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Bishop Oyedepo,Pastor Adeboye 5 popular pastors who have PhDs

This list has all your favorites including Pastor Adeboye and Bishop Oyedepo.

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Bishop Oyedepo and Pastor Adeboye


Pastors are known as spiritual leaders. But sometimes they are also academic leaders as proven by the fact that some have PhDs.

Here is a list of five popular pastors with doctoral degrees:

1. Pastor Sam Adeyemi

The lead Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre is the newest addition to this list with a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership (Global Consulting) from Regent University, Virginia Beach.

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Confirmation of Pastor Adeyemi's good news



This news was confirmed by the pastor himself on Twitter.


2. Pastor William F. Kumuyi

In February 2018, the founder of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Abuja.

The award took place on February 24, 2018, during the institution’s 22nd Convocation.

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He also has a first class degree in Mathematics from the University of Ibadan.

3. Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Prior to becoming the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the preacher was first a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin.

He was later awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Lagos.

In 2017, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced that Pastor Adeboye was the first Nigerian to acquire a Ph.D. Degree in Applied Mathematics from a Nigerian university.

Yemi Osinbajo is both Nigeria's vice president and one of the leading Redeemed Church pastors play Pastor Adeyemi with Yemi Osinbajo (citypeopleonline)


Speaking at the 2017 distinguished alumni awards and celebration of University of Lagos at 55, he said, “I want to say that UNILAG has proved time and time again to be not just a university of first-choice but also the University of firsts!

“So many firsts in different areas; just reading about Doctor Olukoya, he was the first to clone genes. Hardly anyone would know that the pastor and founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracles was also the first to clone genes. That is an absolutely outstanding thing.

“The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God was also the first Nigerian to get a Ph.D. in a Nigerian university in Applied Mathematics.”

That same year, he was given an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Pastor Adeboye was awarded the Doctor of Divinity.

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4. Pastor Daniel Olukoya

The popular preacher is not just the founder of the Mountain of Fire Ministries but also a doctoral degree holder.

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Dr. Daniel Olukoya



He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from University of Reading, United Kingdom. He also has a Degree in Microbiology, University of Lagos.

5. Bishop David Oyedepo

He is the founder and presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a Winners’ Chapel and a Ph.D. degree holder.

The Nation reports that he has a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Honolulu in the United States of America.

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