Christian Today- American televangelist and leader of World Changers Church International Creflo Dollar is calling for supporters to help him buy a $65 million plane for his evangelistic world travel. His ministry has launched an appeal called Project G650, the name of the high-specification plane he is hoping to buy. The appeal website suggests that 200,000 people could commit to giving $300 or more to fund the project. The pastor’s current plane, which was acquired in 1999, was built in 1984 and was in service for 31 years. After a number of concerning mechanical failures during flights, the ministry has had to take it out of service. The appeal said: “We believe it is time to replace this aircraft so that our Pastors and staff can continue to safely and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide. Believe it or not, there are still millions of people on this planet who have never heard of Jesus Christ and know nothing of His greatness. Our hearts desire to see precious lives changed and snatched out of darkness and thrust into His marvelous light! We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ.” But he’s got expensive taste. The plane he’s looking to upgrade to, the Gulfstream G650, is much sought-after by the world’s billionaires, possibly because it’s the fastest plane ever built in civilian aviation. Demand is so high that there’s a three-year waiting list, Bloomberg reports.
Allow me to quote the late great George Carlin who said it best in regards to a situation like this: “He loves you and he needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!” God and this pastor just can’t figure out a way to raise the $65 million for their private jet. It’s the damnedest thing. They’ll tell you how to live your life, how to behave, when to feel guilty, they’ll tell you basically everything you need to know because they have the big guy on their side. But when the topic of money comes up? They just can’t figure it out! They’re the loud mouth at the table who goes to the bathroom when the check comes. But hey, this is for God. We can’t have our pastors and their staff flying commercial! Are you crazy? They need to comfortable in a private jet while they spread the name of their savior. What don’t people understand about that? And it can’t be just any private jet. It has to be the best one on the market. Duh.