Pay tax for what? Bishop Oyedepo reacts to being named richest pastor in the world
Winners Chapel GO Bishop David Oyedepo who recently turned 60, has reacted to the Forbes List of World’s Richest pastors where he was placed at No.1 with an estimated worth of about $150million.
Asked about Forbes’ estimate of his fortune, Bishop Oyedepo told Reuters that he doesn’t know how Forbes arrived at their figure but says he’s blessed…
“For me, to have fortune means someone who has what he needs at any point in time. I don’t see myself as having $150 million stacked up somewhere. Whatever way they found their figures, I am only able to say I am blessed by the Lord.”
Asked if churches should pay tax considering how much they make, Bishop Oyedepo said;
“There is no single government input on this premises. We supply our water, we make our roads, then you … say: ‘Let’s tax them’. For what?”