The controversies surrounding many pastors, especially those in Africa, cannot be told in one day. Despite the lagging economy of most African countries and the poverty rate most Africans have to face, African pastors like Prophet Passion Java with his net worth of $50 million, still manage to make it to the list of richest Pastors in the world. As if to rub salt on injury, these pastors do not bat an eyelid when it comes to flaunting their wealth. There are even cases of ‘Men of God‘ owning more than one private jet in the name of using them for evangelism.
With Prophet Passion Java’s huge net worth, he is not one of those pastors whose only source of wealth is their church ministry. He is said to be a business mogul who invests in real estate. However, this does not exempt him from the public’s tongue lashing, especially from those who do not expect a ‘man of God’ to live such a loud and extravagant lifestyle. The controversies surrounding his ministry have made some people doubt whether or not he is truly a ‘man of God.’ But irrespective of what anybody thinks, Prophet Passion Java seems to be living his best life.
A Major Part Of Prophet Passion Java’s $50 Million Net Worth Comes From His Ministry
Prophet Passion Java tries to keep basic information regarding his early life and how he managed to grow his ministry up to the extent it has come. What he wants us to focus on are not the challenges he must have gone through to gain this level of wealth and international recognition, but rather the glory he has now and the wealth he had acquired.
We know that Prophet Passion Java started his ministry as early as the age of 22, around 2010, in his hometown in Zimbabwe. He was first a member of the Tabernacles of Grace Ministries with his brother, Apostle B. Java, who is also a pastor. But after staying with The Tabernacle of Grace for a while, he decided to start up something for himself, so he started hosting interdenominational services in Zimbabwe at the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex.
People started noticing him despite his young age, and before anyone could know it, he had gained a massive following. As his ministry grew, he decided to name his church ‘Passion Java Ministry.’ He refers to himself as the ‘Gaffa Prophet, who is known for deep revelation and forensic prophecies.’
How Prophet Passion Java Earns Income From His Church
Prophet Passion Java does not mind telling us how much his shoes, clothes, and watch cost, but he does not say how much exactly he makes from his ministry. We know Prophet Passion Java’s ministry is a major source of income to him and has contributed to his $50 Million net worth. Here is a list of some of the ways Prophet Passion Java Ministry makes money:
- Free will donations
- Invitations to Events
- Sales of Books
It is clearly stated on his official website that all donations are non-refundable.
He Also Has A Vested Interest In Real Estate
Born in Zimbabwe, Prophet Passion Java moved to South Africa for a while, continuing his ministry (having started his ministry in his home country). He kept wowing members who could not wait for the next service due to the signs, wonders, and prophecies he mesmerized them with. According to him, he was born with the gift of ministry. He claims that he always had dreams of himself in Heaven surrounded by angels from a very young age.
He even recounted an incident that happened when he was much younger; according to him, he was in a vision when he saw numbers. He then ran to meet his school’s scripture union facilitator to narrate what he had seen in his vision, and to her amazement, that was her exact birthday. He did not tell us what exactly that vision meant because seeing her birthday in a vision does not mean so much.
While in South Africa, he was able to amass a good number of followers who love him and are ready to defend him at any time. He was also able to set up another source of his income which is his real estate business. The prophet owns so many properties in South Africa, although he now resides in the United States with his beautiful wife, Lily Java, and their children.
He Also Has Music Videos And A YouTube Channel
Prophet Passion Java owns a fully equipped soundproof studio called ‘Passion Java Ministries.’ This would have been noted as one of his income sources, except that he made it free to help upcoming musicians who always find it difficult to get studio time due to lack of finance. The studio was set up in such a way as to compete with other well-known South African music studios like MTV Base and Channel O.
After months of working with Zimdancehall musicians like Enzo Isha and producers, he successfully released a music video, Passion Java Riddim, under Chill Spot record label, featuring major Zimbabwean musicians like Bazooker, Boss Pumakol, and Cantolman. In June that same year, he released Prophet Passion Riddim. His songs have gotten over 700,000 YouTube views, and even though we can’t say for certain how much he made from it, we believe it must be fetching him some good amount of money since the video is monetized.
Passion Java also has a YouTube channel where he uploads his messages, most videos on the channel are monetized, which means that he makes money from YouTube.
Prophet Passion Java Knows Just How To Spend His Money
For a pastor who started in Zimbabwe and then moved to South Africa before finally settling in the United States, you can agree that Prophet Passion has done really well for himself financially. After all the hard work, he is stopping at nothing when it comes to flaunting his wealth.
Earlier in 2021, it was reported that Passion Java announced that he would build a house worth $3 million. According to him, this new house was going to be close to the luxurious apartment he already lives in; it will have an elevator and enough packing space for his cars, especially his 2021 Bugatti.
When it comes to living a luxurious life, Prophet Passion has not left any stone unturned. He wears expensive watches, shoes, clothes, and any other accessories you can think of. His outfits are usually gotten from expensive brands like Gucci, and sometimes, he even takes out time out of his busy schedule to do a video to tell us the worth of everything he is wearing. The phone he uses is protected with a porch made of gold to show the extent to which he is ready to go to spend money.
Sources have it that Prophet Passion once went on a shopping spree where he spent $500,000 on buying two Range Rover cars and a Jaguar. The two Range Rover automobiles were gifts for his Senior pastors who went shopping with him. This particular move made the public doubt his authenticity as a man of God. Another thing that Passion Java gives premium is cars – which he has a good number of.
Here’s a list of expensive cars Prophet Passion Java’s net worth can afford him
Lamborghini Aventador – $1 million
Rolls Royce – $311,900
- Transmission – 8-Speed Automatic
- Engine – 6.6L Twin-Turbo V12 Gas
- Drivetrain – Rear-Wheel Drive
Lamborghini Urus – $218,009
- Transmission – 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
- Power output – 478 kW (641 hp; 650 PS)
- Engine – 4.0 L FSI twin-turbocharged V8
Jaguar – $49,995 (estimated)
- Engine – 2.0 L GME T4 MHEV Multiair eTorque turbocharged I4
- Transmission – 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
- Wheelbase – 3,004 mm
Range Rover – $92,000
- Horsepower – 557 hp @ 6000 rpm
- Torque – 516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
- Cylinders – V8
Prophet Passion Is Constantly Being Criticized For His Extravagant Lifestyle
The general public alone is not the only ones noticing the loud and luxurious life Prophet Passion lives. His fellow pastors and other affluent people are observing him as well, and just like the public, they have not kept quiet.
According to reports, Zimbabwean Prophet, Emmanuel Makandiwa of United Family International Church, has publicly spoken against Passion Java. In one of Makandiwa’s messages indirectly referring to Prophet Passion, he said those who truly have money do not make noise about it, but those who do not have so much money are always too loud.
In response, Passion Java told those talking about him to leave him alone, stating clearly that he grew up in poverty, so now that he has more money, he would show it off. Aside from his wife and other close members of his family, one of Prophet Passion’s biggest support systems are members of his church. They stand against anyone who tries to criticize their pastor for being luxurious, saying that he is only showing off the good works of God.