10 Mega Pastors Bank Accounts You Won’t Believe
Shockingly some pastors are really financially successful. Today pastors often can make quite a bit of money when spreading the word of God, because of different ways to send their ministry out to the public and to their followers. Social media, mass production of books and music, YouTube and television have made it possible for pastors to branch out their reach and make a profit for their ministry. Here are ten of the most wealthy pastors in the United States of America.
Kenneth Copeland does not have a clear net worth when you research it. It is an ever changing number depending on where you look. This seems to indicate that he is not very transparent about his income. Some websites reports that his net worth is $25 million and other websites say he has a net worth of about $760 million. His ministry is close to Fort Worth. It includes a church, airstrip and a hangar to store the ministry’s jets. Kenneth Copeland has admitted to having a lifelong joy of flying, so he incorporated jets into the ministry for people to be able to fly to his church and for him to be able to easily fly to other places in the world.
Pat Robertson is a pastor with a broadcast network that is available to one hundred and eighty different countries. He w\has a net worth of $100 million. In addition to his work as a pastor, Pat Robertson has put a lot of input into American politics. He always supports conservative candidates and has a company called the Christian Coalition that raises funds for conservative candidates and Christian organizations. Pat Robertson even attempted to run for president in the eighties, but was unsuccessful in his attempt.
Benny Hinn is a televangelist that is worth about $42 million. He regularly preaches about the power of “faith healing”, which has made him a controversial figure among the American people. Some Americans do believe in “faith healing”, but it can be bad to believe in “faith healing” for serious, deadly illness like AIDS, cancer or many other deadly illnesses. He has a television show called: “This is Your Day”. Benny Hinn has even done tours to stadiums to promote his ministry.
Joel Osteen is a televangelist, author and pastor at Lakewood Church that is located in Texas. He became the pastor of the Lakewood Church in 1999 after his father retired, although he had limited professional religious training aside from education from his father. His televised broadcast from the Lakewood Church is viewable in one hundred different countries. He is worth $40 million.
Creflo is a pastor, Bible studies teacher and the founder of the World Changers Church International. Creflo Dollar is worth $27 million.
Billy Graham is one of the most well known pastor from America. He has been around for a very long time and was one of the first pastors to have his sermons broadcasted on television and on the radio. His net worth is $25 million. Billy Graham was also a big advocate for the civil rights movement during the sixties. He refused to speak at any events that were segregated and he respected Martin Luther King JR. very much. He invited King to some of his events to be a guest speaker and he even bailed out King a few times when Martin Luther King JR. was arrested for his peaceful protest attempts. Billy Graham married his wife in 1943 and they remained together until her death in 2007.
Rick Warren founded the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, which is the eighth largest church in the United States. He has written many books and supports the idea a five point plan or otherwise called the P.E.A.C.E plan. P.E.A.C.E plan stands for: plant churches, equip church leaders, equip servant leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick and education. Rick Warren and his wife are worth $25 million, but do what they can to live on only ten percent of what they make and donate the rest.
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Bishop T.D. Jakes has been called the best preacher in America. He is a movie producer, writer and above all a preacher. He is the preacher of The Potter’s House, which is located in Dallas, Texas. The church has some thirty thousand members. Bishop T.D. Jakes’s net worth is $18 million.
Juanita Bynum does it all. She is an actress, singer, author and a televangelist. Her audio and video recordings for “No More Sheets” made her popular in Christian groups. She often has sermons broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. She has made many audio books and recordings of her sermons. Juanita Bynum has a net worth of $10 million.
Joyce Meyer and her husband started a televised ministry together. Joyce has been listed as one of the twenty-five most important evangelists in America by Time. She travels by private jet to events which has been met with some animosity by critics, but she views her ability to fly by private jet part of being blessed in this life. Joyce Meyer has a net worth of about $8 million.