2 March 1942 in Ifewara, near Ife, in the then Southern Region, British Nigeria. He was born into a very humble family.

Enoch Adejare Adeboye started his education at Ilesha Grammar School in Ilesha Osun State in 1956. Enoch Adejare Adeboye then proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in Nsukka, but because of the Nigeria Civil War, he completed his first degree at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1967.

In 1969, he obtained a Master’s degree in Hydrodynamics from the University of Lagos. In 1975, he obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos.

Adejare Adeboye joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1973 and served as an interpreter before he was ordained a pastor in the church by Pa. Josiah Akindayomi in 1975. He became General Overseer of the church in 1981. For three years, he filled the role part-time at Unilorin before giving up his university position to preach full-time.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye owns a gospel television station named “Dove TV” which airs his sermons and other church programs. He also owns one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria, known as “Redeemer’s University“.

Net worth: $65 million, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen, and Land Rover Discovery.

3. Chris Oyakhilome – $50 million

pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Christian Oyakhilome (born 7 December 1963) known as Pastor Chris is a Christian faith leader, preacher, author, philanthropist, televangelist, and president of Loveworld Incorporated.

He is most well known as the founding pastor of the Mega Church Christ Embassy and author of the daily devotional Rhapsody of Realities.

Pastor Chris was born on 7 December 1963 to the family of Tim and Angelina Oyakhilome in Edo State, Nigeria. He is the 3rd child of 7 children and 1st of two sons.

He has five sisters and all his siblings play active roles in Loveworld and Christ Embassy. They are Beayeta Akhuemokhan (née Oyakhilome), Mercy Oyakhilome, Kenneth Oyakhilome, Linda Okocha (née Oyakhilome), Kathy Woghiren (née Oyakhilome) and Lovelina Osazuwa (née Oyakhilome).

He attended Edo College, and on scholarship, gained admission into Bendel State University, which was later renamed Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma where he studied and obtained a first degree in Architecture.

At Ambrose Alli University, he founded a Youth Ministry called Youth For Christ, which became the largest fellowship in Bendel State University. In one of his services, Chris Oyakhilome gave an account of how the Vice Chancellor at the time attended his service once on Campus

Net worth: $50 million, owns real estate properties across Nigeria, Private jet, and 30 SUVs, including a powerful Range Rover Sport.

4. David Ibiyeomie- $41 million

Pastor David Ibiyeomie

David Ibiyeomie (born 21 October 1962) is a Nigerian pastor, author, televangelist, and the founder/presiding pastor of Salvation Ministries with its headquarters located in GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He is married to Peace Ibiyeomie who is also a pastor of Salvation Ministries. 

On October 21, 1962, David Ibiyeomie was born in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria. He is a native of Bolo Town in the Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

David Ibiyeomie attended Banham Primary School and Government Comprehensive Secondary School Borikiri, all in Rivers State for his primary and secondary education. In 1980, he enrolled at the University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

In 1995 Ibiyeomie enrolled in full-time Bible School in the Word of Faith Bible Institute, an arm of David Oyedepo’s Ministry. Ibiyeomie started Salvation Ministries on Sunday, April 13, 1997, with 34 persons in attendance.

Net worth: $41 million

5. Ayo Oritsejafor – $32 million

pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor, known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Nigeria. He became the national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on 7 February 2005, a position he held for five years.

In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), the apex body of all Christians in the country.

Ayo Oritsejafor was born on November 10 into the family of Mr. Joseph Monday Oritsejafor and Mrs. Roli Durojaiye Oritsejafor in Lagos, Nigeria. His mother is a staunch member of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC).

In 1972, Oritsejafor became “born again” in an evangelical crusade held in Sapele, Nigeria. Oritsejafor enrolled at the All Nations For Christ Bible Institute, Benin City, Nigeria.

Oritsejafor further enrolled with the Nigerian Baptist Seminary, Ogbomosho in Oyo State, Nigeria, and later proceeded in 1979 to the United States for further studies at Morris Cerullo’s School of Ministry (El Cortez), San Diego, California.

Net worth: $32 million, million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet, A limousine, and Toyota Land Cruiser

7. Sam Adeyemi – $30 million

Pastor Sam Adeyemi

SAM ADEYEMI is senior pastor of Daystar Chri-stian Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. His broadcast, “Excellent Leadership,” airs on Daystar Network Television and Word Network in the United States and on more than 25 channels in Europe and Africa.

Born on 18 August 1960 at Iyara in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State) was elected Senator for the Kogi West constituency of Kogi State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the APC. Re-elected as senator for the third time on the 30th of November 2019.

He earned a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations, a Diploma in Law, an advanced diploma in Mass Communication, and a master’s in Public Administration from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, and became a journalist.

Net worth: $30 million

8. Matthew Ashimolowo – $15 million

pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew Ashimolowo (born 17 March 1952) is a Nigerian clergyman and the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London.

His Winning Ways program is aired daily on Premier Radio (London) and Spirit FM (Amsterdam) and on television in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, FaithAfrica (DSTV 341), the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network.

Ashimolowo founded the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in 1992 in the UK. Converted to Christianity from Islam at the age of 20 after the death of his father before enrolling in a Bible school.

Net worth: $15 million

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9. Johnson Suleman – $10.5 million

pastor Johnson Suleman

Johnson Suleman (born Johnson Sule; 24 March 1971) is a Nigerian televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International,  a church with its headquarters in Auchi, Edo State. After working as an assistant pastor in the Armor of God Church in Lagos from 1998, he started Omega Fire Ministries in 2004.

He identifies fellow Nigerian pastor Enoch Adeboye as his ‘spiritual father’.

Suleman was born Johnson Sule on the 24th of March 1971, to Mrs. Esther Sule and Hon. Imoudu Sule.

Suleman, who then had an “insatiable thirst for God”, claimed the revelation made him understand he had to spread the gospel around the world through a ministry. He also has a biological younger brother named Dr Sule Emmanuel, who was formerly a pastor in the South African branch of Suleman’s Omega Fire Ministries International.

Suleman had his primary and secondary education in Auchi. According to the fiery preacher, he became a millionaire at the age of 19 while he was still schooling, having then had a job moving cocoa in trucks from his state to the northern states of Nigeria.

Net worth: $10.5 million

10. Pastor Lazarus Muoka ($8 Million)

Pastor Lazarus Muoka

Pastor Lazarus Muoka was born into a Catholic family in Imo State. The famous pastor is the General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement. His ministry is characterized by many miracles, healings, and deliverance messages. Currently, the pastor’s net worth is valued at $8 million.

Information about the cars Pastor Lazarus Muoka owns is scarce as the Pastor is quite conservative and keeps his personal life private.

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