Most affluent Nigerian preachers are famous worldwide. Their megachurches have branches and a large following across the globe. These pastors own mansions, jets, posh cars, and properties worth thousands and millions of US dollars. Discover the richest pastor in Nigeria below.
The wealthiest pastors in Nigeria have established lucrative businesses to support their luxurious lifestyles. Some run charity organizations and initiatives that help their followers and communities worldwide.
10. Pastor Chris Okotie – $3 million
Pastor Chris Okotie is a leading Nigerian televangelist. He attended Edo College in Benin City and graduated with a law degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1984. Okotie quit music in 1987 to go into full-time ministry. He attended the Grace Fellowship Bible School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and established the Household of God Church International Ministries soon after. He has been the ministry’s Senior Pastor since 1987. Pastor Chris’ net worth of $3 million. He owns properties in Nigeria and sells self-authored Christian publications. In 2013, Okotie gifted himself a Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe to celebrate 30 years as born again Christian and 27 years as a pastor.
9. Pastor William Kumuyi – $10 million
Pastor Kumuyi’s net worth is around $10 million. He is one of the most popular and richest pastors in Nigeria. The preacher is the founder and the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Christian Bible Church. Kumuyi has a Mathematics degree from the University of Ibadan. He did a post-graduate program in Education at the University of Lagos. William was a Mathematics teacher at Mayflower School in 1962. Afterward, he taught Mathematics at the University of Lagos. Kumuyi started a Bible study group with 15 students and built the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. In September 2021, Kumuyi and his wife, Folashade Adenike Blaize, attended an event in Abuja in a private jet. A white limousine picked them up when the jet landed and took them to the venue.
8. Apostle Johnson Suleman – $10.5 million
Apostle Johnson Suleman is worth $10.5 million. He was an assistant pastor at the Armor of God Church in Lagos from 1998 to 2004. Suleman studied Mass Communication and has a Doctorate in Philosophy. He started Omega Fire Ministries in 2004 and has been the General Overseer since then. Johnson said he became a millionaire at 19 while still in school. He got the money from moving cocoa in trucks from his state to northern Nigeria. The preacher owns a private jet and a luxurious home in Edo State, Nigeria.
7. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – $15 million
Matthew Ashimolowo is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre based in London. Matthew Ashimolowo converted to Christianity from Islam at age 20. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s net worth is $15 million. His sources of wealth are Christian literature and documentaries from his media company. Ashimolowo’s radio program, Winning Ways, airs in London, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.
6. Pastor Sam Adeyemi – $30 million
Sam Adeyemi is a Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. His broadcast program, Excellent Leadership, airs on Daystar Network Television and Word Network in the United States. Pastor founded Daystar Christian Centre in 1995. In 2002 he founded a non-profit leadership and management development school Daystar Leadership Academy. He is one of the richest preachers in Nigeria, with a net worth of $30 million.
5. Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor – $32 million
Papa Ayo Oritsejafor is the Senior Pastor and founder of the World of Life Bible Church. He was elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in July 2010. Oritsejafor has many properties around Nigeria, especially in Delta and Lagos. He is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria, with a net worth of $32 million. Papa Ayo owns a $3.5 million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet.
4. Pastor David Ibiyeomie – $41 million
Televangelist David Ibiyeomie is the founder of the Salvation Ministries. The church has more than 30 branches. David Ibiyeomie’s net worth is $41 million
He owns the Word of Faith Bible Institute and expensive houses in Lagos State and Port Harcourt. He purchased a private jet on his 55th birthday.
3. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – $50 million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome founded The Believer’s World Fellowship (now called Christ Embassy Church) and is the current President of Loveworld Incorporated. He attended Edo College and got a degree in Architecture from Bendel State University (now called Ambrose Ali University) on scholarship. Chris began his ministry while a student at Ambrose Alli University. He is among the richest pastors in Africa today. His annual healing school happens in Nigeria and South Africa. It attracts thousands of sick people from over 70 countries in some instances.
2. Pastor Enoch Adeboye – $65 million
Pastor Enoch Adeboye is a Christian author and televangelist through Dove TV. He is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). RCCG is among the most influential churches in Nigeria. It has branches in 192 nations worldwide. Read more:
Adeboye was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Lagos. He joined the ministry in 1973 and interpreted Yoruba to English for Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. He took over Papa Akindayomi in 1981. Pastor Adeboye’s net worth is $65 million. The Nigerian televangelist has several properties around the world.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo – $150 million
David Oyedepo tops the list of the richest pastors in Nigeria. His father was a Muslim healer, while his mum was a Christian. David studied architecture at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and a Human Development from Honolulu University, Hawaii.
Oyedepo is the founder and bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide ministry (Winners Chapel International). Winners Chapel International has branches in over 300 cities worldwide. Bishop David Oyedepo’s net worth is $150 million. He owns four private jets, a Gulfstream I, Gulfstream IV, Bombardier Challenger 604 (N664D), and Gulfstream V Jet. David Oyedepo has Babcock University and Covenant University, and a water company called Hebron. The bishop owns commercial buildings and properties in Nigeria and abroad.