Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has asserted that he is the wealthiest pastor in the world.
This was said by Oyedepo on Friday at the Faith Tabernacle Canaanland, Ogun State location of the International Youth Alive Convention 2022 titled “Destined for Dominion.”
The well-known clergyman asserted that he is entitled to be addressed as the richest person because he meets all the requirements for access.
Oyedepo claimed that the last time he received pay from Winners Chapel was in 1987, however God continues to provide for him.
He said: “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 own 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 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 market place, 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!”