28 Of The Richest Preaching Pastors

Kirk Cameron

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  These words can be found in the Bible. These are the words preached to millions of followers everyday. Becoming wealthy does not grant you access to the "kingdom of heaven." Humility and helping the less fortunate are the keys into the kingdom. Whoever educated these preachers left that part out apparently. Spreading God's word has amounted into huge amounts of wealth for these pastors and preachers.

Most people don't make what these preachers are making in a year in an entire lifetime. Let us hope they are doing this for the right reasons. Time will tell.... Here are the wealthiest preachers and their ungodly paychecks.

Net Worth: $20 Million Kirk Cameron is most known for his acting career, most notably on 'Growing Pains'. After the show ended he transitioned to ministry.

Richard Rossi

He partnered with Ray Charles to create The Way of the Master Ministry. Cameron has amounted a $20 million net worth from this.

Net Worth: $1 Million Rossi was once known as a very charismatic Christian leader. He became popular among actors and artists when he and his wife created The Eternal Grace.

Charles E. Blake

Rossi lost a lot of credibility when his wife was found unconscious on the side of the road and Rossi was convicted of second degree assault. He still has a radio talk show and has amounted over a million dollars.

Annual Income: $900,000 Blake has a sermon that is attended by over 25,000 members a week. This has led to a handsome salary of $900k a year.

Creflo Dollar

Like any pastor would with this money, he purchased a 10,000 square-foot home in Beverly Hills.

Earnings: $27 Million Dollar has a fellowship of over 30,000. His nondenominational church has two locations and he attends many speaking engagements. He also has a best selling book.

Juanita Bynum

Many have called his practices scams for money. How could you not believe a preacher with the last name of Dollar?

Net Worth: $10 Million Not only is she an actress, she is also a Gospel singer and an empowerment coach. She travels around the United States to speak and preach her knowledge.

Jimmy Swaggart

She gets paid very nicely to do so.

Earnings: $1.5 Million Swaggart was raking in the mula once he was ordained in the 1950s with his radio network. He became wildly popular until his infamous "I have sinned" speech where he admitted to sex and prostitution scandals.

Kenneth Copeland

Somehow he retained some of his followers and was still able to make a huge amount of money.

Net Worth: $760 Million Copeland is a Charismatic Movement leader, which is name for unusual preaching techniques such as 'prosperity gospel.' The church he preaches at has a $6 million dollar lake out front of it. His pay checks reflect his place of work.

Matthew Ashimolowo

He has a whopping $760 million net worth. His unusual techniques are clearly working for himself.

Net Worth: $6 - $10 Million Ashimolowo is a leader of the largest church is the UK.

Franklin Graham

The church has over 12,000 members and also reaches thousands of others through his international radio and TV program called 'Winning Ways.'

Yearly Income: $1.2 Million Son of pastor Billy Graham, William Franklin Graham III is the president of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.

Joyce Meyer

Naturally, people weren’t pleased to find out Graham was collecting $1.2 million per year.

Net Worth: $8 Million Meyers was once in 'Time' magazine for being one of the most influential Evangelicals in America.

Paul Cain

Meyers was abused as a child and uses that premise for TV ministry called "Enjoying Everyday Life."  We are sure she is enjoying every day with an 8 million dollar net worth.

Net Worth: $1 Million Mr. Cain was once a young and influential minister of the 'Voice of Healing Revival.' He lost most of his credibility after being accused of homosexuality and alcoholism.

David Oyedepo

In 2005, he admitted to the 'sins'.

Net Worth: $150 Million Oyedepo once had an 18 hour vision from God which gave him the idea to become a preacher, author, and founder of the Winner's Chapel. His church holds the world record for the largest church and can hold over 50,000 people.

Temitope Joshua

His message and churches are all over the world, paying David nicely and giving him a 150 million dollar net worth.

Net Worth: $10 - $15 Million Joshua, a rich pastor from Nigeria, claims he is a healer of anything. He can cure your HIV and your cancer.

R.C. Sproul

He is an extremely controversial pastor but, this has lead to a large net worth of at least 10 million dollars.

Net Worth: $2 Million Sproul made his earnings from creating an international radio program called "Renewing Your Mind" and from launching a Reformation Network. He is a firm believer in paying pastors "well enough" so that they can be generous with their earnings.

T.D. Jakes

Sounds fair.

Net Worth: $150 Million This Bishop has made his earnings from writing and producing movies and famously for founding The Potters' House.

Charles Stanley

He resides in a little mansion worth nearly 2 million dollars and net worth of 150 million dollars.

Yearly Income: $73 Million You read that right, $73 million dollars per year. Popularly known for his syndicated radio broadcast called In Touch Ministries, Charles Stanley began his ministry work back when he was 14 years old.

Billy Moyers

With his program being translated in over 100 languages, his reach is incredibly deep and because of that, the money comes in from several different parts of the world.

Net Worth: Unknown, but he has raked in over $20 Million from public speaking You may know Moyers as he was once the Associate Director of the Peace Corp and also White House Press Secretary. He eventually began to give sermons and speeches on his beliefs, which netted him at least 20 million dollars.

Joel Osteen

His net worth is not known at this time though.

Net Worth: $40 Million Mr. Osteen is one of the more popular pastors and you may recognize him.

John Hagee

He has televised sermons that reach over seven million people weekly in 100 different countries. It is no wonder that he has a 40 million dollar net worth.

Net Worth: $5 Million He was the founder of the San Antonia Cornerstone Church which is one of the most successful Christian organizations in the world.

Al Sharpton

They have over 20,000 members which has led to astounding net worth of over 5 million dollars.

Earnings: $5 Million Mr. Sharpton is probably one of the most well known pastors on this list. Sharpton is more known for his civil right fights along side Jesse Jackson.

Billy Graham

Sharpton claims to have been ordained when he was just 9 years old. He makes most of his money from TV and radio appearances.

Net Worth: $25 Million Graham founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minnesota and it quickly spread throughout the US. He became a wildly popular pastor and has reached over 2.2 billion people through radio and TV.

Joseph Prince

This has amounted to an incredible net worth of over 25 million dollars.

Yearly Income: $44.7 Million Joseph Prince is one of Asia's most well known pastors. He preaches at one of the largest churches, New Creation Chruch, even though he is not an employee.

Pat Robertson

He rakes in his money from books, CDs, and DVDs. His reach is very deep and has helped him achieve great success and great earnings.

Net Worth: $100 Million You may remember Robertson running for president but failing miserably. Do not feel too bad for him as he has brought in a lot of money from Christian Broadcasting Network.

Enoch Adeboye

He has a few other companies as well which helped him amass a huge net worth of over 100 million dollars.

Yearly Income: $50 Million He is the head of the Redeemed Chritian Church of God. In 2008, Newsweek listed him in the top 50 global power elites.

Jesse Jackson

The church he has created is so popular that it has over 14,000 different locations in Nigeria alone. With that kind of popularity, he is cashing in 50 million a year and flying privately to all of his events.

Net Worth: $10 Million He was originally known as a politician and civil rights activist before he turned to the church and became ordained. Jackson had a show on CNN called 'Both Sides of Jess Jackson'.

Eddie Long

With so much popularity from his activists movements and religious following, he raked in a 10 million dollar net worth.

Net Worth: $5 Million Long's teachings and preaching have amassed more than 25,000 members at the New Missionary Baptist Church. He has written books that have become very popular as well.

Benny Hinn

Long ran into some controversy though trying to duck taxes and also for some "misconduct" with teen boys. Even with all that, he still has a net worth of over 5 million dollars.

Net Worth: $42 Million Mr. Hinn is known for his "Miracle Crusades" in which he can heal all. He is from Israel and is known for his humanitarian efforts.

He donated a whopping $100,000 dollars to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. That was nothing compared to his 42 million dollar net worth.