Here Are Top 10 Richest Churches In Nigeria
Religion is said to be the practice and belief in a supernatural being or power commonly agreed by a group of individuals for a common purpose. Furthermore, these individuals tend to develop or provide themselves with set morals and code of conducts to govern their belief.
The Christian Faith has become the most practiced belief commonly noticed in the lives of many Nigerians today and as such, they attend churches in other to fully the command of God which is to praise and worship him in spirit and truth.
In today’s article, we will be going down the list of the richest churches in Nigeria based on their financial worth, assets, number of branches and the total number of congregations.
10. House on The Rock
Occupying the 10th position today is the well-known church House on the Rock church whose founder is Pastor Paul Adefarasin. He is also the organizer of the biggest Gospel event ‘’The Experience’’ held yearly. The event is aimed at bringing Gospel singer around the globe for a common purpose which is to worship God.
9. The Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministry
Founded by pastor Lazarus Muoka, this church has its headquarters situated in Lagos State known for its large congregation with lots of branches planted all over Nigeria.
8. The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)
Founded by Prophet T.B. Joshua with a congregation of over 20,000 in attendance per service and also has its headquarters situated in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Total asset of the Church is estimated at N10 Billion. The founder of this church gained a position on the Forbes list of top richest pastors in Nigeria.
7. Christ Embassy
Founded in the year 1987 by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome who is the senior pastor of the church. The Believers love world Incorporated has recorded an estimated number of 13 million members worldwide and has its headquarters situated in Lagos state Nigeria with numerous branches across the world. Asides his teachings and miracles, he is also an author of many books and well respected.
6. Deeper Life Christian Ministry
This church remains one of the popular churches in Nigeria founded in the year 1973 by pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi. Currently occupying a church auditorium worth N4 billion with various branches over Nigeria.
5. Brotherhood of the cross and star (BCS)
Shock to see them on the fifth spot? Yes, they remain one of the richest churches Nigeria has got with assets worth billions of naira. The church was founded in the year 1956 by their leader Olumba Olumba Obu in Calabar precisely. Taking their believes global, they own a TV Station known as ‘’The Star-Cross TV’’.
4. Living Faith Church World Wide
Also known as Winners Chapel with its headquarters located in Ogun State Nigeria. Also gaining a position on Forbes list as the richest pastor in the year 2018. Included to the assets of the church is the Covenant University which is one of the prestigious universities in Nigeria. The church was founded by Bishop David Oyedepo.
3. Anglican Church of Nigeria
In the time of the colonial masters (British), this church was recorded as the first church in Nigeria and currently holds a total of 12 million baptized members.
The church broke out of the England church due to some conflicting issues and doctrines. Here in Nigeria, it has its headquarters situated in Abuja which is the nation’s capital with lots of provinces which is headed by Archbishops.
2. The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
This church was founded by Late Pa Josiah Akindayomi and Pastor Enoch Adeboye as the general overseer. The church gets its wealth from owning one of the most expensive schools in Nigeria (Redeemers University), a private jet which the pastor uses for ministration round the globe and a congregation of over 3 million.
Pastor E.A. Adeboye is also an author of many books and has approximately 3500 parishes in Nigeria.
1. The Catholic Church
It’s no surprise that this church is perfectly occupying the first position on this list due to its population which is estimated at 23.5 million. The church is also known for her charity work and hospitality with numerous Dioceses all over the country.