Millionaire men of God: Evangelists who Prosper with Offerings from the Poor
The US is the not the sole nation where wealthy corrupt Megachurch pastors, preachers, and televangelists build personal wealth on the backs of poor parishioners. They’ve gone global baby and they see personal power and fiscal opportunity where others only see people in dire, desperate need. In the future some might have their Jim Baker — or worse — Jim Jones, moment…
In Swaziland, about 700 000 people live below the poverty line – that is, on less than E7 per day.
Pastor Justice of the Mbabane Worship Centre, is among the pastors who lead opulent lifestyles.
His net worth is estimated at over E13 million in terms of assets he possesses.
The charismatic pastor prefers that his worth be determined mainly according to the value of his church, which is located at Thembelihle, Mbabane where over 1 500 people congregate every Sunday.
He estimated his recently completed building to be worth about E10 million.
His other assets include a house located at Pine Valley, estimated to the value of E3 million.
He also owns two cars, a Volvo SUV and a BMW.
Dlamini said he acquired his possessions through the salary paid to him by his church.
Even though he is the founder of the church, finances are managed by a committee whose operations he has no influence over.
Apostle Robert Kasaro, founder and Senior Pastor of the Jesus Calls (JC) Worship Centre Ministries International built a church estimated to be worth millions of Emalangeni in Matsapha.
His worth is estimated at E12 million when considering assets like the church building, his home and cars.
The pastor who is married to Princes Lindiwe drives a BMW X5 with an estimated value of E500 000 among his cars.
He also lives at Ezulwini where he has a property.