Some of the well-known ministers in Nigeria and around the world include Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy, Prophet Temitope Joshua of Synagogue Church Of All Nations and London-based Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo of Kingsway International Chrisitan Centre. With Nigeria's large population of nearly 180 million people and a little over 50 percent practicing Christianity, church ministers are some of the more eminent and highly sought after influential individuals.
Bishop David Oyedepo is the general overseer of Winners Chapel with what is considered to be one of the largest churches in the world. It has an auditorium in Otta, Ogun state with 50,000 seating capacity.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome leads a massive following at Christ Embassy church, with more than 40,000 members, including successful business people and politicians. Some of his interests and investments include publishing, television, music and real estate.
Prophet Temitope Joshua, popularly known as T.B Joshua, is famous and controversial at the same time. His 15,000-seat synagogue attracts a lot of attention due to the nature of his healing and deliverance ministry. For many years, the prophet has remained controversial for his style, claims and demonstrations of miracles to heal all sorts of incurable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, cancer and paralysis.
Matthew Ashimolowo is yet another a big name in the list of popular Nigerian ministers. He founded the Kingsway International Christian Center in London, which is one of the largest Pentecostal churches in the United Kingdom. He is a preacher and an astute businessman, having invested heavily in a media company.