Pastor Giwa, the Senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church, has blasted pastors who own private jets.
The pastor who spoke on Friday, urged the affected Pastors to “carefully read Matthew chapter 19:16-27″. Pastor Giwa who warned that Pastors buying private jets won’t make heaven, said in his statement;
“The truth is that, they know they are buying jets to compete with one another.
Our God is not a God of convenience, but a God of commitment.
Jesus Christ did not teach us to be using jets to preach the gospel.
“Any pastor or religious leader who fails to do according to the teachings of Jesus Christ cannot make heaven, I am sure they know this.
Also, I do not want to agree to the statement that we should not judge people.
Leviticus 19:15 simply says, ‘ You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbour fairly.”
Check Out Nigerian Pastors Who Own Private Jets, How Many Each Owns and Their Worth
- Bishop David Oyedepo
Bishop David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel. Oyedepo is the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000-seat church auditorium, reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.
The Winners’ Chapel network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, as well as, in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria. – Wikipedia
Bishop David O. Oyedepo tops this chart with a total of four jets
- Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Enoch Adeboye who was born on 2nd March, 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria was ordained General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year
He owns a Gulfstream GIV (N707EA) registered as E. Adeboye / Emmanuel Aviation.
- Ayo Oritsejafor
Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor, known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Delta state, Nigeria. Papa Oritsejafor was a former National president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and later became the National president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). He is a preacher and Christian author. Papa Ayo owns a Bombardier Challenger 601 aircraft which he said was given to him as a gift. Few years back, this Papa’s private jet was involved in a money laundering allegation involving 2 Nigerian and an Israeli.
- Prophet T.B. Joshua
Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963), commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian Pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence with 3,000,000 fans on Facebook and over 600,000 YouTube subscribers. Described as the “Oprah of evangelism” and “YouTube’s most popular Pastor”, Emmanuel TV is Africa’s largest Christian television network and the most subscribed Christian ministry channel on YouTube with videos amassing more than 240 million views. – Wikipedia
T.B Joshua reportedly acquired a Gulfstream G550 aircraft worth about $60million in April 2015.
Other names which should have appeared on this list, but have been excluded as their aircraft are unknown;
Aside the above Pastors mentioned on the list, some other Pastors who own private jets but for some reasons, the model of their private jets are unknown to the public. Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) and Pastor Chris Oyakilome of Christ Embassy. Make this category.