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John Gray

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Ever since Lakewood pastor John Gray gifted his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini truck to celebrate their marriage vow renewal and anniversary, he’s been catching heat for it all over social media. Now he’s fighting back.

In an Instagram video taken at the celebration Sunday, Gray, now the pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, led his wife to a bow-wrapped car and handed her the keys while saying “Lamborghini Urus.”

He wrote on Instagram Tuesday, “God helped me to make my wife’s dream come true. Why not? She’s made mine come true!” On Thursday in a Facebook Live video, Gray stated that vehicle was purchased with “not a nickel, not a penny” of his salary from the church or other church money.

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8 years. New beginnings. New hope. New life. And for her-a new whip. I put a faith deposit down in February and God helped me to make my wife’s dream come true. Why not? She’s made mine come true! #GodIsMyWitness #BookContract #HatersBeBlessed >>>>> This part is from @grayceeme…. RESTORE, REDO, RESET…LOOK WHAT GOD HAS DONE! From 12/11/10 til 12/11/18 There is something to be said about another try…you have had an experience, and it doesn’t mean you failed, it means you get to challenge yourself to start Anew! TODAY WE ARE 8 HUSBAND @realjohngray! My favorite #, your fav #…your book title, and so much more to us, but We utilized the 8th to have our vow renewal & our celebration display of love for OUR milestone 8 year Covenant to signify…and say again, our pledge to God in front of one another….about one another! Some asked why 8…8 represents resurrection and regeneration, moreover the beginning of a new era or that of a new order. YES GOD! I saved to give you one of the best gifts and a dream timepiece and my God, you blessed me, significantly when in Feb at the All-Star hotel, we sat in this phenomenal new SUV, then you allowed me to build one online and DREAM…not really believing it would happen for real, but then, we “WIN FROM WITHIN” Lololol &…It DID! I will never apologize for how hard we work and how we want to bless each other… PSALM 112:1-3… I love you. You are mine and I am yours. Thank you for taking care of me, for the past 8, and I trust the Lord by faith that for the next 88 you will do the same, so will I, and much more. Highs, lows, mistakes, misfortune, we are STILL HERE AND THE DEVIL IS MAD BECAUSE GOD GETS THE GLORY…with God all lead back to true love! There is no one I would rather do this life with than You! 😘 My heart, my soul, and my life I give to you AGAIN, and AGAIN by God’s order. Happy 8th Anniversary Boo! #WeareNumber8 #GraysR8 #ThisisUs #BlackLove #ComeHereLetMeWhisperSomethingToYouLOL #BestPart #SwipeLeft

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He said he saved money for years and drew on a variety of sources financially including his second book deal and the fourth season of The Book Of John Gray, his television show on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network to pay for the vehicle. He also shared the story of how on his honeymoon eight years ago, he and his wife Aventer were so broke that they had to share a shrimp cocktail.

Aventer defended her husband on Sunday on Instagram saying, “I don’t see anyone screaming about how basketball players drive what they do while you paying $$$ to see them play in arenas and on fields. We don’t live for people! We love for God!”

She added, “[He] gives away cars, full houses of furniture, clothes off his back!”


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20 thoughts on “Pastor John Gray Defends Gifting His Wife A $200K Lamborghini For Their Anniversary

  1. Kimberly Sudberry on said:

    In case some of you don’t know the whole story, JOHN GRAY CHEATED ON HIS WIFE. The Lambo was a ” baby please, baby, baby, pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssseeee take me back” gift.

  2. Ted Gravely on said:

    Black man who is apparently married to a black woman and he’s getting dragged. Hmmm. Perspective. Does this pastor get a salary? Does he have other jobs or get paid for appearances, tv shows, ect. It’s not too bright to publicly do this because you know some of his members are hurting? Oh that’s right, this Pastor floats a plate of money back to the congregation and tells them to take what they need. We may not like his approach or politics – but that is a separate issue. Black man (who happens to be a pastor) married to a Black Queen with beautiful kids getting dragged for giving her an expensive car. A car. We’re talking about a car. I don’t know what else this man is doing, maybe I am missing something. There is no cheating scandal, not sleeping with men or women only his wife and it’s scandalous because he gifts his wife a car. Only in black America will we let the media keep tearing down people setting a great family example. I wish those brothers in that church would follow his example. Get a black Queen, contribute and try to help the community, and raise beautiful kids. Oh yeah, treat your Queen like a Queen.

  3. TrUtH hUrTz on said:

    This is were you fools money is going. You’re suffering while paying the pastor to get to Heaven. By any chance did Ol’Passa remember you and brother John’s anniversary. As usual he’ll to the naw, naw, naw.

    Everyone want to be a pastor so they can be taken care of. All the money you put in is going right back out on the Pastor & his family.

    These Mega ministers talk about who God has blessed them. !!!!!!No it’s the congregation who’s blessing them.

  4. He could have simply avoided the scrutiny by gifting the car in private. Of course there is blow back with flaunting the present. True wealthy folks with class don’t have to do that. Ugghhhh. And 8 years is hardly Lamborghini celebratory! He does not owe anyone an explanation. But if you provide one, keep it real. Guaranteed he will be in the news in a few years for embezzlement.

  5. Why y’all church folks angry. At least he brought it for his wife and not some side chick. Yes his wife whom god bless him with
    If y’all ladies weren’t so mean spirited, maybe the good lord will bless you to with a good husband like John gray.
    Yes the Bible say when a man, not a woman, when a man find a good wife, he found a good thing.
    John Gray, you don’t have to defend yourself for what you do for your wife, you love honor and cherish her. She is your wife.
    These lonely behind woman out there are jealous. Some whom have a husband, wish that there so call man would lavish them with gifts.
    Maybe if they would smile more and stop all that nagging and head shaking, their. Husband would. Peace out!!!!

  6. …and to say that you don’t see anybody screaming about what basketball players drive while people pay to go see them play in arenas and on the fields can be perceived to mean that then people should not be screaming about what they give in and to your church and the benefits it affords you……choose your words carefully otherwise you throw yourself on the hot seat.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      But you’re not a ball player or ball player’s wife you’re a preacher’s wife riding around in a $200,000 Lambo. just be honest and say they we’re reaping the financial benefits of pulpit pimping.

    • Yep. I understand they have income coming in from other sources but her response was unnecessary. People pay money to see sports and shouldn’t have to feel obligated to pay anything at church. I hope all oftheir congregation is set financially and no one is struggling to pay their bills. If the congregation is struggling while she’s big balling in a $200k car, I can see why people are losing faith in the church leaders.

  7. Passing Through!! on said:

    What’s there to defend he’s just like any other fake, money hungry, pulpit pimping mega church pastor. Don’t get mad at him the congregational black sheep make it possible for his wife to drive a $200,000 Lambo while they struggle to make ends meet.

    • The sheep congregation made it possible for Uncle Tom to purchase his wife that truck! Lol all a bunch of suckers while driving buckets back and forth to church every Sunday! Funny!!!!

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