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Pastor Furtick: Mega Church Founder Building 16,000-Square-Foot Mansion

Pastor Furtick: Mega Church Founder Building 16,000-Square-Foot Mansion

Pastor Steven Furtick helped grow Elevation Church into one of the largest in the nation, and now he’s building a huge place of his own.

Pastor Furtick is building a massive mansion in a wooded lot near Waxhaw, North Carolina, and the gated mansion will reportedly cover 16,000-square feet.

The 19-acre property was valued at $1.6 million, but county tax records show that Furtick paid just a fraction of that price — $325,000 in total.

Possibly sensing a blowback for the ostentatious purchase, Elevation Church chief financial officer Chunks Corbett has tried to clear up what he sees as misconceptions about the mansion. It will not be 16,000 square feet of living space, he said, but instead 8,400 square feet of heated area. The rest will be the basement, attic, garage, and porch, Corbett noted.

The house will be paid for with money Pastor Furtick has made from books he’s written and not from donations to Elevation Church, Corbett added. Furtick reached the New York Times Best Seller list for the books Greater and Sun Stand Still.

Furtick at least has the modesty part down. In a recent sermon, he noted that “it’s not that great of a house,” though records show that it will be among the largest in the Charlotte area.

Folks who want to sneak a look at the pastor’s massive mansion will have a hard time. Furtick used a trust as the name on the deed, so people won’t be able to access it through public records.

“That’s for security and privacy of the family,” Corbett said. “When you’re a public figure, it’s a different thing …(Furtick) is the trust. It’s his house.”

Pastor Furtick has grown Elevation Church from just a handful of families to one that now draws in more than 12,000 worshipers each weekend. The church has eight campuses spread out across four counties, and brings in close to $400,000 in donations each weekend.

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25 Responses to “Pastor Furtick: Mega Church Founder Building 16,000-Square-Foot Mansion”

  1. Anonymous

    It's good that he isn't a bishop and doesn't live in Limburg, otherwise, he might get expelled. At least the Pope gets the idea about excess and luxury.

  2. Anonymous

    Stayed tuned…. There will be more stories but not about his living quarters. There always is .. another headline.. with these guys.

  3. Jackie Frye

    I don't know Pastor Furtick personally, but he has preached at our church as a visiting pastor. I would agree that a public figure has to insure that he and his family are safe from lunatics, but I think he is making a public display for the lunatics to come out. I sure hope these reports aren't true. God bless you Pastor Steven Furtick and family. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

  4. Russell Grant

    When our pastor built a 10,000 sqft compound north of our church and showed up in a Rolls on Sunday, we all felt pimped. This story isn't new. He's just the next chapter of the righteous pimps. That means if you are paying tithes, more than likely you are the ho.

  5. David Worthy

    I would expect nothing less from another false *profit* … more power to him to bleed the idiots aka followers financially dry

  6. Toiah M Gordon

    I don't know why people care so much about what Pastors are doing with the money they've earned. He can build a 32,000 sq. foot house if he can afford it. It's nobody's business. People never question entertainers on their luxury items, but a Pastor who is helping thousands change their lives for the better gets all the flack? It's backwards.

    I listen to Pastor Furtick daily and I think he's an excellent teacher and preacher. Good for him and his family.

  7. Anonymous

    " Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." – Jesus (Matt. 6:19-21)
    Jesus said unto him, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Matt. 19:21-24
    Frankly, Furtick doesn't sound like much of a Christian – he's got no use for Jesus or Jesus's supposed teachings beyond turning a buck for himself.

  8. Carrie Parent

    If you read in the old testament, the Levites were the preachers of the tribes wandering in the desert – by God's own choosing. They had no possessions and they ate the burnt offerings that the people brought for atonement. In other words, Preachers are to humble, lowly souls. Not owning much but giving ALL they have (within reason) to help the lost souls – and also those who are down on their luck. Having a home this big is exorbitant and unnecessary. He is storing up treasures on earth that he can't possibly take with him when he leaves this place. Have you ever seen a hearse with a UHaul attached. Stuff is just Stuff. Look at all the wonderful things he could be doing for hurting people EVERYWHERE with all this money. But instead he is another one of those dog gone Greedy preachers who become proud of themselves and act SELFISHLY and ugly. Homes are temporary. Heaven is forever. I think it would be better for himself to wait for the house Jesus is preparing for him in heaven than to try to build it here. He's wicked.

  9. David Goodwin

    So basically he's a fat cat and a begger taking funds from the gullible general public to fund his extravagant lifestyle. So much for humble.

  10. David Goodwin

    "Earned". Right, how is this better than benefit scroungers exactly? There are thousands of people who are starving and working themselves to the bone in some countries for little to nothing and what is the bloated church doing for them? Nothing whatsoever

  11. Hector Perdomo

    I thinking to become a preacher it will be good for me. play with the stupidity of people really.so I can be rich,(money) is what religion are.

  12. Toiah M Gordon

    Carrie Parent How is Pastor Furtick behaving selfishly by building a home? Also, how do we know whether or not he is humble? Unless you know him personally and deal with him on regular basis, you cannot possibly know his character… My problem is that people look at Pastors and Ministers as if they don't have the right to have nice homes and things… I just don't ascribe to that theory at all. Now, if he had a church with congregants who are complaining about lack of resources or help, THEN we can rightfully say something. But, if his church is thriving and people are being helped and supported (which I believe to be the case), there is nothing wrong with him spending his money to make things nice for himself and his family.

  13. Toiah M Gordon

    Giselle Gutierrez You are correct. Celebrities are not doing God's work and yet they make millions…They make millions for murdering, lying, scheming and being in affairs on screen for us to be entertained. They make millions singing lyrics that degrade women and glorify the enemy, and its ok for them to have riches, but it's not ok for the man or woman of God who is ministering the souls of people and helping them live better lives? Makes no sense to me. Sorry.

  14. Toiah M Gordon

    Omario Amriky Nope. I meant earned. Pastoring is very hard work. Not to mention speaking engagements, books, etc… He's earned it. I stand by my statement.

  15. Taige J. Adderley

    because it goes directly against the teachings of Jesus, whose teachings they're supposed to be promoting.

  16. Tracey Walker

    Well, I guess he wants his mansion on earth instead of heaven. I am sure there are people in his church whom could use his help.