In this article, you will discover those most influential preachers in Africa that you didn’t know.
Religion is indeed an essential part of our lives as humans.
So we often tend to sort for divine men of God who uplift our spirits with their gifts of preaching.
These preachers have the ability to take us to different realms with their sermons.
They reveal deep things about the bible to us.
Without a doubt, Africa is a strong force in the Christian world.
Today, some of the biggest men of God are proudly Africans.
Now, if you are looking for a comprehensive list of the most influential preachers here in Africa.
Feel free to read on as you will find those pastors names below.
However, this article contains a well-researched list of some of the most influential preachers that ever graced the pulpits of the christian world in Africa.
25 Most Influential Preachers In Africa 2021
Here are the list of 25 Most Influential Preachers In Africa 2021
1. Prophet TB Joshua
Prophet TB Joshua is one of the extraordinary men of God in Africa and the world as a whole.
He is a Nigerian, who was born on the 12th of June 1963 and died last year on June 5th, 2021, just a few days before his birthday, in Ondo state.
Joshua is the founder of the popular Synagogue Church Of All Nations, headquartered in Lagos state, Nigeria.
He is a very humble man of God who is blessed with the power of prophecy, and he is also a very good preacher.
2. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
There is hardly any Christian in Africa who doesn’t know about the popular Pastor Chris.
He is a Nigerian-born pastor and well known international preacher.
Chris is the founder of the Believers Loveworld which is popularly known as the Christ Embassy.
Aside from being a very influential man of God, Pastor Chris is also one of the richest pastors in the world.
His branches are all around the world, and they keep growing by the day.
3. Pastor Ray McCauley
Ray McCauley is a senior minister of God all over the world who hails from South Africa.
He is the General overseer of the Rhema Bible Church with so many branches spread across Africa.
He started his ministry way back in 1979 when he finished a bible training school.
Today, he is one of the best and most kindly ministers in the Christian world, and so many people speak of the blessings they receive in his church.
4. Bishop David Oyedepo
Bishop Oyedepo was born on the 27th of November 1954, in Kwara State, Nigeria.
He is the General overseer of the well known Winners Chapel Church and also the richest pastor in Africa.
His sermons are sold on CDs worldwide and they are well sorted for.
He is one of the most gifted preachers in the whole of Africa today.
Oyedepo was anointed to become a man of God by the popular Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, back in 1983.
5. Pastor Enoch. A. Adebayo
Born on the 2nd of November 1942 in Osun state, Nigeria.
Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye is one of the most respected men of God in Africa, and the whole world today.
He is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the biggest churches in Africa as a whole.
He took over from the original founder of the Church papa Akindayomi after his departure way back in 1981.
Since then, this ministry has grown bigger and bigger.
6. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
Popular Nigerian Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor (aka Papa Ayo) is one of the most influential men of God in Africa.
He is the founder of the Word Of Life Bible Church and was the president of the Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN).
His preachings are aired worldwide in over a hundred countries through different Christian TV channels and publications worldwide.
He is a well-respected man of God and one of the most sort preachers in the world today.
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7. Prophet Uebert Angel
Zimbabwean Prophet Uebert Angel is the youngest preacher in this list.
He started his ministry in 2007 but it is already one of the biggest in Africa.
Uebert owns his own TV station where he airs his sermons to the world.
He is one of the most influential preachers in the whole of Africa today.
8. Rev. Uma Ukpai
Uma Ukpa is a very famous and respected preacher and evangelist who is the owner of the Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association.
His church is based in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
He was born in 1945 in his home town Ohafia and is one of the most influential preachers in Africa today.
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9. Pastor Margaret Idahosa
The Nigerian-born Margaret Idahosa is the first female Archbishop in Africa.
She is is the spouse of the late Archbishop Idahosa Benson and she is also a well-known minister of God.
10. Pastor William F. Kumuyi
There is hardly anyone in Africa (especially Nigeria) who does not know about the popular Deeper Life Bible Church owned by popular Pastor W. F Kumuyi.
He was born in 1941 in Osun state, Nigeria, and is one of the Pastors in Africa, that so many people look up to.
Prior to his calling into the Christian world.
Kumuyi was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He is a well-known preacher worldwide and one of the most influential ministers of God in Africa.
11. Pastor Alph Lukau
Alph Lukau is another strong and powerful man of God who is well recognized in Africa.
He is the founder of the Alleluia Ministries International which he actually started back in 2002.
He performs so many miracles and healing sessions and this attracts so many people to his ministry.
As a preacher, Lukau’s teachings have gone far and wide in the Christian world.
Thus earning him this position in this list.
12. Pastor Mensah Otabil
Pastor Mensah is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and preacher.
He is the overseer of the International Central Gospel Church with a huge headquarter in Accra, Ghana.
He is the CEO and chancellor of the Central University College, and also the founder of the Otabil Associates.
13. Rev. Ejike Mbaka
Reverend Ejike Mbaka is a Nigerian Catholic priest who heads the largest Catholic centre in Nigeria as a whole.
He is a very skilled preacher who is famous across Africa and he is gifted with the power of prophecy and healing.
14. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church of South Africa.
He started this ministry in 2002.
It is one of the biggest in South Africa today.
So many people visit his church as there are claims that he is an extremely powerful man of God, and also a wonderful preacher.
Bushiri owns his own university in South Sudan, and also several other investments, making him one of the richest Pastor in Africa.
15. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Matthew is a Nigerian pastor, and CEO of the Kingsway International Christian Centre, which is actually based in London.
He was said to have been a Muslim as a kid, but he switched to Christianity when he enrolled on a bible class at 20, after his father’s departure.
16. Pastor Sam Adeyemi
Pastor Sam Adeyemi is one of the most respected and influential preachers in Africa as we speak.
He is the founder of Daystar Gospel Church, and also a well known motivational speaker across the globe.
17. Pastor Chris Okotie
Pastor Chris Okotie was born on the 16th of June 1958, in Delta state.
Chris Okotie is a televangelist and popular preacher who is famous all over the African continent.
Aside from being a well-known preacher.
Chris Okotie is also a musician whose albums are still sold all over Africa today.
18. Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene
Tshifhiwa is one of the most influential female preachers in Africa today.
She was born in South Africa, and she still runs her ministry there today.
It was reported that she used to work as a banker for the well known standard bank of South Africa.
But she resigned from her job when she supposedly received a divine call from the most high God.
Today, she has her very own big ministry in South Africa, and she is now one of the most influential ministers of God.
19. Elijah Oludele Abina
Elijah is a Nigerian preacher who was born on the 16th of November 1935, in Badagry, Lagos state.
He is one of the oldest preachers in Africa today, and he is currently the General overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International.
This Church was opened back in 1963 and has grown far and wide today.
20. Rev. Emmanuel Obimma
Rev Emmanuel Obimma who is widely known as Ebube Muonso, is a Nigeria-born preacher, who is also one of the most powerful Catholic priests in Africa today.
He is a very powerful man of God, and he is gifted with the skill of preaching.
During his services, so many people claim to receive divine signs of the presence of the Holy Spirit.
He has written so many prayer books and is a well-known man of God both in Nigeria, and the world as a whole.
21. Rev. Teresa Wairimu
Teresa Warimi is a well known African preacher, who hails from Kenya.
She is the founder of the popular Faith Evangelist Ministries Family Church in Kenya.
During the opening of her church.
Several dignitaries were present, including President Uhuru Kenyatte and other renowned stars, and gospel artists.
22. Pastor Tunde Bakare
Tunde Bakare is a Nigerian prophet and preacher, who was born on the 11th of November 1954.
Aside from being a well-known preacher, Tunde is also a lawyer, author, and popular activist.
He was formerly a pastor in the popular Deeper Life Bible Church headed by pastor W. F Kumuyi.
But he later left the ministry for pastor E. A. Adeboye’s RCCG, after which he started his own church.
Today, Tunde is a very popular preacher and his sermons are sold all over Africa.
23. Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams
Archbishop Duncan is the General overseer of the Action Chapel International Church.
He is a famous preacher in Ghana, and his sermons are aired all around Africa.
He is also the founder of the Charismatic movement which began about 40years back in Ghana.
The church is now found in some countries in West Africa.
His branches are all over the world in Africa, North America, and even Europe.
24. Johnson Suleman
Suleman is a senior Nigerian minister of God and the overseer of the famous Omega Fire Ministries International.
His preachings are aired on his channel ‘OMEGA TV‘, which is viewed all over Africa.
Today, he is one of the most influential ministers of God in Africa.
25. Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare
Born on the 22nd of March 1962 in Ghana.
Charles is a Ghanaian pastor and preacher who is the founder of the World Miracle Church.
He is well known all over as a preacher and is also the chancellor of Perez University.
With the above list, I believe you now know some of the most influential preachers in Africa.
These men and women of God are gifted with the skill of teaching the scripture.
They are sure to uplift you to a different realm with their sermons.
So far, I hope you found this post useful…