Televangelist Creflo Dollar’s Plea for Help to Buy $65 Million Private Jet Removed After Backlash

DollarCOLLEGE PARK, Ga. — A video of a prominent prosperity preacher issuing an online plea to supporters to help him purchase a $65 million dollar private jet has been removed following backlash over the matter.

Staff of Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga. had posted the video on the organization’s website this month as Dollar asked for 200,000 people to donate $300 dollars each so that he could purchase a new G650 airplane.

He explained in the footage that his current 1984 jet, which he purchased in 1999, experienced engine failure in London on a recent trip to Australia. Dollar said that the plane is now grounded and is in need of being replaced.

“Due to this recent incident coupled with the 31 years the airplane has been in service, 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,” the webpage, which is now unavailable, stated. “We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Gulfstream G650 is a top-end business jet that can carry up to 18 passengers and is stated to fly faster than other large cabin aircraft.

“A longer, wider cabin and the choice of 12 floorplans offer more design configurations for meetings, entertaining and relaxing,” the manufacturer website explains. “A convection oven, large ice drawers and fitted storage for flatware and crystal increase dining options. After dinner, relax in a handcrafted leather recliner. Or retreat to a private stateroom. The choice is yours.”

“The work they (the Dollars) do is important,” public relations representative Juda Engelmayer told the Atlanta Constitution Journal on Friday. “It’s feeding, clothing, educating people, as well as passing on the word of God.”

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“The plane is not so Creflo Dollar can get on by himself and fly,” he added to the Christian Post. “They take a ministry team of 10 to 15 people with them. They take thousands of pounds of food and provisions with them when they go around the world. If he’s coming to the New York church, he’ll hop on a Delta flight. If he’s taking 12 people plus 100,000 pounds of food, it’s not that simple.”

But as word broke about the project, some still expressed dismay as to why Dollar, who leads a 30,000-member megachurch and lives in a million dollar home, needs such an expensive aircraft, which is reportedly sought out by billionaires. David Graham, Global Express aircraft captain with Advanced Air Management, told the publication that Engelmayer’s claims don’t add up.

“[The aircraft] cannot carry 12 people and 100,000# of food and supplies,” he said. “Creflo is a crook and scammin’ his church in the name of the Lord.”

Significant backlash also broke out on social media.

“Most people think the appeal is very extreme, and they basically believe that they are sending the wrong message to the world about Christianity,” Leonardo Blair told WSB-TV Atlanta.

While the appeal page has apparently been removed from the World Changers website, contributions for “Project G650” are still being accepted on the donation page. Spokespersons for the organization state that the campaign is being reassessed and that Dollar is flying commercial in the meantime.

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  • Oboehner

    Fleecin’ the sheep.

  • Dan P

    His mouth says, “I’m Christian.” But his actions say, “I’m only in it for what’s on the Master’s table.” Judas comes to mind.

  • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

    Only two ways to respond to his justifications:

    1. UPS
    2. Economy class

  • The Last Trump

    Creflo DOLLAR is all about the money.
    Go figure.

  • mpreinders

    The Lord gives us the desires of our hearts and after death we must stand accountable for our lives and how we lived on earth. God is the true Judge.

  • jmichael39

    What a lovely man. I’m looking forward to watching him try to use all that “prosperity” to buy his way into God’s Kingdom.

  • Dan

    his organization can charter airlines anytime they wish

  • The Lone Ranger

    Remember , God be the judge

    • Mya Laroux

      Yeah but youre supposed to test the spirits, whats more important people or planes?

  • crazycindy37

    Greed at its finest

  • G Smith

    When Jesus didn’t walk he traveled in a fishing boat and on a donkey. smh

  • Justin Roby

    Why do you need a jet when you can stream the TRUTH over the internet FOR FREE! listen, all you need to do now is tell the TRUTH! Jesus didn’t have no jet, he’s Lord because he told the TRUTH ABOUT GOD.

    • paddycroukamp

      now you are the person speaking sense here; well said, brother JUSTIN

  • TJefferson44

    “Spokespersons for the organization state that the campaign is being reassessed and that Dollar is FLYING COMMERCIAL IN THE MEANTIME.”

    Oh no! Say it isn’t so! Commercial economy class? And so many people who won’t get to hear the gospel in time!!!

    • Deina

      I very much doubt you’ll see him back in economy, with the unwashed masses.

  • Maggi Fitzgibbon Escamilla

    Well the G650 has a take off weight of 99,600 lbs. So if they want to take 100,000 lbs of food, plus 12 people plus luggage…..G650 is not their vehicle.

    • itaintover

      The problem here is you are letting your facts get in the way of the holy propaganda

      • Maggi Fitzgibbon Escamilla

        There’s no problem. I don’t do holy gossip.

  • Maria Wilson

    reflo is a crook and scammin’ his church in the name of the Lord.”I thought about that long time ago ,he is a man of dollars as his name is , he is thinking only for his belly .A man of God will never buy a mansion ,will go for a regular home like everybody else but he is going to answer before the Lord for what he has done with those money that suppose to be for God’s work .

  • Larry Kutzen

    That is Mr. C-DA-FLO of $$$’s to you peasants

  • elisabeth

    there is a a special place in hell reserved for reptiles like him.

  • John Duckner

    If you die and go to hell, you’ll look back on your earthly life now in great regret. NOW is the time to change things before it is too late! NOW is the time to tell your family and others to REPENT.

    Looking back on your week, how many precious opportunities slipped through your fingers to witness about salvation or at least hand out salvation literature? Our days are dark and desperate. Many people are without hope and many others have a false hope. People need ETERNAL TRUTH. They need God’s word. You are to be LIGHT in your area!

    Friend of Jesus Christ and desperate to introduce him to others.

    http://www.aggressivechristianity.net

    Please send your mailing address and We will send you literature all free and free shipping

    ATTENTION ALL WHO HAVE AN EAR TO HEAR. THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY

    IS GIVING FORTH THE CALL FOR REPENTANCE REVOLUTION TO ALL MEN

    AND THIS INCLUDES ALL HUMANKIND. PLEASE PAY HEED FOR IT IS HIS TIME OF

    MERCY LEST MORE OF HIS WRATH BE BESTOWED UPON THIS NATION AND ALL

    THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH. IT IS THE CALL TO ALL, INCLUDING CATHOLICS,

    PROTESTANTS,

    AND ALL RELIGIOUS AND NON-RELIGIOUS PEOPLES.

    REPENTANCE REVOLUTION

    • Guest

      You’re a freak!

    • Lisa

      I don’t read websites written in various fonts in 7 different colors, especially neon colors.

  • cameron

    If his followers are that freaking stupid, they do need God’s help.

  • Mya Laroux

    Maybe they can fly in third class and share the gospel with the people there….

  • dprkforum

    Even “reformed” scammers cannot help but go back to scamming. I am looking at you, Jim Bakker.

  • BOBBI ANDERSON

    IF HE REALLY WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE HE WOULD SEND THAT 60 MILLION TO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY LIKE GUATEMALA ,THE ONE I LIVE IN. CHILDREN WITH THEIR TEETH ROTTED OUT, SLEEPING ON DIRT FLOORS, THE OLD PEOPLE TOO NO MEDICINE , NO JOBS , AND THE EXPORTS THEY SEND TO THE U S A PAYS THESE FARMERS SO LITTLE IT IS CRIMINAL. A COUNTRY AS BIG AS THE STATE OF TENNESSEE AND 200 ORPHAN HOMES.THE PEOPLE BORN HERE HAD NO MORE CONTROL OVER WHERE GOD PUT THEM THAN THE PEOPLE IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY.A SIXTY FIVE MILLION DOLLAR JET TO TAKE A PITIFUL 1000 POUNDS OF BEANS AND RICE. HE AND ALL THE REST OF THESE DEVILS WILL GET THEIR JUST REWARD WHEN THEY MEET THE REAL GOD OF THIS UNIVERSE AND HE’S NOT THE ONE THAT THIS FALSE PROPHET IS TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT.THE ONES THAT SUPPORT SUCH ARE GOING TO BE HELD GUILTY RIGHT ALONG WITH HIM. HE IS THEIR GOD,THEIR IDOL, THEY LISTEN TO HIM AND NOT THE ONE WHO DIED FOR THEM TO BE FREE FROM SUCH TRASH AS CREEFLO DOLLAR.

    • paddycroukamp

      WELL SAID BOBBY; GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE TRUTH

    • Kevin Thomas

      WHY ARE YOU YELLING? LOUD NOISES… (anchorman reference lol)

      • BOBBI ANDERSON

        sorry kevin, I can’t see the small type very well even though I wear glasses!! lol !!

  • Regina Forbes

    Ya know, Jesus took a whip to people like him. Good luck into trying to buy your way into Heaven Mr. Dolla-dolla-bill-ya’ll….

  • Nick Wride

    Prosperity Gospel is a money scam. All they want to do is enrich themselves. Shameless charlatans, all of them. Hucksters of Holiness.

  • Truthhurts24

    My house is a house of prayer but you have turned it to a den of thieves. Creflo Dollar will wish he never started his apostate ministry when he stands before Christ.

  • Mark

    Stop the bashing. His current jet is 30 years old and has already caused near-fatal crashes while he was onboard to do God’s work. How this Creflo bashing propaganda has gotten off the ground is beyond me. For those who are devout Christians and want to donate please visit –

    http://www.gofundme.com/p1imr4

    • Lisa

      A fool and his money are easily parted.

    • Ray Butler

      He’s not doing God’s work. He’s merely USING a small part of God’s word for achieving great wealth. Anyone familiar with Scripture knows this. Beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr

      Apparently you must have missed:

      Matthew 16:24 ¶Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

      Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

      Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

      Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

      ——————————-
      The wealthy are not wealthy because they are godly. They are wealthy because either they inherited their money, or stole it, or built it up through business (some through nefarious methods), or, like all prosperity preachers, they deceive the gullible into believing they would be rewarded–if not on earth, but in heaven–by giving god (who just happens to live at the preacher’s address) their money. This was one of the major points in my novel.

  • Ray Herd

    …so now he’s flying commercial; poor boy. I’ll bet he always goes first class though; because he has so many needs and burdens to bear.

  • Lisa

    Surely “Dollar” is not his birth name but one picked to sell his false prosperity message. Have you ever noticed that the only ones getting rich in that prosperity camp are the ones who say you’ll get rich (by planting a $eed) if you send them YOUR money? These prosperity preachers are the biggest scam out there and give a bad name to legitimate Christianity.

  • Kachina

    This man is no Christian and the Church Leaders should not only remove the video but this man as their Preacher!

    • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr

      What about all the other “prosperity” preachers? Shouldn’t Christians be rejecting them as well?

  • John Mark IB

    haha ok folks we can have so much fun with this one, and with the last name dollar he should change it to creflos “many dollars” or “big money dollars” haha ok folks, I’m needing all your help here, if I can get one million of you to send me just one dollar, and not a creflo dollar, then I can enjoy my health and wealth best life now with joel and joyce and paula and benny, the contemporary, rock n roll em,blue jeans, gotta give them what they want not what they need, which is Jesus!! please send me a few of your real dollars, ok how about this, I’ll take only half of what you were going to send creflo and just send me the half of the 65 million ok?? and you can still write it off as tax deductible ok, please can I get a witless?? ha ha oral Roberts seeing monsters over again, ala jimmy swaggart?? todd bently, mars hill, mike Murdoch, todd koontz, too many others to name, this is the charismatic Pentecostal movement this is your brain on the same false doctrines any questions?? feels good sounds good oh man I’m laughing in the false spirit right now falling on the ground rolling around frothing at the mouth !!! haha folk need to repent and put your heart in the treasures of Heaven not the world!! silly creflo trick are for the gullible!! purpose driven none sense!! big crowds big churches big money, bigger false doctrines, produces bigger false converts!! who will do anything for these guys if the creflo dollar price is right!! wait I can feel a revelation coming on oh wow it says send me money lots right now and you’ll get a new car ok!!
    anybody remember early morning tv with robert tilton begging for that thousand dollar faith gift?? no differences same tunes different day, carlton pearson no hell, todd bell,
    many more on tbn and others etc., so sad over 90 percent of them on tv are false teacher’s, if not more…..
    but really as funny as it seems it is truly so sad this man many people are beliveing in and following these men and women who appeal to their lack of scriptural knowledge and spiritual discernment, folks read the Word KJV and Trust no man but Christ alone

    they need to get saved and repent here’s hope for you Mr. dollar and your lost followers, trust not in money but in Christ alone!!

    http://faithsaves.net/salvation

    http://faithsaves.net/a-scriptural-analysis-of-the-charismatic-movement/

    http://goodpersontest.com

    http://www.pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36

    http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/

  • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr

    Well well, a money-bridge too far. I didn’t know evangelicals had a limit to gullibility.

  • jjhot254 .

    i’m sick

  • John Mark IB

    we should all do like they did to the poor lady on the comedy airplane remember that one wait a minute I’ll handle this everyone lined up to slap the poor woman?? haha well maybe someone needs a good slapping right about now!! haha

  • John Mark IB
  • John Mark IB

    hey creflo calm down get ahold of yourself haha ha ha