African Pentecostalism: How Much Is Too Much?

Charles Ayitey April 05, 2016

Malawian Prophet acquires 3rd private jet in 2 years (

Malawian prophet acquires third private jet in two years. (Photo:

Preying on the Poor
African pastors are getting richer and richer by the day, thanks to the gullibility of their massive followers. Too many of today’s African churches have thrown away the sacred core principles of the religion and are rather preaching “prosperity” on a continent laden with poverty. Church leaders are seen preying on the minds of the weak, extorting monies from them in exchange for promises of financial blessings. The African Charismatic Church today would tell you that the only means of getting yourself out of poverty is by buying an expensive anointing oil, or better still, paying for an effective intercessory prayer.

Ironically, the large churches and mammoth crusades are the only ones who seem to be blessed while most Africans still live below the poverty line, not to talk of the seeming riches of religious leaders – the private jets, plush buildings, designer suits, network channels and all that comes with it.

Last Edited by:Sandra Appiah Updated: April 5, 2016


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