Bishop Mike Okonkwo, a former banker and founder of The Redeemed Evangelic Mission (TREM), was born in 1945. He began his career at Nigerian Ports Authority in 1964 and switched to African Continental Bank for the next two years. He served in the United Church of Christ up until 1980 before he founded The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) in 1981. Bishop Mike Okonkwo at the moment was one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.
The Main Source of Income of Mike Okonkwo
It comes from millions of naira of tithe his church gets monthly. He once confessed he used threat of curses to force his member to pay tithe:
“I have frightened the church with curses for not paying tithes and that was because I didn’t know any better."
“You know we conjure all kinds of semantics like, ‘If you don’t pay your tithe, your life will be tight,’ and the people pay out of fear without God’s blessing."
Bishop Mike Okonkwo owns 2 private jets, a ₦2 billion estate and house of worship in Abuja with an estimated revenue of above ₦2.5 billion annually. He maintains choice houses in USA, London, and South Africa.
Net Worth of Mike Okwonko
He is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria with an estimated networth of of N1.1 billion or $3m.