Destrehan-based televangelist, Jesse Duplantis, wants a new $54 million private jet and asks his followers to pay for it.

Duplantis says the new Dassault 7X, which would be the fourth aircraft owned by the ministry, would be more cost beneficial in the long run.

 “We believe in God for the brand new Falcon 7X so we can go anywhere in the world one-stop. If I can do it in one stop, I can fly it for a lot cheaper because I have my own fuel form and that’s what the blessing of the Lord.”

Duplantis says that he was told by God to believe for a Falcon 7X.

“He said ‘Before you ask I’ll answer.’ Isaiah 65:24, I said ‘Yes Lord.’ He said ‘I want you to believe me for a Falcon 7X.’ But, the first thing I thought of was how I’m going to pay for it and he said ‘Jesse, I didn’t ask you to pay for it, I asked you to believe for it.”

The aircraft will be owned by Duplantis’ ministry and he says its only purpose is to preach the Gospel all over the world…

“I am interested in preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. I really believe if Jesus was physically on the Earth today he wouldn’t be riding a donkey.”