The Atlanta Black Star Calls Out Black Pastors Whose Net Worth Is 200 Time Greater Than Their Parishioners

Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar is senior pastor of World Changers Church International with a net worth of $27 million.  He leads one of the nation’s largest mega-churches, located in College Park, Georgia. Dollar also hosts 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 jet and has a $2.5 million Manhattan apartment.

The average annual income in College Park, Ga., is $29,640.

Bishop David Oyedepo

Nigeria preacher David Oyedepo is one of the wealthiest preachers in the world, with a reported net worth of $150 million. In 1981, he founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in Ogun State, Nigeria, and it has grown to become Africa’s largest congregation. The worship center has a seating capacity of 50,000.

Oyedepo reportedly owns homes 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.

Almost 55 percent of Nigeria’s citizens live below the poverty level on under $2 a day. Nigeria has a population of 168,833,776 people.

 

Eddie Long

Bishop Eddie Long preaches at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., a suburb outside of Atlanta.  Long has a net worth of $5 million dollars.

According to a 2005 Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation, “During the period between 1997 to 2000, Long received more than $3.07 million worth of compensation and benefits from his non-profit charity, Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc.”

The newspaper investigation concluded that Long was given a “$1.4 million six-bedroom, nine-bath home on 20 acres in Lithonia; use of a $350,000 luxury Bentley automobile” and “more than $1 million in salary, including $494,000 in 2000.”

In Lithonia, Ga., the residents’ average annual income is $25,154.

Christian Oyakhilome

Nigerian Chris Oyakhilome has a net worth of $50 million. He preaches at Christ Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, a   mega-church that boasts more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful business executives and politicians.

Oyakhilome accumulates his wealth through his businesses, which include newspapers, magazines, a television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and extensive real estate.

In Nigeria, where 54.98 percent of citizens live below poverty level, the median income is under $2 a day.

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Source: Atlanta Black Star

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