David Oyedepo comes from rather humble beginnings, but during the span of his career he became the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide and the Faith Tabernacle megachurch, which are of the most successful religious organizations in Africa, with the Faith Tabernacle being able to sit up to 50,000 visitors.
Over the years, Oyedepo’s personal wealth grew as quickly as his religious following. There have been many reports on the state of his fortune, although not all of them have been true. However, we know for a fact that Mr. Oyedepo is currently worth over $150 million, which means he’s definitely no longer the poor Kwara State boy.
But Sometimes, we just have to wonder if a person needs a personal airplane for his or her happiness. We can understand if the head of a country needs a plane for work duties. It is undoubtedly and not obligatory to explain the reason. What about a big businessman? He will probably buy a jet if he owns a large transnational company. From time to time, he probably has to be at one region or another, available to solve any important issues concerning the business and well-being of thousands of people.
Take a Muslim Sheikh for instance, Does he need a private airplane? Is it considered a sign of success and prestige among his peers or should he just buy one on a whim? And a Pastor of a Protestant Church. Does he need a private jet too? When it comes to talks about pastors, many questions arise. For what purpose does he need it? Where does he get the money to buy a plane? What happens when he has not one plane, but four? What does he need four planes for? What will he do with all of them? Who will service the aircraft and a lease him a hangar? How much will the Pastor pay for it? We are talking about a large amount of money, even if the church has a large parish. In Nigeria, some not-so-rich believers often give donations to church from their heart. But some of them don’t even have enough to eat.
In recent years, the “battle” between Pastors of the largest church parishes takes place on the African continent. Ordinary people argue whose plane is cooler, more expensive and more powerful. Today we shall talk about the Head Pastor of one Protestant church. They say he has a fleet of personal aircraft.