Top 10 List Of The World Richest Men Of God & Their Net Worth
The word “pastor” derives from the Latin noun pastor which means “shepherd” and relates to the Latin verb pascere – “to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat”. The term “pastor” also relates to the role of elder within the New Testament, but is not synonymous with the biblical understanding of minister. Many Protestant churches call their ministers “pastors”.
Present-day usage of the word is rooted in the Biblical image of shepherding. The Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament) uses the Hebrew word. It occurs 173 times and relates to the feeding of sheep, as in Genesis 29:7, or to the spiritual feeding of human beings, as in Jeremiah 3:15, “Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding”. In present day, there seems to be a new dimension to the way Pastors relate with the congregation. Recent studies proved that, Men Of God has they are popularly called make huge revenue from the churches they oversee. This prompted the list you are about to see below.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian Christian author, preacher, and an Architect. He is the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, and its affiliated international churches known as Winners Chapel International, with headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. Bishop Oyedepo is the senior Pastor Of Living Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000 seat church auditorium. This master piece is reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.
The Winners’ Chapel network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, as well as, in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor and founder of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was in 2011 named by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Africa.
is a Nigerian minister who is the founding president of Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated, also called “Christ Embassy”, a Bible-based Christian ministry, with its headquarter in Lagos, Nigeria. The ministry operates several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities (likely the most translated book in the whole world, 667 translations), and an NGO called the Innercity Missions for Children as well as three Christian television channels:LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus. Oyakhilome’s television programs feature his faith healings, miracles and large meetings which his ministry organises around the world, with gatherings of over 2.5 million people in a single night’s event.
On 11 June 2015, Pastor Oyakhilome received an honorary D.Sc. degree from his alma mater, Ambrose Alli University. Recently, on Friday, the 23rd of October 2015, Oyakhilome received another honorary D.D. degree from the Benson Idahosa University.
Oyakhilome’s ministry has expanded rapidly beyond the coasts of Nigeria and South Africa, and he now holds large meetings in the United Kingdom and the United States and has Healing school sessions in South Africa and in Canada. Oyakhilome has a strong following especially among youths and is notable for organizing the Night of Bliss South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Pastor Chris runs a global prayer network using social network platforms to send messages to Christians around the world regularly. He currently has over 1.2 million followers on Twitter, with over 30 million followers on his own social networking website called Yookos and his personal smartphone messenger called KingsChat. Oyakhilome is also the author of the daily devotional “Rhapsody of Realities”. It is currently available in 667 languages and distributed in all countries of the world. It ranks as the second most translatedbook in the world. Oyakhilome also hosts Higher Life conferences in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, UK, US and Canada.
- Benny Hinn: Net Worth Of $42M
he was born in Jaffa, in 1952, in the then newly established state of Israel to parents born in Palestine with Greek, Palestinian and Armenian heritage. He was raised within the Eastern Orthodox tradition. After the 1967 Arab–Israeli War (“The Six-Day War”), Hinn’s family migrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he attended the Georges Vanier Secondary School. He did not graduate. In his books, Hinn states that his father was the mayor of Jaffa at the time of his birth and that he was socially isolated as a child and was handicapped by a severe stutter, but that he was nonetheless a first-class student. These claims, however, have been disputed by critics of Hinn. As a teenager in Toronto, converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism, eventually joining a singing troupe made up of youngevangelicals. According to a 2004 CBC report on Benny, his newfound religious devotion during this period became so intense that his family became concerned that he was turning into a religious fanatic. Hinn was taught the Bible and mentored by Dr. Winston I. Nunes of Broadview Faith Temple in Toronto.
He has written that on 21 December 1973, he traveled by charter bus from Toronto to Pittsburgh to attend a “miracle service” conducted by evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman. Although he never met her personally, he often attended her “healing services” and has often cited her as an influence in his life.
On moving to the United States, Benny traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983. Eventually, Hinn began claiming that God was using him as a conduit for healings, and began holding healing services in his church. These new “Miracle Crusades” were soon held at large stadiums and auditoriums across the United States and the world, the first nationally televised service being held in Flint, Michigan, in 1989. During the early 1990s, Hinn launched a new daily talk show called This Is Your Day, which to this day airs clips of supposed miracles from Hinn’s Miracle Crusades. The program premiered on the Trinity Broadcasting Network of Paul Crouch, who would become one of Hinn’s most outspoken defenders and allies.
Hinn’s ministry began to rapidly grow from there, winning praise as well as criticism from fellow Christian leaders. In 1999, he stepped down as pastor of the Orlando Christian Center, moving his ministry’s administrative headquarters to Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, while hostingThis Is Your Day from a television studio in Orange County, California, where he now lives with his family. His former church was renamed Faith World Church under the leadership of Clint Brown, who merged his Orlando church with Hinn’s.
(born January 28, 1962), is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia, a suburb in Atlanta. Creflo also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (formerly called International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records. As a young man Creflo attended local schools and was reared in the Baptist Church.
In 1984, Dollar received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from West Georgia College in Carrollton. Dollar began developing World Changers Ministries Christian Center in 1986. He held the church’s first worship service in the cafeteria of an elementary school in College Park, with eight people in attendance. He later renamed the ministry as World Changers Church International (WCCI), and the congregation moved from the cafeteria to a dedicated chapel. Four services were held each Sunday, and Creflo added a weekly radio broadcast. On December 24, 1995, WCCI moved into its present location, the 8,500-seat facility known as the World Dome. The church has said that the nearly $18 million World Dome was built without any bank financing. As of 2007, the congregation reported having around 30,000 members, and $69 million in revenue (gross cash collections) for 2006.
In June 2012 Dollar was arrested in an alleged attack on his daughter, in accordance with the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office. The charges were dropped in January 2013 after he attended anger management classes. Fayette County Police Department released details of a 911 call.
In October 2012, Creflo Dollar Ministries leased Loews Paradise Theater in The Bronx for a new church location in New York. Dollar also speaks at conferences and is an author, writing about his gospel of wealth and involved in televangelism. Dollar and his wife, Taffi, have five children and live in Atlanta Georgia.
- Billy Graham: Net Worth $25m
Billy Graham oversee a Christian organization Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the organization was started by Billy Graham in 1950. The main focus of the BGEA is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. BGEA does this through a variety of ways, including Graham’s trademark “crusade”-style ministry, with large gatherings in major metropolitan areas; evangelism training; youth outreach; disaster response; television broadcasts; radio programs; Decision magazine; and the newly opened Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. BGEA was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota during Graham’s time in the region; it later moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, and his grandson, Will Graham, also hold evangelistic outreaches under the banner of the BGEA.
BGEA’s television specials are broadcast across the United States in primetime an average of four times a year. BGEA also produces a radio program called Hour of Decision, which began in 1950 and is broadcast around the world. BGEA publishes Decision magazine eleven times a year.
In 2006 the BGEA launched a youth evangelism training program called “Dare to Be a Daniel.”
BGEA began an international evangelism project in 2002 called My Hope, in which local believers invite friends, neighbors and relatives to their homes to watch a national telecast featuring Billy or Franklin Graham, translated into their language. The project has seen more than 9.8 million people make decisions for Christ since its inception.
Graham and his ministry have also been instrumental in the setting up of Christianity Today Magazine, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, and the Internet Evangelism Coalition.
BGEA’s Charlotte headquarters is the site of the Billy Graham Library, which was formally dedicated on May 31, 2007, with former U. S. Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton in attendance.
- Thomas Dexter “T. D.” Jakes, Sr: Net Worth $18M.
was born (June 9, 1957) is an American pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch, with 30,000 members. T. D. Jakes’ church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter’s Touch, which airs on Lightsource.com, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Black Entertainment Television, the Daystar Television Network, also on The Word Network and The Miracle Channel in Canada. Other aspects of Jakes’ ministry include the popular annual revival called “MegaFest” that draws more than 100,000 people, an annual women’s conference called “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, and gospel music recordings.
Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963), commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian prophet and televangelist. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a religious organization that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria.
TB Joshua has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was recognized as one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine and listed among the world’s most famous people by the website thefamouspeople.com. He was recently ranked among the world’s most famous prophets in history by American website Ranker.
- TB Joshua: Net Worth $15M.
is also known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with over 2,000,000 fans on Facebook and the most subscribed Christian ministry channel on YouTube which has amassed more than 120 million views worldwide.
As of 2011, according to Forbes, Joshua was Nigeria’s third-richest pastor, although the claim was immediately denied in a statement by the church.
- Matthew Ashimolowo: Net Worth $10M
was born (17th March 1952) is a Nigerian clergyman, the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London with her first Nigeria Auditorium in Mary Land Lagos.
His Winning Ways programme which over the years had been a household program aired daily on Premier Radio (London) and Spirit FM (Amsterdam) and 92.3 Inspiration FM (Nigeria) on television in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, TV Africa, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network.
- Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie Net Worth $10M
Also known as Pastor Chris Okotie was born on (16th June 1958) is a Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household Of God Church International Ministries, a Pentecostal congregation in Lagos, Nigeria since February 1987. ChrisOkotie was born to Francis Idje and Cecilia Okotie, in Ethiope-West, Delta State (then Bendel State) Now Delta State South South Region Of Nigeria.
As a young man growing up, he always loved to sing. While in secondary school at Edo College, Benin City, he belonged to the school’s Music Club and usually entertained groups of people. He never considered commercializing his talent until his first year at university, when his father died. His hobbies include jogging, martial arts and music.
- Joseph Prince: Net Worth $5M
(born 15 May 1963) is the senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, the biggest churches in Asia. He is one of the church founders in 1983. Joseph Prince, the son of a Sikh priest of Indian origin and a Chinese mother, went through his primary school years in Perak, Malaysia. Prince changed his birth name to Joseph Prince during his previous occupation as an IT consultant in Malaysia.