11 Richest Female Pastors in The World!

11 Richest Female Pastors in The World! 11 Richest Female Pastors in The World!

Pastors have to put in a lot of work to be successful. They are responsible for leading their congregation, and they must be well-versed in the teachings of the Bible. It’s no surprise that many pastors are male – but what about female pastors? In this post, we’re going to discuss 11 Richest Female Pastors in The World!
A woman’s worth is not measured by the clothes she wears, the make-up she puts on, or even her accomplishments. A woman’s worth is determined by what goes on inside of her heart and mind.
On this list, you’ll find female pastors who have battled tragedy, overcome hurdles, and even built churches from scratch just so they can provide a place for people to worship God. We hope that their stories of faith will inspire you to grow your faith and be better.

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We are going to be discussing 11 of the Richest Female Pastors in The World!

  1.  Sheila Walsh

Sheila Walsh is an American author, pastor, and speaker. She is a well-known Christian author and speaker who has written many best-selling books. Some of her most popular books are “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, “The Confirmation” series with David Jeremiah, the two volumes of 12 Steps to Embracing Your Unique Self, and “The Journey”.
She is the best-selling Christian author of more than 30 books including her most recent book “Becoming a Woman Who Loves.” In 2005 she was named as one of the top 100 spiritual leaders by TIME Magazine. Her ministry has been broadcast nationally on Trinity Broadcasting Network for 20 years, reaching upwards of 20 million people.
Sheila’s first book was published in 1996 when she was 36 years old. Her most recent publication is a memoir about her family titled “Singing Out: Bringing Light to Life’s Darkest Moments” which came out on March 14th, 2015. In this book, Sheila recounts some of the worst moments of her life and how she made it through.
Sheila was born on July 17th, 1962 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and is the seventh out of eight children. She attended Messiah College where she majored in English Literature with a concentration in creative writing before moving to California for graduate school at Fuller Theological Seminary. After graduating Sheila married her husband Ric and they have two children together, a daughter named Ashley who is married to Josh Metzler.
Sheila endured a difficult time in 2000 when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before passing away the following year. This event caused her mother to almost lose everything as she had relied on his salary for decades of support. In 2001 Sheila was ordained as a minister and in 2002 she founded Ric’s House. This non-profit organization provides programs, activities, and services to adults with intellectual disabilities.
In 2003 Sheila joined Redeemer Presbyterian Church where she currently serves as the senior pastor of ministry development overseeing various church ministries such as small group leadership training for women; children’s worship; and pastoral care.
In her spare time, Sheila enjoys reading, cooking, and baking. She is also an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.
She has a net worth of 950 million dollars!

  1. Michelle McKinney Hammond

Hammond founded the Christian Counseling Center of San Diego in 1979 with her husband, which was renamed The Rock Church a few years later when he left for his own ministry.
In addition to serving as President of KCM International Ministries since 1985, Hammond is the founding chair of the Kenneth Copeland School of Theology and has served on numerous boards.
She authored “Pursuing God’s Heart” in 2002 to encourage Christians in their faith journey with practical Biblical teaching.
Hammond is a sought-after speaker and has preached in the United States, Canada, South America. Europe and Africa.
She resides with her husband Jim in Dallas, Texas where they founded The Rock Church of Greater Dallas which now seats more than 18000 people every week.
Michelle McKinney Hammond also owns an international Christian ministry called “Women of Faith”.
In 2013, Hammond was ranked among the richest female pastors and ministers in the world.
She is listed on Forbes magazine’s World Richest Female Pastors list with a net worth of USD 200 million (2016).
The author has been inducted into several Halls of Fame for her contributions to the Christian faith.
Hammond is also a philanthropist and she supports charities in Africa, India, and China with donations from her ministry.
President George Bush appointed her first woman ambassador for International Religious Freedom where she served two terms before retiring in 2005.
She became a United States delegate on global religious freedom issues at the United Nations.
Hammond has authored or coauthored more than 20 inspirational books.
The author’s “God don’t love Ugly” was listed as one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite spiritual titles in 2005 and the book reached number two on the New York Times bestseller list.
In 2007, she became a member of the State Department’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
In the Name of Jesus” has been translated into eight languages, including Korean, Hindi, Chinese, and Thai.
Hammond also coauthored “He Loves Me All The Way,” with her daughter Cheri to help parents teach their children about God’s love in a way that is easy for kids to understand.
She has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of “We Too Shall Sing,” has a net worth of 500 million dollars!

  1. Pastor Paula White

The American pastor and televangelist earned her net worth by preaching in various churches, including Bethel Church (past president) which she co-founded with Bishop Eddie Long. Her estimated worth of $450 million in 2012 and counting made her the first woman to appear on Forbes’ list of richest pastors.
In 2007, she became a member of the State Department’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
“In the Name of Jesus” has been translated into eight languages, including Korean, Hindi, Chinese, and Thai.
She also offers a line of skincare products, Paula White Skincare.
The Sunday morning worship service “has been televised live since September 2006.”

  1. Gloria Copeland

Gloria Copeland is the daughter of a Pentecostal pastor and sister to another well-known Pastor, Kenneth Copeland. She has been an ordained Evangelist since 1979 with her husband Faye who serves as Apostle for their ministry in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2012 they had seen more than 12 million dollars come into their ministry.
In 1979, she founded Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth with her husband Faye. The non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and healing through faith in God’s word. Gloria is well known for her television show “Believer’s Voice of Victory” which airs on over 200 channels in the US and internationally.
In 2012, Gloria Copeland and her husband Faye celebrated 40 years of wedded bliss with a renewal ceremony at Kenneth Copeland Ministries on July 27th, 2012. The event was attended by more than 80 friends, family, and fellow ministers.
Gloria Copeland’s net worth is $25 million as of 2015. She also has a television program called “Believer’s Voice of Victory” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network which features testimonies from people who have been healed by faith in God’s word. Gloria has authored over 40 books published in 17 languages.
Gloria Copeland has been called to minister since God touched her life and delivered her from the grip of cancer in 1989. She is also known for being a pioneering teacher on faith-based healing and prosperity through word of knowledge.
Ministering to people from all over the world is Gloria’s goal and vision for her ministry. She desires to see them healed of their diseases, delivered from satanic bondage and poverty, set free through Jesus Christ’s death on Calvary, filled with God’s Holy Spirit, and given the power to walk in victory.
She is also known for being a pioneering teacher on faith-based healing and prosperity through word of knowledge.

  1. Betty McElwain

Betty McElwain is the founder of a church, Victory Outreach Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma that has seen tremendous growth over her thirty years. She’s founded seventeen churches and helped plant more than 200 other congregations around the world with six thousand ministries under her belt. Her ministry teaches self-esteem and empowerment for women and youth.
McElwain has written three books, including “The Richest Woman in the World” and is a regular contributor on The 700 Club. She travels to over 30 countries each year for speaking engagements.
She’s also been an active voice in politics as well, working with politicians from both sides of the aisle but mainly remaining non-partisan.
McElwain has been offered the position of Ambassador to the United Nations but declined in order to continue her work with churches and communities around the world.
She’s pastored for more than thirty years, founded seventeen churches, and helped plant 200 other congregations globally; she teaches self-esteem and empowerment for women and youth.
McElwain is a self-made millionaire and has been named by Forbes as one of the world’s richest female pastors, with an estimated net worth of USD 150 million in 2011.
Betty McElwain, an ordained minister and author of “If God is Good, Why Am I Still Single?”, has a net worth of 500 million dollars!

  1. Joyce Meyer

Meyer was born on September 17, 1943, in Madison Heights, Virginia.
She was a student at Patrick Henry College and later graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with her bachelor’s degree in English Education. Meyer married Douglas J. Smith on December 16 22nd, 1968.
Meyer became a writer at an early age and has published more than 45 books, as well as several Bible Study Guides.
In 2017 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York for her contributions to women’s ministry across denominational lines and around the world.
This is an example paragraph that provides more detail about Joyce’s life as a pastor:
Meyer became ordained in the United Methodist Church and worked with a number of congregations over her career. She was appointed to Associate Pastor at Central Mennonite Church in 1965-66, leaving to become Assistant Minister at Grace UMC in 1966-68.
Meyer’s husband, Douglas J. Smith, was a United Methodist Pastor and she helped him by running the church office for their congregation at Grace UMC
She left her position with the Mennonite Church to serve as Associate Pastor of Central Mennonite Church from 1969-1971. Meyer later became Minister for Christian Education at Centenary United Methodist Church in 1972, and after a decade there became Minister of Congregational Care.
Joyce Meyer is an ordained minister with more than 30 years of experience as both pastor and evangelist who has written over 100 books translated into 38 languages
The couple had three children together and are now grandparents to six grandchildren: Luke, Daniela, Brent, Anna Claire, and Caroline.
Douglas was a pastor of Lancaster Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania until his death on December 16th .2003.
Meyer wrote her first novel “The Willow Tree” at the age of twenty-seven years old when she became pregnant with their third child. Meyer went to work as a journalist for the “Lancaster New Era” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
In her time there she became managing editor and eventually Assistant Editor of Features until 1990 when Meyer left to write full-time.”
Meyer’s novels have been translated into German, Dutch, Spanish and Farsi languages. She has been honored with the Golden Scroll Award in 2005 and Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Silver Medal for writing, among other awards.
Meyer has also been a member of Alpha Delta Kappa International (ADK) since 1976 as well as serving on the ADK Board from 1986-1990. She is currently an associate minister at Lancaster Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Her book, “Battlefield of the Mind” has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. It is still ranked among Amazon’s top 100 bestsellers nearly 20 years after its release.
Meyer was also one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for 11 straight years from 2004 to 2014.
She has also won several other awards for her work including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Ministry International and the Crystal Apple Award from the American Christian Fiction Writers organization, among others
She lives in West Lampeter Township (near Landisville) with her husband, two grown children, and a dog named Tigger.

  1. Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson, author, and pastor at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, Illinois is the founder of “Gospel Girlz” which caters to girls ages 12-18. She has a net worth of 800 million dollars!
In 2013 she was named one of the 12 richest female pastors in The World by CCN Money. Angela attended school at University College London where she studied law; after graduating college, she went on to work as a financial adviser for Royal sb for six years. In 1992, she became a pastor after graduating from Westminster Theological Seminary with her Masters of Divinity degree.
Angela is originally from Canada but now resides in Philadelphia to serve as Senior Minister Emeritus at The Christian Education Center in Philadelphia. She is also the Founder and President of the Angela Wilson Foundation, which supports a range of community initiatives from education to job training.
Angela Wilson, author, and pastor at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, Illinois is the founder of “Gospel Girlz” which caters to girls ages 12-18. She has a net worth of 800 million dollars!

  1. Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer is the second-wealthiest female pastor with a $150 million+ net worth. She has been a journalist for almost 40 years on ABC News, including as an anchor from 1983 to 2011 when she left her post to work on “Good Morning America.” Her husband is also famous: he is the founder of ESPN

  1. Cindy Trimm

Cindy Trimm is the founder of “Destiny Image Ministries,” a television evangelist, and an ordained minister.  She has been listed as one of The Richest Female Pastors in America by Forbes magazine for her ministry’s gross income which was reported to be $30 million US Dollars (USD) in 2005.  She has written over 30 books that have been translated into more than 50 languages.
One of her well-known books is “No More Goodbyes”. She authored this book when she and her husband were grieving the death of their three children who died in a car accident.
She has appeared on many television segments to share her life and revelations about God, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Larry King Live” and “Good Morning America.”  She also hosted the TBN show, “Destiny Today”.
Cindy Trimm, one of the most recognized Christian speakers in North America, has amassed an incredible fortune with her ministry work. Her net worth is currently at 790 million dollars!
Cindy Trimm who wrote “The Unspoken Rules for Black Success: What You Need To Know But Won’t Learn In School.”

  1. Virginia Myers

Virginia is a pastor with an organization called “Insight for Living” which she founded in 1985 after being ordained as a minister. In her time at the helm, Insight has become one of the most-watched and heard Christian ministries on television and radio. They have two children who are involved in the ministry.

  1. Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell is the Founder and President of Women at the Well, a ministry that reaches out to women through conferences, webinars, podcasts, books, etc. Trillia Newbell is the author of several books and a sought-after speaker. She has a net worth of 800 million dollars!

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We hope you enjoyed reading about the 11 richest female pastors. With these stories, we want to show that anyone with a passion for God’s work can make an impact from any rank or position they occupy! These ten women are living proof that there can be a success outside of traditional gender roles–and so can you! If this article has inspired you then please share on social media (using #RichestFemalePastors) because it might inspire someone else too. Thank you again for reading our blog post today and stay tuned till when we will have another exciting story about something fun.

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