The hearts of many Africans are filled with joy each time they remember that Jesus Christ spent the first two years of His life in Africa. Perhaps this explains why most Africans have fully embraced Christianity. Africa is one of the continents where Christianity is dominating its people. Many generally perceive it as a blessed land for the growth of Christianity. This also explains why Africa has produced great men of God featuring among the best pastors in the world. Even in the list of top pastors in America, you’ll still find those of African origin like Bishop T.D. Jakes who roots back to Nigeria. It is in this very light that we present the most popular African pastors who have withstood persecutions and greatly contributed to the advancement of Christianity in Africa.
List of popular African Pastors:
1. Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola
Apostle Babalola was one of the African Christian fathers who endured suffering for the sake of Christ and His teachings. Although this persecution brought him a jail sentence and other forms of suffering, it did not discourage him from proceeding with the mission God gave him. He was the kind of Prophet that called down fire from Heaven and it descended before everyone’s eyes. He was the founder of the Christian Apostolic Church (CAC) with headquarters in Nigeria. Apostle Babaloa was the first to initiate and lead the major Christian Revivals that took place in Nigeria between the years 1930-1940.
His first revival started with the resurrection of a child during a church meeting among the elders. Within a period of three weeks after receiving the Epikaizo Anointing and Power of God, Apostle Babalola had cured about 100 lepers, 50 lame persons, and 60 blind people. His revival was one that left Catholic, Baptist, Anglican, and Wesley churches and hospitals empty. Discover more by reading Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola’s biography. Also, read Apostle Babalola Books PDF. Today, there is a University in his name known as Joseph Ayo Babalola University, which happens to be one of the best schools in Africa.
2. Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua
Popularly known as Prophet T.B. Joshua, he is the founder and general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). SCOAN is one of, if not the biggest church in Africa. Prophet T.B. Joshua happens to be one of the most popular African pastors whose church receives hundreds of foreigners coming on a weekly basis for divine healing, deliverance, and blessings. In the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Ghost, he heals all kinds of infirmities and sicknesses. We hear testimonies coming from blind people who can see, lame people who can walk, deaf people who can hear and many more miracles of this kind. You can watch T.B. Joshua live on Emmanuel TV where he focuses on the key teachings of Jesus Christ. For more info, read Prophet T.B. Joshua Biography.
3. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
Prophet Bushiri is the well-known founder and general overseer of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church of God. He happens to be one of the wealthiest pastors in Africa. He is renowned in Africa and the world at large for his accurate prophecies and astonishing miracles. He is the spiritual son of Prophet Uebert Angel, a successful entrepreneur, and teacher of the Gospel who is based in the United Kingdom. To learn more about him, read Prophet Uebert Angel’s biography.
4. Pastor Alph Lukau
Pastor Alph Lukau is one of the popular African pastors. He is the founder and general overseer of Alleluia Ministries International (AMI). His church is located in South Africa where Pastor Chris also operates. Pastor Alph Lukau, is considered as the richest pastor in Africa and is known for his luxurious cars, house, and private jet.
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5. Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmack