Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate the lead Pastor of the New Season Prophetic Prayers and Declarations, Jerry Eze as he turns 40, on Monday, August 22, 2022.
Eze has become well-known worldwide, cutting across all racial, religious, and denominational divisions.
International Media Platform, CNN on Monday uploaded a feature story about the cleric where they shared his story among other facts about him.
According to CNN, the broadcasts on the New Season Prophetic Prayers and Declarations channel have propelled Eze to become one of the most watched preachers on YouTube.
With more than 90,000 peak concurrent viewers, Eze’s daily broadcasts rank among the most streamed globally on YouTube, according to the analytics website Playboard, which collates data for YouTube channels.
His YouTube platform also ranks second among gospel channels with the most live viewers worldwide — trailing behind Brazilian preacher Bruno Leonardo, Playboard’s data shows
Eze also rakes in large amounts of donations from his broadcasts. He is one of YouTube’s top-earning preachers who are leveraging the platform’s Super Chat donations that help creators earn revenue.
YouTube’s Super Chat feature allows viewers to pin their comments on live streams for a fee that ranges from $1 to $500.
Eze’s YouTube channel receives one of the highest Super Chat donations in the world, according to Playboard.
Among his ardent fans is award-winning Nigerian singer D’banj who tells CNN joining Eze’s morning prayers has become a routine.
“Waking up every day to NSPPD … has become part of my daily routine. I hardly miss it. It’s part of my family’s morning devotion,” adds D’banj, whose real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo.
The singer says he has had his own share of miracles from prayers on the platform.
“I remember last year Pastor Jerry said we should write seven things we want to see happen, and we prayed and I believed. I checked the list the other day and … all seven have been answered.”
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh says she also connected with Eze’s ministry early last year. She’s now “addicted,” she tells CNN.
Popular Gospel Singer, Dunsin Oyekan via his Instagram page stated,” Happy birthday Pastor Jerry…Thank you for all you are to the body and me. I celebrate you today”
Other Nigerians wrote:
@Manu Ewa tweeted, “Happy birthday Papa, God bless you for your prayers and sacrifices. May the oil on your head never run dry. God richly bless you Pastor Jerry Eze. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 #PastorJerryis40
@OwenGee tweeted, “A happy 40th Birthday to Pastor Jerry Eze @RealJerryEze @streamsofjoyHQ , A man filled with unlimited Grace, a force to this Generation and a daily boost of blessings to millions across the world, his spiritual uplifting upon this Generation is massive.”
@Dominic tweeted, “Happy birthday my Papa pastor Jerry Uchechukwu Eze. Thank you so much for all you do in the life of God’s people. Indeed WHAT GOD CANNOT DO DOES NOT EXIST. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN”
@Ibrahim tweeted, “As pastor Jerry Eze decreed today, by this time tomorrow, you would have gotten 5 years in one day in the name of Jesus…”