Megachurch Pastor Okotie Shows Off Baubles, Reportedly Buys $750,000 Rolls Royce

According to a range of African news sources, Nigerian celebrity pastor and televangelist Chris Okotie likes to drive around in style. He allegedly already owned a Mercedes S600, a Hummer, and a Porsche, but now he’s upping the ante, reports Sunday Punch.

The Pastor of the Household of God Church International, Chris Okotie, recently bought a Rolls Royce Coupe, the 2014 Bespoke Edition, to mark his 30 years as born-again Christian and 27 years as a pastor.

According to Okotie’s close aide, the pastor spent N120m [$753,000] on the luxury car and had earlier spent N33m [$207,000] on a Range Rover Autobiography to mark a milestone of his church.

I couldn’t find footage of the good reverend’s latest automotive purchases, but here he is boasting about his Italian silk shirt, his Louis Vuitton shoes, and his Franck Muller watch:

The thrice-married pastor last made headlines a few weeks ago, when he said that Catholics will all be going to hell (“they are not Christians and never have been”), and that Pope Francis is the Antichrist.

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  • https://antiavidanime.wordpress.com/ The Other Weirdo

    I am of two minds about this.

  • Matt Potter

    So I’m assuming it must have been a metaphor when Jesus explicitly says in Matthew 19:21 “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the
    poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Or maybe the Pastor doesn’t care to be perfect, we’re all sinners anyway, right?

  • mikespeir

    Metaphors are so handy!

  • Brian Macker

    Jesus was poor. Maybe he was asking for a “donation”.

  • mikespeir

    At least the poor people he’s fleecing get to live the good life vicariously through their pastor.

  • baal

    I saw a more or less secular equivalent of that in India a few years back.

  • suzeb1964

    …and 27 years as a pastor con artist.

  • Pepe

    I think I’ve found my career-calling.

  • Matt D

    I can’t believe people in Africa blame gays for everything while men like this are in the spotlight. Having a sociopathic leech for a role model is a red flag for me, but I guess to each his(her) own.

  • calesuar

    Every paying/supportive follower deserves his/her pastor.

  • Stev84

    It’s obvious that he is a conman just by looking at that picture on the left.

  • Brian Macker

    I was going to say “that’s racist” till I noticed the white collar. :)

  • Stev84

    It’s the whole expensive suit thing.

  • God’s Starship

    Damn my conscience! I’m fool enough to work for a living!

  • Deus Ex Lasagna

    Wasn’t this done over and over again in the 90s?

    “Hello, I am Nigerian prince and I need your help securing trapped funds within nonexistent government accounts, thank you and this transaction is 100% safe.”

  • paulalovescats

    90s? I still see those.

  • L.Long

    Good for him!!! He convinced a bunch of sheeple to give the money needed to get a proper pimp-mobile, he is after all pimping gawd. And ya got to have the right ride.

  • http://youtu.be/fCNvZqpa-7Q Kevin_of_Bangor

    He either bought this book or wrote it.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PhillyStudmuffin/posts/p/pub PhillyStudMuffin

    Don’t you love it when charlatans fight and tell each other they are going fry in hell forever?

  • Ryan Hite

    How people still donate to this guy is beyond my comprehension. Clearly he is well off…

  • Robster

    Nigeria’s a poor African nation I understand, probably better than many others but still poor. Wouldn’t the Rev stand out a wee bit on the road, surrounded by motorbikes, pushbikes, really old cars and horses? What sort of message is he sending?

  • tinker

    From Wiki: “…with its abundant supply of natural resources, well-developed financial,
    legal, communications, transport sectors and stock exchange (the Nigerian Stock Exchange), which is the second largest in Africa. Nigeria is ranked 30th in the world in terms of GDP (PPP)
    as of 2012. Nigeria is the United States’ largest trading partner in
    sub-Saharan Africa and supplies a fifth of its oil (11% of oil imports).
    It has the seventh-largest trade surplus with the US of any country
    worldwide.”

    Of course this does not include the income from the seedier side of Nigeria.

  • James K

    Damn, people are so afraid and lost that a con man can bring them BS false security and peace, and they will give them money. Great scam, you bastard. Without Roman Catholicism, your church would not exist. I bet your sheep don’t know that.

  • The Starship Maxima

    I see no indication that he got his “baubles” through illicit means or deceit or that he doesn’t dedicate the majority of his money to charitable causes.

    I don’t know if I’m ready to claim him a bad guy simply because he’s guilty of being a well-off pastor.

  • 92JazzQueen .

    I just thinking he is setting a wrong example for being too in my opinion worldly. It brings up to people imagine him being like those preachers in “Preachers of LA”. We defiantly don’t need more the prosperity gospel spreading as it is.

  • The Starship Maxima

    I cannot refute this post in any way whatsoever.

  • paulalovescats

    MF needs to *** NOW. And all his relatives that are on his side. Maybe then the poor people will come in and loot all of it. (see, all I said was ***. Fill in the blank. I never said it for real.)

  • chanceofrainne

    I keep thinking that if my writing career never takes off I could always just open up a church. And if I did that, my salary would be tax free!