United States preacher asks followers to help buy fourth private jet

United States preacher asks followers to help buy fourth private jet

United States preacher asks followers to help buy fourth private jet

A United States preacher has defended asking his followers to donate towards buying him a fourth private jet, saying: "if Jesus were on Earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey".

In the video, Duplantis looked over a wall full of photos showing his other private planes and said they have helped him preach the word of God.

Duplantis preaches "prosperity gospel", an interpretation of Christianity which holds that God rewards the faithful with material wealth.

Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan evangelical minister who lives in one of the largest homes in all of St. Charles Parish, wants to buy a a new jet.

Prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis is pleading with his followers, claiming he needs a $54 million jet to help him efficiently spread the gospel to as many people as possible, the Washington Post reports.

"He said, 'Jesse, you wanna come up where I'm at?'" according to Duplantis.

The preacher set his sights on a brand new Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles.

He says he could fly cheaper because he has his own fuel farm and he can avoid refueling stops. "'Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it, I asked to believe for it'".

Duplantis already has three planes, which he showcases in the video. "I've used em, and just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ".

There are only around 270 Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft flying around the world today, according to the company's website.

"We don't hide nothing whatsoever at all", he says in the video. It's going to reach people. He then asked his followers to "pray about becoming a partner to it".

Duplantis is not the only televangelist who has asked for donations to cover the costs of a private jet-and who vehemently defend the concept. "And I said, 'What do you mean?'"

"We're believing God for a brand-new Falcon 7X, so we can go anywhere in the world one stop", he said. "You get in a long tube with a bunch of demons, and it's deadly".

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