RELIGION

Ministry of prominent megachurch pastor seeks donations to buy jet valued at more than $65M

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007, file photo, megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar speaks during funeral services for HERO driver Spencer Pass at World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga. Dollar is seeking donations to buy a private jet valued at more than $65 million. The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people Friday, March 13, 2015, to "Sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Phil Skinner, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007, file photo, megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar speaks during funeral services for HERO driver Spencer Pass at World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga. Dollar is seeking donations to buy a private jet valued at more than $65 million. The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people Friday, March 13, 2015, to "Sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Phil Skinner, File)  (The Associated Press)

The ministry of a prominent megachurch pastor and evangelist is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.

The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asks people to "sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650. Spokesman Juda Engelmayer says the ministry's current plane was built in 1984 and is no longer safe for travel.

Gulfstream's website lists an asking price of $67,950,000 for a G650 with a flight record of 1,616 hours and 625 landings since it entered service in mid-December.

Dollar is one of the most prominent African-American preachers based around Atlanta who have built successful ministries on the prosperity gospel, which teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches.