Churches to Work as a Pastor and Earn – In this post today, we are going to list out different churches in Nigeria where you can serve as a pastor and earn a monthly salary.
There are so many churches in Nigeria today, some of them are big churches, while some are small, and as such they operate in only one or two stations.
As for the big churches, they have hundreds and thousands of branches that requires the assistance of other ministers who must work full-time to be able to meet the demand of the church.
So in this article, we are going to list out the names of the big churches that have a salary structure for their serving pastors.
List of Churches to Work as a Pastor and Earn Monthly Salaries
What are the names of the churches in Nigeria where pastors can work or serve and earn monthly salaries? They are listed here below:
- The Redeemed Christian Church of God
- Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
- The Living Faith Church Worldwide
- Believers LoveWorld
- Deeper Christian Life Ministry
- Lords’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries
#1. The Redeemed Christian Church of God
When you want to talk about the largest Pentecostal church in Nigeria, then you are referring to The Redeemed Christian Church of God. The church is led by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the church. The church’s headquarters is in Sango Ota Ogun State.
The church has many schools such as:
- The schools are Redeemer’s International School,
- Redeemer’s International Secondary School,
- Redeemer’s High School
- Christ the Redeemer’s College.
- The church also owns Redeemer’s University,
Other enterprises that the church is involved are:
- Haggai Mortgage Finance Bank,
- Lifeway Radio,
- Dove Media,
- Redemption Light Printing Press,
- And hospitals
RCCG Pastors Salary Structure
Here is how much each of the pastors RCCG who are serving full-time.
- Bachelor degree = N35,000 monthly
- National Diplomas = N25,000 a month
- Full-time area pastor = N40,000
- Full-time provincial pastor = N85,000
#2. Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
This is one of the most popular churches in Nigeria that has several hundreds of branches spread across the nation. The church is led by Dr. Daniel Olukoya, the general overseer.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries is a prayer-oriented church, and its pastors and ministers are full-time ministers who operate on full-time monthly salaries.
The church pastors who are working full-time in the different branches and zonal branches all over the country are placed on a salary scale, and their salary ranges from a certain amount, depending on the status of the pastor and his or her responsibilities in the church.
Moreover, the location of the church of the pastor also determines how much the pastor will earn, owing to the fact that some church branches may not be able to raise a lot of money from their branch. For example, you cannot compare a church in Abuja, Lagos with those ones in the villages.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Pastors Salary structure
How much do pastors of the church receive as a monthly salary? The structure is here below.
- Pastor assistance = N15,000
- Regional pastors = N80,000
- Branch pastors = N40,000 and N80,000.
- Other pastors = N20,000 and N25,000
- And some = N25,000 to N45,000
The church also pays the house rent (Accommodation) and food of their pastors as well.
Apart from running church programs, the church also has many schools to its credit. The following are the different levels of school groups that it has:
- Mountain Top Nursery Schools
- Mountain Top Primary Schools,
- Mountain Top Secondary Schools,
- Mountain Top University,
- The church also has a printing press
#3. The Living Faith Church Worldwide
The Living Faith Church Worldwide is popularly known as Winners Chapel. It is one of the biggest and most popular Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, headed by Bishop David Oyedepo, who is the general overseer of the church.
Apart from running the usual church service, the church also runs schools.
- A chain of about 30 secondary schools
- They have 50 primary schools
- They also have two universities, which are Covenant University and Landmark University.
- The church also has a private jet, that the overseer uses to tour around,
- They have a printing firm,
- Dominion Publishing House,
- Hebron Bottled Water,
- Bottled water processing plant,
- A bread bakery,
- Restaurants and stores.
The Living Faith Church Pastor’s Salary Structure
If you want to know how much a living faith church is paying its pastors, here is the salary structure.
- Newly ordained pastors = N35,000
- Lagos pastors = N45,000 and N55,000.
- Area pastors = N85,000
- State pastors = 200,000
It is true that the aforementioned is the basic salary of the Winners Chapel pastors, but they are also assisted by their members and local churches to settle other life challenges.
#4. Believers LoveWorld (Christ Embassy)
The Believers World is popularly known as Christ Embassy. It is another popular Pentecostal church in Nigeria that was founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
The church has so many members, owing to the fact that they have branches spread across the 36 states of the nation and all over the world.
In Christ Embassy, the church has both part-time and full-time pastors who serve in the church. Now let us look at the salary structure of the church.
Christ Embassy Pastors Structure
It is true that pastors who serve at the Christ Embassy receive a salary, but most of their pastors and members don’t find it pertinent to reveal how much their pastors are paid as a monthly salary. But their newly ordained pastors receive the sum of = N40,000.
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#5. Deeper Christian Life Ministry
Deeper Christian Life Ministry is another powerful and famous Pentecostal church that was founded by Pastor William Kumuyi. It is a worldwide church with many branches all over the world.
It is one church that is known for preaching and based on holiness.
The church also owns other properties apart from running church services, and they are as follows:
- Deeper Life Press Limited,
- Deeper Life Nursery
- Deeper Life Primary School,
- Deeper Life High School,
- Anchor University etc.
Deeper Christian Life Salary Structure
The Deeper Life church also pays their pastors while some are not paid as full-time pastors. In fact, according to the doctrine of the church, pastors are encouraged to work hard, therefore, the pastors are mostly part-time workers and as such, they do not rely on salary from the church. They only receive a token of say N5,000 for recharge cards.
#6. Lords’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries
This church was founded by Pastor Lazarus Muoka, and it has branches and members scattered all over the country.
Lords’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries, also have educational institutions such as primary and secondary schools.
Lords’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries Salary Structure
As per the salary structure, the church does not have any salary structure for its pastors, rather new pastors are to get one-tenth of the income generated in the church every week.
That is where we stop our discussion on the List of Churches to Work as a Pastor and Earn Monthly Salaries. There are many other churches that may be paying salaries to their pastors, but these are the churches that our focus is on.