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Pastor Creflo Dollar asks believers to fund $65m private jet

PLANE PLEA: Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar

ATLANTA MEGACHURCH pastor Creflo Dollar has asked his followers to pledge $300 ‘or more’ so he can purchase a luxury $65m private plane for his ministry.

An appeal on his website to fund the purchase of the Gulfstream G650 airplane said the crowd-funding plea was triggered by the recent engine failure on his current carrier that could have resulted in a tragedy had it not been for his pilot.

"The ministry's current airplane, was built in 1984, purchased by the ministry in 1999 and has since logged four million miles,” the plea read.

“Recently on an overseas trip to a global conference, one of the engines failed. By the grace of God, the expert pilot, who's flown with Creflo for almost 20 years, landed the plane safely without injury or harm to any passengers.”

WISH LIST: The luxury Gulfstream G650 airplane

Dollar insisted that he needed one of the most luxurious private jets made today so he “can continue to safely and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide”.

"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.

“Believe it or not, there are still millions of people on this planet who have never heard of Jesus Christ and know nothing of His greatness. Our hearts desire to see precious lives changed and snatched out of darkness and thrust into His marvelous light! We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ."

PROJECT G650: A screenshot taken from the pastor's website

According to a recent Atlanta Blackstar report, Dollar, who made headlines in 2012 for allegedly assaulting his then 15-year-old daughter, has an estimated net worth of $27 million dollars - 200 times more than the $29,640 average annual income in College Park, Georgia, where he holds court.

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