Are you aware that pastors, alongside politicians, musicians, and businessmen, are among the highest earners in Nigeria? If you’re still not convinced, take a look at the official list of Nigeria’s ten wealthiest pastors, complete with their net worths, automobiles, and homes!
Do you know how God feels about money? Take a look at the men he most often blesses – pastors – and you’ll see what I mean. They are highly wealthy; the majority own luxury jets and can afford a variety of extravagances.
5 richest pastors in Nigeria – How they earned their money & what kind of cars they drive?
Now, how do you believe pastors amass such wealth? What is the pay of the church? True, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Each pastor has a unique source of income that quickly makes them billionaires. Let us examine it, beginning with the “poorest”
#1. Pastor Chris Okotie (Networth: $12m ~ ₦4.3b)
Chris Okotie started his career in the 1980’s as a successful pop singer. However, he decided to devote himself to God and created the Household of God Church International after being born again, earning him the moniker Pastor Chris Okotie.
Chris Okotie has risen to prominence as one of Nigeria’s wealthiest pastors as a result of the funds donated to him by his followers.
He earns millions of dollars from the books The Last Outcast that he sells to his members. He now has a net worth of 4.3 billion. Neither his singing career nor previous business ventures could gain him such money.
Chris Okotie is an automotive enthusiast. His garage is strewn with the most opulent automobiles money can purchase. He owns Hummers, a Range Rover limousine, a Range Rover sports, a BMW X Series, a Mercedes Benz, and a N80 million Rolls Royce Phantom that he gifted himself for his 30th birthday.
#2. Pastor Gbenga Oso (Networth: $3.5m ~ ₦1.3b)
Pastor Gbenga Oso began his ministry with Gospel Faith Mission International before establishing the Laughter Foundation Church on his own.
Gbenga Oso, popularly referred to as the “father of one million babies,” believes that his miracles have assisted one million couples in conceiving children. Is modern medicine ineffective? Take a look at Pastor Gbenga Oso!
However, it was discovered that the couples who testify about their fruit of the womb are nothing more than brazen liars who are paid N10,000 to appear on television and attract gullible women to his church. He also welcomes couples who have recently given birth to his church and uses their photographs as miracle babies blessed by God in his congregation.
With an estimated net worth of $3.5 million, Gbenga Oso becomes one of Nigeria’s wealthiest pastors.
#3. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor (Networth: $3m ~ ₦1.1b)
Following his encounter with Jesus, Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor founded the Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Nigeria. He was born into a family dedicated to the worship of the Lord Jesus. When asked why he chose to become a servant of God, Ayo Oritsejafor often recounts the story of his mother, who prayed to God for a son and vowed to give him if she was blessed with one.
His “Group of Young Men” – the terrorist organization that operates in conjunction with his church activities – is the primary target of criticism. According to The Global Terrorism Index, the terrorist group murdered 6,644 innocent people in 2014, more than any other terrorist organization in the world.
At the start of 2019, Ayodele Oritsejafor was captured and filmed while pleading with his members to pay N1.8 in order to avoid missing God, implying that those who do not pay tithe will not see God until they die.
He has a net worth of 1.1 billion dollars, real estate, a $3.5 million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet, and a fleet of luxury automobiles, including a limousine.
#4. Bishop Mike Okonkwo (Networth: $3m ~₦1.1b)
Bishop Mike Okonkwo was born in 1945. He is a retired banker and the founder of The Redeemed Evangelic Mission (TREM). He started his career in 1964 with the Nigerian Ports Authority and spent the next two years with African Continental Bank. He was a member of the United Church of Christ from 1960 to 1980, when he founded The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). Bishop Mike Okonkwo was one of the wealthiest pastors in Nigeria at the time.
Mike Okonkwo’s primary source of revenue comes from the millions of naira in monthly tithes collected from his church. He once admitted to using the threat of curses to compel a member to pay tithe:
“I Also FRIGHTENED THE CHURCH WITH CURSES FOR NOT PAYING TITHES BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW ANY BETTER.”
“AS YOU KNOW, WE INVOKE A VARIETY OF SEMANTICS, SUCH AS, ‘IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR TITHE, YOUR LIFE WILL BE TIGHT,’ AND THE PEOPLE PAY OUT OF FEAR WITHOUT GOD’S BLESSING.”
Bishop Mike Okonkwo owns two luxury jets, a $2 billion estate in Abuja, and a house of worship with an estimated annual income of more than $2.5 billion. He owns prestigious residences in the United States of America, London, and South Africa.
#5. Lazarus Muoka (Networth: $3m ~ ₦1.1b)
Lazarus Muoka is an author, pastor, and minister from Nigeria. He is the founder and leader of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, colloquially referred to as “Chosen.”
Lazarus Muoka was born in Imo state and raised in a Catholic family. He has grown to be a powerful figure in Nigeria. He said that he had dreamed about God since 1994. His ministry is marked by numerous healings, deliverances, and miracles. Despite all of the charges and evidence against him, Lazarus Muoka maintains his innocence. Chosen is one of the most prominent churches in Nigeria, making him one of the wealthiest pastors.
Pastor Lazarus’s automobiles, homes, and other investments are shrouded in secrecy due to his conservative lifestyle. However, we have obtained photographs of land crafts used in religious missions by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.
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