Nigerian clerics are indeed wonderfully blessed by God. Recall that in the last record of the richest pastor in the world released by Forbes Magazine, 7 Nigerian pastors made the top 20. There are a lot of mega churches in Nigeria which boast of mega-rich leaders who cruise in luxuries. In this post, we will be bringing to you a list of Nigerian pastors who own private jets, how many each of them owns and their estimated worths.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo
Bishop David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, 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.
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. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria. – Wikipedia
Bishop David O. Oyedepo tops this chart with a total of four jets.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Enoch Adeboye who was born on 2nd March, 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria was ordained General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year
He owns a Gulfstream GIV (N707EA) registered as E. Adeboye / Emmanuel Aviation.
3. Ayo Oritsejafor
Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor, known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Delta state, Nigeria. Papa Oritsejafor was a former National president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and later became the National president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). He is a preacher and Christian author. Papa Ayo owns a Bombardier Challenger 601 aircraft which he said was given to him as a gift. Few years back, this Papa’s private jet was involved in a money laundering allegation involving 2 Nigerian and an Israeli.
4. Prophet T.B. Joshua
Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963), commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian Pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence with 3,000,000 fans on Facebook and over 600,000 YouTube subscribers. Described as the “Oprah of evangelism” and “YouTube’s most popular Pastor”, Emmanuel TV is Africa’s largest Christian television network and the most subscribed Christian ministry channel on YouTube with videos amassing more than 240 million views. – Wikipedia
T.B Joshua reportedly acquired a Gulfstream G550 aircraft worth about $60million in April 2015.
5. Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin
Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is the founder and head prophet of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He acquired his private jet in 2018. other information about the private jet are not known yet.
6. Apostle Johnson Suleiman
Johnson Suleman is a Nigerian televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, a church with headquarters in Auchi, Edo State. He acquired his private jet earlier this year, 2019. However, other information about the private jet are not known yet.
Other names which should have appeared on this list, but have been excluded as their aircraft are unknown;
Aside the above Pastors mentioned on the list, some other Pastors who own private jets but for some reasons, the model of their private jets are unknown to the public. Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) and Pastor Chris Oyakilome of Christ Embassy. Make this category.