Saturday, March 14, 2015

Megachurch pastor seeks donations for $65M private jet

ATLANTA (AP) — The ministry of a prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.

The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people Friday to "Sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. Dollar and his wife, Taffi, are co-pastors of World Changers International Church in College Park, just south of Atlanta.

Dollar is one of the most prominent African-American preachers based around Atlanta who have built successful ministries on the prosperity gospel. Ministers in this tradition often hold up their own wealth as evidence that the teaching works.

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The Archer of the Forest said...

I would never voluntary give money to a dude whose name is literally "Dollar."

lannes said...

And the political hacks in Washington want to ensure that each and every one of their supporters vote.

Nikolaus said...

Oh Lord! Wontcha buy me a Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porches, I must make amends.

Visibilium said...

Good CEOs, the ones who are careful about spending their stockholders' moola, dislike the idea of corporate jets. What a highfalutin' waste.

In the religious world, the results associated with various projects tend to be vaguely measured. Measurement ambiguity allows junk like jets to pass initial offhand scrutiny.