According to Forbes recent ranking DAVID OLANIYI OYEDEPO popularly know as Bishop David Oyedepo called Papa by his church member’s is the richest pastor in Nigeria and also africa with a net worth reportedly over 150 Million dollars.
David Olaniyi Oyedepo was born in Osogbo, Nigeria, On September 27, 1954. He is a native of Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Oyedepo graduated from Kwara State Polytechnic, now know as Kwara State University where studied architecture, he also had a brief career in Ilorin where he worked with the Federal Ministry of Housing before resigning to concentrate on missionary work.
Bishop Oyedepo has a Ph.D. in Human Development which he reciveed from Honolulu University, Hawaii, United States, In 1982 he married Florence Abiola Akano.
In 1981, He founded the Living Faith Church World Wide (LFCWW), which was formely called Liberation Faith Hour Ministries which started in Kaduna, Northen Nigeria before moving to Nigeria.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye ordained David and his wife to become pastors in September 17, 1983 and also commissioned their church.
Oyedepo is the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria with a net worth of over USD $150 million. His church owns about four private jets and several buildings around the world, including London and the United States.
Bishop Oyedepo is a publisher and author he has written several books, Chairman of Dominion Publishing House (DPH) which is publishing brand of his ministry. He also established Covenant University, Faith Academy and Kingdom Heritage Schools.
His Church Auditorium popularly called Canaanland is in Ota, Ogun state was opened in December 2005 and the Construction was completed within 12 months.
Oyedepo is the President of David Oyedepo Ministries International. es, schools, etc.