US preacher asks followers to help him buy $78m private jet

US preacher asks followers to help him buy $78m private jet
Photo credit: This Week With Jesse/ screenshot

A gospel preacher in the United States is asking his followers to help him to buy a $78 million Falcon 7X private jet.

Jesse Duplantis has owned three private jets throughout his life and says he is "burning them up for the Lord" and needs a new one.  

For the critics who say he has no reason to own a private jet, he says: "I really believe that preachers ought to go on every available voice, every available outlet, to get this gospel preached to the world."

In a video series on his website called This Week With Jesse, the preacher said he needs a jet so that he can be free to preach the gospel all over the world.

He said God asked him to believe he would provide the private jet.

"Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it. I asked you to believe for it," he says God told him.

"If Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey," Mr Duplantis said.

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