According to a report by Leadership Newspaper, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, stated that he is “richer than Bill Gates,” while speaking about his spiritual endowment.
Adeboye is said to have made the statement during the church’s 63rd Annual Convention on Saturday shortly before the Holy Communion Service on the topic, Overflowing Cup.
“I have houses in at least 188 countries of the world, where we have our churches, so I am richer than Bill Gates. Each time I visit these countries, my children would be struggling and saying ‘daddy, come and stay with me.’
If I announce here that tomorrow morning, I need a car to travel to the new auditorium, how many cars do you think would be made available to me by you my children? Those of you that do not have a car of your own, very soon, God will give you your own cars. So, I am appealing to you to become an incurable soul winner before you leave this convention ground and your cup will overflow,” Adeboye said.
From the quote, it seems as though he was referring to being “richer than Bill Gates”, not in terms of his personal net worth but in the context of the church’s growth and development all over the world.