Preacher with the Lakewood church of Joel Osteen who worked with Donald Trump is now under fire because he gave his wife a $ 200,000 Lamborghini as a jubilee gift
- John Gray, currently pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, was seen on video and gave the pricey gift to his wife
- Aventer Gray, his eight-year-old wife, received a Lamborghini Urus
- The Grays got a backlash in the social media for the extravagant spending of a mega church preacher
- Both grays took the social media to vigorously defend the purchase and clarified that no church funds were used
Michael Nam for Dailymail.com
A predecessor from South Carolina who still preaches occasionally in the famous Lakewood Church of Joel Osteen, became emotional and defended his extravagant purchase of a $ 200,000 Lamborghini Urus for his wife's wedding anniversary gift after coming under attack for his surplus.
John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, received a response to social media after a video of him presenting his wife, Aventer Gray, with the keys of the luxury vehicle during the renewal of their eighth birthday vow was posted online.
• Pastor buys his wife, you know, this expensive car, & # 39; said the predecessor in a glowing Instagram video that has now been removed. & # 39; First of all, it was not a pastor who bought the car. It was a man who bought the car. Get that in your mind. & # 39;
Many of his parishioners from the past and present also supported the preacher's luxurious gift god for his eighth birthday.
& # 39; If I was married, if my husband gave me one, I would think he loves me more than money, & # 39; Carolina Lugo told Lakewood Church to KHOU.
The recipient of the flashy gift, Aventer Gray, also took to social media to defend her husband.
& # 39; MY HUBBY IS A HARD WORKER, HE HAS WORKED HIS WHOLE AND HE ENJOYS HIS WIFE HALF! & # 39; she wrote emphatically.
& # 39; I do not see anyone screaming about how basketball players drive while they pay $$$ to see them playing in arena & # 39; s on fields, & # 39; she continued on Instagram. & # 39; We do not live for people! We live for God! & # 39;
Pastor John Gray (left) leads his wife (right) to the wedding anniversary gift with the hefty price tag
She was overjoyed when she saw her expensive gift
A photo of a Lamborghini Urus, the brand and model for sports vehicles that John Gray bought for his wife
John Gray, left and wife Aventer Gray, right, seen at the premiere of the HBO film "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack & # 39;
The warring clergy also declares that he did not use church money when buying the Lamborghini.
I want to make clear, not a cent, not a cent, of this church, Relentless Church, went to the gift that I made my wife, & # 39; he stated in a Facebook Live video. & # 39; That matters, that is the only thing that counts, & # 39; because I know, as you know, there is a pulpit pimp here that takes church money and does the wrong thing. & # 39;
He also assured the supporters that he is not a pulpit pimp or prosperity preacher.
Gray says that the money for the gift came from his show "The Book of John Gray" on the Oprah Winfrey Network, the revenue from a book deal and much of the scrimping and savings over months.
He stopped the deposit in February and did not pay the entire car.
John Gray and Aventer pose with Victoria Osteen and Joel Osteen
John Gray and President Donald Trump during a reform event at the August prison
The defensive stance in accordance with the comments he made a year ago on the Greenville News, in which he defended pastors driving those beautiful cars, saying that luxury cars were one of his indulgences.
John Gray has some notoriety beyond his recent controversial controversy. After his time as the first black employee predecessor to the work of Joel Osteen in Houston, he also made the headlines in which he described President Donald Trump as the "most pro-black & # 39; president & # 39; during a reform of the prison earlier this summer.