This story has gone viral on twitter this morning for all the wrong reasons. Celebrity pastor Creflo Dollar, worth a reported 27 million dollars, is crowdfunding a new private jet worth a reported 65 million dollars. Dubbed Project G650, the pastor is requesting his followers donate to the project “in order to continue to spread the word of god across the globe”.
The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and [wife] 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 make this a reality—and allow us to retire the aircraft that served us well for many years.
This isn’t really that shocking as I assume stuff like this happens all the time. Its the nature of the (celebrity evangelical megachurch) business. Still, 65 million dollars could feed a lot of folks, or put shoes on their feet.