Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel) Bishop David Oyedepo threw a bombshell today when he said he’s dangerously rich to receive bribes from any Nigerian government officials. He’s worth over 54 Billion Naira at this time.
Nigerians are talking about it on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, but we take a look at what it really means to be dangerously rich in a country where some families in Nigeria find it difficult to feed their family two times a day.
“I don’t share any booty from any government. I have a clear conscience; I am dangerously wealthy. I am rich, whatever I want, comes.” the Bishop, who was ordained on September 17, 1983 by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, said in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Meaning of dangerous
According to Cambridge Dictionary: “A dangerous person, animal, thing, or activity could harm you.”
Dangerous in negative context
To be dangerous means to be harmful. Any harmful thing is capable to imparting other things around it.
When a man is dangerous, it means he could kill, harm people around him, and do anything that could cut short the life of people around him.
Does Bishop Oyedepo mean negative dangerous?
In the context of Bishop Oyedepo, which can simply be analysed as being super rich, the clergyman doesn’t mean harm.
5 interpretations of being dangerously rich:
1) It means you can get anything you want any time, any day with your wealth.
2) Being dangerously rich also means to achieve whatever plan you have.
3) Being dangerously rich also means you don’t depend on anybody whatever it is you want to achieve. Oyedepo gives glory to God for his wealth and he acknowledged that his blessings are from God.
4) To be dangerously rich here is positive. “Positive dangerous” a classical case of oxymoron.
Bishop Oyedepo was also clearing the air on his alleged closeness to the former ruling party, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
5) Wealth belongs to God, and He gives it to whoever He wishes, Bishop Oyedepo has always alleged this in his sermons, but with his position and financially strength today, Oyedepo is one of the World richest men of God.
Why Bishop Oyedepo is dangerously rich
Having said what it really means to be dangerously rich, let’s take a look at what Bishop Oyedepo got for him to make such claim.
10 Things that attest to the fact that Bishop Oyedepo is dangerously rich
His church popularly called Winners’ Chapel has network of churches over 300 cities in Nigeria and still growing. His church in any state is usually located on expensive piece of land located in the heart of the town.
Living Faith Church Worldwide has branches in more than 45 African countries, only dangerously rich man can do that.
His church has a branch in one of the most expensive cities in world located in Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. An emerging pastor can not dare that.
Born September 27, 1954, Bishop Oyedepo is the proud owner of two private universities in Nigeria: Covenant University and Landmark University. An unconfirmed report says he also has another private university in Ghana.
Covenant University is one of the most expensive private universities in Nigeria, and rated the best private university in Nigeria, and one of the best institution in Nigerian and Africa.
His third university will soon be completed in the city of Calabar, Cross Rivers, Nigeria.
In 2001, he was named by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria
Oyedepo is worth US$150 million( which is 54,675,000,000.00 Naira in today’s 364.5 Naira to a dollar exchange rate.
He also the proud owner of four private jets with building worth millions of dollars in London and United States.
He is the chairman/publisher of Dominion Publishing House (DPH), a publishing arm of his ministry.
It on record at the time of compiling this report that DPH has over 4 million prints in circulation to date.
Some of his own publications are:
- Pillars of Destiny
- Signs and Wonders Today
- Anointing for Exploits
- Understanding Financial Prosperity
- The Healing Balm
- The Force of Freedom
- Walking in the Newness of Life
- Exploits in Ministry
- The Unlimited Power of Faith
- Winning Prayer
- Success Strategies
- Breaking Financial Hardship
- In Pursuit of Vision
- Understanding Divine Direction
- The Winning Wisdom
- Understanding the Power of Praise
- Releasing the Supernatural
- Walking in the Miraculous
- Anointing for Breakthrough
- Understanding Vision
- Towards Excellence in Life and Ministry
- Success Systems
- Understanding the Anointing
- Exploits of Faith
- The Blood Triumph
- Satan Get Lost
A man with three universities can truly claim to be dangerously rich. Sitting on over 54 Billion Naira isn’t a joke, as such, such a man can claim to be dangerously rich.
With what Oyedepo has put in place, his wealth will continue to grow (God’s will) while his multi-million dollar investments will continue to expand beyond imagination.
To be dangerously rich, what does it mean to you?