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Instagram account PreachersNSneakers is only two weeks old but the fan count continues to rise as the site keeps folks thoroughly entertained by making note of celebrity pastors who wear pricey footwear.

The account was started by a man who goes by Tyler Jones, and his hobby is tracking so-called men/women of God who lead congregations while wearing thousand-dollar shoes — see below.

Via Yahoo:

Featured in the account’s collages are recognizable “celebrity” preachers, including, as Fashionista points out, Rich Wilkerson Jr., the officiant of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, Judah Smith, a friend of Justin Bieber, and John Gray, who has a show on Oprah’s network. 

“I’m not trying to cause a division,” said Jones, “I just think that if you’re in church you should know how your pastor is spending the money.”

Reactions from his readers of Jones’ IG page include:

The lord Jesus walked around in sandals. Somebody photoshop some of these on Jesus.

Is it sad that he wears shoes worth as much as I paid for my car?

That’s more than my mortgage…

I keep thinking about how people from my church would go on about how you shouldn’t give money to homeless people because they might not spend it responsibly…

Jones was inspired to create the account after he noticed the lead singer of the band Elevation Worship wearing $1800 Yeezy 750 Boost sneakers.

Jones explained to Buzzfeed that readers of his site have been compelled to troll these Christian leaders, while others, most notably those in ministry, have reached out to him directly to praise the work he is doing, as they believe this is a discussion that needs to be had, the report states.

“I’ve had hundreds of pastors and people in ministry message me like ‘Thank you, keep doing what you’re doing. It’s prompting a discussion around what leadership and stewardship look like within the church,’” Jones told Fashionista.

“Somebody called me a hypocrite today and said that I was causing disunity within the church. But I’ve been pretty intentional to leave it relatively open-ended,” he said.

Jones reportedly never criticizes the leaders featured on his site. Matter fact, some pastors consider him their hypeman and have asked to be posted on his page rocking their own signature look.

18 thoughts on “Pastor John Gray Slammed For Wearing $4,000 Sneakers

  1. Zerkeise on said:

    I think everyone missed the key words in this article: trolls and hustle. in this case they go together…a hustle is a hustle, trolls are just hating.

  2. Chastity on said:

    Stop giving these hustlers your money!!! People in the congregation keep giving their money to their church while their bills are overdue or unpaid, cars might be two hiccups away from being a hooptie, probably only have a bag of rice and a box of ramen in the cupboard, and wearing the same underwear from last year all the while the “pastor” is living in a mansion with hired help, driving a Bentley, Bugatti, etcetera, going to 5-star restaurants, and wearing $5,000 sneakers and suits on your hard earned money and laughing at you for getting played while he/she gets paid. They have turned “church” into a business. That is why they are always preaching about tithing and sewing your seed. Your seed is providing for their “needs”. As soon as a member go to the church for help because the member cannot pay their mortgage/rent, car note, utility bill, or whatever, the church will make them jump through hoops to get assistance, if they even asist at all. This is not what church and the pastor, reverend, bishop or whatever they want to call themselves is suppose to be about.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      Exactly, pulpit pimping or not what kind of fool would pay $5000 for a pair of shoes! I don’t give a damn if Jesus moonwalked in them I wouldn’t dare blow 5k on some material bulls**t.

    • Don’t yall pay money for those weave and cars and dresses and sneakers that you buy. Especially those purse that cost money which you have no money to put in it.
      Pay your bills at home first then pay your tithes that was always my motto and that motto will remain.
      Take care of your home first before taking care of anyone else’s home

  3. Back in the day, Ministers held nine to five jobs.
    They did NOT PIMP off of their congregation.

    How dare TD Jakes, Pastor Gray and others prance around their pulpits wearing 5k custom-made suits and Alligator shoes when some members of their MEGA churches are struggling daily to make ends meet.

    LIVING LARGE off of OTHERS is not what RELIGION is all about!!!!!!!

  4. Leslie on said:

    Hmph, check the site, they’re closer to $6,000 now! They’re ugly and they don’t even look good with what he has on, but hey, who am I to judge what this man wears while he’s fleecing his “sheep”. 🙄

  5. Passing Through!! on said:

    And the congregational sheep make it possible for him to wear $4000 shoes and and buy his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini to cover up his side ho. This is the life the pulpit pimps live at the expense of the dummies and yes men who blindly follow them. Don’t hate the player.

  6. Mary Ann Gore on said:

    What this man wears has nothing to do with the word that he teaches. If your place of worship is in a expensive building because it’s worth it and so are you, I would say that the money is well spent on taking care of the place. Trust in the Lord about how your money is spent instead of how or what the minister is wearing.

    • MariAnne Bolton on said:

      Well I would say, spend your hard earned money on YOURSELF. GOD is not looking at how much money you give the Church — he is looking at how you show love and compassion to one another. No one can pay their way to Heaven.

  7. Ted Gravely on said:

    This is what happens when you give these false prophets your money. There is no humility in them. Stupid congregation. We are a lost people that actually need to open and read the Bible. Instead of being the special people that TMH designated us to be – we are becoming just like the white devil; killing, stealing and lying.

    • his money his choice…
      ᴍʏ ʟᴀsᴛ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ᴘᴀʏᴄʜᴇᴄᴋ ᴡᴀs ғᴏʀ 𝟷𝟷𝟶𝟶𝟶 ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀs… ᴀʟʟ ɪ ᴅɪᴅ ᴡᴀs sɪᴍᴘʟᴇ ᴏɴʟɪɴᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴄᴏᴍғᴏʀᴛ ᴀᴛ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ 𝟹-𝟺 ʜᴏᴜʀs/ᴅᴀʏ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪ ɢᴏᴛ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜɪs ᴀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ɪ ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴘᴀɪᴅ ᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ ɪᴛ 𝟿𝟻 ʙᴜᴄᴋs ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ʜᴏᴜʀ… ᴛʀʏ ɪᴛ ʏᴏᴜʀsᴇʟғ . Read More

    • African American Woman on said:

      Ted, you really need to evict that non-rent paying white man that lives in your brain because he’s got you obsessed and sounding crazy.

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