Who Are the Top 10 African Richest Pastors?
1. Alph Lukau has a net worth of $500 million dollars.
Alph Lukau, also known as the apostle of faith, is a well-known author and powerful televangelist who oversees hundreds of thousands of men and women. Alleluia Ministries International, which he created in February 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is his senior pastor and General Overseer.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo – $150 million net worth
Bishop David Oyedepo, popularly known as Winners Chappel, is the founder and president of Living Faith Church Worldwide. He is the presiding bishop of Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria’s megachurch Faith Tabernacle. The 65-year-old Nigerian preacher earned a Ph.D. in Human Development from Honolulu University in Hawaii and studied at Kwara State University, Malete, AIT Café. After receiving a commandment from God in an 18-hour vision the same year, he formed the Living Faith church in 1981.
Covenant University and Landmark University, both owned by David Oyedepo, are two of Nigeria’s most prestigious private universities. In addition, he is the chancellor of both universities. In Nigeria and overseas, he owns four private aircraft, commercial buildings, and other properties.
3. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – $150 million in net worth
Shepherd Bushiri founded and leads the Enlightened Christian Gathering, a nondenominational evangelical Christian congregation. The Malawian-born pastor, 37, is presently based in South Africa. In Ghana, his native country of Malawi, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa, and other African countries, he has founded and led several churches.
Shepherd Bushiri Investments, his worldwide investment firm, is based in Sandton, near Johannesburg. His company is involved in mining, real estate, airline operations, and other economic ventures. He’s also notorious for charging outrageous amounts for public banquets.
4. Pastor Enoch Adeboye has a net worth of $130 million dollars.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos is Enoch Adeboye. He received his studies at UNILAG and Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. Despite the wealth he has accumulated over the years, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, as he is affectionately called by his supporters, continues to preach in the ministry with humility.
In 1977, the 78-year-old Nigerian pastor was consecrated as a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and four years later, he was named General Overseer of the church. Redeemers University and Dove T.V, a digital satellite TV broadcasting corporation, are two of his churches and assets.
5. Uerbert Angel’s net worth of $60 million.
Uerbert Angel was born in Zimbabwe but now calls the United Kingdom home. Spirit Embassy, a Pentecostal ministry in the United Kingdom, was founded by a 41-year-old preacher. In 2007, Uebert created this church, which was eventually renamed Good News Church.
In addition to preaching, Uebert owns and operates various enterprises in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. When he preaches the gospel, he can fly in choppers because of his lifestyle. The pastor’s assets include commercial buildings, automobiles, investments, and other businesses. He has made significant real estate investments, making him one of Africa’s wealthiest preachers.
6. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s net worth of $50 million.
LoveWorld Incorporated was founded and is led by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Chris Oyakhilome was born on December 7, 1963, in Edo, Nigeria, and is one of Africa’s wealthiest pastors with megachurches.
Christ Embassy is another name for his church. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has one of Nigeria’s largest congregations, with over 150000 adherents.
7. Irene Tshifhiwa – $35 million net worth
Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene is one of the few female preachers to survive in the male-dominated world of wealthy African pastors. The Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World Peace by Jesus Christ was founded by the South African clergyman. She lives in Venda. Over the years, the South African preacher has extended her following to tens of thousands of people while simultaneously expanding her commercial empire.
Tshifhiwa Irene, a televangelist, worked in the financial industry before entering the gospel ministry. Between 1990 to 2001, she worked on a strategy to start her ministry while still employed at Standard Bank of South Africa.
8. Pastor Ray McCauley’s net worth of $30 million.
Pastor Ray McCauley is the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church and a religious leader, businessman, and entrepreneur. In addition to being the President of the International Federation of Christian Churches, the 70-year-old is also the President of the World Council of Churches. He is also a co-chair of South Africa’s National Interfaith Council.
Before constructing his church, Ray McCauley sought instruction. In the late 1970s, he began serving in the ministry. Ray McCauley’s church has over 50000 members, many of whom are from South Africa’s upper crust. The former bodybuilder and champion own a number of properties and enterprises in South Africa. He has also written many books and is the owner of Rhema Television (RTV).
9. Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo’s net worth of $10 million.
Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo was born in Nigeria on March 17, 1952. The 68-year-old minister is the founder and senior pastor of London’s Kingsway International Christian Centre. Lagos, Maryland, is home to the other big church. Pastor Matthew began actively ministering in 1992 and grew his church and congregation over time. He presently has worship following of over 15000 people.
Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo is one of Africa’s wealthiest preachers, with houses, companies, and Christian books and papers as his sources of wealth. Matthew Ashimolowo media is his media firm. Winning Ways is a television show that airs in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and a few European nations.
10. Pastor Lazarus Muoka’s net worth of $8 million.
The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement was founded by Pastor Lazarus Muoka, who also serves as its General Overseer. He began his ministry in 1994 with just a few members and has since developed his church to become one of Nigeria’s and Africa’s largest. The popularity of the Imo State native is not without dispute. He’s been accused of stage managing and fabricating the miracles he performs on devotees, as well as defrauding some of his flock.
Pastor Lazarus Muoka’s riches are mostly derived from his following, his own businesses, and book sales. His church also provides gifts and money to the preacher and author.