Most Nigerian pastors are certainly well-to-do as they boast hundreds of thousands of followers within and outside the country.
As the saying goes, many are called but only a few are chosen. There are numerous pastors in Nigeria, but just a few of them have achieved remarkable success and amassed enormous wealth.
These pastors are affluent, famous, powerful and even more influential than some notable personalities and celebrities.
The clerics on our list have investments that bring in millions every day, and some of them even own private jets, luxury cars, mansions, companies, institutions, etc.
They have managed to attract a large congregation to their churches and have built great income-generating assets.
Below are the top ten richest pastors in Nigeria in 2023. Our ranking goes from descending order to ascending order.
Date of Birth: Unknown
Ministry: The Lord's Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement
Net Worth: $8 Million
Pastor Lazarus Muoka is an Author and founder of The Lord's Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.
He came from a Catholic home at birth. In 1994, Muoka became a Pentecostal, and he began his ministry with a small group.
It has expanded into one of Nigeria's and Africa's biggest churches and Pastor Lazarus has private businesses and sells books he authors.
No proof exists that Pastor Lazarus Muoka's private jet was bought. In 2021, his church members started making plans to get him a private jet.
Nothing further about the effort was disclosed to the public. Pastor Lazarus is known to avoid showing off his riches on social media.
Age: 82 Years
Date of Birth: June 6, 1941
Ministry: Deeper Christian Life Ministry
Net Worth: $10 Million
Pastor Kumuyi is one of Nigeria's most well-known and wealthy pastors. He graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree in Mathematics.
He completed a post-graduate education programme at the University of Lagos and was also a Mathematics teacher at Mayflower School in 1962.
He went on to teach Mathematics at the University of Lagos, founding the Deeper Christian Life Ministry after starting a Bible study group with 15 students.
Pastor Kumuyi and his wife, Folashade Adenike Blaize, once flew in a private jet to an event in Abuja in September 2021.
When the jet touched down, a white limousine was readily available, taking them to the event venue.
Age: 52 Years
Date of Birth: March 24, 1971
Ministry: Omega Fire Ministries International
Net Worth: $10.5 Million
From 1998 to 2004, Apostle Johnson Suleman served as an assistant pastor at the Armour of God Church in Lagos.
He has a Doctorate in Philosophy and studied mass communication.
Suleman founded Omega Fire Ministries in 2004 and has served as its General Overseer ever since. He revealed that he became a millionaire at the age of 19 while still in school.
He earned the money by transporting cocoa from his state to northern Nigeria on trucks.
The pastor allegedly owns a private jet, a lavish residence in Nigeria's Edo State, Rolls Royce Phantom, Toyota Prado Jeep among other luxuries.
Age: 71 Years
Date of Birth: March 17, 1952
Ministry: Kingsway International Christian Centre
Net Worth: $15 Million
Matthew Ashimolowo is the Senior Pastor of London's Kingsway International Christian Centre.
At the age of 20, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo converted from Islam to Christianity. His riches come from Christian literature and documentaries produced by his media organisation.
Winning Ways, Pastor Ashimolowo's radio show, airs in London, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.
Some of pastor Ashimolowo's luxuries include A private jet, Range Rover Vogue Sport, A bulletproof Hummer Jeep, Porsche Cayenne, and Mercedes-Benz.
Date of Birth: February 3, 1967
Ministry: Daystar Christian Centre
Net Worth: $30 Million
Sam Adeyemi is the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Excellent Leadership, his broadcast programme, airs on Daystar Network Television and Word Network in the United States.
Pastor Adeyemi established Daystar Christian Centre in 1995. He started the non-profit Daystar Leadership Academy in 2002.
He is one of Nigeria's richest pastors with luxuries such as the Mercedes-Benz S350 and Lexus LX570 among others.
Age: 67 Years
Date of Birth: November 10, 1955
Ministry: World of Life Bible Church
Net Worth: $32 Million
Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor is the Senior Pastor and Founder of the World of Life Bible Church. He was elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in July 2010.
Oritsejafor has several properties in Nigeria, particularly in Delta and Lagos. With a net worth of $32 million, he is one of Nigeria's richest pastors.
Bishop Ayo reportedly has a $3.5 million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet.
Age: 60 Years
Date of Birth: October 21, 1962
Ministry: Salvation Ministries
Net Worth: $41 Million
Salvation Ministries was founded by televangelist David Ibiyeomie. There are around 30 branches of the church.
He is the owner of the Word of Faith Bible Institute as well as several expensive houses in Lagos State and Port Harcourt.
On his 55th birthday, he reportedly purchased a private jet.
Pastor Ibiyeomie's other luxuries include Rolls Royce Phantom, Limousine, and a Range Rover.
Age: 59 Years
Date of Birth: December 7, 1963
Ministry: Christ Embassy Church
Net Worth: $50 Million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the current President of Loveworld Incorporated and the founder of The Believer's World Fellowship (also known as Christ Embassy Church).
He attended Edo College and received a scholarship to Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University) to pursue a degree in architecture.
While attending Ambrose Alli University, Pastor Chris began his ministry. He is one of Africa's wealthiest pastors today.
His healing school is held annually in Nigeria and South Africa.
It oftentimes attracts thousands of sick people from over 70 countries.
He and Benny Hinn founded the Christian cable channel LoveWorld USA in 2017.
It is alleged that pastor Chris owns about 30 SUVs, including the Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, Range Rover Sentinel, Range Rover Sport, Honda Pilot 2011 SUV, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Minibus, Rolls Royce Phantom. He also owns a private jet.
Age: 81 Years
Date of Birth: March 2, 1942
Ministry: The Redeemed Christian Church of God
Net Worth: $65 Million
Pastor Enoch Adeboye is a Christian author and Dove TV televangelist. He is the Redeemed Christian Church of God's (RCCG) General Overseer.
The RCCG is one of Nigeria's most influential churches. It has branches in 192 countries throughout the world.
Adeboye used to be a mathematics professor at the University of Lagos.
In 1973, he entered the ministry and began interpreting Yoruba to English for Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi.
In 1981, he took over from Papa Akindayomi.
Some of Pastor Adeboye’s luxuries include Rolls-Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen, and Land Rover Discovery among others.
Age: 68 Years
Date of Birth: September 27, 1954
Ministry: Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel International)
Net Worth: $150 Million
David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria. His father worked as a Muslim healer, and his mother was a Christian.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Kwara State Polytechnic in Ilorin and a master's degree in Human Development from Honolulu University in Hawaii.
Pastor Oyedepo is the founder and bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide ministry (Winners Chapel International).
Winners Chapel International has locations in over 300 cities throughout the world.
He is said to own four private jets: a Gulfstream I, a Gulfstream IV, a Bombardier Challenger 604 (N664D), and a Gulfstream V Jet.
David Oyedepo owns Babcock University, Covenant University, and Hebron Water Company.
He also owns commercial buildings and properties in Nigeria and abroad as well.