Christian minister Creflo Dollar is hoping for the ultimate blessing to bestow upon him and his congregation.
The prosperity preacher for the World Changers Church International in Atlanta is asking for $60 million to buy a Gulfstream G650.
In a six-minute video posted on the Creflo Dollar Ministries website on Friday, which since appears to have been removed, he opened his search for “200,000 people committed to sow $300 or more (to) help achieve our goal” to buy the private plane.
The luxury carrier, he claimed, would aid himself and his wife Pastor Taffi Dollar, as well as members of the Dollar church, travel the globe and preach their promise of wealth to those who donate 10 per cent of their earnings to the church.
It would apparently replace an existing plane bought in 1999, which reportedly experienced engine failure during a recent journey to Australia.
In a separate incident, technical problems on a runway in London caused the plane to skid off the runway while it was carrying his wife Taffi Dollar and the couple’s three daughters,.
After those events, he said to camera, he “knew that it was time to begin to believe God for a new airplane.”
The video included an avocation from the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as well as a pilot, project manager and a number of parishioners.
“We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ,” he concluded. “Your love gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated.”
A spokesperson for World Changers Church International said that Dollar’s intention to acquire the plane was a serious one.
“Our ministry is international. We travel to areas of the world others won't go to spread the gospel,” Juda Engelmayer told an Atlanta TV station.
However, he made it clear that the plane would be the property of the ministry, not of Dollar.
Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair described the donation request as one of the most talked about stories he's covered.Reuse content