Preachers Earning Millions By Sharing The Gospel
You wouldn’t believe just how profitable spreading the gospel can be! As if religion isn’t one of the biggest business nowadays, right? There’s just no sugarcoating how much these preachers are earning from films to book credits to radio programs and T.V. shows. Sharing the gospel has never been these lucrative and easy to spread across the world. So if you want to know how much money we are exactly talking about here, we’ve listed down 34 wealthy preachers who hit it big in the faith and religion department. Hold your horses, or you might just gallop away to follow suit once you dig through.
Joyce Meyer – Net Worth $8 Million
Pauline Joyce Hutchison or Pastor Joyce Meyer is from St. Louis and is one of the world’s famous female preachers. She is one of the few charismatic Christian authors who made it to Time magazine’s list of 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America. Meyer’s husband, Dave, initiated to launch her television ministry, Enjoying Everyday Life. They also founded the Joyce Meyer Ministries, whose primary aim is to share God’s love and the life-changing message of the Bible to the whole world T.V., radio, various media platforms, and live conferences, as seen in their website. Her ministry afforded her several investments, such as a jet worth $10 million, several homes costing up to $2 million each, and a luxury car of silver Mercedes Sedan at $107,000.
Christopher Ogheneborie Okotie – Net Worth $3 Million
Christopher Ogheneborie Okotie or simply Pastor Chris Okotie, is a Nigerian televangelist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He was born in Ethiopia and attended secondary school in Edo College, Benin City. Pastor Chris grew up loving and singing music. So much so that even though he pursued a degree in law, he had to abandon it for a while and pursue a pop music career. Eventually, he returned back to law school and from there stared his religious ministry. For the second time before graduating from law, he interrupted it again in favor of finishing Bible school. Later, he established the Household of God Church International Ministries that is a Pentecostal congregation. Other than his political pursuits, he also became known for his bestseller book, The Last Outcast in 2001.
Matthew Ashimolowo – Net Worth $10 Million
Matthew Ashimolowo is a Nigerian pastor who is now based in London and is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC). He is reported to earn at least £100,000 annually, of which most of his book or literature credits royalties, documentaries, and earnings come from his namesake media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media. As a well-known preacher in London and far wide, Europe and in Nigeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, he hosts the radio program Winning Ways, and T.V. broadcasts via Trinity Broadcasting Network and on GOD TV and the Inspirational Network. Ashimolowo’s preaching is considered of the prosperity gospel.
Joel Osteen – Net Worth $40 Million
New York Times best-selling author Joel Osteen is more than just an American Christian author but is also the senior pastor of Lakewood Church. It is currently the largest Protestant church in all of America and based in Houston. Osteen is known to be the founder of Lakewood’s television program, where his father’s televised sermons ran for 17 years until his demise. Other than the book credits to his name, he is also admired by many for his movie-star looks. Now, he has televised T.V. sermons in front of at least a 20 million congregation audience virtually and physically. His teachings emphasize more on the power of love and prosperity as taken from the Bible, and his prosperity is evident in his home worth $10.5 million.
Temitope Balogun Joshua – Net Worth $15 Million
Temitope Balogun Joshua or Pastor T.B. Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations in Nigeria. He is known to run a healing ministry where he would conduct sessions to give healing and even deliver people from evil spirits or perform an exorcism. His church made its own investment on a television channel Emmanuel TV that broadcasts Pastor T.B. Joshua’s sermons and covers all his alleged miracles for millions of people to see. His social media presence is making a mark and accumulates hundreds of millions of views, especially the ones posted on YouTube. In 2011, Forbes named him as Nigeria’s third-richest pastor.
Rick Warren – Net Worth $25 Million
SaddleBack Church founder and senior pastor Rick Warren is the bestselling author of the notable book, The Purpose Driven Life. Not only is he an American author and evangelical Christian pastor, but he, too, grew up as a Pastor’s kid from San Jose, California. His father was a Baptist minister, which paved the way for him into the faith at an early age. He knew in his heart that he’d follow his Dad’s footsteps later on. In fact, even as a high schooler, he was able to take the initiative and started his school’s first Christian club. His book credit royalties have prospered him a net worth of $25 million to date, but until now, he serves as a founding minister in his megachurch in Lake Forest, California.
Creflo Dollar – Net Worth $27 Million
American, non-denominational televangelist, Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is a preacher who hails from Georgia and founded the World Changers Church International. Pastor Dollar runs the following associations and companies, Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records. It was back in 1986 when he held his first-ever sermon in the cafeteria of an elementary school. Now, he preaches to a congregation of at least 30,000 members. His congregation earns roughly about an estimated $69 million in revenue from its cash tithes and offerings. His teachings are a credit to prosperity and gospel-style teachings and are very much seen in his lavish lifestyle.
Ray Mccauley – Net Worth $28 Million
South African religious leader, Ray McCauley is the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church. From his ministry, they were able to make an investment in a television station of their own that is Rhema T.V. The television station broadcasts A New Day With Pastor Ray, which features his sermons mostly. Paster McCauley is also the President of the International Federation of Christian Churches, and he currently co-chairs the National Interfaith Council of South Africa. Before he became a successful minister, he was hard to believe that he was a former bodybuilding champion and once worked as a bouncer in a club. Now, he pastors a church of 45,000 strong believers.
Enoch Adeboye – Net Worth $39 Million
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is a Nigerian pastor who generally oversees Redeemed Christian Churches of God. He is affectionately called Daddy G.O. by many of his members, and as overseer of the church, he is very blessed to earn a revenue of $2 million annually, as reported by Forbes. With his earnings, he is well able to make investments and run his own gospel television station, Dove TV. His network shows his sermons and other programs and activities of their church. He also has a $65 million worth of Gulfstream G550 private jet and luxury houses as part of his investment assets.
Juanita Bynum – Net Worth $10 Million
Pastor Juanita Bynum is also a gospel singer and an author of several books with credits to her name. She hails from Chicago and is the current President of Bynum Ministries and also the CEO of Juanita Bynum International with at the moment an extension office or headquarters in Garden City, New York. She encourages, teaches, and leads her congregation to live it loud and live it strong as her strong message. As she is also a singer, she was famous for her 2007 album Piece of My Passion and the reviews it got. She is also known for her published book, The Threshing Floor. Her income is said to come from ticket sales to her annual event, her sermons, as well as records of them offered for sale.