Pastor John Gray bought his wife a Lamborghini Urus, which is priced around $200,000, for their eight-year anniversary. He posted a video of gifting his wife the luxury vehicle. In the video, you can hear Gray say to his wife, “You light my fire. Let this Lamborghini light your fire, baby!”
The clip has gone viral, see below:
The megachurch pastor who leads his own church in Greenville, South Carolina, received some backlash on social media. He responded on Facebook Live, “First of all, it wasn’t a pastor that bought the car. It was a husband that bought the car. I’m a husband first. Don’t confuse what I do with who I am. What I do is I pastor God’s people. Who I am is a husband and a father and I’ll do anything to honor them. And I won’t ask permission from anybody to do it.”
He also said, “What should concern people who are actually genuinely concerned is ‘did this man use any money from the church to do this?’ And the answer is no, absolutely not.”
His wife Aventer Gray also responded on IG, 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 live for God!”
There were mixed reactions on social media, see below:
Pastor John Gray Responds To Lamborghini Controversy And Twitter Reacts was originally published on newsone.com
I don’t own a Lamborghini. I own a Chevy truck. Yet I can identify with Pastor John Gray, who is making headlines bc he gifted his wife a Lamborghini. These days it feels like our fav past time is finding faults in others and celebrating them. https://t.co/PvWH7TPIdn— Brian Tome (@BrianTome) December 14, 2018
Folks, if you are sacrificially giving money to this church in order to bring hope to your community, I suggest you find another church. "Pastor John Gray draws flak for gifting wife $200K Lamborghini Urus for anniversary" https://t.co/UDa1fEbpry— Dee Parsons (@wartwatch) December 11, 2018
And people will forego rent, bills, food etc. to keep lining these grifter's pockets. Blessings from god my ass. https://t.co/euDbuCceT8— Portia McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) December 12, 2018
organized religion is a scam and anyone who can not see that deserves to be taken for all they have... https://t.co/Tvm4UkACBU— Teel James Glenn (@teeljamesglenn) December 14, 2018
I am not upset.— Ervin Lee (@ervinlee09) December 14, 2018
I pray for him and his family.
As a follower of Jesus, I believe the way it was done and presented to the world feeds the narrative of "Pimp Preachers".
May God Bless You.
I love Pastor #JohnGray! Keep living your BEST life, don't go back and forth with these ninjas!— Shep Crawford (@ShepCrawford) December 14, 2018
Anniversary Gifts By Year— Dan Ponce (@DanPonce) December 14, 2018
4th: Fruit or Flowers
6th: Candy or Iron
7th: Wool or Copper
- according to Hallmark (#1-7) and Pastor John Gray (#8)
here is a good example of, why i don't belong to anyone's church, don't need a middle person to tell me how to believe;— Maria Giner (@MariaGiner5) December 14, 2018
With tears, megachurch Pastor John Gray defends $200K Lamborghini anniversary gift to wife https://t.co/DhUkFWHizB
How about the pastor John Gray who gave his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini for their anniversity. Thats really preaching. Why people think he is the way is beyond me. Are they all mindless sheep?— Stuart Groten (@StuartGroten) December 14, 2018