Hot Topic: Can A Pastor Make Too Much Money?
Now this is a great read, I read some of the back and forth on other sites concerning this particular article by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile. He makes a great argument that money would not come from books if not for the notoriety from preaching. Without the platform of preaching, they would virtually be unknown and thus low to no sales. Can a pastor make too much money?
1). Creflo Dollar, World Changers International Net worth: $27,000,000 Neighborhood Avg salary: $29,640 (College Park, Ga)
2). David Oyedepo, Living Faith World Outreach Ministry Net worth: $150,000,000 salary: 55% of Nigerians earn less than $2/day
3). Eddie Long, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Net worth: $5,000,000 Neighborhood Avg salary: $25,154 (Lithonia, Ga)
4). Christian Oyakhilome, Christ Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria Net worth: $50,000,0av00 Nigeria Avg salary: 55% of Nigerians earn less than $2/day
5). T.D. Jakes, Potter’s House Net worth: $18,000,000 Neighborhood’s Avg salary: $56,954 (Dallas, TX)
6). Temitope B. Joshua, Synagogue Church of all Nations in Lagos, Nigeria Net worth: $15,000,000 Nigeria Avg salary: 55% of Nigerians earn less than $2/day
7). Matthew Ashimolowo, Kingsway International Christian Center in London Net worth: $10,000,000 Nigeria Avg salary: 55% of Nigerians earn less than $2/day.
The article also lists Charles Blake of West Angeles Church of God in Christ in South Central Los Angeles. The article doesn’t mention Blake’s net worth, but refers to his 10,000 square foot Beverly Hills mansion and $900,000 per year salary. The average salary for South Central LA where the church is located: $27,907. Whatever else Blake is and does, he doesn’t run with your typical boys in the ‘hood. This ain’t “doughboy” and crew; this is just plain dough.