Elevation Church does post some financial records on its website. Those records show that the church took in $33.5 million in offerings last year and gave away about $3.8 million in outreach. It also spent $9 million on personnel and reported $13.9 million in cash assets.
Charles Page [11/15/2015 7:36 PM]
he’s in violation of the IRS rules of disclosure. However Christian pastors are above IRS rules.
Patrick Conley [11/15/2015 8:08 PM]
Why is it anyone other than members business how much he makes? (And I am certainly no Furtick apologist)
Charles Page [11/15/2015 8:10 PM]
doubtfully he won’t reveal to the membership, just the few financial committee members. I know in big church these committee member sign non-disclosure statements.
Charles Page [11/15/2015 8:12 PM]
I been struck from behind by a cop and given a citation because I ask a steward committee chairman in the Faith Baptist church here in Memphis. Two squad cars came to arrest me. It is a crime to inquire about a Christian pastor’s salary. I got the citation.
Mike Ringgold [11/15/2015 9:29 PM]
Just another false prophet. Vanity was a sin the time I read my bible today. Why else would you want a beard?
Nelson Banuchi [11/15/2015 10:54 PM]
It would violate the Bible? Why is that? Is he making more than God would approve?
David Smith [11/15/2015 11:27 PM]
wharever happened to transparency? If you are having to hide anything it can’t possibly have anything to do with the things of God. Why does anyone need a 16,000 SF home? If he built a 1.6 million dollar home for 325,000 couldn’t he have built a $500,000 home for $125,000? The rest could have been used to advance the kingdom of God. People are starting to see a falling away as never before. God is about to shake us, he is about to shake us in such a way that it is going to usher in the greatest revival ever…… “Then the end shall come”.
David M. Hinsen [11/16/2015 8:03 AM]
Robert Morris’ church posts such a lengthy financial statement on their website I gave up trying to read it all
John Kissinger [11/16/2015 8:04 AM]
flooding with info is one sure way to get out of it
David M. Hinsen [11/16/2015 8:05 AM]
Have you seen it? It’s quite impressive.
John Kissinger [11/16/2015 8:06 AM]
not yet – is it departmentalized? meaning does it spread salaries across departments or is it personalized per position?
David M. Hinsen [11/16/2015 8:07 AM]
Don’t remember to be honest, it’s been quite a while since I viewed it but he vowed to always have it available so it should still be up
John Kissinger [11/16/2015 8:08 AM]
the relative question for this group would not be the moneys but why is it not Biblical to share the wealth ???
John Conger [11/16/2015 8:36 AM]
So much for staying above reproach
John Kissinger [11/16/2015 5:29 PM]
Glynn Brown [11/17/2015 7:26 PM]
Preaching tithes violates Christ’s teachings.
John Kissinger [11/17/2015 7:29 PM]
being a mason violates Christ’s teachings
Charles Page [11/17/2015 7:33 PM]
preaching progressive sanctification grieves Christ.
John Kissinger [11/17/2015 7:39 PM]
being a progressive pastor does the same
Corey Forsyth [11/17/2015 7:39 PM]
Define “progressive” for context please
John Kissinger [11/17/2015 7:40 PM]
skinny jeans, beard, coffee table instead of pulpit, red cup and series instead of a sermon
Charles Page [11/17/2015 8:37 PM]
Nelson Banuchi [11/17/2015 9:44 PM]
sad…we need revival
Nelson Banuchi [11/18/2015 11:26 PM]
I just learned today that Furtick does not receive a salary from his congregation(s). He provides his own support through books he has written and he bought his house ($700K) and whatever else he owns with his own finances.
I must admit, I may have been too hasty in my criticisms if all this is true.
In the first place, if they (btw, who are “they”) are requesting Furtick to reveal his personal finances outside of any relations to his churches, he has the right to deny and no one should fault him for it. How would you react if someone told you to reveal your salary and all the ways you have made money?
Second, if they (who’s requesting it) are requesting the church(es) under Furtick reveal her finances, should he comply, he would s=be setting a precedent, especially if it is a state or some government entity making the demands. besides, the article does say that they do put out a financial report.
I’m not siding with Furtick but, the truth is, if it is his money earned by his own hands and he receives nothing from the church(es) under him, it is none of anyone’s business. (Doesn’t the government have his tax papers? Are they public record?).
As far as church finances, I don’t think they are obligated to state or government to reveal their finances.
Right is right even if one’s you despise are in the right.
John Kissinger [11/19/2015 6:02 AM]
Nelson Banuchi it’s usually done via a foundation. Then, the major purchasers of the products are the congregations the product is promoted to. The ones asking for transparency was a local TV station investigating the issue after the purchase of the property. BTW any average CPA can explain the process better but it is not uncommon w/foundations