Jesse Duplantis says God told him to acquire the private plane so that he could "preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ".
"Some people believe that preachers shouldn't have jets", he says. "I really believe that preachers ought to go on every available voice, every available outlet, to get this gospel preached to the world".
Mr Duplantis went on to counsel that if Jesus was on Earth immediately, he would even be travelling in a jet. "Think about that for a minute".
The "prosperity gospel", for those not familiar, teaches that God wants believers to be wealthy and healthy, and that usually comes about in return for giving money to the evangelists who preach it. The one he's seeking now is a Dassault Falcon 7X, which has a range of over 5,900 nautical miles and can seat 12 to 16 passengers.
If successful, the costly purchase will be the fourth jetliner the ministry will own.
On the Jesse Duplantis Ministries website, donations are referred to as "seed" that helps the preacher reach the masses: "We value every seed and consider it a holy, precious thing".
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The Dassault Falcon 7X would certainly do the trick.
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In a statement during his broadcast, Mr Duplantis claimed God told him directly to acquire a Falcon 7X.
In the video, Duplantis didn't specify which ministry-furthering missions the plane would be used for, although he has indicated in the past that he has an extensive travel schedule.
"You couldn't have done that over an airline", Copeland said.
"I can't live long enough to travel by auto, or by ship, or by train, but I can do it by an airplane", he said.
Duplantis, a 68-year-old New Orleans native, has been preaching since 1976 and is credited with 11 books and one film.
Duplantis and Copeland produced a video in 2016 arguing, once again, that televangelists need private jets in order to save as many souls as possible, according to the Washington Times. Duplantis told viewers, "Pray about becoming a partner to it".
"You can't manage that today", he said.
It's not unusual for longtime preacher Jesse Duplantis to make videos calling out to his supporters asking for help with resources for his ministry.