'Jesus wouldn't be riding a donkey' - Louisiana Evangelist who wants $54M jet

Larry Hoffman
June 2, 2018

"We're believing God for a brand new Falcon 7X, so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop", Duplantis said in the video message.

"All it's gonna do is touch people", he said of the private jet.

"Now people say, 'My lord, can't you go with this one?' Yes, but I can't go in one stop". "Think about that for a minute". Mr. Duplantis' favorite activities include preaching the word of the Lord and traveling around the world for even more preaching.

The 68-year-old minister, whose sermons are broadcast around the world, said God had not only spoken to him but also specifically identified the three-engine business jet by name.

In a tweet last week, Duplantis teased his "This Week with Jesse" video, saying that it illustrated "the importance of using aviation as an wonderful tool for evangelizing the world".

In the past, the evangelist has said he needs a private jet because of his demanding schedule.

"I asked you to believe for it", he said God told him.

"Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it."

Because God works in mysterious ways, we give you the story of a Louisiana-based televangelist who only recently reached out to his flock to fulfill God's works. But the trouble is, he's "just been burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ".

Now he has his eye set on a brand-new Dassault Falcon 7X, largely because of its fuel capacity. "He said, 'You want to come up where I am at?'"

Mr Duplantis requested his followers to assist him and his spouse fund the airplane, in keeping with the Impartial. I don't want to learn how to fly it, I'm not interested in that. "And that's what's been a blessing of the Lord", Duplantis said. This will be the fourth private plane owned by Duplantis' ministry if his request for financial aid pays off.

In a recent episode of his web show, "This Week With Jesse, " Duplantis showed viewers framed photos of three jets he has already "purchased for the Lord".

He wouldn't live long enough to get to everywhere he needed by using cars, trains or ships.

Copeland explained that because they are famous, they would have people coming up to them and asking for prayers.

But if they're still not sold on the idea, Duplantis had one more thought. You can't, you can't manage that today. "This dope-filled world. And get in a long tube with a bunch of demons".

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