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Monday, April 25, 2016

10 RICHEST PASTORS IN AMERICA


Kenneth Copeland

Christianity has established itself as the most prominent faith around the globe. As a result, congregations quickly put their trust in their ministers, pastors or preachers who have become not only some of the most renowned spiritual mentors in the world but also some of the wealthiest. A few years ago no one would have thought that being a pastor could be a ticket to fortune and wealth, but times have changed. In this article, Bebeakinboade.com presents to you 10 Richest Pastors in America who are raking in megabucks as they spread the word.

KENNETH COPELAND
Kenneth Copeland  is one of the leaders of the Charismatic Movement and is an American author, musician, public speaker, and televangelist. Copeland has been strongly identified with preaching a prosperity and abundance message, commonly referred to as the prosperity gospel.
He runs Kenneth Copeland Ministries. His ministry’s 1,500-acre campus is a half-hour drive from Fort Worth includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministry’s $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $6 million church owned lakefront mansion. He is very close to being a Billionaire even though he already claims billion dollar status. He has an estimated net worth of $760 Million.

PAT ROBERTSON
Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals. He presently serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Pat Robertson launched the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia, and the network is now broadcast in 180 countries. In the late 80s, he ran for President, but was unsuccessful. He runs a number of large companies, including the Christian Coalition, a Christian Right organization that exists to raise monetary and public support for conservative political candidates. He has an estimated net worth of $100 Million  

BENNY HINN
Benn Hinn
He is a televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades"; revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.
Benny Hinn has an estimated net worth of over $42 Million. He lives in a 10 million seaside mansion; a private jet, a Mercedes SUV and convertible, and “layovers” between crusades at the cost of $900 - $3,000 per night at locations including Hawaii, Cancun, London, Milan etc.

JOEL OSTEEN
Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas. He took over his father’s role as a pastor and televangelist, despite having very little formal religious training, in 1999. Since then, the Lakewood Church broadcast has grown exponentially and can be seen in 100 different countries. Osteen has written seven New York Times Bestselling books. He has been widely nicknamed "The Smiling Preacher". He has an estimated net worth of $40 Million.

CREFLO DOLLAR 
Creflo Dollar
Creflo Dollar is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Dollar also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (formerly called International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records.
Creflo Dollar has an estimated net worth of $27 Million. He has a couple of Rolls-Royces, private jets including one that costs about $5 million, million-dollar Atlanta home and $2.5 million Manhattan apartment.

 BILLY GRAHAM
Billy Graham
Billy Graham is an American Christian evangelist at revival meetings and on radio and television for over 40 years. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelist Association in 1950 and also has variety of media and publishing outlets. He has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.

RICK WARREN
Rick Warren
Rick Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California; it is now the country’s eighth-largest church. Warren is the author of a handful of books, including “The Purpose Driven Church” and “The Purpose Driven Life”. Warren believes in a five-point plan to bring global harmony to Earth; he calls it his “P.E.A.C.E. Plan”. It calls for planting churches, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick, and education. He and his wife aim to live on ten percent of their income and donate the rest to charity. He has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.

T.D JAKES

T.D Jakes is an American pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the bishop of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American mega church, with 30,000 members. T. D. Jakes' church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter's Touch, which airs on Lightsource.com, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Black Entertainment Television, the Daystar Television Network, The Word Network and The Miracle Channel in Canada. Other aspects of Jakes' ministry include an annual revival called "MegaFest" that draws more than 100,000 people, an annual women's conference called "Woman Thou Art Loosed", and gospel music recordings.
He lives in a $2.6 million luxurious pink brick, seven-bedroom home with swimming pool in the affluent White Rock Lake area of Dallas. He has an estimated networth of $18 Million.

REV JOHN HAGEE
John Hagee
Rev John Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a charismatic megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. He is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV). Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television ministry carried in the United States on ten television networks, including 62 high-power stations aired to more than 150 million households. He is shown on networks around the globe, including The Inspiration Network (INSP), Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and Inspiration Now TV. He has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

BISHOP EDDIE LONG 
Eddie Long
Bishop Eddie Long is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in DeKalb County, Georgia. When Long started as pastor for New Birth Church in 1987, there were 300 church members, which grew to 25,000. A best-selling author, Bishop Long’s captivating and powerful messages are captured in a number of books, including: It’s Your Time: Reclaim Your Territory for the Kingdom, The Elect Lady, I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You, What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs, Called to Conquer, Gladiator: The Strength of a Man and his most recent: 60 Seconds to Greatness: Seize the Moment and Plan for Success. He has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

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