The term “Pastor” also relates to the role of elder within the New Testament, but is not synonymous with the biblical understanding of minister. Pastor is a person who oversees the ministers and ministries of the church worldwide.
Minister as a christian is also called a presbyter, pastor, preacher, bishop, chaplain or elder. Many ministers are styled as “The Reverend”, however some use “Pastor” as a title.
The order of their wealth highlighted below:
10. Joseph Prince – Net worth: $5 Million (Singapore)
Annual salary of this Singaporean pastor is $550,000. Pastor Joseph Prince is the senior pastor of the New Creation Church in Singapore. The New Creation Church’s financial income was reported at $44.7 million US dollars in 2008. He hosts a religious program called “Destined to Reign.” He has addressed many congregations worldwide.
9. Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
Matthew is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Center (KICC) in London, the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. It has assets worth more than $40 million and earns profit of more than $10 million.
8. T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 Million (Nigeria)
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Christian minister, televangelist and philanthropist. He is the leader and founder of the The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. His humanitarian works include education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs.
7. T. D. Jakes – Net worth: $18 Million (United States)
Thomas Dexter popularly called T. D. Jakes is the Apostle/Bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American mega-church that has over 30,000 members. His ministry’s annual revival MegaFest draws more than 100,000 people.
6. Billy Graham – Net worth: $25 Million (United States)
5. Creflo Dollar: Net Worth: $27 Million (United States)
Creflo is an American televangelist, pastor and a Word of Faith teacher. He is a founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International. He oversees his ministry with his wife, Taffi Dollar. He has built a multimillion dollar ministry on the message “It is the will of God for you to prosper in every way.” Over the years the ministry has grown rapidly and the church formerly called International Covenant Ministries was renamed World Changers Church International (WCCI).
4. E. A Adeboye – Net worth: $39 Million (Nigeria)
Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was ordained in 1977 as a Pastor in RCCG, and he manifested an incredible passion for the work of the Lord, pioneering Bible Study meetings, Crusades, Revivals, Outreaches and the evangelistic programs known as the Congress. These were very successfully conducted in various cities all over southwestern Nigeria.
Enoch Adejare Adeboye began his career in preaching while still maintaining a professorship at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. It is assumed that his PhD. in mathematics serves him well, as membership numbers of his Redeemed Christian Church of God continue to swell in over 100 countries. Adeboye has claimed a goal to put a church “within 5 minutes” of every home in the world. With 14,000 branches in Nigeria alone, it seems he has done so for at least one country.
By the time the founder passed away in 1980, RCCG had about 42 Parishes and this in those days was a great achievement. Although the founder left a sealed document pronouncing Enoch Adeboye as the succeeding General Overseer, his transition into office was not smooth but met with some resistance. In 1981 Enoch Adeboye was ordained the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. With time, Enoch Adeboyeâ€™s results could not be denied. With a childlike faith in the efficacy and power in the Word of God, his passion was to live a life of holiness and teach others to likewise live holy lives.
3. Benny Hinn – Net worth: $42 Million (United States)
Benny Hinn is a well-known Christian evangelist and Bible teacher who practices faith healing. This Israeli-American televangelist earned wealth through his ministry and evangelical program. He is well-known for his regular miracle healing crusades, which are held in large stadiums in major cities and broadcasted on TV. His thirty-minute TV program This Is Your Day is among the world’s most-watched Christian programs, seen on various Christian television networks.
2. Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 Million (Nigeria)
Christian Oyakhilome known popularly as Pastor Chris is a Nigerian minister who is the founding president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated also known as Christ Embassy, a Bible-based Christian ministry headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. His church has more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful entrepreneurs and politicians. His ministry runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities (a daily devotional with global reach), and an N.G.O called the Innercity Missions as well as three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus.
- David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 Million (Nigeria)
David O. Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith tabernacle in Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria in 1981, and Living faith church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel. Oyedepo is the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000-seat church auditorium, reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.Every Sunday, three services are held at the Faith tabernacle, Canaan Land in Otta. Oyedepo owns private jets and homes in the US and the UK. He manages multiple investments.
The Winners’ Chapel network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, as well as, in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University