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Old Video of Pastor Ashimolowo rationalizing Private Jets for Pastors Resurfaces



Video of Pastor Ashimolowo rationalizing Private Jets for Pastors Resurfaces - BellaNaijaMatthew Ashimolowo, Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), in an interview with Channels TV in 2012 explained why it is necessary for Nigerian pastors to own private jets.

Using E. A. Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), as an example, he said the itineraries of these pastors can be so hectic sometimes, with events in different countries just a few hours apart, and public flights could disappoint.

He said he thinks the issue has been blown out of proportion, and added how a 3-and-a-half-hour flight from Kenya to Lagos once took him 16 hours.

The video resurfaced this week following the ongoing debate about tithes and Pastors misappropriating funds intended for the church.

See him explain below:



    December 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    please ooo where are they rushing to ohhhh.
    no be to preach

  2. mimi

    December 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    If it took 16hrs then endure it like every other human being.
    There is nothing special these pastors have to say in those countries they travel to that can bring the dead back to life, so all these have to be in India then Kenya & Abj is bullcrap!!
    Use domestic flights & use the private jet & all its expenses money to help your congregation.

    • noname

      December 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      By this logic, you should give up every material thing that you own that makes your life a tad bit more convenient and give the money instead to people that have. no food to eat or a place to rest their heads. If you drive to work, sell your car and give the money to the needy, the people that are using public transport to work don’t have two heads and you’re not more special than them. That is just one example, they’re are many more. At the end of the day the only difference between most of us and them is that they are able to afford more luxury. They should endure 16 hour flights every other day lol how? it takes me like one week to recover from flights like this. the average person does not have to do make these journeys 5 times a week. Unless they are laundering money or exploiting people to do these things (which is a whole other conversation), let baba use his private jet so save himself from the stress of a 16 hour flight abeg

    • Smh

      December 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Even if we may have opinions/preconceived notions, it’s nice to listen to what people have to say. He explained that to be able to do what they do traveling around is important and it is cheaper to have a private jet than to pay for flights constantly. If this is true then there’s obviously absolutely nothing wrong with owning a private jet, it’s simply common sense. Even if they both cost the same one of the two options obviously comes with a certain level of comfort that everyone would choose.

  3. Yahooboi

    December 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Bra Mathew, ibi ti e fe gba yen, ko si ona nbe o

  4. Deleke

    December 6, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Internet no dey lie

  5. Kayla

    December 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    It’s ok for musicians, politicians to own private jets but pastors should not abi. Double standard people. The white pastors have been flying private jets before we knew what Christianity is I don’t see people castigating them. ?????

  6. thesageone

    December 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    You don’t even have to be Christian to be reasonable, even when the cards of reason are more than sufficient on the table, some won’t just see past their smallness. And the politicians responsible for your poor well being, you people still celebrate with their flamboyance in full display. Men of God empowered to do ministry on the next level you people slander. God knows all.
    One question for y’all that have made maligning men of God an employment…
    A conference expecting a great man of God, he gets flight hiccups, are you the one that will go and gather the people after 16hrs that the preacher has finally arrived?

  7. thesageone

    December 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Have you lost all sense of reason, or just wanna be clergy hating? The irony is, the politicians responsible for the poor system, you all still celebrate with their full blown show of ostentation. A quick question. A church conference slated to have a great man of God preach, the preacher suffers flight hiccups, will you be the one to go gather the people back after 16hrs that the preacher has finally arrived?

    • Loool

      December 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      So itinerary cannot be planned such that it gives allowance for any “hiccups”? Please borrow sense.

  8. thesageone

    December 6, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    What’s the use of a well planned itinerary that takes only one airline to spoil. Luxury is when catching up with close schedules isn’t a problem. Jetting off at your own time makes room for more in a shorter time. Better pray that God should deliver us from bad politicians So that PJ won’t be a big deal to the populace. Poverty is the inspiration for most of y’all hating

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