Megachurch pastor stops seeking donations for private jet

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
File photo of megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar.

File photo of megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar.

NEW YORK (AP) – The ministry of evangelist and megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar is no longer seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.

Last week, a video on the website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. In the video, Project G650 manager Rick Hayes said, “If all of our existing partners were to sow $300 each, from all over the world, we’d be able to acquire this jet in a very, very short period of time.”

That video has since been taken down, and Dollar’s publicist, Juda Engelmayer, now says “there is no campaign for a jet.” He says the evangelist is taking commercial flights.

Englemayer adds that the suspended fund-raising campaign “is not representative” of what Creflo Dollar stands for.

Dollar is one of the most prominent African-American preachers based around Atlanta.