Some 24 hours after SaharaReporters revealed
that controversial “miracle” prophet, T.B. Joshua,
had secretly purchased a $60 million private jet,
our investigators have learned that another high
profile pastor, Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has taken delivery of a brand new jet.
The sources familiar with Pastor Adeboye’s
purchase of the new Gulfstream aircraft
disclosed that the jet’s arrival coincided with the
pastor’s floating of a luxury jet company,
Emmanuel Aviation. Although the aviation
company reportedly existed since 2009, it had just unveiled a website to announce its swanky
fleet and aviation services.
Pastor Adeboye’s Gulfstream G550 luxury jet
was manufactured in Savannah, Georgia State in
the US. The jet, which was made in 2013 is far
newer than the one bought by Pastor TB Joshua.
Information obtained by SaharaReporters
revealed that Pastor Adeboye took delivery of
his brand new jet in May 2015.
We learned that, with the arrival of the US-
registered jet, N730EA Gulfstream G550, Pastor
Adeboye has jettisoned an older Gulfstream GIV
with tail number N707EA that used to ferry him
around the world on his preaching missions.
Our sources said the leader of the Redeemed
Church personally owns Emmanuel Aviation to
which the two jets are registered both in the US
An aviation expert explained that Nigerian jet
owners prefer US registration of their jets
because such registration grants them generous
landing rights worldwide.
Pastor Adeboye becomes the second Nigerian
pastor to start a private airline in the country. The
first operator of a private airline was the
controversial prosperity preacher and billionaire
pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo. The Winners
Chapel pastor owns two aircraft in his Dominion Air Company. One of Pastor Oyedepo’s jets is a
Bombardier Challenger 604 with registration
number N664D while the other is a Beechcraft
19000D with registration number (5N-WCI).
Nigerian prosperity pastors have emerged as
some of the wealthiest preachers in the world,
but their luxury lifestyles are at variance with the
squalor and poverty of most members of their
Apart from owning a jet company, Pastor
Adeboye’s RCCG also owns sprawling real estate
along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Former
President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife,
Patience Jonathan, are reportedly among
politically and socially privileged Nigerians who own multimillion dollar mansions at the RCCG.
Picture: The brand new Gulfstream G550 jet
purchased by Pastor Adeboye
Photo Credit: Bob Holland