Friday, 26 February 2010

TOP TEN AFRICAN PREACHERS


1. Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu (South Africa)

One of the most renowned activist in the word, Desmond Tutu was born 7th October 1931. He not only fought but was a major opponent of the apartheid regime. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for humanitarianism, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Desmond Tutu became the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Among many other accolades he is known as one of the major protagonists in the shaping of a more inclusive South African.



2. Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo (Nigeria)
Pastor Mathew is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre which started out with 11 members in 1992 and has grown into a 2000 plus mega church. Pastor Mathew, as famously known was born in Kaduna Nigeria on 17th March 1952 in a Muslim family. His Muslim name was Ahmed, his father died in the Biafra war. At the age of 22 he got saved and went on to bible school in Lagos to further his career as a minister of the gospel.


3. Archbishop Dr. John Sentamu (Uganda)
Dr John Sentamu is the UK’s first black Archbishop and the Church of England’s second most senior clergyman. His appointment as the Archbishop of York in June 2005 was a breakthrough in the history of the Church of England. John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu was born into Uganda’s Buffalo clan near Kampala in 1949. He graduated in Law in 1971. Dr Sentamu was a high court judge before fleeing Idi Amin’s regime. He came to Britain in 1974 after being involved in a case that led to the imprisonment of one of Amin’s cousins.


 4. Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe)
 Bishop Tudor Bismark resides in Harare, Zimbabwe, which is in the Southern Region of the continent of Africa. He and his wife, Chichi, founded Jabula-New Life Ministries International in 1989, initially as an extension of New Life Covenant church in Harare. Bishop Bismark serves as an apostolic overseer to over 900 churches in 12 African nations, the UK, New Zealand, South America, West Indies and the USA. Bishop Bismark travels extensively functioning in the role of an Apostle, and is sending a clear voice in this season that it is time for God’s people to establish His kingdom in the earth.

5. Evangelist Teresa Wairimu Kinyanjui (Kenya)

Reverend Wairimu is the founder and director of Faith Evangelistic Ministries and a great symbol of faith in the nation of Kenya and the world. Known for her passion and exuberance when sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Evangelist Wairimu has established herself as a spiritual leader within the nation of Kenya. After a divine visitation in 1985, Rev. Wairimu’s ministry was jet propelled and translated into a blessing for so many people around the world.


6. Dr Mensah Otabil (Ghana)
Dr. Mensa Otabil is a Pastor, educator, entrepreneur and consultant. Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Churches worldwide. He provides challenge and inspiration for individuals and organizations to reach beyond the confines of their current experiences. The uniqueness of his ministry and messages are found in their cross-over appeal to both church and corporate audiences. He is the founder and overseer of International Central Gospel Church in Ghana which was inaugurated in 1984, with their first meeting in a small classroom of just twenty members. It has grown dramatically to a ministerial institute with an education scholarship for needy students.
7. Pastor Ray McCauley (South Africa)
Ray McCauley is a prominent South African religious leader, president of the International Federation of Christian Churches, author and champion body builder. He was a former Mr South Africa and took part in the Mr Universe bodybuilding championship in London in 1974 where he finished 3rd place. He then attended Bible College at the Rhema Bible Training Centre in Tulsa Oklahoma during 1978/79. On returning to South Africa he started Rhema Bible College under Rhema Ministries South Africa, today the church is 45,000 strong.


8. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye (Nigeria)
Pastor Adeboye was born on 2nd march 1942 at Ifewara in the present Osun State. He survived severe conditions, going to primary and secondary school sometimes in tears and barefooted. Even though the his early formal educations was nearly curtailed due to funds, he managed to completed his education and as God would have it, he managed to complete university education in 1967 at the age of 25 and completed two more degrees in 1965 and 1967. An Msc in Hydrodynamics and PhD in Applied Mathematics. He is the general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God.


9. Evangelist Robert Kayanja (Uganda)
Robert Kayanja is the Senior Pastor of the Miracle Centre Cathedral, a mega church in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. He is sometimes cited as one of the most powerful people in the country. He was converted at the age of 22. Kayanja started the Miracle Centre as a papyrus reed structure, together with a few other young ministers having a congregation of just one. Today he is the overseer of the Miracle Bible College, the Never Again Children’s project and the Kapeeka orphanage, plus weekly Miracle Life Television programmes on Lighthouse and Daystar Television Networks. The church has also founded over 1,000 Miracle Centre Churches across the country. Kayanja is the younger brother of the current Anglican Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.


Dr Ramson Mumba (Zambia)
Dr Ramson Mumba is the founder and senior pastor of El-Shaddai International Christian Centre Houston. He is also the founder of El-Shaddai London, Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield and Lusaka to whom he now gives apostolic oversight. A prolific church planter and growth strategist, Dr Mumba is a visionary leader, author, entrepreneur, life coach and international conference speaker who specialises in the development of people’s God-given potential. His ‘Get Understanding’ television broadcast is aired in many countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Born in Zambia, Dr Mumba left his native land at the age of 19 to move to the United Kingdom to pursue further studies. He received a degree in Business Administration and pursued postgraduate studies in Theology. Dr Mumba also received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2003 for his outstanding contribution to cross-cultural ministry and church growth.

17 comments:

  1. Are you kidding me where in the world is Bishop David Oyedepo

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  2. What is the criteria of this ranking.

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  3. how about Pastor Mosa Sono, Bishop Dag Heward Mills

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  4. Where is Pastor Nevers Mumba of Zambia. What criteria did you guys use to come up with this? Dr Nevers Mumba is a vibrant African preacher whose impact of his uncompromising gospel messages are still preached today by many Victory Ministries Pastors. He draws lots of respect from CFAN bible school in Dallas TX and now saving as Zambian ambassador to Canada and still preaching Jesus.

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  5. Where is Dr Ezekiel Guti, most of these pastors above regard him as there spiritual father.

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  6. Yeah, where is Pastor Mosa Sono?

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  7. Where is Benjamin Silinda the father of REVIVAL,Where is Ralegolele,Gumbi,Masakone,Bhengu,Rev Ali Shiyamba Mahungu Mbatha.The list is endless.

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  8. The Men and Women of God Above are doing a tremendous work but I believe Dr Ezekiel Guti is a General of the Generals,he has done a tremendous work in the whole world,leaving him out is a joke.
    Phillip Moyana

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  9. The most powerful preacher in africa and beyond is Pastor W.F Kumuyi General Overseer of Deeper Christian Life Ministry.

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  10. Take it easy people, they cannot put the names of all the Pastors in Africa here! These ones I think are representing all the others. The truth is only God is the final judge of who the greatest are! Peace.

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  11. Great as in on tv or what! Come on you kidding. Do not say greatest, rather say favorite. blessings

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  12. As we grow and mature in God a natural reaction is that we want to start using the gifts that God has given us to serve others. This is how we BECOME all that God wants us to be. We start to fulfill the destiny that God has for our lives and use our gifts and abilities to help others in a way that brings honor and glory to God. This is what Jesus said: “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men” God knows that each of us are at a different stage of our spiritual journey and he wants us to keep growing.

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      The objectives of ABA Foundation are Helping People Live Better Life and to promote the Socio-Economic Welfare of the Vulnerable Communities especially the Disaster Affected People, Destitute Children, Orphans, People staying in the Camps and Poor Families affected by HIV / AIDS.

      Uganda is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, USA and is home to more than 37 million people. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resources, is still a country with much suffering. The 40 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate. Disease and war have taken the toll of the people of Uganda. By 2011, more than 1,500,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 64% of the population living at or below poverty, the orphaned children of Uganda are desperate for our help!

      Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc. This has left the People in Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.

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      We equip Refugees and other Vulnerable Groups with Vocational Training Skills to enable them earn a living. Recent research indicated that 89% of Refugees and People staying in Internally Displaced Camps engage in prostitution which has led to an increase in HIV / AIDS scourge. These Technical and Vocational Training Centers are meant to empower them, Fight Poverty and Combat the spread of HIV / AIDS.

      We empower Women, Youth, Children, Widow, Widowers, Refugees, Disabled and Elderly through Capacity building. We also run Home Care Bay and Rehabilitation Homes. We do Training, Counseling, Discipleship, Evangelism and Missionary Work.

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      Executive Director
      ABA Foundation - Africa
      P. O. Box 70592 Clock Tower
      Kampala - Uganda. (E.A).
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  13. desmond tutu great humanitarian ,but my god,dont believe he can make the smallest demon shake. no disrespect ment, ask him to demonstrate the power of the blood of jesus, poor soul does not have a clue of the ethos of the book. from a bloodwashed mesiahanic jew prof sela

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  14. Great list I have heard sermons from most of the people on the list. It is a pity that most comments are from people who want to see their favourite preachers on the list none of whom I have ever heard of. It does not make them less important, but their reach is not that extensive.
    A preacher like Desmond Tutu, whilst I am not really into his style of preaching, I can understand why he is on the list.He is known worldwide and his views are respected by religious and political people all over the world.

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  15. Dear Friends,

    HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?

    The ABA Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization registered under the laws of Uganda and the Foundation is validated by an "Apostille" based on The Hague Convention held on 5th October 1961, (Certificates issued by one country can be officially legalized in other countries).

    The objectives of ABA Foundation are Helping People Live Better Life and to promote the Socio-Economic Welfare of the Vulnerable Communities especially the Disaster Affected People, Destitute Children, Orphans, People staying in the Camps and Poor Families affected by HIV / AIDS.

    Uganda is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, USA and is home to more than 37 million people. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resources, is still a country with much suffering. The 40 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate. Disease and war have taken the toll of the people of Uganda. By 2011, more than 1,500,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 64% of the population living at or below poverty, the orphaned children of Uganda are desperate for our help!

    Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc. This has left the People in Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.

    We provide them with Disaster Relief and Material Support in form of Clothing, Mattresses, Blankets, Food Aid, Safe Drinking Water, Medication, Wash Rooms, and Shelter among others.

    We offer Scholastic Materials to needy school going children such as Uniforms, Books, Pens, Pencils, Tuition Fees, Shoes, Sanitary Pads, School bags etc. We are also a voice to the voiceless in a bid to seeking justice and promotion of Human Rights.

    We equip Refugees and other Vulnerable Groups with Vocational Training Skills to enable them earn a living. Recent research indicated that 89% of Refugees and People staying in Internally Displaced Camps engage in prostitution which has led to an increase in HIV / AIDS scourge. These Technical and Vocational Training Centers are meant to empower them, Fight Poverty and Combat the spread of HIV / AIDS.

    We empower Women, Youth, Children, Widow, Widowers, Refugees, Disabled and Elderly through Capacity building. We also run Home Care Bay and Rehabilitation Homes. We do Training, Counseling, Discipleship, Evangelism and Missionary Work.

    We raise Awareness in the Communities against HIV / AIDS and other Killer Diseases. We also promote Awareness among Communities by running Development Programs to Fight House Hold Poverty and Promotion of Income Generation Projects.

    "Non-Discrimination Policy"

    ABA Foundation is a Non Discriminating Organization. ABA Foundation Projects and Programs DOES NOT require Exposure, Adherence to, or Conversion to our Religious Doctrine in order to be a Beneficiary.

    ABA Foundation Does Not Discriminate Beneficiary based on Age, Gender, Tribe, Race, Creed, Color, Disability, Nationality, Marital or Family status, Political or Religious Affiliations.

    ABA Foundation Program's beneficiaries are not encouraged or required to learn about, adhere to, or convert to ABA Foundation's Religious Doctrine as a Condition of Receiving our Services.

    "Social Sites"

    Please find and ‘Like’ our social page "ABA Foundation" on Face Book. You can also follow ABA Foundation on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abafoundation. Thank you for visiting our website!

    Stay Blessed,


    Dr. Kiyimba Joseph
    Executive Director
    ABA Foundation - Africa
    P. O. Box 70592 Clock Tower
    Kampala - Uganda. (E.A).
    Website: http://www.AbaAfrica.Org/

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  16. ARE YOU GUYS JOKING OR WHAT? WHERE ON EARTH IS PROPHET T.B JOSHUA? THE GREATEST HEALER FOR ALL TIME, THE WHO PREDICTED THE DEARTH OF MICHEAL JACKSON,THE TSUNAMI IN JAPAN,THE RESIGNING OF THE POPE,THE ACTACK OF THE ITALIAN PRESIDENT, ALL THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN KENYA INCLUDING THE DEARTH OF MINISTER SAITOTI,ALL SO THE RECENT BUMPING OF BOSTON MARATHON AND MANY MANY MANY OTHER MORE AND ALL CAME TO PASS,PLEASE YOU GUYS SHOULD MAKE YOUR RESEARCH WELL GOD BLESS YOU.

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