Pastor Creflo Dollar of the World Changers Church Under Fire

Pastor asked followers for $65 million for a luxury new jet to carry out his ministry.
1:31 | 03/17/15

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We're going to turn next tonight to the church appeal for donations that's triggered a firestorm. Paying for a $65 million private jet. Here's ABC's Mara schiavocampo. Reporter: Tonight, the head of an atlanta-based megachurch, sparking a mega controversy. I knew it was time to believe god for a new airplane. Reporter: Pastor creflo dollar of the world changers church international, facing harsh criticism after starting a fund-raising campaign to buy this $65 million luxury private jet, after the engine on the church's previous plane went out. Dollar saying his jet is an essential part of the ministry. Like a carpenter has to have a hammer to do his job, I've got to have a plane to fly around this world and be back here to pastor the two churches. Reporter: Dollar isn't the first pastor whose fund-raising is raising eyebrows. I won't be taken. I've got to live. Reporter: Pastor oral Roberts famously making headlines in 1987 after saying god would, quote, call him home, unless he raised $8 million. Now, pastor dollar's church has removed the five-minute long plea video from the website. In a statement, the church says they don't want this to be a distraction, and David, that spreading the gospel is what's really important. A lot of opinions on this one, Mara. Thank you.

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