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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Need a Private Jet Too

The following article concerns the rising use of private jets among large churches in Nigeria. This article is interesting because of the contrast between pastors of large churches who seem to have acquired tremendous wealth and the average person who lives on about a dollar a day. Where does the money come from and why use it in such extravagant ways?
Just to be fair I must mention that most mega church pastors in the USA have access to private jets. In the words of Mel Brooks, It's good the be the King...
Allegations of extravagant living among Nigeria's Pentecostal preachers have deepened following the gift of a private jet to the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria.
The multi-million dollar jet—a 10-seater with a range of 3,900 nautical miles—was presented to Ayo Oritsejafor by members of his congregation, Word of Life Bible Church in the oil-rich Delta state city of Warri. The gift celebrated the pastor's birthday and his 40th anniversary in ministry.
Oritsejafor, who also serves as president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, joins a growing list of preachers with private jets in the West African nation, which is Africa's largest oil producer.

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