Should A Man Of God Own A Private Jet? iROKTV asks Nigerians

Ever since the number of Nigerian Pastors who own private jets grew by one over the weekend, the hot topic on TV, newspapers, social media and on people’s lips this week has been laced with the words “private jet”.

On Sunday 11th November 2012, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) – Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor was presented with a multi-million dollar private jet by members of his congregation and since then, debates have sprang up with many questioning the right of a man of God to own a private jet.

iROKTV took this debate to the streets of Lagos, asking average Nigerians if it was proper for a man of God to own a private jet.

The opinions of those interviewed were diverse. Check out some of their really interesting responses in the video below and please join the discussion. Should a man of God own a private jet?

93 Comments on Should A Man Of God Own A Private Jet? iROKTV asks Nigerians
  • hey November 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    private JELT looool

    • Ona November 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

      LMBO i heard that too!

      • Cynthia November 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        Heard that as weLl, laughed so hard.nigerians r funny.still laughing, I just can’t stop, private jelt…………….now rolling on the floor.

    • Hot sumtyn November 16, 2012 at 3:00 am

      15% okay to own a private jet. Watchu saying??

      • Yinda November 17, 2012 at 3:33 am

        I thought I was the only one who heard 15%.

    • Ari L. November 16, 2012 at 4:59 am

      Lol @ Jelt too… And many people said “Jelt” 0. Naija for show!! Lol

    • Thelma November 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      lmao

  • TIP EN TOP November 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    he has d ryt to lyk any oda human,so far he acquired it legally bt it up to him to take a wise decision of sellin it n usin d mony to hep his poor congregation……bt if na me,stil dnt no wt i myt do cos mum says its bad to sell gifts

  • Observer November 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    The girl in 2:00 mins says ”when a pastor owns a private JELT” :-)

  • Partyrider November 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    *crying*
    Some of these responses were annoying and ridiculous..this shows you the kind of people we have in Naija and their mentality ..

  • Nate November 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    lol at the girl that said “Private Jelt”

  • habba! November 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Nigerians are using their last naira to donate to pastor and he is carrying it to go buy $45million jet! haba! if he carried $15million and said he wants to send every child of his low income church goers to school he can do it. this is the Greed! put your faith in no MORTAL MAN! he is no better than you! the pastor just showed his true colors

    • dont care November 16, 2012 at 1:50 am

      he didnt buy it for himself….the congregation did….dry reading before you write rubbish

      • Princess November 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

        Mr/miss dnt care do research about the church before u say rubbish, the church is just one branch in warri where half of the members use okada to church. The true story the jet is a political buying something! (ayiri vs PDP). Which true man of God will accept a private jet when in his backyard hundreds of flood victims are displaced. The Braun washing of Nigerians has reached the zenith. David and Solomon were Kings and not prophets of God. Please some one read ur bible upside down and show me a prophet that lived in luxury. No one. The work of a king is very different from that of a prophet/pastor.

      • Evilicious November 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        that is why people continue being poor because of the mentality “christians” have. We don’t feel we are good enough or worthy of God’s blessings. Yes David was a king and a true believer of God. And God blessed him richly, there is even one scripture that says that If David even wanted more God would have given him. The bible says, we have not because we ask not, and my people perish bcos of lack of knowledge. when you start thinking that riches are meant for only “kings” and not all God’s children, you will never move from the position you are financially. My dear me I will live in luxury (as a Christian blessed by God) and do the work of his ministry. I’m not justifying what this pastor in question is doing, im just trying to say that there is nothing wrong in acquring a private jet if God blessed you with it or if your heart is pure.

      • Yinda November 17, 2012 at 3:42 am

        Then the congregation should invest in the church’s welfare. For example, helping low income families and aiding with education rather than investing in their pastor. For the record, please try to be polite when you respond to other people’s comment because nobody is entitled to write what you want to hear/read. Besides, writing politely shows your level of intelligence and maturity.

    • tgirl November 16, 2012 at 3:33 am

      dont be naive….when ure giving offering or tithe it is bcos u belive God will bless u in return. youre giving to God not to man. and can u quantify the healing, joy, accomplishments i have gotten with the prayer of the pastor in monentry amount?

      • Ammie November 16, 2012 at 11:34 am

        Funny thing is that you can pray better for yourself sometimes, in short most times.

  • Otunba November 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Haba this matter has been overwhipped. Nigerians no get any other thing to talk about ni? abeg make we discuss things bothering on national security and protection of our people. Do you know that the major reason for banning Okada quickly in Lagos was to truncate the strategic infilteration of a certain insurgent group?

  • anon November 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    see church business!!!! God will help us

  • tim November 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    private jelt

  • Peperempe November 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    It is a joke really and the fact that we condone it makes it our fault not theirs. How can a pastor lead his flock when he is so far from them. The reason why power corrupts is because it insulates you from reality. Jesus Christ always stayed close to the people…you cannot claim to be a leader of God’s flock and travel with bodyguards in private jets. It makes absolutely no sense in my opinion.

    This is before you even consider the obscene cost of owning and operating a private jet. Even global investment banks are debating whether to keep private fleets- some, like Goldman, have reduced their numbers. Meanwhile here we have pastors, that are meant to be the epitome of humility and simplicity, falling over themselves to acquire them.

    And can we please stop with the phrase ” Man of God”. Preacher, pastor, bishop or reverend is more appropriate. We are all men and women of God biko, there is no one man with a monopoly on God as these MoGs would have us believe.

  • dunni November 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    The level of ignorance from some of the responses is appalling

  • t November 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Na wa oh. Who / What is a global pastor? LOL. I support the “Jesus trekked ministry” oh…lol. But on a serious note, I don’t care if a man of God owns a private jet or not but I am just disappointed with the reasons that has been provided to support a pastor’s ownership of a private jet. Without a private jet, can’t these pastors still minister? You can’t compare them to Dangote. Dangote will lose millions if he can’t make it for a meeting on time but what is there for a pastor to lose. seriously? My conclusion is, as Christ instructed Peter, Feed my flock. Maybe men of God should be more focused on doing just that.

  • t November 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    reasons that *have*

  • a hater! November 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Sts. Paul, Peter, n most of d apostles all lived simple modest n very honest n most importantly Humble Life as followers of ds same “Christ” which all ds so called men of God are…..*smh*

  • andrew November 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Pls iroko tell us who should own a private. Man of Devil?

  • peasaa November 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I should own a private JELT ..

  • Evilicious November 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Lol these people killed me today!

  • Gorgeous November 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Wow, i feel so sick listening to this. Nigeria is in deep trouble. No wonder we are in the mess we are in, people that cant even string two ropes together and have to leave their villages to survive in the city support corruption this whole heartedly. Well what can you say, when in poverty the only thing you have is hope. And those “Men of god” package and sell hope well. See the poverty stricken probably thinking i will be struck down if i say the truth or see the grass to riches story of my pastor. If he can do it, so can i, so i better not criticize. Imagine our politicians and pastors having family members that think and talk like this. Nigerian’s do not even love themselves. So i say kudo’s to the pastor frauds out there. You are taking their money with their support and permission anyway. Wetin consign me for the matter. mtscheew.

  • artful dodger November 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    so… private Jelt huh? lol… 15% okay? what about the remaining 85% lmao… i have comments for days. About the “Jesus didnt have a private Jet” comment, erm… girl, he didnt have a car either, so should pastors not drive either? If a pastor owns a private jet that he bought with his own legitimate money, who’s business is it? but if he/she cant prove that the purchase and operation of the craft is from legitimately earned money, then we have a problem. then, tithe payers can worry. That being said, we expect pastors to be selfless and so on, so we would expect them to deal with flying commercial and GIVE the extras to the less fortunate… but then again, thats just a moralistic point of view we all tend to have when it comes to Men of religion.

    • Peace November 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Lol, but you know what people think envangelism is easy. If this jet makes a way for him to assist the less fortunate, like transporting food, clothing, medicine and even Bibles to the many parts of the country with speed – then honestly i can understand it. If Boko strikes in State A and he sends his jett o help people escape etc, then i can understand it. The end justifies it all.
      There are a lot of Christians who own jets and use them for the ministry’s purpose but we dont know about it.

  • Adedoyin November 15, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Lmao@ the man who spoke last…..”just because you are a man of God, the whole world has been give to u”…very funny!

  • the Canadian November 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Very interesting topic… so far i can say the people that agree to a clergy man owing a private jet are uneducated, unexposed illiterates.. for FUCK’s sake… being a clergy man/person means that you are the people person, what you have is for the people… why own a private jet when we know there are billions of people out there… this whole religion thing has gone to a whole new level in NIgeria… people are getting too blind and foolish… the reason why the western world is where they are today is because they put religion and believe aside, and work had…Nigerians shine your eyes oO!God Save Nigeria!

  • goldfinch November 16, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Does a man of God really need a private jet????
    What for?????
    A foreigner who sees this video and the background setting will wonder what a man of God in a country like this is doing with a private jet.
    The most painful part of it is the mentality of the Nigerian people.
    The cost of maintaining one alone is enough to do wonders in a third world country like Nigeria.

  • R November 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Biko what is “man of God”?

    I think religion is a big problem in Nigeria. Talk about folks having misplaced priorities in the name of religion.

    I really don’t know what to say on this topic.

  • Ajoke November 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

    This was such a great laugh, I love Nigerians haha.

  • sona odafen November 16, 2012 at 2:15 am

    really people amaze me… what they are calling private jet ,may actually bne for the ministry like in the case of winners. Also the so called people who are in the “abject poverty” are not even complaining… another thing have you attended theses churches where this man of God is? many members and i mean a large number of them are millionaires. people yap about because they are not members of this church. this churches ahve wealthy peole and they arent few in number so why the complaint? and besides the rports say he was GIVEN a private jet not that he bought it… its just so sad. if the MAVIN family owned a private Jet for easy travelling its not a crime but a man of GOD given a jet for the purpose of the ministry is a thief.. this men of GOD miss events due to flight issues thats why they own it. people should really stop trying to accuse them and besides if they are stealing leave them to GOD… nobody can deal with a man the way GOD can deal with him so Mind your own business considering that it wasnt your money that was stolen( that is if any money was stolen at all).. mccchhhhheeeewww. the comedic part of this is that d church memebers arent even complaining meanwhile amebos outside are busy making noise and ranting all over the place…

    • Pinky November 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

      The concept of ‘man of God’ is played out. In any case, it is a self declaration so only God really knows who is who.
      This mentality of leave them to God is the same approach we apply to government. Finally, both pastors and governors will continue to embezzle and squander public resources because they know we will ‘leave them to God’. They cajoule and intimidate you to pay tithe/offerings yet they refuse to be accountable? Please!
      Food for thought: with the volume and variety of churches in Nigeria, we should hear more about the philanthropy and impact of their heavenly mission but we seem to hear more of the lifestyle of the leaders.

      • ucylo November 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        well said dear

    • Ruth November 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      thank you oo sona for that comment oo. really don’t get people oo, i would like to know also who should own a private jet.

  • ANITA November 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

    NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK ABOUT PASTOR’S GETTING PRIVATE JETS ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SOURCE OF THE PRIVATE JET IS KNOWN. THE RECENT PRIVATE JET PASTOR AYO GOT WAS EXPRESSLY FROM HIS CHURCH MEMBERS… THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND THE CHURCH’S OFFERING AND TITHE. ALOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO BE FORGETTING HOW OLD SOME OF THESE MEN ARE AND THE FACT THAT IF THEY GET A PRIVATE JET AT THEIR AGE IT MUST HAVE BEEN EARNED DUE TO THE WORK THEY HAVE PUT IN GOD’S HOUSE. YES, I AGREE THAT IF THE PASTOR GET THE FUNDING FROM A “BAD” SOURCE LIKE STEALING OFFERING THAT’S DIFFERENT. PLEASE BEFORE WE CRITICISE LET’S NOT MAKE MOCKERY OF WHO GOD IS USING FOR OUR CHURCHES… THESE PASTORS ARE NOT LOCAL AND INDEED ARE NEEDED OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY AND IF THEY ARE GIVEN PRIVATE JETS AS GIFTS THEN NOBODY NEEDS TO COMPLAIN. SHEKINAH

    • nana November 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

      okay ms anita, I’m guessing you typing in caps means you are mad . yes ? no ? . thing is , these business men/pastors don’t need to own a private jelt neither should they live like church rats. Aren’t they suppose to live like christ ? be humble and what not ? . Personally I see a point in a pastor owning one. When most of their church members cant afford a car.
      Well if there’s an evangelism program to take Il def love to attend one because majority of these pastors are balling!!

      • Nana November 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        * I don’t see a point*****

    • Pinky November 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Babe, lets try to think in 3D for a minute.
      Okay he was gifted a jelt abi? Fine, so what about the running costs and overheads for owning a jelt?
      If the pastor is on a church salary, how will he service this gift? Obviously, the church will take care of its own and the offering/donations may end up being used to operate the personal gift.
      Lets even assume a pastors schedule is as complicated as they want us to believe, these guys can charter flights on a case by case basis and fly commercial otherwise.
      Nobody is limiting pastors but the truth is that there is wisdom in moderation.

  • NNENNE November 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

    My response is simple.” Jesus wept.”

  • tgirl November 16, 2012 at 3:51 am

    trekking ministry, it is pple like you that told jesus to sell the expensive perfume that mary magdalene used to anoint jesus and give the money to the poor. if u read isiah 60 u will realise that christians are meant to live large. lust like abraham and isaac and jacob. pple that are giving to the ministry give because of what they want to recieve from God. dont blasphame or else you will not attain some heights in life. christians are not meant to be mediocres. do you know the hidden sacrifices those men of God have given? what is bad if a pastor prays for me and i get a 500m contract and i give him 50m for apreciation. the man can do whatever he wants with the money. stop hatin

  • Ari L. November 16, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Men of God author books!!! Authors make a lot of money!!!

    ALL of you saying that people are poor, why do still have Michael Kors bag? People are poor!!

    • Ari L. November 16, 2012 at 4:56 am

      do you***

    • Peperempe November 17, 2012 at 2:04 am

      I think you are missing the point completely. We are materialistic and obsessed by the riches of this world. Pastors are supposed to be above that. They are meant to be held to a higher standard.What would be the point of their existence otherwise?

    • Jo November 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Please talk about a better brand name. Who the phuck is Michael Kors? Basic!

  • Ann November 16, 2012 at 5:26 am

    It is quite disgusting the number of pastors, governors and civilians working for the government that own private jets. The issue is not only the cost but the fact that there are people in your congregation, state, villages etc suffering. A pastor, an enlightened individual, a decent person will realize that the money can be put to better use other than being able to fly to where ever to stomp your feet, shout hallelujah or go for your next shopping trip.
    I can’t judge and don’t care to, but the basic principle of christianity is to help one another and especially those who are in need. Some Nigerians unfortunately have misplaced priorities.

    It’s the same problem in American, the church has turned into a money making business and focusing on telling people that wealth, success etc can be attained. People are reminded constantly to make tithes, donations and the whole nine yards. The church is meant to inspire, build leaders and to groom compassionate people.

    Unfortunately, the response from the people show that pastors have been placed on a pedestal and can do no wrong.

  • WORD November 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

    THE ONLY MAN OF GOD I HAVE AGAINST OWNING ABOUT 6 PRIVATE JETS IS PASTOR OYEDEPO. WHY SHOULD A MAN OWN MORE THAN ONE !!!!! PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING

    • loo November 17, 2012 at 5:39 am

      WORD be careful the lies you tell, gather your information right PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • word November 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

        This man owns more jets than wale adenuga. He’s a pastor the one he’s using to buy all those jets can be spent on building a shelter for homeless people, giving out more scholarships even if he’s already doing that doing more can’t kill a list was posted and he owned more than a 100 mill worth of jets. WHY!!!!why can’t he own one if he must own a jet 1mill dollars wld rebuild more than 50 houses in ajegunle, mushin, it would give them better amenities I’m against a man of God owning a private jet but if you must own it own ONE

  • paulmirabilis November 16, 2012 at 7:32 am

    @tgirl:here comes the Nigerian mentality again.So if you get a 500m contract,wouldn’t you execute the project?Are you even sure you are going to make up to 50m as a profit?This is what we’ve been talking about,majority of Nigerians are thieves;they get contracts and do shitty job so as to maximize their profit and then take the “loot” to the pastors.Hell would be full of many so-called men of God and their followers.As a man of God, if you are too busy thinking of worldly things,what time do you have left to be “in the spirit” with your God?

  • mayowa November 16, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Seriously,it doesn’t speak well most especially where d congregations r still suffering. If this could be happening within the church, then why blaming our politicians,pastors r becoming wealthy and the congregation are impoverished!

  • Mama Put November 16, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Wow! When you serve God wholeheartedly, you partake in His grace and the Lord said all good things will He add unto you. Amen.

    1-’Pastors these days have other businesses and as a result can afford a good lifestyle. I understand a Pastor flying first class for comfort, especially in this era where people want to touch a Pastor to tap into His annointing.

    2- Somebody gifting a Pastor is fine, a private jet is fine but when you think about the amount that will be spent to keep it running, it is extremely exorbitant! Extremely! It doesn’t make sense anymore to own one.

    3- Christianity is about serving God and serving His people. Spend that money on helping people, building schools, feeding the poor in your church etc. I don’t believe that Jesus would own a private jet if it existed in His era. Im not sure that He would.

    4- There are some abject circumstances though. For example, the general overseer of the RCCG, Pastor EA Adeboye who people chase to try to touch him. Many have recounted testimonies of sitting on his chair after he got up and getting pregnant or healed and wherever he goes, a desperate mob of people chase after him. Flying on a regular plane in his situation will be downright chaotic and unfeasible. Believe me! To which I say he could just rent a private jet for his travels. That is much more cheaper than owning one. The amount spent to maintain one and to keep one in an airport believe me is ridiculous.

    I’m only being realistic! I’m not against living in a certain level of luxury but when living in that luxury becomes a cost in itself, it becomes silly. Someone can buy a Pastor a pen, book, car or house to show appreciation, that is fine, even the private jet is fine but my problem lies in the fact that after the Pastor owns the jet, he has to spend money constantly to fly that jet. Who pays for that? Even if someone pays for it, that money can be better spent.

    • nana November 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Bless you! these jets aren’t expensive! its all about the maintenance. you can rent one when going for a convention or something. this is becoming a business sha

  • a hater! November 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    So SANE n EDUCATED Nigerians can actually ENDORSE n ENCOURAGE ds ****** parading demselves as men of God?… dat I serve? Its NO NO 4me I don’t think d same God (Christ) dat told a Rich Guy 2sell off all his Life EARNINGS n follow him knowing fully well wat will b d Guys’ next MOVE…which is 2 damn d whole Christian thing.. So ds whole Life of AFFLUENCE by these “men” I find it so ABSURD.
    So since God is d same of Old, Yesterday, Today n Forever, HE suggest I shdnt Bother mySelf on issues like ds dat I should d JUDGEMENT 4him. So I think I should REST my CASE here.

  • angel November 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

    @t, when Jesus said feed my flock, he meant spiritual food of course with hospitality (but his focus was the word of God).
    simple truth- Jesus said children should desire the sincere milk of the word. if everyone keeps asking them to give, why don’t you give too. don’t buy a Camry if that’s your level, use the money to pay some child’s school fees while you settle with using your old car or better still sell it and give it to the suffering people. don’t buy ur next designer dress, don’t even buy any cheap dress at all. keep wearing what u are wearing right now so you don’t go naked and use all d money u will ever get to keep feeding the poor; who by the way will never seize from the land (the bible). The earth is the Lord’s and its fullness thereof; when you are dedicatedly serving a big God who likes to do things big, when its time to bless; how do you think He’s gonna do it, like a pauper?- He will bless you in style. Let them enjoy God’s blessings while the world see how God blesses when you are faithful to God. Get off your high horse, these men of God have tried and God knows how much they’ve done in secret to qualify them for these blessing. You- u’ve just been going to work everyday and visiting bellanaija at ur freetime; how many lives have you touched? and you are judging peeps that have impacted thousands of people positively. use your brain; when you walk with God, u shine in His glory. its that simple.

  • Ginika November 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

    philosophy of mine:

    Everything I own will serve me and God, as I serve God. My shoes, my car, my everything. All the resource that I have will serve me as I serve God. They all have a duty to play in my life and must do its best while serving.

    Hence if it gets to a point in my life where my car doesnt have the capacity to serve me, I will upgrade. If a commercial plane doesnt serve them well enough, I see nothing wrong with getting a private jet; as long as they are genuine men of God (in which at the end, only God through knows who those are). I dont need to judge them, cause I have no authority over their lives or their appointment, so I’ll keep my opinion to myself.

    • Ginika November 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Plus, ranting here wont necessarily change anything. If some of us were in the position some of these men of God are in, some of us would buy Nigeria ontop of the Jet.

  • Cilla James November 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Paying 10% of our income and giving an offering ‘of thanks’ shows we are being obedient to God’s word…..what ever the money is used for is really not our business. Men of God will be judged if they mess about with God’s property…those who speak against Men of God will be judged also… If God himself promised us wealth….then jet is nothing.
    But I do not appreciate the Nigerian mentality of worshiping your pastor. KILODE…I find that really annoying…he is just a MAN like you!

    • Ammie November 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

      We are quick to talk about this 10%, have you checked (http://new.bereanbiblesociety.org/facts-on-tithing/) said about who you should pay your tithe to? Please read it up! Most of us that go on and on about tithe have very poor and hungry relatives around us and we do nothing about them yet we are quick to contribute to buy jets, we are not saying that the pastors should be poor what is a pastor doing with 6 jets? Most of their trips are paid for, so why do they need the jets? How many Muslim clerics have jets? and we are Christians are fast to call them “the condemned”. #Godiswatching#

  • Chattyzee November 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

    hahahahahaha all I can say after watching this video is ROFLMAO…..

    I’m not even going to comment on this issue, Jesus is coming soon.

    http://dprodigalchild.wordpress.com/

  • a ipade November 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

    “Touch a pastor to tap into is anointing indeed”.
    This only shows that even our so called men of God are far from the people,just like the government.

  • impervious November 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    There’s no reason to get hot under the collar about this issue. All you have to do is look at the life of Christ. In his humility he borrowed a donkey (not a horse) when entering a city. A pastor must get from point A to point B one way or another. However, in the end he must also account for how he used the resources God provided for him and how he tended his flock. That is all I can say.
    welluninsipired.blogspot.com

  • jemmi November 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    IF I RAISE MY HAND WITH MY OFFERING OR TITHE IN AN ENVELOPE, AND GOD SEES ME ND SEES MY HEART, IN GRATITUDE OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME, AND HE MARKS HIS REGISTER IN HEAVEN. AND ONE PASTOR, USES THE MONEY TO BUY BURJ AL-ARAB, IS THAT MY BUSINESS? D MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT GOD HAS SEEN ME ND BLESSED ME, IF THE PASTOR IS FAUDULENT WITH GOD’S MONEY E NO CONCERN ME!!!

  • Chum chum November 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    We are running the race to meet our redeemer, run your own race let me run my own race in the end God will be the judge. #peace…

  • Chum chum November 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    By the time Arik or Aero disappoint you, hmmmm yes you will feel like getting a private jet. Befor you judge place your self in the persons shoes….

  • jumy November 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Did JESUS ride in a convoy of boats? The teachings of Jesus is clear, Love your neighbour as your self, You must be a child to enter the kingdom of God ( Humility ), Give to the p ooretc. This is applicable to the believers or Gentiles otherwise known as the unbelievers. Men of God or Men of the devil owning private jets is sheer greed. It didn’t matter whose money bought it, members of such congregation or the pastor himself. There are more a billion impoverished persons in the world, abundance in a part should compensate for nothingness in another. If you want people to believe in God and acknowledge the existence of Jesus, show LOVE through giving.

  • jumy November 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    agree totally with peperempe. Rev. Pastor. Preacher is more appropriate. If you read the book Good to Great, the companies with a fantastic growth rate had similar trend of cutting down on extreme lavish lifestyle due to its cost of maintenance and focus on the benefits in the long run. Also whats the use buying a bullet proof car? what are you afraid of? if you give your life to God, you should serve him without worry.

  • Josam November 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    When P-Square got their private jet, people said they used their mother for rirual/joined Illuminati, when Joyce Meyer (A woman of God over 60 years) bought a house, they abused her. . . Truth be told ‘The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked Jer. 17:9”. The wickedness in the heart of some men make them criticise people who make progress around them. 1 of the people interviewed said ‘Jesus trecked’…ignorant her, Jesus rode on a ‘tear-runbber’ donkey! Matt.21:7 which was what was applicable at his time. Come off it guys, some of these Pastors have sacrificed more than our young musicians..Some of them left their jobs at the peak of their career and moreso, most of them are into genuine legal business. So renew your mind, embrace progress…so you can make progress too!

  • Goodnessme! November 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    NO NO NO NO NO AND NO! It is plaIn and simply. tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:23-24. so to me a pastor that owns a private JET is a Business pastor, in pastoring purely for profit! and preaches against everything GOD said in the Bible END OF!!!!!

  • Amber November 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Alrighty!…there’s nothing wrong in having a private jet,or limo or space jet…but sometimes I wonder what Christianity is all about today.Looking at the life of Jesus,he never owned even a bicycle and not even a house and he was always sneeking away from any place that will make him as the center of attention.i know we can’t compare this time with those days but most pastors have deviated from that kind of example Jesus set.It’s true,God does not wish for people to be poor but sometimes I used to ask if the pastors today really care for the congregation.how many widows are being catered for,how many homeless kids are being helped.most churches have schools now that only rich people can afford to send their kids to.i know Nigerians can be lazy and misuse every opportunity they have but there are actually some kids in the congregation that are intelligent but that their parents don’t have the means to take care of them.people keep rushing to prayer mountain and grounds,giving up all their money and fruits for the church(ain’t nothing wrong with that,I give to pastors too and I try not to judge cos whatever they do with the money,they will be surely held accountable for it by God).No one is laying any good example again,itz all about politics.Many pastors today in a way to get rich are delving into evil things.it is good to have the jet,but when excuse of having a jet is cos ‘u want to spread the gospel’ and evil keeps growing,and the situation of the country keep deteriorating,then you might want to pause and ask urself if u are truly spreading the gospel of Christ or some other kind of gospel

    • loo November 17, 2012 at 5:50 am

      i wish one of this days someone will write a good report about the good things that this pastors have done in their lifetime not just about what will attract readers to their site in order to gain whatever they gain.

  • InCotonou November 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    All i have to say is, as a whole, Nigerians are not bad looking at all. But the standards on English are in desperate need of improvement! And it’s funny when people try a fake accent with bad grammar and poor enunciation! LOL. I thought fake accents were out of fashion. We used to do it in the 80s???!!! that was before Nollywood.

  • Bambino November 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    @incotonou….abeg,no blame Nigerians,some people assume they have to sound like white people when they speak English….Yelz ke…am going to buy my Jelt too…lol

  • TimiNY November 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    If you ask me, it’s not an issue that concerns only pastors. We Nigerians have lost all sense of humility which is why everyone has a tendency to misapproriate funds entrusted to them. We all want to be addressed as a “big boy” or “big girl” even if it means selling our souls for it. Part of it I attribute to the poverty mindset that has been forced on us by our leaders and the rest I think its one of those ugly traits of being black. My boss earns over $200,000 as a portfolio manager but still rides a bicycle to work. Mayor Boris Johnson of London still takes the train to work. My doctor is married to a neurosurgeon and between them they make close to $500,000 a year but still share a 2000 Volkswagen jetta. All these you know are absolute impossibilities in Nigeria. I am guilty of the same offence. In Nigeria, a 100 level female student wants to own a BB Porsche, an 18-year old boy wants to do anything necessary to own a luxury car, these and many more. So maybe the pastors are not really to blame for their excesses…..Its just a sin of common men in Nigeria. We all love SHOWBOATING. Till we embrace humility again, nothing is ever going to change in our dear country. TIME TO RETRACE OUR STEPS

  • Sylvia November 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    LOL @ some of the comments here, but seriously I don’t understand why some pastors feel the need to own more than 1 private *jelt* though. If you must have a jet, one is enough. The cost of maintaining these jets are quite on the high side and there are people out there who cannot afford to have 1 proper meal a day.

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  • omoibo November 17, 2012 at 12:09 am

    All I can say is church business is BIG business and business has never been better for naija pastors :-/

  • Ola November 17, 2012 at 4:35 am

    There is no men of God in Nigeria. There all hustler. The high rise in poverty and ignorance contributed to the problem of rising of so called men of God. These are absolutely blood sucker. The so called of Men of God leave a life luxury in objective poverty there follower are living. How can so called men of God run multi million dollars empire in the name of God. These people own mansion in the most expensive area in US, london and Dubai. Our people continue to leave a life of illusion in objective poverty their people laeving. They take advantage of the people, who are obessed with religion. These Men of God are crook and criminal who parade themself as pastors. No wonder every Nigeria want to became pastor or there called by God. They more Churchs in Nigeria then anywhere on face of Earth. But corruption, Mismagement, Violent crime, abuse of power engulfed our beloved country. The spirit of brotherhood and moral value is all dimishing in our society. The so called men of God and politician gang up together and the continue to loot the country. Our people must wake up from their long sleeping and demand for their liberty,happiness and necessity of life. Nigeria is the highest buyer of private jet after China. In country where running water, Light, good health care where all denied our people, and so called men of God and politician will fly to abroad for treatment of their family. The so called men of God are hustler.

  • Moyo November 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I think there are bigger issues than stressing over things that make no sense, the bible says Jesus was poor so we can be rich. So all this reference to the bible and poverty makes no sense, secondly he who sows spiritually should reach physically. The job of a pastor is not to be a charity giving free money. Its to teach people Gods will so they can be rich. The Bible also says there shall always be poor among you.(why because of ignorance of the truth and laziness) All these mourners complaining is it your money? How much did you give? Focus on what matters, like fathers work and be responsible stop chasing little girls. Mothers focus on your responsibility train your children properly and mind your own business. Don’t just talk what steps have you made to add value to Nigeria. People than add no value to the Nigerian society(singing shake your bum bum) live luxury lives, no one complains, in fact most people complaining added to their wealth. This shows a high percentage of the population have no values.

  • Truth Hurts! November 18, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I pity any person who will seize to pay their tithe, give their offerings or sow good seeds because of these negative informations about pastors or men/women of God. The devourer is already knocking on your door.

  • Miss T November 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Look there is no need to analyse this thing. Just face front and serve God, read his word and gain wisdom. Leave these men of God alone, they are human beings as well who like the good things of life. If they can afford to buy and maintain a private jet let them buy. WHen they go to heaven, if aquiring a private jet was wrong, God will judge them SIMPLES!

    • Miss T November 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      My own sef is that private jet has become the new big man must have in Naij now, WOnderouS. The west needs to create a new toy for these men oh because atm there i nothing higher than private jet and it will soon become pure water in naij.

  • ayor November 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    who should own a jet? the earth is the lord’s and the fullness therein …the thing is poverty has eaten up sum pple’s mentality to the extent that they think men of God shud live a wretched life.answer ursef who should really own a private jet?

  • Divine November 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Please stop asking this type of question! bewteen a politican who stole our money to enrich him self and the one who is doing the work of God using a jet which is better? Politicians buy same jet and carry university girls in it and a pastor reach with his jet which is better….

  • jadesola December 11, 2012 at 2:25 am

    you agree its ok & then go on to say its 15% ok !!!!!!!! lol

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