Louisiana TV evangelist, 68, asks for donations to fund $54 million jet

A Louisiana TV evangelist is asking members of his congregation to donate $54 million to pay for a new private jet which he claims God told him he needed in order to spread the gospel. 

Jesse Duplantis, the founder of the Jesse Duplantis Ministries, made his plea in a five-minute long video posted online last week.  In it, the 68-year-old explains that despite already owning three planes which were paid for in cash with donations, he 'needs' the Dassault Falcon 7X, hailed as the 'benchmark of the 2



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