- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta megachurch’s board of directors says it is moving forward in a campaign to buy a private jet.

The board of directors for World Changers Church International and Creflo Dollar ministries said in a statement Wednesday the Gulfstream G650 that Mr. Dollar wants is necessary to continue international ministry and aid work. The jet is valued at more than $65 million.

The board says an initial appeal for donations didn’t adequately communicate that Mr. Dollar, a televangelist, was looking for donations from like-minded people, not the public at large. The board says a revamped video will be released soon.

Mr. Dollar is a prominent African-American preacher based near Atlanta who has built successful ministries on the prosperity gospel. Ministers in this tradition often hold up their own wealth as evidence that the teaching works.

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