MY TOP 5 MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN OF GOD IN NIGERIA
1. PASTOR EA ADEBOYE
There are very few(if not none) "pastorlike" qualities you would not see in this great man of God,be it humility, holiness, temperament,love, quietness etc all this are all embodied in this man that knows the heartbeat of God. When you hear him speak it reminds you of what the Bible meant when it said "The holy ghost had a gentle voice" Known notably for the famous way he says "Sombody shout Halleluyah".He was also listed among the 50 most influential men in the world by a famous world magazine. His annual congress is not only the largest gathering in Nigeria(both secular and spiritual) but it has also attracted many notable people like President Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo, etc
His influence is not only centered among christian faithfuls, people like Gen Buhari has been seen going to the Redemption camp as it is fondly called for blessings.
2. BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
If you are in search of an African pastor that abrogates the adage "As poor as a church rat" look no further because no one does it better than Bishop Oyedepo, With 4 private jets and an estimated worth of 150 million dollars(According to forbes). "Papa" as he is fondly called by his followers has luxirious assets that is the dream of everyone that wants to be wealthy. He is not only known for his physical acquisation but also for his "action oreinted" way of life. Those that know him testifies that indiscipline, stupidity and laxity disgusts him. he is often called the Elijah of our time because of the power of his words causing spiritual and physical changes.
3. PROPHET TB JOSHUA
If there is only one commandment in the Bible it would be "Love everyone as God has loved you" and actions are what depicts love, Based on my research no other Nigerian pastor on this list is as Charitable and controvertial as this man. he has assisted the poor, dwarfs, destitudes,etc the list is endless. although public opinion has influenced my perception of him i cant deny the fact that since he is still standing strong after more than 10 years of criticism,God might indeed be with him. he is a godfather to several political icons like Winnie Mandela, Julius Malena, etc. He is blessed with a kind of healing that looks more like the ones promised in the Bible(Instant and Total Healings)
4. PASTOR AYO ORITSTEJAFOR
"The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent taketh it by force" must be the scriptural backing that this great CAN president had when he said Christians in Northern Nigeria should carry guns and defend themselves against Islamic extremist. Still no one can deny the fact that he handled the Boko haram menace swiftly, allowing them know Christians could be gentle but certainly not foolish.
5. PASTOR WF KUMUYI
Since the 1970s a certain man has been preaching Holiness in a way he believes God wants it to be taught, ignoring all Scientific changes and Worldly advances, 40 years later this man continued to preach that same holiness in that same way. Reputed to be the Superintendent of the Most Conservative Christian denomination in recent times. This man has a zero tolerance to concession. His guiding philosophy is that "it is better to be very conservative and make heaven than to be liberal and go to hell", Hence the Expunge of certain seeminly worldly practices and his strictness to the Holy Bible alone.
5. REV CHRIS OYACHILOME
When you talk of a teacher no one on this list breaks down the gospel to A,B,C like this man, With a physical presence that puts his audience in awe. Pastor Chris ensures that both the outward and the inward apearance of Christ remains flashy and evergreen at all costs. As a few controversies to his name but when you hear him preach the word of God you know certainly that this is definitely from God.