Creflo Dollar jet scandal: Atlanta pastor wants new private plane, backlash ensues

March 16, 2015 | By TheSpreadit More

Creflo Dollar’s jet fund’s page has been cancelled amid controversy. A pastor’s $65 million jet fund has turned into a PR nightmare and a real headache. Some are wondering if the devil wants him to start flying coach.

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Creflo Dollar, an Atalanta-based reverend and the head of World Changers Church, needs a new private jet to spread the word of God, so he turned to members of his church and supporters everywhere for donations. Dollar, who set his eyes on a $65 million jet, asked his 200,000 followers to give $300 or more to help him purchase a Gulfstream G650.

The project called “Project G650” was launched on Friday via a neat six-minute video and cool webpage detailing why the multimillionaire televangelist needs a new plane that is described as “the biggest, fastest, most luxurious, longest range and most technologically advanced jet — by far.” When the story went viral, the pastor’s $65 million jet fund’s page was removed from the Creflo Dollar Ministries website, but followers are still able to donate.

Before the social media backlash, the pastor just wanted to purchase a new private jet in order to “safely and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide.” The Georgia megachurch described the project as followed:

“The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and Taffi (his wife) and World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace,” Dollar’s website said. “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.”

Dollar preaches prosperity gospel that encourages members to donate 10% of their income to the church to gain wealth and health. The popular pastor, who started his church in 1986, has a net worth estimated at $27 million. His congregation purchased a plane in 1999, but it is now out of function. Dollar’s website revealed:

“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.”

The Creflo Dollar jet fund was slammed on social media and some people say that Dollar is taking advantage of his followers. Dollar, 53, was arrested in 2012 for allegedly choking one of his daughters. The charges were later dropped and the pastor said that he should have never been arrested in the first place.

What are your thoughts on the Creflo Dollar plane controversy?

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  1. Julio says:

    Millions of people are starving around the world and a pastor of the Gospel wants to ride in a $65 million jet. What good is the gospel to someone who is going to bed hungry?
    Creflo better read what Christ said to the rich man about going into heaven. The Gulf Stream jet certainly will not get him there.

  2. Vanessa Raven Wood says:

    Salvation, restoration and forgiveness is free to everyone. That’s why our Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross. You don’t have to give money to a ordinary man for a plane so that he can ride in style. If Creflo wants a private plane, LET HIM BUY IT HIMSELF. There are so many people in this world who deserve far more financial assistance then he does. GREEDY! GREEDY! GREEDY!

  3. Evelyn Jackson says:

    Things like this is why people don’t want to give their life to JESUS. SO sad,I really hope this will not keep people from giving their life to JESUS. Look to GOD not to preachers who don’t look to GOD for their needs

    • Dan says:

      Evelyn,

      When God opens a heart to receive the true gospel message and that message is delivered (Christ died for our sins and was raised according to the scriptures)the one to whom it is given will run to the cross. See Acts 16 and the story of Lydia. All that thefather gives the Son comes to the Son. (John 6:37). Besides, ‘giving one’s heart to Jesus’ is a concept foreign to scripture. God Bless!

  4. Martha Davis says:

    He should raise that amount to help the homeless/hungry.
    Then people’s won’t mind giving to his fund.Why should he fly over the hungry/homeless as they look up in the sky and see his,plane.

  5. John Harris says:

    No Dollar for Crefelo!


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