Not what we would call money well spent. We're pretty sure that 65 Million could go to a ton of other things. Namely the poorer parts of Georgia where his church resides.
Megachurch pastor, Creflo Dollar, isn’t shy in asking for what he wants. The wealthy televangelist, often criticized for his lavish ways, has reportedly asked his congregation to pay for a $65 million private jet.
According to The Grio, Dollar, 53, has launched Project G650, a campaign to get 200,000 people to donate $300 each so that his ministry can fly high and in style. In a video posted on his website, Dollar notes that his current private jet was purchased in 1999 and recently suffered from a failed engine while traveling overseas, resulting in an emergency landing.
Now he’s relying on the contributions of others to fund a new and even more expensive aircraft.
“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,” the website reads. “We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Gulfstream G650 jet is described as the “biggest, fastest, and overall best private jet money can buy,” according to Business Insider. The multi-million dollar plane is much faster than commercial jets and include amenities like large television screens, seats that swivel, a water sterilization system, among others.
Of course the thing that may come to many minds is: “why does a pastor need a $65 million private jet?” Especially considering Dollar could use that money to pay for business or even coach seats on a commercial plane.
But this isn’t the first time Dollar has been scrutinized over money (his name alone says it all). The pastor, who has refused to disclosed his salary from his ministry which grosses millions annually, has long been accused of being too flashy and focusing too much on materialism than saving souls.