Few days after Pastor TB Joshua got his private jet, his Redeemed Church counterpart, Pastor Adeboye, has replaced his old one with a brand new model.
It seems we are in the season of private jets, as the highly revered Pastor Adeboye got another brand new private jet, just few days after his synagogue counterpart, TB Joshua, got his own.
According to Sahara News, Pastor Adeboye’s Gulfstream G550 luxury jet was manufactured in Savannah, Georgia State in the US. The jet, which was made in 2013 is far newer than the one bought by Pastor TB Joshua.
With the arrival of the new jet, Pastor Adeboye has abandoned his older Gulfstream GIV with tail number N707EA that used to convey him around the world on his preaching missions.
Reports also have it that the leader of the Redeemed Church personally owns Emmanuel Aviation to which the two jets are registered both in the US and Nigeria.
With this, Pastor Adeboye is the second Nigerian pastor to begin a private airline in the country. The first is owned by the famous Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel.
The news agency also reports that apart from owning a jet company, Pastor Adeboye’s RCCG also owns sprawling real estate along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience Jonathan, are reportedly among politically and socially privileged Nigerians who own multimillion dollar mansions at the RCCG.
As a result of this accumulation of wealth, a number of Nigerian pastors are listed among the richest persons in the country and in Africa. And often times than not, their luxurious lifestyles are at variance with the poverty of most members of their churches.