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They Rule! Top 10 Pastors In Nigeria Popular On Social Media

There are other popular men of God with large followership on social media like Pastor Oyakhilome who has about 1.4 million followers and Prophet Joshua following closely with 1.37 million

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Few weeks ago, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye was on social media to immensely thank his fans after hitting a 2 million followership mark on Facebook, making him the public figure with the highest number of fans and beating other social media kings and queens.

Apart from Adeboye, there are other popular men of God with large followership on social media like Pastor Oyakhilome who has about 1.4 million followers and Prophet Joshua following closely with 1.37 million.

Collated by Encomium Weekly, here the top 10 Most Popular Pastors In Nigeria On Social Media:

  1. Pastor Enoch Adeboye (Redeemed Christian Church of God) – 2 million followers: The popular man of God takes the number one spot of public figures in Nigeria with the highest fans on Facebook.  He beat star actress Omotola Jolade- Ekeinde who has 1,616,269 followers and President Goodluck Jonathan with 1,607,327 followers.

  2. Rev. Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy) - 1.4 million followers: The embattled head pastor emerges second on this list with 600,000 followers less than Pastor Adeboye. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been known to use social media as a way to spread the gospel, but let’s all hope his fan base doesn’t take a dive in the midst of all the divorce drama.

  3. Prophet Temitope Joshua (Synagogue Church Of All Nations)- 1.37 million followers: The popular televangelist never ceases to update religious activities on social media, hence the large fanbase. Apart from Facebook, the prophet also leverages on Twitter and Google+ and is said to be one of the few clerics in Nigeria who make good use of Pinterest.

  4. Bishop David Oyedepo (Winners Chapel)- 958,394 followers: The founder of Living Faith Ministries is number 4 though he is richest preacher on the list which may suggest that the man of God not a social media enthusiast.

  5. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (Kingsway International Christian Centre)- 657,193 followers:  The stylish preacher with one of the largest black churches in Europe is fifth with a steady growing fan base.

  6. Pastor William Kumuyi (Deeper Life Bible Church)-300,000 followers: The church which is known to be conservative towards modernization surprisingly emerged 6th on the list. It was gathered from Encomium Weekly that the church recently towed the social media line though the ministry has branches scattered all over Africa.

  7. Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor (CAN President) - 116,127 followers: The popular preacher and head pastor of Word of Life Bible Church has a sizeable followership base at the number 7 spot.

  8. Dr. Daniel Olukoya (Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries)- 97,137 followers: The pastor heads one of the fastest growing churches in Africa and is 8 on the list.

  9. Rev. Sam Adeyemi (Daystar Christian Centre) - 66,970 followers: The success power preacher has a fanbase which grows daily.

  10. Pastor Paul Adefarasin (House on the Rock) -58,744 followers: Though his church does not boast of numerous branches nationwide, the pastor can hold his own when it comes to popularity contest among clergies on social media.

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