In Nigeria, some of the people occupying the wealthy spot in Nigeria are Nigerian pastors. Many Nigerian pastors have acquired so much wealth, and the easiest way of knowing this is not only through their houses or fat bank balances. It’s their cars.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding wealthy Nigerian pastors and how they acquired their wealth. There’s also been controversy on whether or not it’s right for a pastor to own flashy cars. While all these conversations are still ongoing, we have compiled a list of top Nigerian pastors and the Rolls Royce they own.
Top 7 Nigerian Pastors With Their Rolls Royces Cars
One time, the popular Lagos pastor, Ituah Ighodalo made a statement saying, “I don’t see any reason why a pastor will be riding Rolls Royce.” The argument has been that Rolls Royce cars are cars that announce wealth and class. And, for pastors whose primary purpose is to spread the gospel, owning such cars isn’t a good indication of their ‘godly’ nature.
While this is still an ongoing debate, below are some of the pastors in Nigeria who have their own Rolls Royce cars sitting pretty in their garages.
- Biodun Fatoyinbo
The popular televangelist, Mike Murdock, gifted the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) a Rolls Royce and $1 million. This all took place on the 15th of January, 2014, when Murdock announced the gift to pastor Biodun at the COZA headquarters.
According to Murdock, he had to ask the Senior Pastor if he wanted it in secret, before coming to the public to announce the gift. The Rolls Royce that Murdock gifted the pastor reportedly costs millions of Naira, and the pastor has been driving the car around ever since then.
Apart from the Rolls Royce that was gifted him, the pastor has since purchased another Rolls Royce worth millions of Naira to add to his collection. Currently, he owns 2 Rolls Royce cars.
- Bishop Tom Sampson
Another Nigerian pastor that owns a Rolls Royce Phantom is Bishop Tom Sampson of Christ Royal Family International Church. The bishop also received the car as a gift for his 50th birthday in 2014 from some of his members.
- Pastor Alex Omokudu
Pastor Alex Omokudu is the General Overseer of Victorious Pentecostal Assembly. Being the leader of one of the fastest-spreading churches in the United Kingdom, in 2019 he also got a car gift from a member.
The car gift was no other than a 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV which is currently worth 120 million naira.
- Pastor Chris Okotie
Pastor Chris Okotie is the pastor in charge of the Ikeja-based Household of God’s Church International Ministries. In 2013, the pastor got a gift of a Rolls Royce as a birthday and anniversary gift for his 27th year as a pastor and 30 years as a born-again Christian.
- Pastor David Ibiyeomie
David Ibiyeomie is the general overseer of the Salvation Ministry. He is one of the most notable pastors in Nigeria with his church branches scattered across the country. This minister also owns his own Rolls Royce Phantom.
His like others came as a gift. He got it on his 55th birthday from one of his members.
- Pastor Chibuzor Chinyere
Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere is the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry. He is another pastor that has been offered a Rolls Royce gift by his member as a birthday gift on his 44th birthday. The Apostle graciously declined the gift but rather requested the money to open more Omega Power Ministry free schools, to accommodate children of widows, orphans and the less privileged.
But, does this mean that all the Nigerian pastors that have Rolls Royce cars got them as gifts? We have also gathered information on other pastors who have personally purchased their Rolls Royce cars or whose Rolls Royce cars are not known yet to be a gift.
- Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Pastor Adeboye is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) with a net worth of 50 billion naira also has a bulletproof Rolls Royce Phantom worth $400,000 attached to his name.
The above-listed are some of the Nigerian pastors who you’ll find Rolls Royce cars in their possession. They are the pastors most known to the public. The reality is that there are many other pastors who own Rolls Royce but are not mainstream. Therefore, this article will continue to be updated with such information.