The Christian religion is a foreign religion brought to Africa by European colonizers.
Over the decades, it has come to become the religion of millions of Africans even ingrained to the socio-cultural fabric of many societies, its appeal has eroded the African traditional religion.
Over the years, pastors, who are spiritual leaders have become influential people in the African society and over the course of their influence, they have been able to amass a huge fortune.
Their wealth can be seen through the opulence lifestyle they live which include the expensive suits they wear, the luxury cars they drive, the majestic mansions they live, the pious charities they do and awe gawking cathedrals they build.
We will look at Africa’s richest pastors and their worth.
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Alph Lukau South Africa ($1 Billion)
Alph Lukau is regarded as the richest pastor in Africa.
With a net worth of a billion dollars, he is the founder and general overseer of Alleluia Ministries International.
With its head office in Johannesburg, the church also has different branches scattered around South Africa.
Alph Lukau drives an array of luxurious cars which include a Rolls Royce, Range Rover and Bentley. He also owns two motorbikes and travels on his own private jet.
He lives in his mansion in Johannesburg.
Bishop David Oyedepo Nigeria ($150 Million)
Bishop Oyedepo is a Nigerian born, pastor who is known for his no nonsense attitude, he is an erudite and a scholar of many written books.
Oyedepo founded the Living Faith Church popularly known as Winners Chapel and other parishes is all over the 36 states of the federation.
He is a controversial pastor who does not shy away from lashing out at government officials when they do wrong.
Oyedepo currently owns two universities, Covenant University and Landmark University. Bishop Oyedepo is said to have four jets, an array of SUVs and a Rolls Royce.
Shepherd Bushiri Malawi ($150 Million)
Shepherd Bushiri is from Malawi but has churches in Malawi and South Africa.
His journey into the ministry began when he was just 10 years when he alleged that he had an experience of God.
He drives around all manner of cars and SUVs. His cathedral in South Africa is majestic wonder.
Pastor E.A Adeboye Nigeria ($65 Million)
Daddy G.O as he is popularly called is the overseer of one of the most popular churches in Nigeria, the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
He was formerly a Mathematics professor before joining the ministry as an interpreter. Under his spiritual leadership, the church has become a global spiritual house for people around the world.
He owns a fleet of cars which include a Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce, and a Land Rover. He also owns two private jets.
Uebert Angel Zimbabwe ($60 Million)
The Zimbabwean preacher is the founder of Spirit Embassy. Although the church started in Africa, it has been moved to the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Salford University and Boston University.
Uuebert lives a life of opulence. He travels in a flamboyant way with an exotic entourage.
His fleets of vehicles include cars, helicopters and motor bikes.
The wealth of these men of God has been questioned.
Although people have pointed out that they live large on the offerings and tithes paid by their followers, these men of God has said it many times that they do not need to take people’s Tithe before they eat, they are blessed as a result of the works they have done in the past and which they are still doing.