The most visited urban website in the world MediaTakeOut today released the names of the 7 richest black pastors in the world.
Apart from Bishop T. D. Jakes and Creflo Dollars, the rest are Nigerians. The Nigerian ministers of God on the list are Temitope Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Matthew Ashimolowo who is the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC).
Others are Pastor Chris Oyakhilome who is General Overseer of Believers’ Loveworld also known as Christ Embassy and Pastor E. A. Adeboye who needs no introduction and was named by NewsWeek as the Most Powerful Man in Africa and one of the top 50 global power elites in 2008/2009.
The last and highest ranking Nigerian (position number 2) on the list is Bishop David Oyedepo who is the Presiding Bishop of Winners Chapel known as Living Faith Church.
Check out how they rank and what the site wrote about them below.
7. Temitope Joshua: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has an estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million. Nigeria’s most controversial clergyman is also one of its richest and most philanthropic. T.B Joshua heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987, which accommodates over 15,000 worshippers on Sundays.
6. Matthew Ashimolowo: Ashimolowo, the owner of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is estimated to be worth more than $20 million. Having his humble beginnings as a priest in Foursquare Gospel Church, a Nigerian church that sent Ashimolowo to open a satellite branch in London. Pastor Matthew had other ideas and decided to set up his own church instead. Today, his Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the whole of the United Kingdom.
5. Creflo Dollar: American Bible teacher, pastor, and the founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar, has an estimated net worth of $27 million. As his name suggests, this preacher’s “manna” comes in form of the green buck.
4. Chris Oyakhilome: This is the man behind Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy.His church has an estimated net worth of $30 million – $50 million last year, the charismatic preacher was at the center of a $35 million money laundering case in which he was accused of siphoning funds from his church to foreign banks.
3. E A Adeboye: This messenger of God was listed in NEWSWEEK as the most powerful man in Africa and one of the top 50 global power elites in 2008/2009, among others such as President Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy. Pastor Adeboye heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), something he has done for the last 28years. He has three private jets that he owns personally. Pastor Adeboye is worth an estimated $100 MILLION.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo: Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian Preacher, Christian Author, Founder and Presiding Bishop of Winners Chapel known as Living Faith Church World Wide. Has been hailed as the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria with a total net worth of $150 million and properties like 4 private jets and homes in the United States and England. After the foundation of the Living Faith Outreach Ministry in 1981, it has evolved to be one of the largest congregations in Africa and has a flourishing mission in Nairobi.
1. Bishop T. D Jakes: Bishop Jakes lives in a $1,700,000 mansion, he has been called America’s best preacher and has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine. He is a writer, preacher and movie producer. Thomas Dexter “T. D.” Jakes, Sr. is the bishop/chief pastor of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American mega church, with 30,000 members, located in Dallas, Texas. T.D Jakes wears custom made suits and sports a diamond ring the size of a coin. This man of God has been endowed with a $150 million net worth.