Scamming ministries continue to flourish abroad. One such “ministry” is the heretical World Changers “Church”, founded by the notorious money-grubby Creflo Dollar.
Below are articles reporting how Creflo Dollar is asking his church for money to buy a $65 million jet.
Why? Why can’t Creflo simply claim it “in faith”? Where is his faith? If the Almighty Dollar teaches people can speak things into existence “by faith”, why expect others to give him the money to pay for this jet?
The Christian Post reports,
Televangelist Creflo Dollar Needs 200,000 People to Donate $300 Each So He Can Buy $65M Ministry Plane
Popular televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar, is now hoping to get 200,000 people to donate $300 each so he can buy a brand new luxurious $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane for his ministry, which last year had billionaires reportedly waiting in line to get one.
An appeal on his website to fund the purchase of the multimillion dollar airplane noted that the appeal was triggered by a recent engine failure on his current carrier that could have resulted in a tragedy had it not been for his skillful pilot.
“The ministry’s current airplane, was built in 1984, purchased by the ministry in 1999 and has since logged four million miles. Recently on an overseas trip to a global conference, one of the engines failed. By the grace of God, the expert pilot, who’s flown with Creflo for almost 20 years, landed the plane safely without injury or harm to any passengers,” said the appeal.
Dollar insisted that he needs one of the most luxurious private jets made today in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“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 appeal continued before asking supporters of the ministry to sow a $300 seed into the airplane fund, billed 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,” the appeal noted.
Apart from its price tag, this aircraft isn’t cheap to maintain, and according to savannahnow only about 100 of them had been built as of November 2014.
The Christian Post reached out to World Changers Church International Thursday for comment on how much of the $65 million has been raised so far but this reporter was repeatedly directed to a customer service line which went unanswered.
In an interview with World Changers Church late last year, representative Kayla Dollar indicated to CP that spreading the Gospel, while convenient for Pastor Dollar, does not come cheaply to the churches where he ministers because they have to partially foot the cost of his fuel bill.
“He does not have a set honorarium now but he does just ask for half of his fuel to be paid while travelling and then anything else if you want to add just as a love offering, would be fine,” she explained.
When asked how much the fuel bill to New York City would be, she explained that the full cost of fuel for travelling to New York City was $9,500.
“The cost is $9,500 so he would ask for half of that so $4,750,” she said.
That price, she noted, would remain fixed regardless of the size of the crowd.
Source: By Leonard Blair,Televangelist Creflo Dollar Needs 200,000 People to Donate $300 Each So He Can Buy $65M Ministry Plane, Christian Post, http://www.christianpost.com/news/televangelist-creflo-dollar-needs-200000-people-to-donate-300-each-so-he-can-buy-65m-ministry-plane-135582/, Published 12/03/2015. (Accessed 15/03/2015.)
The Bella Naija reports,
Mega Church Reverend Creflo Dollar faces Backlash for 65 Million Dollar Private Jet donation campaign
This week, Reverend Creflo Dollar launched a $65 Million campaign to fund the purchase of a new private jet for his ministry. In the donation appeal video for “Project G650” which has now been deleted from his official website, it is explained that the reverend travels around the world to spread the gospel and his current private jet recently faced mechanical problems while on trips to Australia and the UK, therefore the plane is now out of service.
Supporters are encouraged to pledge $300 each to assist the pastor and his team to reach the $65 Million goal.
The website states:
‘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, supporters of the ministry to sow a $300 seed into the airplane fund, billed Project G650.’
Since the launch of the donation campaign, the press has picked up the story and the reverend his faced immense backlash on social media. It appears this criticism has made a dent with campaign materials being deleted. You can watch the video below and decide for yourself.
Watch the Donation Campaign Video
Source: Mega Church Reverend Creflo Dollar faces Backlash for 65 Million Dollar Private Jet donation campaign, Bella Naija,http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/03/14/mega-church-reverend-creflo-dollar-faces-backlash-for-65-million-dollar-private-jet-donation-campaign/, Published 14/03/2015. (Accessed 15/03/2015.)