Pastors are a church’s leaders, a gospel preachers or a ministers who are meant to show people what is right and advice them to discontinue doing what is not right in order to gain heaven (paradise). In today’s article, I will list and explain to you top richest Pastors in Nigeria for this year, 2022.
Being the best pastor, you have to be providing spiritual leadership to the members of your church, preparing weekly sermons, preaching and conducting worship services. Interestingly, it’s also your responsibility to interpret biblical scripture for the congregation.
Wonder how Nigerian Pastors become rich quickly? As a matter of fact, most of them get paid a salary from their church. Some of their churches collect voluntary contributions from their members and then use the money to pay to their pastor.
Top ten richest Pastors in Nigeria in 2022
|#||Pastor’s Name||Net worth in $|
|1||Bishop David Oyedepo||$200m|
|2||Pastor Chris Oyakhilome||$126m|
|3||Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye||$110m|
|5||Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor||$32m|
|8||Apostle Johnson Suleman||$10.5m|
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Now, let’s start discussing top ten richest Pastors in Nigeria in 2022 one by one.
#1. Bishop David Oyedepo
David Oyedepo was born on September 27, 1954. He is a Nigerian preacher, Christian author, businessman, architect and the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch, Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International.
Apart from being the Pastor, he is also the Chancellor of the two top prestigious private university in Nigeria, Covenant University and Landmark University. In 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Bishop David Oyedepo as the #1 richest pastor in Nigeria.
|Date of birth and location||September 27, 1954 | |
Omu-Aran, Kwara State
|Occupation||Pastor, author, educationist, minister, architect and businessman|
|Spouse||Faith Abiola Oyedepo|
|Children||David Jr, Isaac, Love and Joyce|
#2. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a Pastor, faith healing minister, television host and author born on 7 December 1963 in Edo State, Nigeria. His father is Elder T.E while his mother is Angelina Oyakhilome.
Chris Oyakhilome is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state where he obtained a degree in architecture and an honorary Doctor of Science award.
He has also got an honorary doctorate in divinity from Benson Idahosa University, Edo state.
Meanwhile, he is the founder and a pastor of Christ Embassy International.
In 2011, Forbes estimated his personal wealth (net worth) as between $30 million to $50 million.
|Date of birth and location||7 December 1963 | Edo, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Pastor, faith healing minister, television host and author|
|Website||www.pastorchrisonline.org and www.christembassy.org/|
#3. David Ibiyeomie
Through his television ministry, Hour of Salvation and live services, David Ibiyeomie reaches millions of worshippers. The Hour of Salvation TV programme started on NTA channel 10 Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 2001 and currently runs on over 40 television stations both locally and internationally.
David Ibiyeomie is a Nigerian pastor, Christian author, televangelist and the founder/presiding pastor of Salvation Ministries headquartered in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
He was enrolled into full time Bible School in the Word of Faith Bible Institute founded by David Oyedepo’s Ministry. Ibiyeomie started Salvation Ministries on Sunday April 13, 1997 with 34 persons in attendance. Now, he preaches 50, 000 plus people in his auditorium.
Presently, his bet worth is approximately estimated as $41m which is equivalent to ₦18.8 Billion.
|Date of birth and location||21 October 1962 | Bonny Island, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Televangelist, Pastor, Author, etc.|
#4. Enoch Adeboye
Enoch Adejare Adeboye is one of the top richest Pastors in Nigeria born on 2 March, 1942 in Ifewara, near Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian pastor and a General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God headquartered in Lagos.
He joined the Redemed 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.
In 1975, he obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He also holds a position as Professor of Mathematics at University of Lagos.
|Date of birth and location||2 March 1942 | Osun State, Nigeria|
|Employer||Redeemed Christian Church of God, University of Lagos|
|Spouse||Foluke Adenike Adeboye(m. 1967)|
#5. Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor
Ayodele Oritsejafor, also popularly known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church located in Warri, Nigeria.
Now, his net worth is $10.5m which is an equivalent of 4.8 billion Naira. He is one of the top richest Pastors in Nigeria. He has a $3.5 million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet, a fleet of luxurious cars including a limousine. You may read more about his cars, jet, houses and their price here.
#6. Paul Enenche
We thank God for the people who work tirelessly to heighten the ministry of Christianity in Nigeria. One of them is Pastor Paul Eneche who pastors Dunamis International Gospel (DIG).
Paul Eneche is the founder and senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Center, a church he founded in 1996. Established on November 10, 1996 headquartered at area 1, GARKI, Abuja.
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|Real name||Paul Enenche|
|Date of birth||12 June 1968|
|Net worth||$20 million|
#7. Dr. Sam Adeyemi
Sam Adeyemi has trained thousands of people in leadership for more than two decades. He has done this through the Daystar Leadership Academy (DLA), which has graduated over 40,000 people since 2002, and through seminars, workshops and conferences.
He has obtained the Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Exeter, UK, and the Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, Virginia, USA.
He is best known as a Religious Leader, motivational speaker and also a pastor . The religious figure, author, and public speaker is recognized for having founded the Daystar Christian Centre.
Dr. Sam Adeyemi was born in Kogi state Nigeria on February 3, 1967. According to Carmcart, his net worth is ₦8.7 billion as of 2022.
Lazarus Muoka is a Nigerian pastor, minister and author. He is the founder and General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement (LCCRM).
|Born||Mgbidi, Imo State, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Clergyman, Author, Pastor, etc|
#9. William Kumuyi
William Folorunso Kumuyi was born on 6 June 1941 in Orunwa, Ogun State. He is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry located at Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria. He is also the author of several Christian books and devotionals.
|Date of birth and location||6 June 1941 | Orunwa, Ogun State|
|Primary education||Mayflower School|
|University attended||University of Ibadan (BSc)|
University of Lagos
|Occupation||Pastor, Author, Televangelist|
#10. Apostle Johnson Suleman
Johnson Suleman was born on 24 March 1971. He is a Nigerian TV Evangelist and the top leader and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, a ministry congregation headquartered in Auchi, Edo State.
|Date of birth||24 March 1971|
|Wife||Lizzy Johnson Suleman|
|Children||Two children: Divine Johnson-Suleman, Ebenezer Johnson Suleman|
Please note that every Pastor is rich, hence don’t rely on the name of Nigerian Pastors discussed here who are considered to be one of the richest. If your Pastor’s name was not listed here, please don’t think that he is poor. As a matter of fact, name of Pastors listed and discussed here are the one who are known nation wide and in some other countries.
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