Famous for preaching that God rewards those who give with financial rewards later down the line, Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar — arguably the most appropriate name for a flock-fleecing televangelist there ever was — is taking his game to a whole new level: asking his congregation to pony up to pay for the $65 million private jet he just purchased, a Gulfstream G650, because one of the engines failed on his other private jet. I can easily imagine Dollar coming up for the idea for this while flying on said jet with his buddies after a few cocktails.
The fundraising campaign by Dollar, whose estimated net worth is nearly $30 million, is being called “Project G650.”
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.
In the words of the Root‘s Kirsten West Savali: “In the streets of any hood in the United States, Creflo Dollar would be called a hustler. Behind the pulpit, however, he’s called pastor, and if that’s not a sin, I don’t know what else to call it.”