Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who hates flying on airlines with the general public, showed off a Gulfstream V private plane that he bought from actor/producer Tyler Perry on Jan. 12.
In 2015, Copeland slammed “regular” air travel because he didn’t want to fly in “this dope-filled world and get in a long tube with a bunch of demons,” noted the Friendly Atheist (video below).
Copeland giggled as he showed off his new private plane: “Hey, are you looking at this? Are you seeing this? I hope so! You bought it! You and Jesus!”
Copeland also prayed that his followers, who paid for the plane, would be “blessed beyond measure.”
On its website, Copeland asked his followers (Elite CX Team) for more money to upgrade the plane:
But our work as the Elite CX Team is not done. Overall, this Gulfstream V is in outstanding condition and is an exceptional value; however, before it goes into regular service for KCM, we want to upgrade the avionics to meet new standards the FAA will require in the near future.
We also need to reconfigure the interior to better serve KCM’s needs for international flights. In the next few weeks, the avionics and interior work will commence. The cost of these upgrades is approximately $2.5 million. So, as Elite CX Team members, we need to set our faith NOW on receiving that additional seed so that we can sow it within the next three to four months, as the upgrades are completed.