The Richest Pastor in Africa


A pastor is a religious figure, responsible for overseeing the activities of members of his religious group. Shining the light from a religious point of view, precisely Christianity, a pastor is a leader, divinely ordained and tasked with the duty of providing guidance and support to people. Gone are the days when poor people were assumed to be pastors. The tides have turned and some of the richest people in the world today are indeed pastors.

Who is the richest pastor in Africa? When that question comes to your mind, you might start imagining the pastor in a world of his own with a lot of class and style but guess what? You’re right! The person you’re thinking about is no other person but Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry aka Winners Chapel.

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David Oyedepo

Papa” as he’s popularly called, is the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry. He is a pastor, a CEO, a father, an author, a shrewd businessman and an investor. He is also an architect by profession as he studied Architecture at the now Kwara State University. His church land is a pretty 530-acre (2.1km²) piece of land called “Canaan Land”.

Faith Tabernacle, which is the Living Faith’s church, is reportedly the largest church auditorium in the world. It is a 50,000 sitter auditorium and it was recorded in the Guinness book of records. David Oyedepo owns one of the best private universities in West Africa – Covenant University, a school he established in 2002 and he just recently launched another university – Landmark University in 2011.

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He has a number of establishments on both university grounds – secondary schools, bakeries, bottle water processing factories, petrol stations, residential apartments, shopping malls, restaurants, a number of micro-finance banks and so on. He has also provided jobs for over 2000 people. He’s the owner/chairman of the Dominion House Publishing (DPH). He (the church) owns several buildings across the world including London and the United States

He (the church) is already on the construction of another University named “Crown University” in Calabar, Cross River state and he (the church) owns four private jets.

Bishop David Oyedepo, who hails from Kwara state in Nigeria, is the richest pastor in Africa and he currently has a net worth of $150 Million.



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  1. deacon oluwafemi dairo

    You are right pastor tope robert, God knw is people, jesus has said before. says some will come in is name doing miracle and wonders, and tell us we should becareful with them, and now we have seen them, and some belief in them,cause they dont have God in there life, only the miracle they are searching for, God Have Mercy”

  2. Prince Vic Eldorado

    He Is A Great Business Man And An Architect As His Proffession.
    Past. Tope,,,

  3. Gabriel

    hmm. Riches and pastors

  4. Canada

    God knows the best

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  6. hope

    Let Him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

  7. Pastor Tope Roberts

    The way humans rate men of God isn’t the way Heaven rate such men. Mind you, not all men of God are men of God. Some are just preachers with awe-striking titles like “archbishop or bishop”, but who aren’t men of God. Also, there are men of God without great titles. There are preachers with fame and finances, but are nobodies before God, while there ministers with no fame and finances and are much recognized in Heaven. Money and materialism in acquisition aren’t the best factors for rating servants of God (Luke 6:24, 12:21). Authentic men of God will never give voice to Mammon like David O. Oyedepo has done and keeps doing (Matthew 6:24; Ephesians 4:27; 1st Timothy 6:10). True men of God may be adjudged as “blessed”, but will never radiate the glory of Mammon (John 6:27). Jesus and Jesus alone, not money and money should be the logo of genuine ministers of God. Our perfect example, Jesus Christ didn’t carry the moneybag. Yet, He never lack. This was done for us focus on Heaven and not on monetary and material storage. This article will go all the way to heighten the ego and pride of David O. Oyedepo and his followers. But at the same time, a great damage has been added to the rut already in the man’s life and his ministry.

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