He don’t speak with no anointing! He don’t speak with no authority! He’s a con artist! – Chris Brown
Black mega churches are big business in the United States. Take Faithful Central Bible Church, whose for-profit arm now owns The Forum, former home of the L.A. Lakers. Or Bishop T.D. Jakes, a pastor of a 30,000-member church in Dallas, whose company produces books, movies, radio shows and conferences across the country.
Black preachers of mega-churches do quite well. Many live in mansions and drive Bentleys. Their churches have become conglomerates. If Jesus were to show up at some of these locations, he’d be turning over vendor tables along with voter registration tables along with ATM machines. The public rarely gets a glimpse at religious leaders' compensation because churches are not required to file tax returns.