Popularly known televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar (yes, that is his real name) requested for 200,000 people to each donate $300 (or more) so he can purchase a brand new luxurious $65 million dollar private plane favored by high-flying billionaires.
Dollar, who is one of the most prominent preachers in the United States, put up a five minute video on his website asking for donations to buy the fastest jet ever built in civilian aviation (Gulfstream G650) – so that World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the “Gospel of grace.”
According to Christian Post, the popular televangelist is well known for his multi-million dollar homes in Atlanta and New Jersey. Over the years, Dollar has refused to disclose his salary, but has an estimated net worth of $27 million.
The obviously wealthy preacher insisted that the only way he could continue spreading the word of Jesus is if he had a brand new plane, since the ministries current airplane isn’t reliable. Dollar wrote his pledge on the Ministry’s website:
The ministry’s current airplane, was built in 1984, purchased by the ministry in 1999 and has since logged four million miles.Believe it or not, there are still millions of people on this planet who have never heard of Jesus Christ and know nothing of His greatness. Our hearts desire to see precious lives changed and snatched out of darkness and thrust into His marvelous light! We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
To many church members, this message bought their sympathy as well as their concern for people around the world that haven’t been introduced to Jesus Christ, but other ministry members were skeptical towards his intentions for the extravagant jet. According to Financial Juneteenth, a report from the Senate Finance Committee found that Dollar’s current jet had also been used for a variety of vacation flights, including stops in Miami, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Hawaii with no record of him spreading the “gospel grace” during any of these extravagant destinations.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the question is, did Jesus Christ need a private jet or any personal possessions to spread His word?
You can watch Dollar’s donation request via YouTube, below:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIobdRNLNek&w=420&h=315]
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