Preaching Pays: New Hope Pastor Has Raked in Six Figures, Tax Forms Show

Courtesy of Wayne Cordeiro's public Facebook page

Wayne Cordeiro, New Hope Church’s charismatic founding pastor, has collected hefty salaries in recent years, sometimes more than $300,000 a year, according to tax disclosure forms.

Cordeiro made a combined $678,000 in 2007 and 2008 just as president of the Honolulu-based nonprofit New Hope International Ministries, according to Internal Revenue Service 990 forms.

Cordeiro’s also the director of New Hope Christian Fellowship — the network of New Hope churches — and a former president and current board member of New Hope Christian Colleges, but salary information from those organizations is harder to track down because the IRS exempts churches from filing annual returns.

And data from the Bureau of Conveyances show that Cordeiro and his wife Anna have owned lots of expensive real estate, including a $2.3 million unit in the Hokua luxury condo that they bought in 2006 and sold in 2011, and a $928,000 unit in the Koolani condo complex that they bought last year. The family also spends part of their time on a farm they own in Eugene, Ore.

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