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10 Richest Pastors In Africa

Religion especially the Christian religion has become what can be likened to a business platform because everyone with the ability to preach and pray has ventured into opening their own church within their local communities. The purpose for this is often misunderstood by those who have misused the platform for personal gain. Therefore it has become hard to tell the difference between a true man of God wanting to do God’s work and a person who is in it for the benefits that come with running a church.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilame


Christian Oyakhilome known 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. Pastor Chris started preaching in his youth, holding large miracle meetings during his secondary and tertiary school days. His grandfather was also a Minister. Pastor Chris’ ministry has expanded rapidly beyond coasts of Nigeria and South Africa, and he now holds large meetings in the United States and has healing school sessions in Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene

Pastor Irene

Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene is the leader of Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World Peace by Jesus Christ. Most people will recognize her from her Divine truth Television network on Dstv and from her deliverance meetings which she conducts throughout the country. Pastor Irene started under the CHRISTIAN WORSHIP CENTRE (CWC), Manini Thohoyandou in Venda and has since went on to ministering in her own church and has featured in religious channels.

Pastor TB Josua


Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly known as T. B. Joshua, is a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. He is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with 1,000,000 fans on Facebook and hundreds of YouTube videos which have hundreds of thousands of views.

7. Prophet Uebert Angel

Pastor Angel

Prophet Uebert Angel is the president of Spirit Embassy. When he talks about the power of God to prosper believers he really is unapologetic. He is known for mentor of presidents, multimillionaires, and government officials of many countries and also a friend to the widows, less privileged, a role model to generations yet humble and hardworking working tirelessly for the advancement of God’s kingdom. He has claimed to have prophesied the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Pastor Ray McCauley

Pastor Ray

Pastor Ray McClauley is a prominent South African religious leader and the Senior Pastor of Rhema Bible Church. McCauley attended bible college at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1979. Upon his return to South Africa he and his family started the Rhema Bible Church under Rhema Ministries SA in the home of his parents. In 1985 the church moved into the newly constructed 5,000 seater auditorium in Randburg, Johannesburg. Pastor McCauley has led a controversial lifestyle, with many alleging that he leads a millionaire’s lifestyle. McCauley has defended himself on numerous occasions with the argument that he only earns the salary of a chief executive of a medium-sized company.

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