Before we dive into this feature, let’s start off by stating that, “It’s not cheap to own a jet!”. Owning is expensive, maintaining is super expensive too, so you must be really boxed up to acquire one. Talking of boxed up, popular Apostle of God, Johnson Suleman recently showed off his newly acquired private jet making it to the list of blessed Nigerian pastors who possess their very own aircraft. It’s funny that many of these pastors, including Apostle Suleman, warn many Nigerians to shy away from extravagant lifestyle, they, however, obviously see a private jet as a necessary commodity, a pastor has got to travel in style right? A private jet ranges from $3 million to $90 million depending on the type you want, while maintaining can run into several thousands of dollars. That established, check out ten popular Nigerian pastors who own a private jet below…
- Bishop David Oyedepo: With the title of the richest pastor in Nigeria, Bishop David Oyedepo, has a wealth estimate of over $180 million dollars. Oyedepo is the founder and overseer of Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, also known as Winners Chapel. David also owns two of the most expensive private universities in Nigeria, Landmark University and Covenant University. With thousands of church branches in Nigeria, Oyedepo is also one of the richest pastors in the World. He has four private jets!
- Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor: Oritsejafor is the founder of the Word of Life Bible Church, and also the creator of the African Broadcasting Network, an international satellite Christian television station broadcasting the gospel of Christ from United Kingdom to the world. Bishop Oritsejafor has various investments that span across many segments including banking, real estate, transportation and media. The bishop is said to be worth $15 million dollars.
- Pastor Enoch Adeboye: The third richest pastor in Nigeria and overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye is a force to reckon with in the “gospel industry.” He is worth $50 million dollars.
- Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua: Popularly known as T.B Joshua, pastor Joshua is the fourth richest pastor in Nigeria. He is the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and Owner of Emmanuel TV, the evangelism TV station. Known not just popular in Nigeria but in the world, TB Joshua is worth $15 million dollars.
- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome: Chris Oyakhilome is worth $80 million dollars and the founder of the Believer`s World Fellowship which later metamorphosed into the Christ Embassy Church.
- Bishop Mike Okonkwo: Founder of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Mike Okonkwo has a 12 million dollar net worth as at 2017.
- Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo: Mathew Ashimolowo is the founder of the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom called Kingsway International Christian Centre. Fifth richest pastor in Nigeria, Ashimolowo is worth around $20 million dollars.
- Apostle Johnson Suleman: With an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars, Apostle Suleman has just joined the list of Nigerian pastors with the much coveted holy private jet. Photo Credit: Getty