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Jesse Duplantis: Evangelist wants $54M Falcon 7X jet: 'Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey'

Posted: 9:01 AM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-30 15:07:14Z

DESTREHAN, La. (AP) — A prosperity gospel televangelist is asking disciples to "pray about becoming a partner" to his mission of obtaining a $54 million private jet.

The Louisiana-based ministry of Jesse Duplantis has already paid cash for three other private planes, but he says God told him "I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X."

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune  reports  that Duplantis made the pitch to his followers in the May 21 edition of his weekly video address.

Duplantis says the three-engine plane would allow the ministry to fly "anywhere in the world in one stop," reducing fuel costs while maintaining a global reach.

Duplantis says Jesus Christ "wouldn't be riding a donkey" today -- "he'd be in an airplane flying all over the world."

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Information from: The Times-Picayune,  http://www.nola.com