Dominion Air: Parking And Maintenance Fees Force Bishop Oyedepo To Commercialize Private Jets

Pastor David Oyedepo
By SaharaReporters, New York

The rising cost of maintaining four private jets has forced flamboyant Nigerian pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo, to set up a commercial airline that uses four airplanes that had hitherto served as part of his private fleet.

Last year, as staff costs, fuel prices and landing fees escalated, Bishop Oyedepo had contemplated selling two of the jets. But when no buyers were forthcoming, he turned to Plan B: to set up Dominion Air and put the jets to commercial use.
 
A senior church source told Saharareporters that each of the jets cost Bishop Oyedepo some $1,000 per hour in parking fees and maintenance.

Oyedepo, whose specialty is “prosperity ministry,” has amassed a huge personal fortune with vast holdings in real estate as well as investments in education. Last year, he achieved international notoriety when SaharaReporters highlighted a Youtube video in which he slapped a hapless young woman who said she was not a witch but “a winch for Jesus.”

Bishop Oyedepo, who is called “Papa” by his church members, is also planning to build a multimillion dollar college in upstate New York, according to a source familiar with the pastor’s desire to expand his business empire across the world.

Already Bishop Oyedepo owns one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria – Covenant University – where students are banned from using mobile phones or wearing “sinful” dresses to class.

Oyedepo has become stupendously rich by collecting tithes and hand-outs from wealthy congregants, many of them public officials whose source of wealth is questionable. Forbes magazine recently estimated that the bishop is worth $150 million. Ironically, most members of Bishop Oyedepo's congregation, especially indigent worshipers who are ferried from the slums of Lagos and other cities in American school buses converted to “Holy ghost” transportation, cannot imagine much less afford the luxurious lifestyles reserved for the bishop and his household.

Most Nigerians, including members of Bishop Oyedepo's congregation, live on less than a dollar a day.

A source involved in the setting up of Dominion Air disclosed that the airline will offer executive jet services that would charge users up to $10,000 per hour. The source said that Oyedepo has plans to purchase additional aircraft to expand his profile in the aviation business.
 

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I pray for God's forgiveness

I pray for God's forgiveness and mercies on whoever wrote this article!!!

I Am proud of you Papa

Never mind backbiters... No body stones a tree without fruit. Bishop is impacting the whole globe. This is just the beginning. God has prepared a table before you in the presence of this critics.

God Bless you!!!

God Bless you!!!

NA THAT CHURCH I DEY GO,I

NA THAT CHURCH I DEY GO,I WOULD HAVE STOPPED IF MY LIFE DIDN'T CHANGE FOR THE BETTER...EVERY TRUE PRACTICING XTIAN IN THAT MINISTRY HAS BIN BLESSED BY GOD. OYEDEPO DOESN'T EARN MONEY FROM THE CHURCH PURSE, HE HAS TOO MUCH INTELLECT AND BRILLIANCY TO MAKE HIS OWN MONEY; HE IS A BIG TIME SPEAKER AND WRITER AND AN INVESTOR...NOT TO TALK OF AFRICAN PRESIDENTS THAT CALL HIM FOR HELP IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL SECTOR AND MANY MORE... STOP TO DEY BEEF. IF NA DANGOTE NA SO U GO TALK!!!??

WATCH UR MAUT MAN!

NA THAT CHURCH I DEY GO,I WOULD HAVE STOPPED IF MY LIFE DIDN'T CHANGE FOR THE BETTER...EVERY TRUE PRACTICING XTIAN IN THAT MINISTRY HAS BIN BLESSED BY GOD. OYEDEPO DOESN'T EARN MONEY FROM THE CHURCH PURSE, HE HAS TOO MUCH INTELLECT AND BRILLIANCY TO MAKE HIS OWN MONEY; HE IS A BIG TIME SPEAKER AND WRITER AND AN INVESTOR...NOT TO TALK OF AFRICAN PRESIDENTS THAT CALL HIM FOR HELP IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL SECTOR AND MANY MORE... STOP TO DEY BEEF. IF NA DANGOTE NA SO U GO TALK!!!??

WHAT A PITY!!!

WHY HAVE PEOPLE DECIDED TO MAKE THEMSELVES PSYCHOPATHS OVER THIS MAN OF GOD??? LISTEN GOOD, DAVID OYEDEPO IS NOT ONLY A PREACHER, HE IS A COUNSELOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, EDUCATIONIST, ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS MAGNATE, ETC... HE DOES NOT EARN A DIME FROM CHURCH MONIES BECAUSE HE HAS HIS OWN SOURCE WHICH IS EMBEDDED IN ALL THESE QUALITIES ABOVE.
HIS MIND IS LIKE A MACHINE, TAKE ASIDE SPIRITUAL THINGS, HE IS A GENIUS, SMART BIZ MAN, WELL READ, INCORRUPTIBLE (ASK NUC WHEN THEY ASKED HIM FOR BRIBE), WITH SO MUCH WISDOM THAT I'M SURE IS GOD GIVEN...
NOT TO TALK OF HIS PHILANTHROPIC CHARACTERISTICS THAT IS NOT BEEN SHOUTED ABOUT AS SOME OTHER MEN DO....
SO MUCH FOR ME TO SAY, BUT I THINK IT IS EASIER FOR US TO CRUCIFY A MON OF GOD THAN PEOPLE LIKE ALIKO DANGOTE, ABI!!?
YOU NEVER SEE ANYTHING! KEEP WASTING YOUR TIME ANALYZING AND JUDGING WRONGLY...MORE WILL COME.

Please Please lets talk like

Please Please lets talk like sensible people okay. The fact that u can read the bible witout understanding does not give u a right to talk abt Bishop Oyedepo the way you just did. Do not bring condemnation upon your boko haramic self.

THANK GOD

thank God this in on net,if it was life talk.you would have being mob to death.because you deserved death.as the said you are a killer.we will you kill u first because you plan to kill another person.IN YOUR NEXT WORLD YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO TALK

ESCAPED SUSPECTED KILLER OF ONE MR TUNDE IDOWU

enough is enough,THE EDITOR YOU KNOW YOURSELF BEFORE WE START WASHING YOUR DIRT LINEN IN PUBLIC. you people are witches and wizards.you have sucked blood but now jugdement have come upon you.we are aware how many people you have killed and run to america to write this.YOU WILL EXPLAIN HOW YOU KILLED ONE MR TUNDE IDOWU AFTER DUPING HIM OF 2.5million naira 20th may 2006.thank God i caught you online.you will be deported very soon and we will deal ruthlessly with you.i can see that your coven is on fire.Bishop oyedepo slap affected all of you.he will slap you people again.this time your kingdom will be burnt down.we are closing up to you guys soon.blood thirst idoits

sahara mumu

sahara mumu where did you get this mumuscous write up

It is dangerous to fall in the hand of God

You wont know the effect of your story until one day when your hand will become paralysed, your eyes become blind and your memory is gone. Then you will know that it is dangerous to fall in the hand of God

Going Going GONE

I can assured everybody reading this write up that all those who were involved in this gang up story are doomed for life except they repent. WHY?
The Bible say that
1.Evil shall slay the wicked
2.Whosoever reward evil for good, evil shall not depart from his HOUSE.
For you to paint a man of God who:
A.Openly cursed anyone that will give bribe for any reason to get anything done for him or the university
B.Who has not received Salary from the ministry where you accused him of stealing for many years
C.Who did not even divert the Money that come from the sales of his Books into his private use not to talk of using the church money privately.
D.Who refused the money the church gave him to celebrate his Child naming ceremony because the whole family has only 10 Naira at that time but rather use the 10 Naira to do the celebration
In this manner,
THEN YOUR END HAS FINALLY COME.

i hope

i hope all is well with u guy.if you are frustrated of washing plates in America which is wher you SR get $1 to write this arrant buffool write up.come back and listen to the word of wisdom 4rm papa.i give just one month of intensive listening to Oyedepo your poor mentality toward prosperity will change.

bravo

bravo my Bishop, am happy with the way u think, i praise God we have someone like u

I will always praising God

Papa oyedepo i always call u my daddy if not for u where i should have being by now my mummy nd daddy take me to ur church to worship i came my life dnt be d same again i really appreciate u daddy i will keep on praising my God ...

Dominion Air.....

SR, please & please try to verify your reports. Stop cajoling your esteemed readers with bad-belle news. Stop castigating individuals with fake & unfounded stories, just like this one on Bishop Oyedepo. Your claim that he lives on the congregation, tithes, most expensive private varsity in Naija et al are all false.
Please stop making such a fuss. Thanx

Am just

Am just thinking about this write up being worthless and useless as SR

Greater work

Jesus said greater work shall we do in his name.jesus was a rich guy dt the jews have 2 cast lot on his cloth after his crxficatn dt means dt cloth must be expensive(italians design of our days).jesus moved with entourage of friend thru out his ministry meaning he was a great man.he sent peter 2 get money 4rm the mouth of a fish meaning he has bank account in everywher.God Said i am the one dt giveth thee power to get wealth meaning God is above-wealth is one of his properities as well as good health.if you are a true child of God & u live below $1 or you are washing plates in America,writing rubbish like this one then you need a mentally deliverance cos you v a poor mind that is wher poverity comes 4rm.the true sons & daughters of God r suppose to be exceptionally wealthy,cos is the holy spirit who teaches you all things dt will direct ur mind 2 what 2 do & make it in life.when u despise greatnes you will not b greatnes,mediocrity shal b d order of your days

Frustrated Press

When a writer is frustrated he tries to channel his frustration on others. Perhaps this may be a sign of a distress Press. Has the end come to SR and his cronies. This is not a truthful report. If you ever listen to any of Bishop's messages and know his personal life, you will have a diffrent opinion.

Have we made Jesus (God's gospel) bad news?

The Jesus of the Christian Scriptures whom bishop Oyedepo preaches stands in direct opposition to Oyedepo. Jesus who went about doing good, sacrificing his life in order to become good news and who was critical of his society for impoverishing the poor in the name of God, perhaps needs to be revisited by Oyedepo. The members of his church need to read the Scriptures again.

LISTEN SR !

I have given a Single donation of $11,000 to that commission before and I have made another pledge of $100,000. Don't you see how foolish am I ?. Now you that is wise you are struggling to survive in America, destroying peoples character to make a living. You better repent or you will die in your ignorance. Note that I am neither a Politician nor a government worker. God has blessed me through the teaching of the man you describe as thief. How many people can you claim that your ugly writing has been a blessing to, or at least improve their lives ? NONE
If you have grown up to understand what it take to build a house, you will never criticise someone who has build 3 universities. Maybe your children will be admited there one day, bringing a curse on you.

RIP Sahara Report

I have predicted the end of SR the moment they start attacking the Men of God. Not only will they be closed down and be deported back to Nigeria. watch what will happen to Sowore and his colleague at last. Everybody will learn an unforgettable lesson from all of them

Do Not Mislead the people !

How do you know that the university is one of the most expensive in the country and how do you know that source of the wealth of most Parents there are questionable.
In the beginning of your story you claim that high cost of maintenance has forced him to turn the mission jet commercial, giving the impression that they cant maintain it any more, at the same time you concluded that they want to increase the number of the fleet of their aircraft. Man think well before you go to the press

Covenant university

Winners r not noise makers.d dont give 2 d needy or scholarships and come air to broadcast it.am a graduate 4rm covenant uni, i know quiet a number of students on scholarship in my department then.i wonder wher SR got these disjointed information

Spiritual Things Are Only Understood by Spiritual People

I'm not a member of Winners. But the ministry has been in existence long enough for members to know any crookedness in the Bishop.

When people apply the principles and insight they receive from the Bishop, they prosper all round - health, wealth, peace, so they bring more service, tithes and offerings.

The Bishop is a great success by obeying God's voice. Sahara Reporters want to be a great success by obeying a business consultant. Please face the crooks that are looting the nation to death, while the likes of the Bishop offer hope in time and eternity.

Quality education is expensive. By standards, the fees at Covenant University is low, considering the quality materials and personnel. Another thing you may need to find out is if some of those private jets are gifts.You'd be surprised.

Finally, you gave the adoption of moral etiquette in the schools a negative twist. Does your medium root for immorality as a policy, or just painting the Bishop in evil colours at all costs?

ZOMBIE INDEED

IT IS REALLY A ZOMBIE THAT WROTE THIS THING,YOU SAID IT RIGHT

idoitic writer

which zombie dey the write this rubbish.dt person go school

you people like to celebrate

you people like to celebrate politicians with loot money but not with people with good intentions to help nigeria. those thieves that steal your money and hide it in foreign countries, where the govt of those countries use your loot money by your idols politicians to creat jobs for their people. do you know how many jobs living faith has created in nigeria alone? do your research very well. if nigerian govt can't generate jobs for the public, let those who love nigeria do it by encouraging them. if bishop want to steal money, he would have put the money in a trust account for his family, and nobody will know. come to america and see how the citizens are creating jobs for their fellow country men. bishop loves nigeria. that is the reason he is trying to help where govt has failed. i believe he will help if govt allows private sectors to start generating electric power so that nigeria abroad can come home and creat more jobs in their father's land.

Stand up for the Champion

Its only in Nigeria that men who need to be celebrated are beign castigated. I'm not a member of living faith, but I see no treason if someone decided to built a viable bussiness empire, creat employment, empower his congregation with a knowledge that set them free from poverty and economic deprivation. What is wrong if he decided to commercialized his private jets? Watch out this man is set to be another bussiness conglomerate, as Dangote to benefit of Nigeria and Africa. I beg you stand up for the champion.

b diplomatic

SR, U̶̲̥̅̊ guys needs to βε̲̣̣ unbiased I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ ur reporting. Oº°˚˚°ºK?
Ð☺ not judge ​​S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ that U̶̲̥̅̊ also wȊ̝̊̅ℓℓ not βε̲̣̣ judged.
Journalism and character assasination are two different thing.

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