Pastor Apologizes After Viral Video Shows Him Criticizing Congregation for Not Buying Him Expensive Item
A Missouri pastor issued an apology after he was seen criticizing his congregation in a viral video.
Carlton Funderburke, the senior pastor at Church at the Well in Kansas City, said during a sermon earlier this month, “This is how I know you’re still poor, broke, busted and disgusted, because of how you 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 Knits — y’all can’t afford nohow.”
He added, “I ain’t worth y’all Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?”
Funderburke went on to point out that they could buy a designer watch for him at Sam’s Club.
“And y’all know I asked for one last year,” he said.
The sermon went on, “Here it is all the way in August and I still ain’t got it. Y’all ain’t said nothing. Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters.”
At the end of the clip, Funderburke could be heard saying, “Y’all hear from your pastor and father, I’m over y’all. I’m over y’all cheap expressions.”
Check out the video below:
In a recent sermon at Church at the Well in Kansas City, Pastor Carlton Funderburke blasted the "cheap" congregation for not making him richer.
"I'm not worth your McDonald's money? I'm not worth your Red Lobster money?"
The now-deleted sermon was first clipped by @KCdiscover. pic.twitter.com/AvDFocYIhb
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) August 17, 2022
Earlier this week, the pastor issued an apology for his remarks in a video posted to Facebook.
“Though there is context behind the content of the clip, no context will suffice to explain the hurt and anguish caused by my words,” Funderburke said.
He explained, “I apologize to all who have been hurt, angered, or in any way damaged by my words.”
Additionally, Funderburke apologized to the “church at large.”
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