Creflo Dollar has a request for his congregation and followers. He reportedly wants them to help him buy a private jet — in the amount of $65 million.
According to CNN, the notable World Changers Church International pastor recently posted an announcement titled Project G650 on the church’s website. The Atlanta-area megachurch pastor appealed to his congregation and followers by asking for 200,000 people to commit to donating a minimum of $300 toward the $65 million private jet.
The site reportedly revealed that the new private jet would replace the church’s now-defunct jet, which was initially purchased back in 1999. According to the Grio, the ministry’s first jet was used quite frequently, as Pastor Dollar has traveled more than four million miles and visiting an estimated 40 countries. Since it has reportedly been in service since 1985, the ministry feels it is definitely time for a new aircraft. So, he’s asking his congregation and followers to pitch in and help bring his dream to fruition.
The Rev. Creflo Dollar has been whispering with Satan. http://t.co/kD133ulpEA
— Gawker (@Gawker) March 13, 2015
Here is an excerpt from Pastor Dollar’s Project G650 campaign for contributions via the Root.
“We are asking members, partners and supporters of this ministry to assist in the undertaking of an initiative called Project G650. 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.”
Shortly after the Project G650 Airplane Project was introduced, it was met with criticism. Since Pastor Dollar’s net worth is an estimated $27 million, he’s definitely receiving less than favorable reviews for the campaign. Several news sites have reported Pastor Dollar’s request for donations to secure the luxury jet, and readers haven’t exactly been receptive to the vision he has in mind.
Many have accused him of “pimping the church” for personal gain and insist the controversial campaign puts the church in a negative, stereotypical light. Pastor Dollar, known for preaching “prosperity gospel,” has also been slammed in some reports for even proposing the campaign.
"You ever see Jesus flying on JetBlue? Exactly" – Creflo dollar, probably.
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) March 13, 2015
@desusnice "Creflo Dollar" is the perfect name for a scam artist televangelist
— Isaac Monterose (@SweetChigurh) March 13, 2015
When Creflo Dollar asks for donations for his private plane, folks should say "Jesus paid it all. Go ask Him."
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) March 13, 2015
However, the page is no longer available on the Creflo Dollar Ministries website. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a spokesperson for the church stated that the page has not been removed but could not clarify why it is unavailable. No further details have been released in regards to Pastor Dollar’s Project G650 campaign.
@ajc Shouldn't have asked in the first place.
— Life.Love.Liberal (@divinity254) March 13, 2015
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