Dr. William Curtis is the pastor of the 10,000-member Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is a struggling city. As of June 2015, “Pittsburgh has a higher percentage of people in poverty than does the U.S. as a whole, and a smaller percentage of the richest Americans.” That said, Dr. Curtis is reportedly taking advantage of his community by using the name of God.

According to Christian Post, Jarell Taylor posted a photo of the pastor’s $230,000 Bentley on Facebook last week, which is roughly twice the median income of the church’s neighborhood. He included the caption, “If your pastor [is] driving a Bentley truck, he’s sucking your community dry with hope and tithes.” See the photo below:

One commentator wrote  on  this post, “This [is] the most popular church in the city I ain’t seen a community event sponsored.”

The Christian Post reported, “The Christian Post reached out to Curtis for comment about his choice of transportation Thursday and his assistant said she did not believe he would respond to questions about his car but promised to deliver our message to him. She also acknowledged that the church had been getting direct reactions to the vehicle as well but would not confirm the sources of the criticism.”

Watch an interview below with Dr. Curtis:

In the interview above he says his “initial interest was to get to know the people” — sounds like his initial interest was to get to know the money in their bank accounts. Although there is more we need to know about Dr. Curtis  and it is possible he paid for the Bentley with a different source of income (he supposedly works at a marketing firm), but as Samuel Cruz of Religion & Society at the Union Theological Seminar told The Christian Post, “For me, I think it’s really immoral to be able to make so much money out of ministry, or any organization that is ministry-like and that to some extent is being supported by a church. I think it’s outrageous. … I just feel you can’t justify it, in my opinion.” Well said.

SOURCE: Christian Post

 

Megachurch Pastor ‘Sucking Community Dry With Tithes’ As He Drives A Bentley Bentayga was originally published on newsone.com

One thought on “Megachurch Pastor ‘Sucking Community Dry With Tithes’ As He Drives A Bentley Bentayga

  1. Bro. Sweets on said:

    This is my first time knowing of this guy but you haven’t proved he done anything wrong if you haven’t proved with facts that he’s robbing the church why post such a thing with
    Therefore as for me you’re demonizing him no pfacts from God!
    Be careful if what you said is not true because God will bring it right back to you 100x worse🙄🙄🙄

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