A Louisiana-based television preacher asks his followers to donate money to a $ 54 million jet that can "travel around the world in one station," the Times-Picayune reported.
Jesse Duplantis, 68, a Christian minister in Destrehan, some 25 miles east of New Orleans, says his ministry has paid for three private jets.
"You know that I have three different jets in my life, and used them and used them and just burned them for the Lord," says Dupantis in a video found on his ministry's website.
Duplantis reportedly seeks $ 54 million worth of Dassault Falcon 7X money  The problem with the previous jets, he says, is that they need several stops to refill. Flying Falcon 7X, says Duplantis, will allow him to save money and "not pay these exorbitant prices with kerosene around the world."
I really believe that if Jesus were physically on earth today, he would not be I will be on a donkey … He would be on a plane and preaching the gospel around the world.
"I really believe that if Jesus were physically on Earth today, he would not do it." You ride a donkey, "Duplantis says in the video," He would be in an airplane and preaching the gospel around the world. "[DuplantisvideocomestoanothertelevangelistKennethCopelandofTexaswhoboughttheGulfstreamVJetfor$36million
Both televangelists defended their use of Private Jets during a joint appearance on Copeland's program, saying that commercial airlines are "filled with a bunch of demons that are blocking their busy schedules."