Texas Pastor E-mails Congregation for Donations to Fix His Helicopter (Video)

Pastor Ira V. Hilliard of New Light Christian Center in Houston, Texas, asks some members of his congregation via e-mail he needs them to pay his helicopter blade bill of $50,000.

Pastor Ira V. Hilliard of New Light Christian Center in Houston, Texas, asks some members of his congregation via e-mail to pay his helicopter blade bill of $50,000, with donations.

Pastors across the country are having a serious problem leading their flocks with all of the temptations that stem from  the power they wield over their congregations. 

Pastor Ira V. Hilliard of New Light Church in Houston, Texas, is using his powerful pulpit to ask some of his congregation via e-mail for donations to fix his helicopter.  Oops!  The CHURCH’S helicopter.  The jet belongs to him and his wife, according to Fox 26 Houston.  He’s had the church’s emblem placed on the wing of the jet, but federal records reveal different. The popular preacher e-mailed certain members of his congregation for $52 donations and promised they’d be blessed if they helped out.

Hawker jet Hilliard uses to get from church to church.

Hawker jet Hilliard uses to get from church to church.

The Raw Story shared the e-mail that read:

“Do you need better transportation?” he asked in the e-mail. “Do you have a dream vehicle or luxury automobile you long to purchase?”

“I believe with all my heart this message is for you and your doing something today is the key to releasing this favor on your transportation situation!” the letter states. “Send me the transportation need or your dream you have by completing the online petition when you sow a $52.00 transportation favor seed believing in 52 days or 52 weeks you will experience a breakthrough favor!”

Wow. But, many members of his congregation believe that this is proper and there’s nothing wrong with what he is asking. Think about it, if he thought they would reject his requests or thought this was improper would he have even written the letter? Or own a jet and a helicopter? Nope! They are happy to do it for their leader.

But another pastor is calling him out.  Saiko Woods told Fox:

“I have nothing wrong with Christians being rich as long as their riches are being founded upon the scriptures or they earn it honestly.”

“$52 dollars for 52 weeks or with 52 days, totally blasphemy.”

Don’t get mad at us, Woods said it! Check out the report below and tell us what you think. Would you help out your pastor that appears to be quite capable of paying his own $50,000 helicopter blade bill?

-J.C. Brooks

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6 thoughts on “Texas Pastor E-mails Congregation for Donations to Fix His Helicopter (Video)”

  1. Let someone else the Pastor other churches and don’t be so darn GREEDY FOR MONEY!!! Get a Real Job or a side Job for your Luxuries. I wouldn’t give him 52 CENTS. JESUS CHRIST didn’t have a Plane Or HELICOPTER.

  2. There is a special place in Hell for this False Prophet. He is deceiving God’s people and will pay the price on Judgement Day.

  3. People, it is hard to dispute something with people when the word of God works. He uses scripture to back up everything he does. People that aren’t bible based find it foolish! God didn’t need a helicopter or a jet because He is God! Christians especially need to take their hand off of all prosperity ministers and stop hating! If you don’t won’t to get into the word with an open mind and see for yourself, keep your opinions to your self!

  4. Poor Damita, you seem to be clueless yourself or you’re just like the pastor. This man is a crook PLANE and simple. Tithing, people like to believe it is 10 percent of your earnings, but tithing can be your time too. Ten percent is old Testament, and the old testament is for learning purposes, we do not live by the old.

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