Most Powerful Pastors in Nigeria for this Year

Many men of God holds a lot of sway and influence in our society, largely due to their ‘spiritual powers’ as well as their large number of followers. In this article, we present you with the list of the most powerful pastors in Nigeria for this year.

Please, note that this list comes in no particular order, as the pastors named in this article are who we and many Nigerians see as holding much sway and very powerful in the society.

Read on to learn more on most powerful pastors in Nigeria for this year.

Most Powerful Pastors in Nigeria for this Year

Bishop David Oyedepo (Winners Chapel)

If you are a Nigerian Christian and residing in Nigeria, then the name David Oyedepo should not sound strange to you. He is one of the most powerful and influential pastors in Nigeria as well as one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.

He is the founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church (a.k.a. Winners Chapel). He has many followers, with over a hundred thousand worshippers trooping into his Canaan Land Church, Otta every week to worship. The pastor is seen as a very powerful figure in the Christian world, having millions of members in Nigeria and globally.

Bishop David Oyedepo has written over 50 books with millions of readers reading his book worldwide.

Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Redeemed Christian Church of God)

Pastor E.A. Adeboye is one of the most powerful and influential pastors in Nigeria. He is the Head Pastor and General Overseer of the renowned Redeemed Christian Church of God, with millions of followers across Nigeria and the world at large.

Baba Adeboye was ordained a pastor in 1977, before becoming the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981. Only few people know the church before he became the General Overseer; today, Redeemed Christian Church of God has branches in around 200 countries.

According to Newsweek, Pastor Adeboye is one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.

Prophet T.B. Joshua (Synagogue Church of All Nation)

Born June 12 1963, Prophet T.B. Joshua is one of the most powerful and influential pastors in Nigeria. He is the founder and leader of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, a televangelist, and a philanthropist.

Prophet T.B. Joshua is a very powerful figure in Nigeria, the African Continent as well as to the Latin American people. The man of God has over 1 million YouTube Subscribers, being world’s most watched Christian channel on YouTube. He also has close to 4 million Facebook followers. This figures alone shows how powerful and highly regarded the pastor is.

He is one of Africa’s 50 most influential people according to The Africa Report and New African Magazine. He was conferred the title of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008 by the government of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Among his notable followers and visitors are Goodluck Jonathan (former Nigerian president), Fredrick Chiluba (late Zambian President), Joyce Banda (former president of Malawi), Winnie Mandela, John Evans Atta Mills (former Ghana president), John Magufull (Tanzania president).

Pastor Lazarus Muoka (The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement)

Pastor Lazarus Muoka was born in Mgbidi, Imo State to Catholic parents and he is one of the most powerful pastors in Nigeria this year. He is a pastor, author as well as founder and General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.

He has millions of church members across cities, towns and villages in Nigeria, with millions of his members wearing the Church ‘green jacket uniform’. Due to his great influence on majority of his members, it is no surprise that Pastor Lazarus Muoka comes among our list of most powerful and influential pastors in Nigeria.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy Church)

He is the founder and head pastor of Loveworld Incorporated, which is also known as Christ Embassy. Pastor Chris is one of the most powerful and influential pastors in Nigeria.

Pastor Oyakhilome runs an online prayer network, with followers all over the world; and also millions of followers on twitter as well as on facebook. His Rhapsody of Realities daily devotional book is also one of the most read books in Nigeria.

In 2005 he set a record attendance of largest single night event held in Nigeria, with about 3.5 million people who attended the ‘Good Friday Miracle Night’.

Pastor Williams F. Kumuyi (Deeper Christian Life Ministry a.k.a. Deeper Life Bible Church)

Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, and he is one of the most influential and powerful pastors in Nigeria. The highly respected man of God is known for holiness preaching and is one of the most revered pastors in Nigeria.

He started his ministry in 1973, and founded the Deeper Life Bible Church in 1982. Pastor Kumuyi was named as one of the 500 most powerful people on the planet by Foreign Policy Magazine; with Deeper Christian Life Ministry also named as ‘the world’s largest megachurch’ by the same magazine.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor (Word of Life Bible Church)

Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is one of the most powerful pastors in Nigeria as well as one of the most influential pastors in Nigeria; he is the founder and General Overseer of Word of Life Bible Church which he founded in November 1987.

Papa Oritsejafor as he is popularly called became Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) President in February 2005 till July 2010, before being elected the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria in 2010; and also re-elected for the same position in July 2013.

In December 2008, he was given the title of Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government. Pastor Oritsejafor is one of the most influential and one of the most powerful pastors in Nigeria for this year; he also has millions of followers globally.

Pastor D.K. Olukoya (Mountain of Fires and Miracles Ministries)

Pastor Daniel Kolawole Olukoya is one of the most influential and most powerful pastors in Nigeria for this year. He is the founder and General Overseer of Mountain of Fires and Miracles Ministries which was established in 1989.

Pastor D.K. Olukoya has many followers in Nigeria as well as outside Nigeria, as the church over the years has grown to one of the biggest in the country. The man of God commands a huge number of followers, which is one of the highest in the country, and it is does not come as a surprise that he made the list of one of the most influential and most powerful pastors in Nigeria.

List of Most Powerful Pastors in Nigeria for this Year

  • Bishop David Oyedepo (Winners Chapel)
  • Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Redeemed Christian Church of God)
  • Prophet T.B. Joshua (Synagogue Church of All Nation)
  • Pastor Lazarus Muoka (The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement)
  • Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy Church)
  • Pastor Williams Kumuyi (Deeper Christian Life Ministry a.k.a. Deeper Life Bible Church)
  • Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor (Word of Life Bible Church)
  • Pastor D.K. Olukoya (Mountain of Fires and Miracles Ministries)

Conclusion

This list of the most powerful pastors in Nigeria is not determined by the numbers of miracles they performed or by the numbers of testimonies given by members of their church; rather, the list comes from the number of followers they have, and how the average Nigerian Christian sees them.

We welcome additions from our readers on the list of most influential and most powerful pastors for this year. You can always talk to us through the comment section.

Like we stated at the beginning of this article, this list does not come in a particular order.

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  1. September 6, 2019

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