Richest Pastors in South Africa
Religion and wealth is a very sensitive topic in South Africa. There is always so much debate about how the wealthiest pastors became wealthy. This usually happens when the majority of them start living lavish lifestyles. While we are still on that, below are the top 4 richest pastors in South Africa which we think will be the best case study for this hot topic.
Therefore, in this article, we will basically look at the richest pastors in South Africa and their net worth according to Forbes in 2020.
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South African pastors have always been among the richest pastors in Africa.
1. Pastor Ray Macaulay – Net Worth $28 Million
Ray McCauley (born Raynor McCauley) is a prominent South African religious leader, Senior Pastor of Rhema Bible Church, President of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC), co-chair of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA), author and former champion bodybuilder.
Ray McCauley is based in South Africa. He received his pastoral training in 1979 and he started his church afterwards with his family. He has a net worth of about $28 million.
When it all started, McCauley attended bible college with his first wife Lyndie at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1978/9.
After returning to South Africa the McCauleys started Rhema Bible Church under Rhema Ministries SA in the home of his parents, Jimmy and Doreen, where only 13 people attended. As the membership grew, the church moved into the former Constantia Cinema in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Under the leadership of Ray and Lyndie McCauley, the church outgrew its premises and moved to a warehouse in Jan Smuts Avenue in Randburg before moving to its current premises.
2. Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene – Net Worth $42 Million
Pastor Tshifinwa Irene was a South African televangelist, who has a church in Venda South Africa. She is the founder of Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World peace by Jesus Christ.
Initially, Tshifinwa Irene was a former banker at Standard Bank South Africa between 1990 and 2001 before she followed her Christian ministry.
She is well-known for her powerful deliverance and casting out demons from people. Pastor Irene’s net worth is believed to be around 42 million dollars making her one of the richest pastors in Africa and the world as a whole.
Unfortunately, Tshifhiwa Irene Ramashia died in her sleep after complaining of headaches at her home. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
3. Alph Lukau – Net Worth $1 Billion
Pastor Alph Lukauis among the richest pastors in the world. He is a South African pastor and the general overseer of Alleluia Ministries International.
According to the South African local press, Pastor Alph Lukau’s net worth is now more than $1 Billion. As a result, making him one of the richest pastors in South Africa.
4. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Net Worth $150 Million
Shepherd Bushiri well known as Major 1 or Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, is a Christian preacher, motivational speaker, author and businessman from Malawi. He founded and leads a Christian non-denominational evangelical church known as the Enlightened Christian Gathering.
As we have all see it, one of the richest pastors in South Africa is South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
He is the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church. He started his ministry in 2002 and has thousands of members attending his church. He has different church branches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Namibia, and Ethiopia.
Bushiri has an estimated have a net worth of US$150 million (KSh15.3 billion).