Gone are the days when the poor was likened to church rats because of previous poverty associated with the church. Church rats feed very fat today. Thanks to better understanding of the scriptures and its interpretation. Thanks to the timing of God that we are in too. Pastors are rich today because members are rich too. The following are the details about the richest pastor in Nigeria.

  1. The name of the wealthiest pastor in Nigeria is Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo.
  2. He said in one of his recent sermons at Shiloh that he was dangerously wealthy.
  3. His father was a Muslim while his mother was a Christian.
  4. He lived with his grandmother who taught him about Christianity and how to be devoted to God.
  5. He was born on 27th September, 1954 at Oshogbo, Osun State but he is an indigene of Omu Aran in Kwara State.
  6. He is about the boldest preacher in Nigeria.
  7. He was said to have said that “he was not born again to suffer again”.
  8. He learnt majorly and had ministerial contact with Late Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, Smith WigglesworthKenneth CopelandGloria Copeland, the late Kenneth Hagin W. Kenyon and T. L. Osborn,
  9. He is regarded as one of the major pioneers of the Christian charismatic movementin Africa.
  10. He is one of the most eloquent and powerful preachers in Nigeria.
  11. His net worth is over 160 million USD.
  12. His school teacher Betty Lasher, made him to take a personal decision to dedicate his life to God about 50 years ago.
  13. Since that encounter he has not looked back.
  14. He is a graduate of architecture from Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin.
  15. He resigned his appointment with the and worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Housing in Ilorin to concentrate on missionary work.
  16. He obtained a PhD in Human Development from Honolulu University, Hawaii, United States.
  17. He said the Almighty God spoke to him through an 18-hour vision in 1981 that “The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith”.
  18. He is married to the vibrant and dynamic Florence Abiola Akano now known as Faith Abiola Oyedepo.
  19. They are blessed with male and female children.
  20. His church started in Kaduna but later moved to Lagos in 1989.
  21. The initial location of the church in Lagos was at Raji Oba, Iyana Ipaja.
  22. His church owns private jets and several buildings and investments in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
  23. He is an author and publisher who has written over 75 titles apart from periodicals.
  24. Dominion Publishing House (DPH) (the publishing sector of his ministry) has over 4.2 million prints in circulation to date.
  25. Some of his books are Pillars of Destiny, Signs and Wonders Today, Anointing for Exploits, Understanding Financial Prosperity, The Healing Balm, The Force of Freedom, Walking in the Newness of Life, Exploits in Ministry, The Unlimited Power of Faith, Winning Prayer, Success Strategies, Breaking Financial Hardship, In Pursuit of Vision, Understanding Divine Direction, The Winning Wisdom, Understanding the Power of Praise, Releasing the Supernatural, Walking in the Miraculous, Anointing for Breakthrough, Understanding Vision, Towards Excellence in Life and Ministry, Success Systems, Understanding the Anointing, Exploits of Faith, The Blood Triumph, Satan Get Lost.
  26. His church have founded Covenant University, Landmark University, Faith Academy and Kingdom Heritage Model Schools.
  27. The schools were opened to equip the young ones for universal impact.
  28. The ministry is constructing a third university named Crown University. It is located in Calabar, Cross Rivers, Nigeria.
  29. The headquarters of Living faith is faith tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State. It’s a 50,000 capacity church.
  30. The construction was completed within 365 days. It was reported that it was built without any debt attached.
  31. Faith tabernacle was the largest church auditorium in the world but it has now been overtaken by Paul Enenches’s 100,000 capacity church in Abuja.
  32. So many pastors have been inspired by Oyedepo. They include Pastor Paul Enenche, Revd Sam Adeyemi, Olumide Emmanuel, to mention a few.
  33. The Covenant University Alumni Association initiated the David Oyedepo Day of Service (DODOS) in 2012. It is an initiative set up with the aim to promote the contributions and lifestyle of Oyedepo. It is marked each year on his birthday, 27 September.





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