Creflo Dollar is still talking about his dream of owning a $65 million Gulfstream G650 private jet. For those who missed it, the Atlanta megachurch pastor previously made headlines after he started an online campaign asking his congregation and followers to donate for the purchase of the extravagant aircraft.
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, the initial campaign, known as “Project G650,” asked for 200,000 people to donate $300.
“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.”
Although many of Pastor Dollar’s followers have supported his endeavors, he didn’t exactly get the response he may have been expecting. Once the media began reporting about “Project G650,” social media users didn’t waste time slamming Pastor Dollar for the seemingly outlandish request. Needless to say, some of the comments were quite brash, and many people definitely didn’t have many favorable things say. More times than not, Pastor Dollar was accused of “pimping the church.”
The Rev. Creflo Dollar has been whispering with Satan. http://t.co/kD133ulpEA
— Gawker (@Gawker) March 13, 2015
Now, he’s firing back and responding to the allegations. During the April 19 church service at World Changers Church International, Pastor Dollar decided to address the situation, reports the YBF. Pastor Dollar jokingly cited a number of outlandish rumors that have been reported about his personal life in an effort to open the door for the discussion about the jet. The notable pastor, widely accused of preaching “prosperity gospel,” made it clear that no one will stop him from dreaming.
“You cannot stop me from dreaming. I’m gon’ dream until Jesus comes. And here’s another thing I want you to understand. … If they discover life on Mars, if you think a $65 million plane was too much, if they discover that there’s life on Mars, they gon’ need to hear the Gospel and I’m gon’ have to believe God for a billion dollar space shuttle because we got to preach the Gospel on Mars.”
During his lengthy rant, he gave a number of examples to justify his reasons for dreaming and how he has no plans to let anyone deter him from attaining the things he desires in life. He referred to those who criticize him as “devils” who only desire to block his dreams. He also slammed the critics for attempting to “discredit” him and deny his dreams.
Surprising, Pastor Dollar also bragged about how he now has the funds to cover the staggering cost for the state-of-the-art private jet. He also insists he hasn’t asked anyone for a dime, although “Project G650” was a campaign launched to ask for monetary contributions toward the massive purchase.
“Creflo Dollar asking his members for $65 million? I ain’t never asked you for a dime. We’ve got over 3 million partners around the world, 3 million donors around the world who support the ministry so I can get to where they are. I had a man from the Middle East send a letter to say they cut off my relative’s head. We need you in the Middle East, here’s a check right here for that plane.”
Of course, Pastor Dollar has ruffled lots of feathers yet again, and social media users have had no reservations about responding to his claims. News outlets have also criticized Pastor Dollar for his controversial response, reports the Root.
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