This weekend, Kenya received a high profile visitor, who went largely unnoticed. Nigerian billionaire pastor Dr David Oyedepo.
Dr Oyedepo was in town to officially open Winners’ Chapel Likoni road, which is East and Central Africa’s largest church auditorium. Deputy President William Ruto was the chief guest at the Saturday event.
The pastor arrived in Nairobi on Friday, to find a waiting delegation, plus a motorcade to take him around.
He landed at JKIA in one of his four private jets.
The Nigerian is the founder of Winners’ Chapel International, also known as Living Faith Church. It has a presence in 34 countries, with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. Faith Tabernacle (the name of the headquarters), is a 50,000 sitter auditorium, and was in 2008 named the world’s largest church auditorium by Guinness Book. It’s outside overflow capacity is 250,000.
The newly opened Winners’ Chapel Likoni road in Nairobi has a sitting capacity of 15,000.
Pastor Oyedepo is Nigeria’s richest pastor, with Forbes estimating his wealth to be in the region of $150 million. Among his businesses is an airline and a publishing house.
Here’s how the pastor made his entrance at JKIA.
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