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Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2015

Pastor Creflo Dollar flip-flops again, will buy $70 million jet

Megapastor Creflo Dollar may have been criticized when he launched a fundraiser for a new high-tech $65 million private jet, but now the Georgia preacher will be “getting the desire of his heart.”

Dollar initially cancelled the campaign, but now that World Changers Church and Creflo Dollar Ministries board of directors calls “recent media speculation and erroneous public information regarding a fundraising campaign to replace the ministry’s airplane,” the board issued a statement.

“While he is the spiritual leader and the public face of CDM around the world, he is also the CEO of a global, multinational ministry corporation and, as such, reports to this board like any other CEO,” the statement reads.

Creflo Dollar ministries photo“When Dr. Dollar steps forward to announce a ministry initiative, please make no mistake that it is actually an action of this Board.”

The statement goes on to explain that the ministry is centered on biblical principles directly from the Word of God and offered some statistics about the ministry.

For example, the board says the pastors share the gospel of Jesus more than 300 times per year and their “aggressive” travel schedules cannot be fulfilled via any means other than private aircraft.

“A long-range, high-speed, intercontinental jet aircraft is a tool that is necessary in order to fulfill the mission of the ministry,” the statement reads.

“In light of an unfortunate accident that recently resulted in the ministry’s aircraft being declared a total loss, it is our intention to purchase another airplane at a time, place and price of our choosing.”

So has Charisma News states, Dollar got “his heart’s desire” as the board selected a Gulfstream G650 with a price tag of $70 million.

Bracing for the backlash, the board thanked the body of Christ for understanding their position on the jet and asked that the church to respect its right to practice what they believe. The board asked that the press “report facts, and not fictional reports or biased perspectives.”

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