ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta megachurch's board of directors says it is moving forward in a campaign to buy a private jet.
The board of directors for World Changers Church International and Creflo Dollar ministries said in a statement Wednesday the Gulfstream G650 Dollar wants is necessary to continue international ministry and aid work. The jet is valued at more than $65 million.
The board says an initial appeal for donations didn't adequately communicate that Dollar was looking for donations from like-minded people, not the public at large. The board says a revamped video will be released soon.
Dollar is a prominent African-American preacher based near Atlanta who has built successful ministries on the prosperity gospel. Ministers in this tradition often hold up their own wealth as evidence that the teaching works.