Controversial Pastor James Maina Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Center has said he doesn’t depend on offerings from members of his church to survive.
Speaking in an interview with Radio Jambo on Thursday, Pastor Ng’ang’a said he’s an upscale man, noting that he was running multiple businesses before starting his ministry.
“One thing you ought to know is that i’m a really rich pastor. I had many shops before starting my ministry which I gave away,” said Ng’ang’a.
He said that a person at his level who waits for offerings is offensive.
“If this was the case, how then would I be ready to donate 560 gunny bags crammed with food items?” he posed.
The televangelists also disclosed that he makes money from farming onions, wheat, and maize.
“I have over 50,000 pieces of onion as we speak, how then would one say that i’m hooked in to offerings?” he posed.
Ng’ang’a, who doesn’t recoil from controversy, is understood to steer an upscale lifestyle and sometimes shows off luxury cars and houses he owns.
He reportedly owns among other properties a multi-million-shilling mansion along Kipevu road in Karen, Nairobi.
He is also said to be the proprietor of Sunny Hill Hotel in Naivasha, Nakuru County, which was opened in June 2016.
The luxurious hotel attracts an outsized number of local and foreign tourists.