The founder and leader of a controversial Atlanta-based megachurch has taken down his online appeal for 200,000 people to each donate ‘$300 or more’ so that he can buy a $65 million private jet amid a media backlash.
Reverend Creflo Dollar, 53, is the head of the World Changers Church International, a Christian ministry centered around the prosperity gospel, which preaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches.
The televangelist, who is one of the most prominent African-American preachers in the United States, last week put a five-minute video up on his website asking for donations for a Gulfstream G650 – which claims to be the fastest plane ever built in civilian aviation – so that ‘World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace’.
Creflo Dollar? Did you every change your name? It sounds like you are living up to the stereotype. Do you know Jim and Tammy?