12 RICHEST “MAN OF FAITH LEADER”
The richest evangelical pastors in the world are millionaires, some even billionaires. We do not intend to demerit anyone’s faith, but we do want to create outrage: most of these people are rich thanks to the manipulation of crowds.
Of course, we are not attacking freedom of worship, nor are we asking to stop believing in what they believe or for everyone to become an atheist. The final intention is to reflect. How have they accumulated so much money?
Many of us might think that faith and God have nothing to do with money, but when we see these shepherds and their millionaire fortunes, we realize that apparently they do have a lot of relationship.
Do you remember when Jesus rode in anger because they had turned God’s house into a market, where all that mattered was money? These pastors seem to not remember it.
1.- Matthew Ashimolowo
Matthew Ashimolowo Nigerian pastor Matthew Ashimolowo has a net worth of $ 10 million and is head of the Kingsway International Christian Center in London. This is the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. In 2009, the church posted earnings of about $ 10 million. Ashimolowo obtained much of his wealth from several businesses, including Matthew Ashimolowo Media, which sells documentaries and Christian literature.
2.- Creflo Dollar Creflo
Dollar is the senior pastor of the World Changers International church, with a net worth of $ 27 million. He leads one of the largest megachurches in the United States, located in College Park, Georgia. Dollar also presents a television show, Changing Your World, on cable networks. The New York Times reported that Dollar owns a million-dollar Atlanta home, drives a Rolls-Royce, is transported by a private plane and has a $ 2,500,000 apartment in Manhattan.
3.- Edir Macedo Bezerra
Macedo is the leader and founder of the religious movement of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (IURD), which is being investigated in several Latin American countries for fraud. The investigation has discovered that both Macedo and his wife had properties in Miami, two apartments whose value amounts to an amount close to 5 million dollars. Fictitious companies, tax havens and secret accounts are some of the accusations that are raised against the sect, also known as “Stop suffering.”
4.- Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland (born December 6, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas) professor, preacher, singer, tele-evangelist, actor and author. He is a prominent and very controversial television evangelist and the founder of a Christian organization called Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Diffuser of the well-known “Theology of Prosperity”. He has built a monetary empire of 760 million dollars thanks to the generous donations that believers send him constantly.
5.- Bishop David Oyedepo
Preacher David Oyedepo is one of the richest preachers in the world, with a reported net worth of $ 150 million. In 1981, he founded the Living Faith World Ministry of Outreach in the state of Ogun, Nigeria, and has grown to become the largest congregation in Africa. The worship center has a capacity of 50,000.
Oyedepo owns houses in London and the United States and has four private jets. He also owns Dominion Publishing House, a thriving company that publishes all his books, which are often on the subject of prosperity.
6.- Bishop T.D Jakes
According to Times T. D. Jakes, he is the Best Pastor of the Americas because his sermons regularly reach millions of viewers on Black Entertainment Television and Trinity Broadcasting Network. Jakes is one of the most versatile people in the religious landscape. Its mega-church Potter´s House, in South Dallas, with 26,000 members, attracted George W. Bush and Al Gore before the 2000 elections, according to the Times.
Jakes is a gospel singer nominated for a Grammy Award and has a contract with Hallmark for his own line of cards with inspirational messages with the slogan, “Loose Your Spirit.” Billionaire for royalties, Jakes leads an opulent lifestyle that has criticized him, but there are no allegations of tax irregularities such as those that persecuted tele-evangelists.
7.- Enoch Adeboye
Enoch Adejare Adeboye is General Superintendent of Redeemed Christian Church of God and during a speech at the 63rd annual Church Convention in Nigeria, he said that he was, in fact, one of the richest men in the world. “I have houses in at least 188 countries in the world, where we have our churches, that’s why I’m richer than Bill Gates. Every time I visit these countries, my children fight saying diciendo Daddy, come and stay with us, ’” (Daddy G. O. affectionately calls him), said Adeboye.
8.- Benny Hinn
Benny Hinn is a high-profile pastor, whose reputation as a defender of the prosperity gospel has attracted millions of followers and criticism from lawmakers and vigilante groups about his lavish lifestyle.
Hinn is one of the best-known pastors who advocate the prosperity gospel, which teaches that Christians who are well with God will be rewarded with wealth and health in this life. His TV broadcasts on the Trinity Broadcast Network, a Pentecostal broadcasting giant, and other television networks are watched by millions of people around the world almost every day. He travels the world in the plane of his ministry, called Dove (dove) One, for the celebration of events he calls “Miracle Crusades”, which include spiritual cures.
Hinn has never fully disclosed to the public how the money he earns is spent, but his great ministry is believed to be a multi-million dollar operation. Over the years, Hinn has been the subject of intense criticism from other Christians and vigilance groups who call his false teachings and accuse him of raising funds just to enrich himself.
9.- Chris Oyakhilome
Chris Oyakhilome, of the Believers ’Loveworld Ministries or Christ Embassy church, has an estimated estate of between 30 and 50 million US dollars. The Nigerian preaches in a mega-church that has more than 40,000 members, some of whom are successful business executives and politicians. Oyakhilome accumulates its wealth through its companies, which include newspapers, magazines, a television channel, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and an extensive real estate network.
10.- Billy Graham
This man of more than 90 years has a fortune of 25 million dollars. Founded by Billy Graham in 1970, The Samaritan Stock Exchange is “a Christian organization committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through evangelical preaching and emergency relief.” The international organization is based in Boone, North Carolina, a budget that is currently about 200 million dollars and subsidiaries in Canada, Australia, England, Holland, and Kenya, and says it provides “help” to more than one hundred countries in the world. The story of the Samaritan Stock Exchange, run by Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, shows that they are doing millionaire business.
11.- Temitope Joshua
Temitope B. Joshua, who runs the Synagogue Church of all Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, is one of the richest black preachers in the world, with a net worth of $ 15 million. SCOAN accommodates more than 15,000 members on Sundays and currently has branches in Ghana, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Greece. Joshua also owns a Christian television network, Emmanuel TV.
12.- Joseph Prince
My purpose and I say it with all the honesty of the world is not to offend anyone, it is first to denounce these representatives of the Devil because stealing is violating the Law of Man and more importantly of God. It is also that I know that there are humble and good people who are seeking refuge or have hope and faith in a world devoid of that and especially love and respect. But there are others who are “Stupid” because if they know that these religious leaders are robbing You and others and you continue to support them, that’s why I say so. In other articles I will be exposing more points about this and much more that involves religious hypocrisy, and because so many people do not believe in the Bible, Religion or worse in God.