As we all know, all workers in the vineyard of the Lord will never go unrewarded though those who might be claiming to be but are really not will have God himself to contend with at the right time.
For Preaching the gospel, winning souls for Christ, healing the sick, helping the less privileged amongst other things.
Forbes published a list of the top five richest pastors in Nigeria in 2011. Leading the list as at then was Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith World Outreach Ministries AKA Winner’s Chapel with an estimated worth of $150 million.
As an upgrade of the 2011 list, 5 more worthy wealthy pastors have been included to the 2011 list.
However, the names on the list are based on close examination of their investments, lifestyle, and popularity of their churches.
The list consists of the names of nine Pentecostal churches pastors and one catholic priest.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo
David Oyedepo is the founder and presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church also known as Winner’s Chapel. According to a report by Forbes in 2011, Oyedepo is worth about $150 million.
2. Father Edeh
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel M.P. Edeh, popularly called Father Edeh is an Igbo Catholic Priest. With his several charity firms, and other investments, he is estimated to be worth within $80 million and $100 million.
3. Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder of the believers love world also known as Christ Embassy. In 2011. Forbes estimated Oyakhilome wealth to be within $30 million and $50.
4. TB Joshua
Temitope Balogun Joshua, leader and founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Forbes estimated the pastor’s wealth to be within $10 million to $15 million.
5. Matthew Ashimolowo
Matthew Ashimolowo is the senior pastor of the Kingsway International Christian Centre. Forbes, in 2011 estimated Ashimolowo’s net worth is at between $6-10 million.
6. Chris Okotie
Chris Okotie is a Nigerian televangelist, politician and pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries. In 2011, Okotie was listed among the five richest wealthy pastors in Nigeria. Forbes estimated his net worth to be within $3 million and $10 million.
7. Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Enoch Adejare Adeboye foundly called Daddy GO is the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The Redemption camp is reportedly worth over 200billion naira. The church’s annual offerings and tithe from 10 million worshippers’ in its over 15,000 branches is reportedly about N201 billion naira.
8. Ayodele Oritsejafor
Ayodele Oritsejafor, founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Nigeria. With investments in banking, real estate, transportation and the media sectors, he is reportedly worth over $120 million.
9. Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Bishop Mike Okonkwo, Presiding Bishop of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). Okonkwo is reportedly one of the pastors who own a private jet; he also has several investments in the real estate.
10. Lazarus Muoka
Lazarus Muoka, is the founder of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church. He is said to own several publishing companies, primary and secondary schools, real estates etc.