Top 10 Richest Pastors In Africa In 2023

Africa is considered to be the one of most religious continents in the world with more than 200 religions practiced by the inhabitants in countries across the African continent. Christianity is one such religion that is largely practiced on the African continent. Unlike in the early days of Christianity where missionaries and preachers of the gospel were on the same level as most of their congregants economically, modern-day Christianity is quite different with African pastors being among the richest people on the African continent. In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 richest pastors in Africa in 2023 and their net worth.

10. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder and senior pastor at Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), a church that has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, and its Nigerian headquarters in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria. He was born on 17th March 1952 and currently 71 years old. He converted from Islam to Christianity when he was 20 and started his full-time ministry in 1991. His church (KICC) has grown to become one of the biggest churches in the United Kingdom which hosts about 12,000 people every Sunday. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo has an estimated net worth of $10 million making him the 10 richest pastors in Africa in 2023. His church owns assets worth more than $40 million.

9. Late Prophet T.B. Joshua

Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T.B Joshua is one of the most famous pastors in Africa all thanks to his famous TV network “EmmanuelTV”. He is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. This pastor is often described as YouTubes most popular Pastor as his videos have already gathered more than 300 million views before it was terminated. His church also serves as a major tourist site as it attracts the interest of thousands of religious enthusiasts across the African continent to his Lagos base church in search of miracles and wonders. He is one of the richest prophets in Africa with an estimated net worth of $15 Million. According to New African Magazine and The Africa Report, he is named one of the top 50 Africas most influential people. Unfortunately, T.B Joshua passed away on 5th June 2021, and his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Joshua took over as the leader of his church Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), and his TV station Emmanuel TV. She now controls his wealth and investments.

8. Pastor Ray Macaulay

Pastor Ray Macaulay is one of the most popular names in South African religious communities. He is the founder and senior pastor at Rhema Bible Church Worldwide with its headquarters in South Africa. He was born on 1sy October 1949 and currently 73 years old. Pastor Ray is also the president of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC) and co-chairman of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa. He has an estimated net worth of $29 Million and he is the 8th wealthiest African preacher.

7. Tshifinwa Irene

Pastor Tshifinwa Irene is the first female pastor on our list of the richest African pastors in 2023. She is from South Africa. She is the founder and presiding pastor at Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World peace by Jesus Christ. She was a former banker at Standard Bank of South Africa between 1990 and 2001. She left her banking job in late 2001 to start her own ministry in South Africa. Her ministry is one of the biggest in South Africa and reaches out to her global audience via a channel on DSTV. Pastor Irene is one of the richest religious leaders in South Africa and she is the 7th richest pastor in Africa with an approximate net worth of $42 Million.

6. Prophet Uebert Angel

Prophet Ubert Angel is the founder of the Spirit Embassy in Zimbabwe, a Pentecostal church he founded in the UK where he is also a citizen. He is one of the youngest pastors in Africa with a jaw-dropping net worth of $49 million. He was born on 6th September 1978 and currently 45 years old. He founded Spirit Embassy back in 2007 but renamed it to the Good News Church in 2015. Over the years, his church has grown to become one of the biggest churches in the United Kingdom. He has an estimated net worth of $49 Million making him one of the wealthiest pastors in Africa. It is confirmed that he owns several residential and commercial properties valued at over $25 million, as well as luxury cars such as a Range Rover, a Lamborghini, and a Rolls Royce valued at over $5 million.

5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founder and senior pastor at the Believer’s Loveworld International which is popularly known as Christ Embassy and has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. He started the church as a campus fellowship in 1987 while he was a student at Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. He was born on 7th December 1963 and currently 59 years old. His current net worth is about $50 million. Chris Oyakhilome is also known for his philanthropic works and his good deeds toward the weak both spiritually and materially.

4. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor

Bishop Oritsejafor is the founder and presiding Bishop at the Word of Life Bible Church which has its headquarters in Warri, Delta, in the south-southern part of Nigeria. He was also a one-time president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. He has also held some other leadership roles in various religious organizations in Nigeria. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor has an estimated net worth of $120 million making him the 4th richest pastors in Africa in 2023. He is a wealthy man who owns a private jet and businesses in real estate, banking, transport, and the media.

3. Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adeboye is a well-known preacher of the gospel and the general overseer at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He was born on 2nd March 1942 and currently 81 years old. Pastor Adeboye joined R.C.C.G. in 1971 where he worked as a translator and was appointed the General Overseer of the church after the death of the founder – PA. Akindayomi. Until he was appointed the G.O. of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Ilorin. Ever since Pastor Adeboye became the General Overseer of R.C.C.G, he has worked hard to expand the church and it has gained popularity worldwide. Today, R.C.C.G. is present in over 196 nations of the world and has over 14,000 branches in Nigeria alone. Pastor Enoch Adeboye currently has an estimated net worth of $130 Million and has some other investments to his name. He also owns two private jets and is the 3rd richest pastor in Africa.

2. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

Shepherd Bushiri popularly referred to as “The Major One“ is a pastor, preacher, and the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering which is a church located in Malawi, South-Eastern Africa. He was born on 20th February 1983 and currently 40 years old. Prophet Bushiri is a very popular figure in Malawi and this is attributed to the fact that he has a large number of worshippers/followers in his church. He is not only a prominent religious figure in his home country but also a well-known politician. Shepherd Bushiri was banned from operating in Botswana for claiming that he could heal people who suffer from various killer diseases including HIV and AIDS. According to various online sources, Prophet Bushiri is worth $150 Million and owns a fleet of supers cars, a private jet worth $37 Million, and various properties in Africa.

1. Bishop David Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder and presiding Bishop at the Living Faith Bible Church Worldwide A.K.A Winners Chapel which was established in 1983. Over the years, the Living Faith Bible Church has grown to become one of the biggest Christian denominations in Nigeria and the world. With its presence in over 65 countries worldwide and over 350 branches worldwide, you can be sure of this feat. He was born on 27th September 1954 68 years old. He is currently the richest pastor in Nigeria, Africa, and the world with a whooping net worth of over $155 million according to Forbes magazine. Bishop Oyedepo is also the owner of some of the best private universities in Nigeria which includes Landmark University, Covenant University and Crown University. Apart from being a preacher of the gospel at the Living Faith Bible Church A.K.A Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo is also an architect, educationist, businessman, and author of some of the bestselling Christian books in the country. He is also the chairman of Dominion House Publishing Limited (DPH) which is a large publishing company in the country. Some of Oyedepo’s other investments include secondary schools, bakeries, petrol stations, residential apartments, shopping malls, restaurants, and more. David Oyedepo also has 4 private jets.

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