Psychotic Millionaire Pastor Lives In Tax-Free Mansion By Claiming It’s A “Clergy Residence”

Posted December 16, 2021 by with 10 comments

Maybe next year I’ll claim my condo is a “clergy residence” (I work from home preaching about gay porn on the internet) so I can avoid paying property taxes like this ghoul. I feel it’s what Jesus would want. Via DailyMail:

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, the richest pastor in America, avoids paying an annual property tax bill of $150,000 by claiming that his massive lakeside mansion is a clergy residence, which qualifies it for a complete tax break. Copeland, 85, enjoys the spoils of his six-bed, six-bath house – with a sweeping spiral staircase, crystal chandeliers and a tennis court – without contributing a single dime to the area’s schools and first responders.

The $7 million estate, located right outside of Forth Worth, Texas, is even driving distance from an airport bearing his name, from which he commands a fleet of private jets, including a Gulfstream V he bought from filmmaker Tyler Perry. Copeland has previously said that God told him to build the home for his wife Gloria.

“You may think that house is too big,” he said at the 2015 Southwest Believers’ Convention in Fort Worth. “You may think it’s too grand. I don’t care what you think. I heard from heaven. Glory to God, hallelujah!”

Copeland is known for his eccentric sermons, which include speaking in tongues and claiming that COVID-19 will go away while blowing ‘the wind of God’ at the virus.

He has built a massive net worth of $760 million, according to a 2018 list of the country’s richest pastors by Beliefnet. His three-story, 18,000 st ft home is surrounded by a 24-acre lakefront tract.

Copeland is able to avoid paying annual property taxes on it thanks to a century-old Texas law that exempts clergy homes, or parsonages, from taxes, the Houston Chronicle reports. That means that other tax payers must pick up the debt not paid by millionaire Copeland in order to fund the costs of schools and first responders.

[DailyMail: America’s wealthiest pastor Kenneth Copeland – who is worth $770m – dodges $150K property tax on his $7m mansion home by claiming it’s a ‘clergy residence’]

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