“Shun, as you would the plague, a cleric who from being poor has become wealthy, or who, from being nobody has become a celebrity.” —Jerome
Update 8:15 PM Dee was right. They gave him a standing ovation today as well !!! Never doubt your adorable blog queen link
Furtick says his house is big, beautiful and a gift from God. They stand and PT Barnum is proved correct once again.
I have always tried to make this a church where you could be proud of your church,” Furtick said. The congregation responded by giving Furtick a standing ovation.
I predict that Steven Furtick will continue to receive "spontaneous" standing ovations in all services at Elevation today. This same thing happened when Ed Young Jr.'s lifestyle was exposed by the media in Dallas link. And we know that Ed is advising Steve, perhaps about real estate link? Read this post from FBC Jax Watchdogs, written during the Ed Young Jr expose.
Here is a report by WCNC's Stuart Watson describing Elevation's Saturday evening service. The video in the report is not working well but there is a report to accompany the video. Note: he is still trying to downsize the actual square footage of the house.
Furtick spent about eight minutes before his 5 p.m. Saturday sermon stepping down from the pulpit and addressing the congregation directly, saying he was sorry if the house and surrounding questions caused them, the congregation, to have difficult conversations with co-workers, friends and neighbors.
(Furtick said) "Holly and I made a decision to build a house. It’s a big house. It’s a beautiful house. It’s 8,400 square feet of heated living area to be exact. That’s a big house; no doubt about it,” he said
Then the audience at the Blakeney location of Elevation Church gave him a standing ovation on camera.
Here is the question. For whom do you give standing ovations? Should it be expected for a man who admits to building a bigger house that the richest family in North Carolina and is forced to talk about it? This is courage? This is a role model for the faith?
No wonder people are fleeing from the evangelical church. How utterly embarrassing…