Ministers of God are now making a massive difference in the world of riches. However, despite making their way on the list of rich people globally, the extent to which each of them is rich varies according to their net worth.
This article talks about the wealthiest Pastor in the Africa as recognized by most Africans. Also, this is to remind our readers that the current position is subject to change since publications are updated multiple times in a year.
Bishop David Oyedepo, as of 2019, has been regarded as the wealthiest Pastor in the world with a net worth of over $150 million. His ministry has invested in many income-generated projects such as schools, Christian literature, real estate, restaurants, and private jets, among several others.
This is a man of God who hails from Nigeria. He is the Living Faith Church Worldwide leader and founder, also known as the Winners’ Chapel International, with its headquarters in Ogun State, Nigeria. Born into a family of different religious faith, Islam and Christianity, Bishop David Oyedepo was brought up by his grandmother, an Anglican. He found his feet in the things of God through the influence of his grandmother.
He fully surrendered his life to Christ when he was 15 years old during his Secondary School days under the inspiration of his missionary tutor in 1969. A year after being born again, he began spreading the gospel. He believed and trusted in the Holy Spirit for miraculous interventions such as healings. In 1981, he founded his church. Following reasons he explained were a series of visions the Lord revealed to him concerning propagating the full gospel of Christ around the world and delivering the world from evil oppression.
In 1983, he and his wife, Mrs. Florence Faith Abiola Oyedepo, were ushered into the ministerial journey in the house of God by renowned Nigerian Pastor Enoch Adeboye. He was then ordained as Bishop in 1988, where he gave room for people to experience God exponentially through his ministry. His church became widely known worldwide with branches in the US, UK, United Arab Emirates, and Africa.
Bishop David Oyedepo and his wife have been married for 39 years
Happy anniversary @faithoyedepo
These 39 years with you have been awesome. You have made this journey sweet and easy. I look forward to forever with you as God continues to engrace us. pic.twitter.com/P1xtvyEFSl
— @davidoyedepomin (@DavidOyedepoMin) August 21, 2021
Today, his leadership on the worldwide ministry has flourished and earned him financial success making him the richest Pastor in Nigeria, Africa, and the world. He owns private jets and educational institutions, including the Kingdom Model School, Faith Academy, Covenant University, Landmark University, and Crowned University, with exclusive educational facilities and materials highly conducive to effective learning to build people spiritually and academically through his ministry.
The schools located in Nigeria are purely private without any support from any government but have been running successfully. Bishop Oyedepo’s schools has helped most of the community and the underprivileged a lot.
Bishop David Oyedepo makes his wealth from the accumulated earnings among the churches nationwide, other of projects.
In addition to the above, he has also written numerous Healing, Financial and inspirational books that he has using his owns a publishing company known as the Dominion Publishing House, which has aided in publishing his Christian literature, inspirational books, and magazines across the globe. He has written more than 70 books with over 4 million publications selling massively around the world.
He has contributed to the economy through his non-profitable organization, the David Oyedepo Foundation that seeks to grant scholarships to the less privileged to undergo training at his Universities and Academy under the Scholarship Scheme, the David Oyedepo Foundation Scholar. He has several hours and recognition for his immeasurable influence in the lives of people. He has four children who are doing incredibly well in his ministry.
Bishop Oyedepo is one known all over the world because of his works and ministry. To learn more about this amazing man of God visit www.faithtabernacle.org.ng