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View Poll Results: How Nice Should Your Pastor's Car Be?

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  • Junk Yard Trash

    0 0%
  • Hand Me Down Only

    0 0%
  • Modest Used Car valued below $8,000

    0 0%
  • Modest Used Car valued above $8,000

    1 5.56%
  • Modest New Car, any value, no luxury or sports

    2 11.11%
  • Nice New Lexus, Mercedes, or Cadillac

    5 27.78%
  • Used Lexus, Mercedes, or Cadillac okay, but not new

    0 0%
  • Donated Car Only

    0 0%
  • Anything but luxury or sports

    0 0%
  • Other

    10 55.56%
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  1. #11
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    We drove the ugliest old clunkers you could find...one small dent in the door totaled the entire car. LOL

    Sometime around 1980-81 we were able to purchase a very nice Mercury Marquis Brougham. It was white with a tan vinyl top and the inside was plush. Some political figure had driven it before us. After just a short time, my ex began to feel guilty for driving such a nice car and felt we should sell it because "it didn't look good pulling into some poor church members driveway in such an expensive looking car." I think we paid something like $1200 for it. We ended up driving an old bright orange Gremlin and an old Dodge Dart that a man rigged together for us...it had a toggle switch on the dash for the heater etc. Yea...that sure brings glory to God...all He could supply us with were clunkers. Who wouldn't want to ride to church with the preacher in one of those????
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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperIFB-pastor View Post
    I said the best as a "toungue in cheek" remark. lol
    You have any problems with folks who buy new cars?

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    About 10 years ago, a gracious lady gave me a Lincoln Towncar.
    Since then, the church began to furnish me with a new car every few years...it's always been a Towncar.

    The average age of a Towncar driver is about 76.
    Evidently, we old geezers love ten thousand pound cars!!
    All this time, i've been ignoring James Harrington, and didn't know it!
    Jimmy-Vic is Mrs. Harrington's wittle boy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Pickin' Man View Post
    You have any problems with folks who buy new cars?
    Nope, sure don't. why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Pickin' Man View Post
    You have any problems with folks who buy new cars?
    Other than the fact it's an unsound fiscal decision...no!
    All this time, i've been ignoring James Harrington, and didn't know it!
    Jimmy-Vic is Mrs. Harrington's wittle boy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperIFB-pastor View Post
    Nope, sure don't. why?
    Some do - wondered if you were like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Pickin' Man View Post
    Some say pastors shouldn't have a nice car.
    Some people are stupid. I think the people you mention and the people I mention are in the same circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Baptist View Post
    Other than the fact it's an unsound fiscal decision...no!
    AMEN to that! I got a 2008 G6 in December of 2007 and drove off the lot with a $22,000 loan. Now the car is worth about $8,000 max and I still owe $16,000!!!!!

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    A Pastor should have as nice of a car as he can afford.

    I was shocked when a local pastor in town owned a new yellow Corvette. (He has since upgraded to a brand new Mercedes EL500 - my personal fav.) And then I realized he owns a lot of real estate and sells home and land. His wife is also into real estate development. He earned that money, he should be able to spend it.

    Whether you like or dislike him, Joel Osteen doesn't get a salary from Lakewood. He does, however, get the money from his books. I believe he received a $7 million advance for his second book. If he wants to drive a luxury car, good for him.

    Pastors just need to understand the effectiveness of his ministry may be hindered depending on where he pastors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichabod View Post
    Some people are stupid. I think the people you mention and the people I mention are in the same circle.
    They would rather their pastor drive cross country to a camp meeting in a non-air conditioned death trap then a nice smooth car that would be safe and sound. They don't want the pastor spending all that tithe money on a nice car that they should have.

 

 
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