Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has admitted to becoming the world’s richest pastor.
Bishop Oyedepo agreed with those who reported him as the richest pastor in the world, claiming that he satisfied all of the criteria used to determine the richest person.
Oyedepo stated on Day 4 of the International Youth Alive Convention 2022 titled “Destined for Dominion” at Faith Tabernacle Canaanland that the last time he received a salary in ministry was in 1987, but God is sustaining him.
“December 1987 was the last time I earned my last pay in this ministry. Nobody heard it from my mouth until 1996 at a minister’s conference and the Church for the first time in 2007. I wasn’t an object of pity; I already had my financial system running without taking a penny from your Church money.
“We have our books now being published in different languages around the world at no charge to us and yet they send us royalties. Have I ever taken a dime from books in my life? Never! To be blessed is the purpose. And yet it sells in millions and multimillions every year.
“All these corner life is not the way to live. And yet they say the richest pastor in the world is this short man and they are not lying because somebody never borrowed, never begged, and never lacked. Then what does it mean to be rich? Never one-day announcement that gets people jittery? And always giving and giving? Then who is a wealthy man? You better wake up!
“My God, this love is not theoretical. I am still on the field: Jesus loves you. In the marketplace, Jesus loves you. Motor garage, Jesus loves you. Under the bridge, Jesus loves you, He sent me to you my friend. You better wake up!”