“Minister” Creflo Dollar is asking his
lemmings followers to donate money to fund his new private jet which costs a whopping $60 million dollars. Creflo’s World Changers Church International, based in College Park, GA has requesting help to purchase the fantastic jet.
The page where the appeal was listed Project G650 has since been taken offline, most likely due to the backlash of the media.
Creflo’s website page devoted a page to the fundraising effort of private jet, Creflo’s current plane (not the church’s plane), was built in 1984 and purchased in 1999 and has logged 4 million miles. One of the engines failed on a recent trip, but the experienced pilot was able to land safely and no one was injured. Also his wife and daughters were traveling from the United Kingdom back to the USA and there was also engine trouble. That plane is now grounded and the repairs it would require to meet FAA guidelines would be costly, Juda Engelmayer, ministry spokesman, told The AJC. It also takes a lot of patience to get your hands on one if Creflo ordered one now, brand new he would get the G650 in 2017.
Here’s the plea:
“Over the past twenty years, Creflo Dollar has traveled to over forty countries and logged four million miles in his current airplane, which was built in 1984 and purchased by the ministry in 1999. Recently on a trip overseas as a guest speaker at a conference, one of the engines failed. But by the grace of God, the well-trained, expert pilot, who’s flown with Creflo Dollar for 19½ years, safely landed the plane without injury to any of the passengers. Due to this recent incident, and the number of years this airplane has been in service, we believe it is time to replace this aircraft with a newer model so that Creflo and Taffi Dollar can continue to safely, effectively, and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide. There are still millions of people on this planet who have never heard of Jesus Christ. And our heart’s desire is to see precious lives changed and snatched out of darkness into His marvelous light! We need your help in order to keep doing what we’re doing, which is reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, we are asking members, partners, and supporters of this ministry to assist us in the undertaking of a ministry initiative called Project G650. The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Creflo and Taffi Dollar 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. We appreciate all you do to support this ministry. We love you and thank God for placing you in our lives.”
At $65 million, it’s the biggest, fastest, and overall best private jet money can buy.
- Annual Fixed Costs*:
Crew Training $69,380.80
Aircraft Miscellaneous $28,500.00
Total Fixed Costs: $444,630.80
- Variable Costs (these are hourly):
Fuel (320 gph at $5.80 per gallon) $2,204.00
Airframe Maintenance $243.39
Engine/APU Maintenance $709.51
Crew Misc. $350.00
Total Variable Costs (Per hour): $3,263.51
So Minster Creflo, wants a new jet. Ok. So what happened to traveling first class, by now he would have amassed a huge amount of frequent flyer points or even chartering a jet for his team? Can the airplane not be fixed or traded in for some money?
My questions are this: If you are indeed doing the Lord’s work why remove the donation page. Do the church members get to use this plane too? Is everyone in that church debt free, food on the table and a roof over their head? If so, carry on…
As of Friday afternoon the donation page was down/deleted:
Food for thought? Yeshua (Jesus) walked on foot and took boats to get the message to the people. Who is Cref’s crisis manager Lucifer? Surely whoever it is, could not have thought this was a good idea, at all! What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.
If thou lend money to [any of] my people [that is] poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. Exodus 22:25
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Romans 8:36
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. Psalm 15:5
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. Proverbs 13:11
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24
And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. Luke 9:3
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Acts 8:20
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10
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