Evangelist wants $54M jet: 'Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey'

Sergio Conner
May 31, 2018

Jesse Duplantis said God had told him to buy a Falcoln 7X for $54m (£41m).

A Louisiana-based televangelist and prosperity minister asked his followers to donate money for a $54 million jet so that he can "go anywhere in the world in one stop".

Duplantis explained that God told him he didn't have to pay for it, he had to believe for it.

However, when he anxious about the price, God said, "Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it, I asked you to believe for it", Duplantis added.

And he seems to think everyone's favourite son of God would do the same thing.

He says that if Jesus were alive today, "He wouldn't be riding a donkey".

As we learned from a yarn from Nick Copley for The Sherpa Report, the extremely-specific plane request from the spirit in the sky is not cheap. Of course, Duplantis has already had three private jets over the past several decades.

As an aside, it was estimated the upkeep on these babies can cost as much as $765,000 a year.

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Dassault, who makes the three-engine Falcon 7X, describe it as "the benchmark for the 21st century business jet".

But Duplantis reckons it's not about comfort, it's about speed. "He'd be in an aeroplane preaching the gospel all over the world".

So it's actually super economical, guys.

Preacher Jesse Duplantis is making his latest appeal for a new private jet. But the trouble is, he's "just been burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ".

"I like all people to know exactly what I'm doing in this ministry", Duplantis said.

But this is not the first time Duplantis has been enmeshed in the preacher private plane debate.

"Now how we gonna do that?" he asked. "We can talk to God", Copeland said at the time. It's going to reach people.

"You can't manage that today". This dope-filled world - and get in a long tube with a bunch of demons. Duplantis told viewers, "Pray about becoming a partner to it". "Now people say, 'My lord, can't you go with this one?' Yes, but I can't go in one stop".

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