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Televangelist Creflo Dollar Asks Congregation To Pay For $65 Million Private Jet In A Plea That Surely Will Spark Outrage and Debate

mqdefaultWhere in The Bible does it indicate a man of God must spread the Gospel via a private jet? Further, where does it say anywhere that the pastor asks his vast congregation to pay for such a luxury?

None of that seems to matter to Creflo Dollar, the televangelist and founder of World Changers International Church just outside of Atlanta. Dollar, whose name is not made up, in a brazen and narcissistic plea, has asked 200,000 people to donate $300 each so he can purchase a lavish $65 million private jet, according to Christianpost.com.

Seriously.

Billionaires last year reportedly were on a waiting list for the Gulfstream C650 that is considered the holy grail of private aircrafts.

This campaign speaks to the unspeakable audacity and self-absorbed nature of many of the country’s leaders of so-called mega churches. At a time when Black people in particular are clawing to overcome serious financial hardships, when systemic racism has traditionally caused less pay for equal work for African-Americans, when the unemployment rate for Blacks remains double that of whites, a pastor asks for $65 million from his faithful congregation for a private plane?

The outlandish appeal was framed around a near accident on the private plane Dollar already has that was built in 1984 and purchased by the church in 1999.

“Recently on an overseas trip to a global conference, one of the engines failed,” the appeal to followers said on the church’s website, according to Christianpost.com. “By the grace of God, the expert pilot,

The Gulfstream G650

The Gulfstream G650

who’s flown with Creflo for almost 20 years, landed the plane safely without injury or harm to any passengers.

“Due to this recent incident coupled with the 31 years the airplane has been in service, we believe it is time to replace this aircraft so that our Pastors and staff can continue to safely and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide. 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.

“The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and Taffi and World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace. We are believing for 200,000 people to give contributions of 300 US dollars or more to turn this dream into a reality — and allow us to retire the aircraft that served us well for many years.”

In the name of . . . greed.

Dollar preaches the gospel of prosperity, attracting supporters on the assurance that praying diligently and tithing regularly will bring them riches. It is a position many in the theology community refute. His membership at World Changers has been quoted as high as 30,000.

The church has not announced how much it has raised for the jet to this point. But savannahnow.com said that only 100 of the planes had been built as of four months ago. Also, maintaining such an aircraft would be a huge expense. For example, fuel for the jet from Atlanta to New York would be close to $10,000.

Inside the Gulfstream G650

Inside the Gulfstream G650

ChristianPost.com reported last year that Dollar’s spreading of the word costs big dollars. Said World Changers Church representative Kayla Dollar to the website: “(Dollar) does not have a set honorarium now but he does just ask for half of his fuel to be paid while traveling and then anything else if you want to add just as a love offering, would be fine.”

When asked how much the fuel bill to New York City would be, she explained: “The cost is $9,500 so he would ask for half of that so $4,750.”

The scary part in all this: Dollar probably will raise the money.

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48 thoughts on “Televangelist Creflo Dollar Asks Congregation To Pay For $65 Million Private Jet In A Plea That Surely Will Spark Outrage and Debate

  1. The author assumed to much! Why does it seem so outlandish to you that a man with an international ministry would need a plane to get them to the rest of the world. As a member i see no conflict here. As for Tithing, people give to God THROUGH a ministry. Once the money leaves our hands, the ministry that received it is responsible for the use of those funds. Add a member of WCC-NY ,I don't have an issue with or God given mandate to be cheerful givers. Why is the unsaved world so invested in what happens in a world you know nothing about?

  2. Why can't he fly commercial?

  3. Sam Rose says:

    So many better ways to use that money to help ppl and spread the gospel.

  4. Sean Hannah says:

    Just insane…Do people really know that tithe money is suppose to go to the poor?

  5. Poor child is brainwashed

  6. Pastor Dollar said on TV at one of his church's giving a sermon, that "HE'S NOT GOING TO HEAVEN BROKE"!!! He needs to pray for the gift of FAITH!!!

  7. Ray Coston says:

    If billionaires can have them to do the business of the world why can't the ministry have one to do the business of the Kingdom of God and saving lives.

  8. Johnny Jaz says:

    You don't need a G-650 to travel. Better grab a trade -A-Plane magazine and buy a used Citation X. SMH.

  9. Debra Wells says:

    If he really wants to save lives and do God's work, then raise money to pay for food, shelter and medical care for so many of those in need. Take care of the basic needs before asking anyone to convert to Christianity. Showing them is the best way! Creflo does not need a jet as expensive as this to spread the gospel; why can't he fly like everybody else does, on commercial planes?

  10. Debra Wells says:

    There are so many other good things that could be done with any money raised in his ministry, other than buy a luxury jet. How about some basics for the same people to whom he wants to minister to; basics like food, clothing and shelter, even medical care. He could travel for a whole lot less, commercial planes still fly or a cheaper private plane. There are other less egotistical and selfish ways to spread the word of God!

  11. God made us in his image, with that being said. God walked to spread the gospel. $65 mil., build a statue in Gods image and pray to him that he gets you where you need to be.

  12. The pastor tape his sermon, please produce the video.

  13. Ray Coston says:

    Debra all those things that you stated there ministry is doing and more. And because us isn't ministering on that level we can fly commercial.

  14. David Thoeni says:

    Ray Coston None of the above reasons are valid for a Televangelist to ask for a 65 million dollar personal ANYTHING. This is a simple money grab, with age old use god to cover greed. It is so apparent, and I an't believe how many people are defending this crook.

  15. Jim Beach Sr says:

    ANOTHER FALSE PROPHET IN THE MAKING AND THE PEOPLE WILL FALL FOR IT.

  16. Eric Simpson says:

    Wow! Ma'am you are really drinking Dollar's Kool-Aid. Your explanation about giving without regard amounts to irresponsible giving. At the end of the day, finances of the church are a "temporal" or secular affair. As intelligent people, we should use discretion and be truly concerned with where our hard earned money is going and how it should be used. As with most of the people who are responding, I agree that our first priority should be to our fellow brothers and sisters in our communities. There are enough to them in College Park that could benefit from such largesse. It is true that "the poor will be with you always." So why would a leader strain the resources of hard working masses to alleviate poverty(spiritual and economic) abroad when it would be cheaper to do it at home.

  17. Kathy Lucas says:

    His members are fools if they support him in this farce.

  18. Ray Coston says:

    David Thoeni from my understanding he is requesting this for the ministry not for his personal life.

  19. Sonny Tran says:

    Lol when was the last time an atheist cheated people like this? Hmm never, religion is a business targeting the weak and insecure. There is a god and if there was he wouldn't need a luxury plane to travel the guy walks on water lol

  20. Kathy Lucas says:

    I am a Christian and I see something very morally wrong with this. He will be criticized as well as he should. Why does he need such an expensive jet? Who will benefit from it? Problaby no one but him and a few others. Atlanta has a high homeless rate. Why aren't they raisng money to help with this? It is much poverty in Atlanta. He needs to get him priorities straight. Mr. Dollar is a disgrace to the Christian faith.

  21. Kathy Lucas says:

    He is delusional.

  22. Theo Hayes says:

    Interesting….there is a passage in the bible where a rich man asked Jesus how can I be a part of your Kingdom…Jesus replied"give up your riches and follow me.That being said the rich man walked away in refusal.Jesus than spoke "it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich to enter into the Kingdom of God…Creflo Dollar contradicts this work of Christ….but why are we surprised….dudes last name is dollar….

  23. ES Robertson says:

    woman, you mad crazy. God doesn't need money.

  24. ES Robertson says:

    woman, you mad crazy. God doesn't need money. The only thing required of you is to have faith. The earth belongs to the devil.

  25. Ray Coston He could be doing $65 million more to help those in need than asking for such frivolities. Last time I checked, the man he preaches about, Jesus, traveled in a donkey and still managed to do more than he ever will. Practice what you preach, or don't preach. Humility is one of those things.

  26. Chuck Shaw says:

    The bible says that Jesus said u will do greater works than me, what does that mean, traveling the globe sharing the gospel, feeding the poor, doing good works. Much is giving much is required, the man controls a million dollar ministry, not because people have been giving unto Pastor Dollars however, the people has been faithful to the teaching of the bible. Pastor dollar is a vessel to the teaching of the bible and have receive greatly. If you believe his ministry is only about money apparently you have never watched his broadcasts. The Devil will always work through people to judge men and women of God. Remember, much is giving much is required.

  27. Chuck Shaw says:

    Kathy Lucas people must be willing to follow the teaching of the bible, if not the generational curse of poverty will perhaps always be part of those families. In American, the government does a good job at helping the poor, no excuse-welfare, section 8, Medicaid. Many poor people in american, is poor in spirit and mind, there in lies there problem.

  28. Christianity is not your religion; invest in your people.

  29. What r u truly learning from him.I can't understand this one. Let's b real times r too hard. I hope all u members take time too THINK what's wrong with this picture

  30. Benevolence offering to poor sick and shut in…tithe to the up keep of the kingdom…but still your point is not lost…greed.

  31. Does your Pastor Dollar ever preach about the rich man. Why would he want you to be rich if His Son said how much easier a camel goes through the eye of needle than the rich to enter the Kingdom? Just saying.

  32. Right. I've watched him. And he is greed. He teaches the complete opposite of what Christ says about being worldly rich. Are you serious, Dude? Tithing is not about just cash but anything that helps the poor. Since his church is so big then he should use the money he makes from selling books, DVDs and so forth. This is the same pastor that has told his congregation that if the grace of God didn't cover them, he would try and shoot them for not tithing. That don't sound like the first commandment of Love. #GetItTogether #AndReadTheRealTruthInside.

  33. Jim Beach Sr says:

    get serious as one poster said "there is a passage in the bible where a rich man asked Jesus how can I be a part of your Kingdom…Jesus replied"give up your riches and follow me.That being said the rich man walked away in refusal.Jesus than spoke "it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich to enter into the Kingdom of God…Creflo Dollar contradicts this work of Christ….but why are we surprised….dudes last name is dollar…."

    He is not doing this for God or Christ he is doing it for himself, did Jesus need a plane to travel to preach his gospel or the other disciples? no they walked or took boats to travel those are the real men and women who served God.

  34. He want a plane. But do u own a CAR

  35. Sean Hannah says:

    “You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year. And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, when the Lord your God blesses you, because the place is too far from you, which the Lord your God chooses, to set his name there, then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the Lord your God chooses and spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household. …

  36. Creflo….would not 65 million be better spent on hungry kids around the world…. Just asking…

  37. Do Anyone remember Rev IKE

  38. Sean Hannah says:

    Also, do he know the rules of the preist? Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

  39. Sean Hannah says:

    Rules of preist,Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

  40. Harry Toye says:

    Jesus picked the twelve disciples and commissioned them to go and tell the greatest story ever told, how Jesus Christ died a cruel death on Calvary for the sins of the world. What might appear remarkable to some is that there was no ‘big budget’ plan, no private jets, no T.V. stations to promote the events, no traditional or digital media, no T.V. Specials. In the natural world we would say about all of this, that it’s a recipe for disaster. It couldn’t possibly work.

    But these men, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, wrote the four gospels. John wrote Revelation and Paul wrote two thirds of the New Testament. All of this is still being read today by Christians in the Christian church worldwide. So what do these men have that we don’t have in the Christian world now? The answer is quite simply…. the anointing and dedication to the Love of Jesus Christ ….. and it works, obviously.

    The problem in the church today is that the belief is that they must have large auditoriums, packed to bursting, with attendees praying for revival for the world. The point that is clearly being missed at these convivial gatherings of church Pastors, Assistant Pastors and Christian leaders is… God Has already sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on Calvary…. and He’s NOT going to do anything else.

    It has not yet dawned on the church that they need first a revival of the heart and not of the head for His harvest to be brought in. We pray about the harvest. We talk about the harvest. We sing and dance about the harvest… but though the fields are ripe there is still no harvest.

    So what do we do? Certainly, we do not need bigger and bigger supersonic jets. We don’t need big budget plans. We just need the anointing of God and the dedication that these disciples manifested because they DID bring in the harvest – with nothing.

    It is time to stop singing and go out and preach the true Gospel and that is Christ and Him Crucified, in your own church and your own town. Bring to your church, for a change, the people who do NOT know Jesus and this could include your brothers and sisters in your own home.
    Stop getting fat on Pastor’s teachings which in many cases are not based on the Word of God but on the precepts of mens teachings about the acquisition of material gain.

    We must stop talking endlessly about these prosperity gospels. We are not against them but they are saturating the airwaves, on radio, T.V., the Internet, all media – continuously begging for donations – apparently for revival. How come the disciples never had any personal wealth? They brought in one of the greatest harvests ever and one that still reverberates ‘till this very day.

  41. Wow,Ray Coston…I'm genuinely surprised that you think a ministry should conduct itself EXACTLY as the world does.Seriously,dude? Wow.

  42. I've seen his house,Chuck Shaw.Get a clue,dude.

  43. David Thoeni Amen!!

  44. Do Max says:

    HIS NAME SAY IT ALLCLEAR FIO DOLLAR HE REMIND ME OF THE PASTOR ON WHICH WAY IS UP

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