Social Media Accuses The Pastor Of Being Shady
South Carolina pastor and reality star John Gray has found himself in some controversy once again.
This week, the leader of Relentless Church in Greenville posted a video of him giving his wife, Aventer Gray, a Lamborghini SUV for their eight-year wedding anniversary. The car cashes in at around $200,000, according to Fortune.
Social media naturally had a lot to say.
Some users praised the prosperous pastor for his gesture to his wife. However, others criticized Gray calling him untrustworthy and saying he used money from his “gullible followers” to pay for the car.
Gray clapped back at the congregation in a Facebook video on Thursday, according to People.
“It wasn’t a pastor that bought the car — it was a husband that bought the car. Get that in your spirit,” Gray said. “I’m a husband first. Don’t confuse what I do with who I am. What I do is I pastor God’s people. Who I am is a husband and a father, and I’ll do anything to honor them.”
Well guess he told us!
Gray went on to address claims that he spent church coins to pay for the Lambo.
“The answer is no. Absolutely not. And, God, take my life on this live feed if I did,” he said. “I have been patient my whole life for this moment. I’m 45. I’m supposed to wait till I’m 70 to live my best life? And my best life is seeing my wife happy.”
Gray said his business ventures contributed to the fundz, including a second book deal and the upcoming season of his reality show The Book of John Gray on OWN. Gray also got emotional when he recalled seeing the car for the first time at a presentation for the vehicle at a hotel.
“I saw my wife’s eyes light up,” Gray said. “She said, ‘This would be a dream,’ and that’s all she had to say.”
Gray also assured that the luxury Lambo is not paid off in full and he only put a deposit down.
Even Aventer responded to the controversy on Instagram, writing “MY HUBBY IS A HARD-WORKER, HE WORKED HIS WHOLE LIFE AND HE SAVED TO BLESS HIS WIFE!!!”
She then used the classic emoji hands claps to make sure she was clear. She wrote that people “WILL STAY OFF MY HUSBAND.”
And there you have it.
What do you think of Gray’s gesture to his wife?
Does he have the right or should he keep it holy and humble when it comes to their whip appeal?