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In other words, you have to give money to the church to be granted wealth from God.
The Whites’ lavish spending caught the attention of the IRS in 2004, and later a U. senator, who, in 2007, launched a congressional investigation into the financial dealings of six churches led by televangelists, including Without Walls.
“She has absolutely no respect among the leadership of the Pentecostal movement,” says a longtime observer of White’s career, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Before the couple amicably divorced in 2007, their extravagances included private jets, luxury vehicles, a condo in Trump Park Avenue and another costing .5 million in Trump Tower on New York’s 5th Avenue, and a million family home fronting Tampa Bay.At one point, Paula’s separate broadcast business, Paula White Ministries, was bringing in ,000-,000 a week, according to the . Paula credits Jakes, pastor of the black megachurch The Potter’s House, with catapulting her career to stardom when he invited her to speak at an African-American women’s conference in 2000.White, like Jakes and the late Tims, is a strong proponent of the controversial prosperity gospel, theology that advocates that the more money worshippers put into the church or ministry, the greater their return.White has been described on her Facebook page as a “smokin’ Barbie” by an admirer, while Tims so resembled the actor and rapper Will Smith that one of his You Tube clips is titled “The New Fresh Prince of Preachers.” Attractive, fit, fashionably dressed and rich, each at the height of their career could pack a house of worship and fill collection plates, bringing in millions of dollars a year to their respective ministries. In a financial affidavit submitted in his divorce, Tims reported that he earned ,400 a month and listed as assets a .2 million home in Windermere and 7,000 in savings.But his standard of living would have paled in comparison to White’s.