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Nigerian pastors have been a source of inspiration to many believers across the world.

Nigerian pastors are in no exception when it comes to spreading the word in their respective capacities.

Their anointing have been a shining light to see through while impacting positively on every Christians.

Some of Nigerian pastors like David Oyedepo, T.B Joshua are known with their energetic charisma of preaching while others like Pastor E.A Adeboye, Chris Okotie, are known with simplicity to pass their message to the congregation.

360dopes brings to you list of 50 most popular Nigerian Pastors, their biography, age, wife, net worth and pictures.

Anthony Okogie


Anthony Olubunmi Okogie is a Nigerian Cardinal Priest born June 16, 1963.

Anthony Okogie was born in Lagos to a royal family of Uromi in Edo state.

His father is Esan while his mother is Yoruba.

Okogie who was formerly Archbishop of Lagos in the Roman Catholic Church, was ordained priest on December 11, 1966.

Apostle Anselm Madubuko


General Overseer of Revival Assembly Church, Apostle Anselm Madubuko was born on July 25, 1958.

Anselm Madubuko is from Orsumoghu in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state.

He was an Architect before he got born again on August 4, 1983 where he was called of God to reach out to the nations of which he started Revival Assembly.

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Anselm was married to Pastor Connie until she died on July 6, 2012.

He has three children; a son and two daughters. He also has two grandchildren.

Anselm Madubuko remarried after a year of his former wife death. He got married to a Kenyan singer, Emmy Kosgei on August 31, 2013.

He got married at the age of 26 and gave birth to his first child at 28.

Apostle Anselm Madubuko ministry is worth N3 billion. He nets in average of N1 billion per anum from tithe and offering from his congregation made up of business men and company executives.

Apostle Arome Osayi

Aroma Osayi

Born December 2, Apostle Arome Osayi is the founder of Remnant Christian Net Work, a Christian organization with a global net work of apostolic centers, churches and missions.

Arome Osayi is the fifth child in a family of seven.

He gave his life to Christ at the age of seven during a Sunday school class in ECWA 1 Makurdi barracks.

He is married to Rev. Mrs Dinna Osayi and their union is blessed with two children.

Apostle Arome Osayi is also the author of many books such as Kingdom Calibration Vols 1&2, Get Into the World and Birthing His Excellence.

Apostle Emmanuel Kure

Emmanuel Kure

Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure was born in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Kure attended Bayero University, Kano.

Emmanuel Kure is the founder and president of Throne room (Trust) Ministry, Kafanchan, Kaduna state.

He is married with a child named Elshaddai Kure

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Johnson Suleman was born on March 24 in Benin city, Edo state part of Nigeria.

Suleman is from Afobomeh family Clan, Auchi.

He is married to Dr. Lizzy Suleman.

Suleman is the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry International, a church with headquarters in Auchi, Edo state.

He is a pastor, televangelist and a man of God with vision.

Apostle Johnson Suleman had worked as an assistant pastor in the Armor of God church in Lagos from 1998 before he founded in 2004.

William Kumuyi

W.F Kumuyi

William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder of the Deeper Christian life ministry.

Kumuyi was born on June 6, 1941 into a Christian family in Erin-Ijesha, Osun state, western part of Nigeria.

He graduated with a first class in mathematics at the University of Ibdan and became a professor of mathematics at the University of Lagos.

He became a born-again Christian in April 1964 and he was known for his preaching on holiness.

He was married to Abiodun Kumuyi in 1980 before her death. He later remarried to Esther Folashade Kumuyi in October 2010, 18 months after the death of his first wife.

Kumuyi was named as one of the “500 most powerful people on the planet” by Foreign policy magazine.

He is an author of many books such as Daily Manna, Higher Everyday, Supernatural supply in all situations, The truly liberated woman, the hour of decision and so on.

William Kumuyi has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Chris Oyakhilome

Chris Oyakhilome

Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Christ Embassy.

He was born on December 7, 1963 and the eldest son of the family of Tim Oyakhilome.

He obtained a degree in Architecture at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and has an honorary doctorate degree in divinity from Benson Idahosa University.

Pastor Chris got married to Anita Ebhodaghe in 1991 and they divorced in February 2016. They have two children and had shared custody of them after their divorce.

His first daughter, Sharon Oyakhilome got married to a Ghanaian man on October 6, 2018.

Pastor Chris is a faith healing minister known for his philanthropic works.

He is also an author of many books which include; how to make your faith work, the power of your minds, the seven spirits of God, praying the right way and so on.

Chris Oyakhilome has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Paul Enenche

Paul Enenche Bio

Born Paul Idoko Enenche on June 4, 1968, is the founder and Senior pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre.

Paul Enenche was born in Otukpo to the family of Chief D.E Eneche the paramount ruler of Orokam District in Ogbadibo Local Government Area.

He established Dunamis International Gospel Centre on November 10, 1996.

He got married to his wife, Becky Inyangbe Ibu in 1994 and they have four children.

Eneche is also an author of many books such as Reason for living, 30 Secrets to the Top, Financial Wisdom and so on.

Paul Enenche is said to have an estimated net worth of $25 million.

David Ibiyeomie

David Ibiyeomie

David Ibiyeomie is the founder and senior pastor of Salvation ministries in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

He started his Salvation ministry on April 13, 1997 with just twenty members.

David Ibiyeomie got married to his wife, Peace Ibiyeomie on March 20, 1996 and they have a son named David Ibiyeomie.

Ayo Oritsejafor

Ayo Oritsejafor

Ayo Oritsejafor is the founder of the World of Life Bible Church with headquarters in Warri, Nigeria.

Oritsejafor was born on November 10 into the family of Mr Joseph Monday Oritsejafor and Mrs Roli Durojaiye Oritsejafor in Lagos, Nigeria.

He became a born again Christian in 1972 in an evangelical crusade held in Sapele, Nigeria.

His success in the ministry has been attributed to the influence of the likes of Tommy L. Osborn, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Dr. Morris Cerullo and so on.

Oritsejafor got married to his wife, Helen Oritsejafor in 1997 and they have three children.

Ayo Oritsejafor has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

Chris Kwakpovwe

Chris Kwakpovwe

Chris Kwakpovwe is the founder and senior pastor of Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) Ministry Worldwide with headquarter in Lagos.

Kwakpovwe was born on November 15, 1961 into the family of Stephen Kasoro Kwakpovwe, a retired educationalist from Delat state and Theresa Kwakpovwe.

After a stint in pharmacy and preaching for nine years, he went into full time gospel ministry in 1992.

Chris Kwakpovwe has worked with many Christian bodies and has written over 70 books.

David Oyedepo

David Oyedepo

Dr. David Oyedepo is the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as Winners Chapel.

Oyedepo was born on September 27, 1954 in Osogbo, Osun state but originally hails from Irepodun local government area of Kwara state.

He was raised in a mixed religious family. His father, Ibrahim was a Muslim healer while his mother, Dorcas was a member of the white garment church, Cherubim and Seraphim.

He was raised by his grandmother who introduced him to the virtues of Christian life and taught him the importance of tithing.

He became a born again Christian in 1969 and started Living Faith Church in Kaduna before it was moved to Lagos.

He is happily married to his wife, Faith Oyedepo and they have four children; David Oyedepo Jnr, Isaac Oyedepo, Love Oyedepo Ogah and Joys Oyedepo.

David Oyedepo has an estimated net worth of $150 million.

Chris Okotie

Chris Okotie

Chris Okotie is the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, a pentecostal congregation in Lagos since February 1987.

Okotie was born on June 16, 1958 in Delta state.

He obtained a law degree at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Okotie married twice. His first marriage to his first wife, Tina Okotie came to an end in 2001. He married his second wife, Stephanie Henshaw in 2008 and they parted ways in 2012.

Chris Okotie is said to have an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Dr. Abel Damina

Abel Damina

Dr Abel Damia is the founder of Damina Ministries and Power City International since 1992.

Abel is married to Dr Rachel Damina and they are blessed with three daughters; Jemima, Jesimiel and Jeiel. The daughters are known on the music scene as ‘Triple J Plus’.

Dr Abel and his beautiful wife, are the CEO’s of Kingdom of Life Network TV.

Dr Abel also hosts everyday radio and TV programs, Righteous Invasion of Truth (R.I.O.T).

Dr Abel Damina is also the author of many books such as: The God Class, God in a Man, The Priesthood of Jesus and many others.

Father Edeh

Father Edeh

Emmanuel M.P Edeh popularly known as Father Edeh is a catholic priest of the Hly Ghost congregation and founder of the Pilgrimage Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Elel, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Father Edeh was born on May 20, 1947 in Enugu to a family of an African traditionalist, Mr Joseph and Elizabeth Edeh.

He obtained a bachelors degree in Divinity from the Bigard Memorial Seminary an affiliate of Pontifical Urban University, Rome in 1976.

He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Art and a PhD in Philosophy from De Paul University Illinois, USA.

He is an educator and author of many books.

Father Edeh has an estimated net worth of $90 million.

Father Mbaka

Father Mbaka

Rev. Father Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka popularly known as Father Mbaka is a Catholic Priest of Enugu Dioceses and also the founder and Spiritual Director of Adoration ministries Enugu Nigeria.

Father Mbaka is the only son of the family of late Chief Humphrey Oguefi and Felicia Mbaka.

He was ordained a priest of the Holy Roman Catholic Church on July 29, 1995.

Helen Ukpabio

Helen Ukpabio

Helen Ukpabio is the founder and head of African Evangelical franchise Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries based in Calabar, Cross River State.

Ukpabio was born in Imo state and had her education at St. George’s Catholic school in Falomo, Jinadu Anglican School in Obalende and Methodist Girls’ School in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.

She is married to Dr Elijah Ukpabio and they have three children.

Helen Ukpabio is well known for being accused of causing widespread harassment, torture and violent deaths of children accused of wichcraft.

Joshua Talena

Joshua Talena

Joshua Talena is the senior pastor and the founder of The Shepherd’s House International with its headquarter in Abuja.

Joshua Talena was born on January 8 in Maiduguri, Borno State and grew up in the Army Barracks.

Prior to establishing his own church, Joshua had served as a resident pastor in Akwa Ibom state under Pastor Abel Damina.

Joshua Talena is married to his beautiful wife, Pastor Mrs Jackie Talena.

Lazarus Muoka

Lazarus Muoka

Lazarus Muoka is the founder and General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.

Lazarus was born into a Catholic family in Mgbidi in Imo State where he had both his primary and secondary education.

He moved to Lagos in 1975 and started his own business before he gave his life to Christ.

He is married to his wife, Joy Muoka and their union is blessed with children.

Lazarus Muoka is the author of many books such as Mark My Words, How God Called Me, And Ye Shall Receive Power and so on.

Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew ashimolowo

Matthew Shimolow is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London.

Ashimolowo was born March 17, 1952.

He was a Muslim before converting to Christian at the age of 20.

He is married to his lovely wife, Mrs Yemisi Ashimolowo and their union is blessed with two sons.

He is an author of several books such as Power of Positive Prayer, Its not over til its over and so on.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Mike Bamiloye

Mike Bamiloye

Mike Bamiloye is an evangelist and founder of Mount Zion Drama Ministry.

Bamiloye is simply a Nigerian film actor, dramatist, producer and director.

He was born on April 13, 1960 at Ilesa in Osun state.

He began his career as a trainee at Divisional Teachers’ Training College at Ipetumodu.

He founded Mount Zion on August 5, 1985 with his debut drama “Hell in Conference” staged at the National Christian Teachers Conference in Osun state.

Bamiloye has starred, produced and directed numerous movies such as Agbara nla, Asise Nla, Apoti Eri, Wounded Heart, The Foundation and many others.

Mike Bamiloye is married to his wife, Gloria Bamiloye, also an evangelist and actress. They have three children namely; Damilola, Joshua and Darasimi.

Mike Okonkwo

Mike Okonkwo

Chukwunweike Michael Okonkwo popularly known as Mike Okonkwo is the presiding Bishop of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).

Bishop Mike Okonkwo was born on September 6, 1945 to the family of Pa and Ma Okonkwo Ogbunike in Oyi local government area of Anambra State.

He had worked at the Ports Authority and Banking industry before he had an encounter with Jesus in 1970.

He was ordained into the Ministry in 1971 and took up his first pastoral responsibility in Lagos in November 1972 with UCC.

He was released as a n evangelist on June 20, 1976 and was instrumental in establishing most branches of the Church in Lagos.

He served under the leadership of Apostle Egbo from 1971 to 1980. He left UCC and The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM was founded on January 4, 1981.

Mike Okonkwo is married to his wife, Bishop Peace Okonkwo and their union is blessed with a daughter.

Biodun Fatoyinbo

Biodun Fatoyinbo

Biodun Fatoyinbo is well known as the founder of Common Wealth of Zion’s Assembly (COZA)

Fatoyinbo was born on January 22.

COZA started out as a Non governmental Organization (NGO) in Ilorin, Kwara State in 199 with a small congregation. It has only five branches and four ordained full time pastors.

The ilorin branch started in 1999, Abuja in 2008, Lagos in 2012, Port Harcourt in 2016 and Dubai in 2017.

He is married to Pastor Modele Fatoyinbo, a co-senior pastor in the Common Wealth of Zion Ministries and their union is blessed with wonderful children.

E.A. Adeboye

E.A  Adeboye

Born Enoch Adejare Adeboye on March 2, 1942, is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Pastor Adeboye hails from Ifewara, Osun state.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University). He obtained a Master’s degree in Hydrodynamics from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the same University.

Adeboye joined the RCCG and became aborn again Christian on July 29, 1973.

He eventually became the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a year after Papa Akindayomi died.

He inherited 40 parishes of RCCG in 1981 and had now grown the church to more than 15,000 parishes in more than 100 countries.

He is also an author of over 60 books. He published a daily devotional called Heavens annually.

Pastor Adeboye got married to his wife, Foluke Adenike in 1967 at the age of 25 and their union is blessed with 4 children namely; Bolu, Dare, Leke and Adeolu.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye has an estimated net worth of $65 million.

Emmanuel Omale

Emmanuel Omale

Emmanuel Omale is the founder and Senior pastor of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International (DGPM).

Emmanuel Omale was born in Anyigba, Kogi State and is married Pastor Mrs Deborah Emmanuel.

Godman Akinlabi

Godman Akinlabi

Pastor Godman Akinlabi is the lead pastor of The Elevation Church, a denominal church founded in 2010

Akinlabi was born on December 28, 1973 in Oyo State and grew up in Ibadan.

Godman Akinlabi got married to his wife, Pastor Mrs Bolarinwa in 2003 and they have two children together.

Ifeanyi Adefarasin

Ifeanyi Adefarasin

Ifeanyi Adefarasin is known to be the wife of Paul Adefarasin, the founder of House on the Rock.

She is also a Nigerian pastor born on September 16.

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Ifeanyi was a banker and a former beauty queen before she got married to Pastor Paul.

Ifeanyi got married to her husband, Paul Adefarasin in 1995 and their union is blessed with three children.

Ituah Ighodalo

Ituah Ighodalo

Ituah Ighodalo is the founder and senior pastor of Trinity House, a mega church in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ighodalo was born on April 16, 1961. He is an Accountant, a pastor and a writer.

He is married to Ibidun Ighodalo

Olumide Emmanuel

Olumide Emmanuel

Olumide Emmanuel is the president and Senior Pastor of the “Truth of Calvary Ministries (TRICALMS)”.

He is a pastor, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

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He got born again and became a pastor at the age of 21.

Emmanuel has written many books which include; The New Rules of Love, Love is not enough, Single thou art loosed and so on.

Olumide Emmanuel is marred with children.

Sam Adeyemi

Sam Adeyemi

Sam Adeyemi is well known as a Senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Adeyemi was born on February 3, 1967 in Yagba, Kogi State.

He is married to Pastor Adenike Adeyemi and their union is blessed with three children.

He is an author of many books such as Parables of Dollar, Success is Who You Are and so on.

Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar Christian Center is said to worth over 2 billion naira.

Sarah Omakwu

Sarah Omakwu Biography - Age, Wikipedia, Husband, Sermons & PicturesSarah Omakwu Biography – Age, Wikipedia, Husband, Sermons & Pictures

Sarah Omakwu is the Senior Pastor Family Worship Centre, Abuja, which was founded on April 11, 1993.

Sarah Omakwu is a Nigerian pastor and a speaker born in July 31, 1962.

She is married and blessed with three children.

Taiwo Odukoya

Taiwo Odukoya

Taiwo Odukoya is the co-founder of the Fountain of Life Church, founded in 1992.

Odukoya was born on June 15, 1956 in Kaduna where he was raised.

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He was formerly married to Bimbo Odukoya who passed away in the Sosoliso air crash of 2005. He met Bimbo in 1980 at the University of Ibadan and got married in 1984. Their marriage produced three children; Toluwani, Oluwajimi and Oluwatobi.

He later remarried to Rosemary Simangele Zulu from South Africa and their union is blessed with two sons, Timilehin and Jomiloju.

Taiwo Odukoya is one of the most successful clergy in Nigeria. His ministry is worth over N10 billion.

Tunde Bakare

Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare is a Nigerian pastor well knwon for as the president of Latter Rain Ministries.

Bakare was born on November 11, 1954 in Abeokuta, Ogun State part of Nigeria.

He was born to a Muslim parents and was raised by his mother.

He studied Law at the University of Lagos and was called to bar in 1981. He practiced law with Gani Fawehinmi Chambers, Rotimi Williams & Co and Burke & Co, Solicitors. He established his own law firm Tunde Bakare & Co (El- Shaddai Chambers) in October 1984.

Tunde Bakare got married to his wife, Mrs Olaide Bakare in 1984.

Paul Adefarasin

Paul Adefarasin

Paul Adefarasin is the founder and senior pastor of House on the Rock, which was founded in 1994 with its headquarters in Lagos.

He is a televangelist, author and architect. He is the host of the gospel concert “The Experience”.

Adefarasin was born on January 25, 1963 in Nigeria and was raised in both Nigeria and United States.

Paul Adefarasin is married to Ifeanyi Adefarasin, a former beauty queen.

Poju Oyemade

Poju Oyemade

Poju Oyemade is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos.

Oyemade was called to ministry whilst he was still an undergraduate at the University lof Lagos. He was ordained into the ministry by Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Ministries (Winners Chapel).

Poju Oyemade is married to Toyin Fajuyigbe, a popular media personality.

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin

Jeremiah Omoto Fefeyin

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is the founder and head Prophet of Christ Mercyland Dleiverance Ministry, founded on April 3, 2010.

Omoto Fufeyin was born on February 15, 1972 in Burutu, Delta State, Nigeria.

He is from a polygamous family and the 22 out of 36 children.

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is married to Anthonia Fufeyin and their union is blessed with four children; Hariet, Kindness, Goodness and Happiness.

Joshua Iginla

Joshua Iginla

Iginla was born on May 21, 1969 into the family of Pa Lasisi Iginla in Ekiti State.

He is from a muslim background but converted to Christianity after having an encounter with Jesus.

Joshua Iginla is married with three children.

T.B Joshua

T.B Joshua

Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T.B Joshua, is the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

T.B Joshua was born on June 12, 1963. He is married to Evelyn Joshua.

He has received numerous accolades and he is named one of Africa’s most influential people by Pan African magazines.

T. B Joshua has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Tunde Joda

Tunde Joda

Rev Tunde Joda is the senior pastor and founder of Voice of Faith Ministries.

Uma Ukpai

Uma Ukpai

Uma Ukpai is the founder of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association, a nondenominational gospel ministry based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Ukpai was born on January 7, 1945 in Asaga, Ohafia, Abia State.

He got married to his wife, Philomena Uma Ukpai in 1975.

Felix Omobude

Felix Omobude

Dr Felix Ilaweagbon Omobude is the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministries (New Covenant Gospel Church), founded by him in 1988 with its headquarters in Benin City, Nigeria.

Felix was born on March 14, 1946 in Edo State.

Felix is married to Pastor Mrs Abiola Theodora Omobude and they have two children; Ebenezer and Sarah Omobude.

Felix Omobude is an author of many books such as Faming Fire, The Holy Spirit, Spiritual Maturity, You are his Choice and many others.

Sam Amaga

Sam AMaga

Dr. Sam Amaga is the founder of Salem International Christian Centre and the presiding Archbishop of foundation Faith Church Worldwide.

Sam Omaga was born on March 15 at Olowa in Kogi state.

He obtained a bachelors degree in Microbiology and a Counselor of Theology.

He got born again in 1972 and started to preavh the gospel in 1973.

He is the chancellor and visioneer of Salem University Lokoja.

Sam Omaga is happily married with five children.

Samson Ayorinde

Samson Ayorinde

Prophet Samson Ayorinde is the founder of the World Evangelism Bible Church with headquarters in Ojota, Lagos, Nigeria.

Samson Ayorinde was born on October 6, 1961 in Rore, Ilorin, Kwara State.

He grew up in humble beginnings as his father was a carpenter and his mother, a house wife.

Ayorinde obtained his first degree in Kwara State Polytechnic and Masters degree in Architecture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Samson Ayorinde got married to Mercy Bantale Ayorinde and they have four children; Peace, Praise, Perez and Priscilla.

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