Often than not, we jab pastors for living THE LIFE whiles their members suffer. We acknowledges that there is no denying the fact that most of these pastors have gone through thick and thin to attain this enviable feat of reverence and riches. We culled this from PREKESE GHANAMEDIA and they partly consulted with church websites, businesses, government resources, libraries and some Ghana media i.e Ghana Business News and News One.
Below is a list of Ghanaian pastors, according to how the public perceives them hierarchically. Categorically, these are sampled views of readers on the subject matter which was collectively put together by Prekese.
1. Dr. Mensa Otabil
Dr. Mensa Otabil was recently named the most influential personality in Ghana. He is the founder of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), one of the biggest charismatic churches in Ghana. The church was officially inaugurated on the February 26, 1984, in Accra. The first meeting was held in a small classroom with a total of twenty people. Dr Otabil is highly credited for turning the fortunes of many Ghanaians around with his precise and talented teachings from the Bible.
Just as ICGC began to witness rapid growth across the country, the Central University College, the church’s central business arm, was born. It is the second private university established in 1988 in Ghana to offer pastoraltraining after Valley View University. Now, it has campuses spread across Greater Accra.
Central University currently charges GH¢1,700 as tuition fee per semester, has its main campus at Dahwenya near Prampram, whilst the first campus is still located at Mataheko in Accra. Today, the university is the only private university with a Charter to award degrees and regarded as one of the best private universities in Ghana offering business, science and technology courses to help grow Ghana’s economy financially and economically, Dr. Otabil is alleged to be a strategic shareholder of non-bank financial giant, First Capital Plus.
He is also on the board of a number of institutions including Starwin Pharmaceutical Company, a listed company on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). Even though it is difficult determine the exact worth of Dr. Otabil, he is considered by many as a wealthy millionaire.