Oyedepo acquired four private jets between 1996 and 2011, a period of five years. He own a private hanger at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport with a parking space of not less than five airplanes.
David Oyedepo is the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide and Faith Tabernacle mega-church, which has ranked among the biggest churches in Africa as a whole. The Pastor whose worth is said to amount to $150 million is rated the richest Pastor in the world. Most people are amazed following the sky-rocket growth speed of the Bishop.
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.
When talking about Bishop Oyedepo what quickly comes to mind now is the pastor who own private jets more than some average people own cars. A lot of people have criticized the pastor’s choice to own more than two private jets when some church members who contribute offering and tithe in the church scarcely feed three time a day. While some said the money for maintaining just one private jet and year including paying for the hanger can assist the poor in the church.
Despite having private jets, Bishop Oyedepo has a luxury house, cars and a very fat bank account as a man of God.
Delving a little deeper into Bishop Oyedepo’s life, we found that he is the Head pastor of Living Faith Church Worldwide. The headquarters is at Canaan Land in Ogun State. David Oyedepo also founded the Faith Tabernacle, which has a very large auditorium with a sitting capacity of 50,000 persons. Bishop Oyedepo’s earning includes tithes, offering, gift, which include cars and a lot of other valuables.
David Oyedepo may have purchased his private jets in order to have a smooth and easy journey when visiting his churches since his church has branches in 45 African countries and lots more in other parts of the world. Most people including some self-claimed realist have faulted the purchase of private jets, considering the huge financial implication of maintaining them.
Oyedepo acquired four private jets between 1996 and 2011, a period of five years. He own a private hanger at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport with a parking space of not less than five airplanes. This are the brands of David Oyedepo’s aircrafts 1. Gulfstream I, 2. Gulfstream IV, 3. Bombardier Challenger 604 (N664D), 4. Gulfstream V Jet.
The fourth jet, Gulfstream V Jet was the Bishop’s latest acquisition. The jet can fly without refueling for twelve thousand Km. It’s flight altitude is 1,550 m. The maximum time the jet stays in the air is thirteen hours, with a carrying capacity of fourteen passengers. The Gulfstream V Jet is considered the world’s best private jet mostly acquired by countries for the smooth flying of top government officials. One of the aircrafts is worth $35million, which is N12.7 billion. David Oyedepo, own the Dominion Air Company, which is involved in airplane maintenance.
All the luxury and excessive spending, while some contributors of this money live in abject poverty and some say God has given. Does God rob the poor to over grow the men of God? This is a food for thought.