Jesse Duplantis Biography, Ministries, Books, Private Jet
Jesse Duplantis Biography
Jesse Duplantis is an American televangelist born on 9th July 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He was raised as a Catholic and a Cajun. He grew up in Houma, Louisiana. He is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries and is known for preachings on prosperity and abundance message sometimes referred to as “prosperity gospel”. He is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM), which maintains an international headquarters in America and branches in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Jesse Duplantis Career
When he was younger he performed under the name “Jerry Jaxon” in a band named ‘Spring Winecooler’. He learned to play guitar specifically blues guitar, from a neighbour on a one-stringed banjo. He used to earn a living as an opening act and back-up band for jazz groups. Duplantis also performed as a glam metal replacement guitarist for several high profile bands on tour.
He became interested in The Lord Jesus Christ after hearing Billy Graham speak about salvation and the Love of Christ. He gave his first sermon in 1976 and has been afull time evangelistic minister since 1978. In 1997 he founded Covenant Church with his wife Cathy Duplantis. It is a local outreach of JDM on the International Headquarters property in Destrehan, Louisiana.
In the fall of 2005, Covenant Compassion Center was opened at the JDM International Headquarters in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. JDM and the Covenant Compassion Center provided shelter for hundreds of relief workers, rented homes for displaced Katrina victims, provided finances for displaced people and churches in addition to distributing a spectrum of necessities inclusive of food, water, clothing, hygiene and household items.
In early 2006, Duplantis was invited to become the first Louisiana Director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). A diverse group of Christian leaders met in San Antonio February 7–8, 2006 to form the organization, which is chaired by John Hagee.
Jesse Duplantis Books
Duplantis’ books have been translated into thirteen languages, including Braille, and are distributed worldwide. In the book “Close Encounters of the God Kind” Duplantis writes about his daily relationship with God, the reality of eternity, perspectives on Heaven and the depth of the compassion, forgiveness and love God has for humankind.
- Ministry of Cheerfulness. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House
- Heaven: close encounters of the God kind. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House
- Breaking the Power of Natural Law: Finding Freedom in the Presence of God. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House
- Jambalaya for the Soul. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House
- God Is Not Enough, He’s Too Much!. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House
- Wanting a God You Can Talk to. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House
- One More Night with the Frogs. Louisiana: Jesse Duplantis Ministries
- What in Hell Do You Want. Louisiana: Jesse Duplantis Ministries
- The Battle of Life. Jesse Duplantis Minstries
- The Everyday Visionary. Touchstone
Jesse Duplantis Net Worth
Duplantis has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
Jesse Duplantis Wife
In 1970 he married Cathy Duplantis. In 1997 together with his wife they founded Covenant Church, a local outreach of JDM on the International Headquarters property in Destrehan, Louisiana.
Jesse Duplantis Daughter
Jodi Duplantis Walker.
Jesse Duplantis NEWS
This televangelist is asking his followers to buy him a $54 million private jet
e greatest statements the Lord ever told me, he said, ‘Jesse do you want to come up where I’m at?'” the minister says. “‘I want you to bleed me for a Falcon 7X.'”
By “bleed,” Duplantis — er, Jesus — apparently meant “ask for donations.”
Duplantis goes on to tell his followers that jets, especially nice ones with good fuel efficiency, allow him and his ministries to reach more people around the world. And no, it wouldn’t technically be his, it would be the ministry’s.
“All it’s gonna do is it’s going to touch people, it’s going to reach people, it’s going to change lives one soul at a time,” Duplantis said of the aircraft.
“I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” he added with a chuckle.
In the video, Duplantis also shows his followers a photo of him standing beside his other three jets: a Cessna Citation 500, an IAI Westwind II, and a Dassault Falcon 50. Under the portrait is a quote, which he proudly reiterates: “It’s not about possessions, it’s about priorities.”
CNN has reached out to Duplantis for comment.
On its website Dassault boasts that the Falcon 7X combines “fighter jet technology with an elegant, whisper-quiet executive cabin.”
If this all seems a little spendy, you may not be familiar with the concepts behind prosperity theology. According to prosperity gospel preachers and believers, nice things like jets and cars and rent money are God’s way of blessing people for a faithful life. And by their logic sharing your wealth with the church will make God bless you even more.
Jet-set Jesus: televangelist to donate old private jet when he gets new $54m one
New Orleans televangelist Jesse Duplantis says people have misunderstood his reasons for wanting to buy a fourth private jet.
The pastor angered many Americans earlier this week when he solicited donations for a $54m plane. “If the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” he told his followers in a video posted on his site. “He’d be in an airplane flying all over the world.”
Following critical headlines, Duplantis reiterated that his motives for buying a luxury Falcon 7X are entirely godly. Speaking to Good Morning America, Duplantis said he needed the plane for “preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. It has nothing to do with luxurious.”
Earlier media reports said the coveted Falcon 7X would be the pastor’s fourth private plane, but Duplantis also said “there was a misnomer on that one. I said I’ve had three jets, I don’t have three jets.” Two of those jets are “now in other ministries. I only own one airplane now.” The pastor also stated that he would donate his old jet once he got the new one.
Duplantis, who is worth a reported $40m, had previously assured viewers of This Week With Jesse, a vlog on his website, that the new private jet would save money as well as souls. “People say … can’t you go with this one?” gesturing at a picture of one of the private jets he already owns. “Yes, but I can’t go it one stop. And if I can do it one stop, I can fly it for a lot cheaper, because I have my own fuel farm. And that’s what’s been a blessing of the Lord.”
Source: The Guardian
Jesse Duplantis denies asking followers to pay for $54 million jet, only ‘to believe’
Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist, raised eyebrows across the United States when he told followers he wanted a jet that costs $54 million. But in a new message he says he’s not asking them to pay for it, only “to believe with me.”
“I’ve never raised money for the plane,” Duplantis says. “I put it in our magazine and said, ‘Believe God with me.’ There’s a vast difference between ‘believe in God’ and asking for money.
“Now it takes money to run anything; that’s common sense. But the Lord told me many years ago … ‘You don’t need to raise money for this. This will just come.'”
Duplantis says his 40-year-old ministry has reached 106 million U.S. households and 2.9 billion people worldwide. Among the Jesse Duplantis Ministries’ holdings in Destrehan are Covenant Church and what the St. Charles Herald-Guide has described as a 34,986-square foot house with 25 rooms and two double-car garages.
In his “This Week With Jesse” video posted May 21, Duplantis said he is eyeing a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles. The list price for a new one is $54 million.
After Christian Post published a story about the solicitation, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and national news outlets followed up with their own. That generated what Duplantis says was a big response, some of it negative.
“I’m not depressed. I’m not discouraged,” he says in a new video, titled, “Special Message From Jesse.” “In fact, I am excited. I have never had this much press in my life.”
Others have been supportive, he said: “I have to say that there’s a lot of people have called me and said, ‘I want to get involved in that new plane you’re believing for. I say, ‘Well, that’s up to you, but I never asked you for it.
“‘And there’s nothing wrong with asking you for it. That’s not the issue. But I didn’t because I’m following the direction that the Lord told me.’
“I’ve raised money for a lot of things, and there’s nothing wrong with that because religious organizations do that. I’m not asking you to pay for my plane. … I’m believing, and I want you to believe with me.”
Source: nola.com (3 June 2018)