Pastor Demands a Designer Watch


Pastors help guide and support their congregation in their spiritual endeavors. They are usually good role models for people to follow with their respectable demeanor.

In some cases, pastors are more materialistic than others. They shame and manipulate people into getting their needs met. A Kansas City pastor asked his congregation for a designer watch and when the people failed to deliver on that request, he shamed them publicly.

Has he even opened a bible? What page of the bible encourages name-calling and manipulation?

A short TikTok video featuring the pastor has attracted thousands of views. In this clip, Pastor Carlton Funderburke, of Church at the Well, said: “That’s how I know you’re still poor, broke, busted and disgusted, because of how you’ve been honoring me. I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money? I ain’t worth your St. John Knit? You all can’t afford it nohow. I ain’t worth y’all Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?”

Nah, this pastor isn’t even worth a tomato from the grocery store or else people would be tossing it in his direction.

He added: “Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters.”

The response from the video made the pastor feel compelled to apologize for his behavior. In his apology statement, he said: “The video clip does not reflect my heart or my sentiments toward God’s people, yet that’s not discernible in the clip. Therefore, I offer this sincere apology to you today… I apologize to all who have been hurt, angered or in any way damaged by my words. The zeal of any presentation must be tempered with love and respect and that was not displayed.”

“To those who know and love me, thank you for your support,” Funderburke said. “To those who now know me because of this video clip, I regret that your first impression of me is one of anger, hate, and resentment. My actions and my words are inexcusable. I offer no justification or defense.”

Exercise discretion when following the steps of religious leaders. We don’t need more entitled people in this overpopulated world.


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