You can’t put a price on your faith – or, can you? Sure, many clergymen receive a rather modest annual income – but, what about those who earn money from sources other than just preaching at their local church? Between television shows and book deals, some ministers are able to live an exceptionally lavish lifestyle. That’s right – their job can be very lucrative, and you’ll be amazed to learn just how much money these pastors are secretly sitting on!
Dr. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and is also a New York Times best-selling author. He began working as a minister in Virginia when he was just 14-years old. Later on, he became the pastor of the First Baptist Church and started "The Chapel Hour" TV program in 1972. Today, you can listen and watch sermons from Stanley on the In Touch Ministries official website. Stanley has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million.
John MacArthur first started his career in the 1960s when he served as an associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Burbank, California. He then went on to become the third pastor in the Grace Community Church. MacArthur’s daily radio broadcast, Grace to You first made its debut in 1977. Although the broadcast began as a local program in Baltimore, Maryland it can now be listened to internationally. While he has also published over 150 books, the majority of MacArthur’s income is brought in by Grace to You. MacArthur has a net worth of approximately $12 million.