Jesse Duplantis, Destrehan televangelist, seeks donations for $54 million jet

NOLA – by Drew Broach

Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist with a global reach, is asking disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million “so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop.” He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his ministry’s website.

“I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” Duplantis says in the video. “He’d be in an airplane flying all over the world.” 

He says his 40-year-old Jesse Duplantis Ministries has paid cash for three private jets and been “just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ.” The most recent purchase was in 2006, he says.

Now he has his sights set on a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles. Its customizable cabins accommodate 12 to 16 passengers. A 2017 write-up on SherpaReport.com, a website focused on private aviation, said the list price for a new Falcon 7X was $54 million.

In the video, Duplantis says God told him, “I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X.” He tells viewers: “Pray about becoming a partner to it.”

Duplantis’ solicitation comes four months after another televangelist, the Newark, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland, announced he had bought a new Gulfstream V jet. That aircraft, when first sold in 1998, carried a $36 million price tag, The Christian Post reports.

In 2015, Duplantis and Copeland defended their use of private jets. In a segment on Copeland’s television program, they argued that commercial planes were full of “a bunch of demons” that will bog down their busy schedules with prayer requests, The Washington Times reported.

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Drew Broach covers Jefferson Parish politics and Louisiana interests in Congress, plus other odds and ends, for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Email: dbroach@nola.com. Facebook: Drew Broach TP. Twitter: drewbroach1. Google+: Drew Broach.

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8 thoughts on “Jesse Duplantis, Destrehan televangelist, seeks donations for $54 million jet

  1. yeah , he probably needs to get to Lolleta island in one stop without being on Eppstiens passenger list

  2. ALL OF THESE “GENTLEMEN”ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF LUCIFER,
    PREACHING JUDEOKRISCHIANITY AT ITS FINEST…………………….. THESE LIARS ARE THE DEVILS LET LOOSE FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT…………………………………..REMEMBER? THE DEVILS THAT DONT “KILL”, BUT STING LIKE SCORPIONS?

    Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
    Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
    Rev 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

  3. Reminds me of a video I saw a few months ago of Kenneth Copeland, another “prosperity gospel” preacher (mentioned in the post) being compared to a rock star. Same with this dude–which IMHO is an insult to rock stars! At least they have to work for their millions… 😉

  4. “I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” Duplantis says in the video. “He’d be in an airplane flying all over the world.”

    No, if he were on Earth again today, he’d likely be chopping the heads off of liars & charlatans like you with a flaming sword.

    And I’m rootin’ for Him when He does show up (not that He has the slightest chance of losing).

  5. This ass wipe is no different than Jim Baker, Billy Graham, the pope. They want you money, do not ask where it is spent. These bible thumpers only care about money, to hell with the people that do not give me money

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