In a pretty gutsy move, Atlanta Black Star, a web publication for African-Americans, has done its predominantly Christian audience a great and effective service. An article by ABS staff presents basic financial information about eight black pastors who earn more than 200 times what their average congregant makes.
Take the aptly named Creflo Dollar:
Creflo Dollar is senior pastor of World Changers Church International with a net worth of $27 million. He leads one of the nation’s largest mega-churches, located in College Park, Georgia. Dollar also hosts a television show, Changing Your World, on cable networks.
The New York Times reported that Dollar owns a million-dollar Atlanta home, drives a Rolls-Royce, is transported by a private jet and has a $2.5 million Manhattan apartment.
The average annual income in College Park, Ga., is $29,640.
It reminds me of this quote by Mahatma Gandhi:
I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.