Pastors have made headlines in 2019 for all sorts of reasons - some good and some bad. One of the topics that had tongues wagging was how much money religious leaders - or some at least - seem to make.
Over the past year, Briefly.co.za reported on several stories about pastors and prophets. Some made headlines for resurrections and crazy church practices while others raised eyebrows with their wealth.
We decided to take a look at the top four stories that trended when religious leaders showed off their wealth.
1. Pastor gifts 14 luxury cars to wife, workers and church members
Raise your hand if you can buy someone a brand-new luxury car? Yeah, we can't either. One pastor, Bishop Daniel Obinim, the founder and leader of the International God's Way Church (IGWC), had not given away one, but 14 expensive cars in his church.
And he did not give away Volkswagen Polos either - Obinim is said to have given away cars that include a G-Wagon, Bentley, Range Rover, BMX X6, Toyota Tundra and Chrysler, among others.
2. Alph Lukau: The pastor who lives in the lap of luxury
Pastor Lukau's social media pages are full of pictures of his private jet and luxury cars, including a Rolls-Royce.
3. Cheating pastor buys wife apologetic Lambo
An United States pastor, John Gray, allegedly bought his wife a Lamborghini to apologise for cheating on her.
During a sermon at his church in South Carolina, controversial religious leader John Gray opened up about his marital woes.
According to the pastor, he was unfaithful in his marriage and it nearly led to a divorce. However, he and his wife, Aventer, managed to work through their issues.
The couple reportedly renewed their wedding vows recently, and, as an apologetic gift, Gray bought his wife a Lamborghini, which reportedly cost $200k, or R2.7 million.
4. Pastor Mboro, his BMW i8 and the alleged R2 million
Pastor Mboro is not shy about showing off his luxury whip and the controversial religious leader gave Mzansi a further indication of how rich he is earlier this year.
After it came to light that the pastor has defaulted on payments for his flashy BMW i8 - he claimed ABSA owed him R2 million for a wrongful debit order.
Sjo, imagine the chest pains after seeing that SMS from the bank.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!