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Pastor Rod Parsley's Salary

I have called and asked what income was Paster Rod Parsley making and they would not tell me. When our Lord was on earth, His Word says that he didn't even have a house to live in yet all Rod asks for is our seed faith gifts.

Moderator - I couldn't find the information, however several of the false Prosperity teachers make over $1 million dollars per year and live in multi-million dollar homes.

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Who are we to judge? I believe that God blesses His people, my cup runneth over... Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He shall give you the desires of your heart. We must not look at others and be judgemental, that's God's job.He did not ask for our help. Our relationship is between God and us, He can do what He pleases, after all, we will have to answer to God for oneself... (words,thoughts and deeds)

Strive to be godly, and let God guide your heart, set your eyes on Jesus for He loves and cares for you...

Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
To God be all the glory

In His Grace
Kate
---Kate on 6/1/09


If you have it, you're bad. If you don't have it, you're bad (because you're probably an "evil liberal"). Honestly, if you have the means to live well but also use that fortune to do good by others, that is Grace. We don't all have to be in ashes and sackcloth to live the Word. (Amanda)
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Doesn't it depend on whether you EARNED it yourself, or you embezzled it from God?

I prefer the example of Rick Warren. He tithed back 90% of the millions he earned from his books, used the money to start AIDs relief for Africans, and paid back 20 years of his church salary. He then set up an endowment to support his ministry until he dies. He does not beg for more millions!
---obewan on 4/13/09


Jesus, as the son of a carpenter used his inheritance to travel and preach. Before sending out his disciples he said, "Provide neither gold nor silver...in your money belts." Paul at Acts 20:33,34 said, "I have coveted no one's silver or gold....You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those with me." Paul and Aquilla both remained in Corinth to raise money for their preaching work as professional tentmakers. (Acts 18:3)
To pay someone to hear them preach is in reality paying them to preach that which you wish to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3)
---Colin on 4/13/09


Interesting arguments on both sides. Personally, I think Rod Parsley really is doing good work, more so than others of his ilk, and I am a serious skeptic on televangelists. Money is a weird topic among us Christians. If you have it, you're bad. If you don't have it, you're bad (because you're probably an "evil liberal"). Honestly, if you have the means to live well but also use that fortune to do good by others, that is Grace. We don't all have to be in ashes and sackcloth to live the Word. It's there when we prosper, and there when we don't. It's all about what you do with what you have been given.
---Amanda on 4/10/09


however it is true that mega salaries should be prevented. (we are ministers and not megastars) is it not quite normall most pastors hide their income? because if the church knows moist will stop giving tithes and offerings. i believe that this should be taken in consideration of everyone who discusses this subject.
---Andy on 3/30/09




If a Pastor, Priest, Minister etc., can not and will not have full transparency of their true income, then what are they ashamed of? They often preach that if what you are about to do, you would not do with your wife or parent present, then it is wrong. If you are hiding it from them, it is wrong. Well, if they can not and will not openly display their true income, it is wrong. How could such a "man-of-God" live in wealth while even one person is suffering? I suggest that all that "seed" money be sent to organizations such as St. Jude's Children Memorial Hospital or The Shriners where EVERY dime is used towards the benefit of those in need. Where children suffer and ask nothing. Show me your income, I will show you mine.
---Ron on 3/15/09


Be careful casting judgement on a man of God. Matthew 6 and 7 says, that with the same measure you judge it will be judged back to you. By the way instead of asking to see a pastor's salary, why don't you ask to see their giving record. I guarantee their giving will be more than there salary.
---Brenton on 11/12/08


Except from coming from Rod Parley's ministry, there is no evidence of him feeding of freeing anyone.

This is an example of how these FALSE TEACHERS will exploit anyone for their own personal gain.
---Rob on 11/8/08


Pastor Rod Parsley and Breakthrough has freed 30,000 slaves in Sudan. Breakthrough is the number one Ministry in the country when it comes to aid. How much do you all give to free slaves, feed the hungry and visit the poor.This website feeds no one! it just tears down. By the way, read Mark 10:30, I am curious how you try to explain this scripture.If you asked the people in Sudan of the works of Breakthrough and then askes them about this devilish blog , i am sure they will praise God for breakthrough because they can't eat Rumors and ungodly Judgement.
---William on 11/5/08


Preachers who preach on the "whole counsel of God" as Paul declared he had done in Acts chapter 20 may preach about prosperity at times, like in II JOHn where it is said "I would that you would prosper and be in health as your soul prospers." The biggest problem comes when money and acquiring wealth seems to rule every sermon or message given.
---theresa on 8/27/08




those prosperity preachers to me aren't even real christians. all they want is money. look at jim bakker, oral roberts, and a host of others. they are wolves in sheep clothing.
---lynda on 8/26/08


Many thanks for your work, moderator. Many health and wealth preachers hide their true income. I don't know why, because most of their contributors, as poor as some of them are, promote their leader's "right" to be absurdly wealthy from people just GIVING them money.
---David on 8/23/08


I hope RT Kendall is reading this and aware that christians are coming out and becoming aware of his deceptions and cruelty to unsuspecting and faithful believers. Glory be to God and His Son Jesus Christ. God cannot be mocked.
---Samuel on 5/25/08


I read Isaiah 56. One thing all unbelievers needs to get a really strong hold on is this>>>God's people has the conviction of the holy spirit. Unless you are prepared to take God's place, you would be most wise to remember this. Unbelievers do not nor never will have the conviction of the person of the holy spirit. NEVER! Remenber, you god is only Satan.
---catherine on 5/24/08


There's a resounding loud voice in the book of Isaiah which specifically speaks to the so-called spiritual leaders of today who seek nothing but their own pockets and worldly greed. Read Isaiah 56 1-10...it tells us about how they speak to one another about their plot to make themselves rich at the sacrifice of the poor....if you think these leaders dont talk to one another...think again!! Read what the scriptures says about those greedy dogs that cannot bark!!!
---David on 5/23/08


You go Jessica...There are obviously quite a few people on here who have not been taught the message about touching "God's Anointed"???
God has so warned people about this...I attended an assembly one time where the asst.pastor kept calling Benny Hinn Benny Chick...And it wasn't very long until we no longer had a church building.God means business concerning this issue.
---Elisabeth on 5/23/08


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False Prosperity? There are Scriptures concerning Prosperity...I believe that the reason why there are so many "broke Christians" walking around is bec #1. They do not believe in Prosperity...#2. They have not been taught about Prosperity And to prosper financially one has to absolutely sow "Money"...And all the one's that I know who are broke do not tithe "Any Money"...And, This is the reason why the lost think some Christians are a joke.I use to think that way too...
---Elisabeth on 5/23/08


There is nothing wrong with a person having nice things, as long as they themselves work for what they have and not have them from the expense from others. If a Pastor of a church has expensive things from the expense of the church, he is in the wrong. Any church and the people therein in need should not do without just so the Pastor and his family can live large. The bible says the man shall work by the sweat of their brow, not sit on their butt and let others work for them.
---Rebecca_D on 5/23/08


He lives in a mansion with gates and guards. Why does a man of God need guards? He preaches to his people that GOD needs their money more than their child needs new glasses. He has more cars than a used car lot. He is a false prophet.
---ann on 5/23/08


AT WHOSE EXPENSE, MARY??
---terry on 5/4/08


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I go to a congregation of about 250 strong. Our Rabbi does not not get paid nor does anyone else in our congregation. Everyone gives of their time and talents as ministry to the L-rd. Our elders and Rabbi are always available when they are needed. Rabbi is a lawyer and his wife works as well. The elders all work secular jobs. It is wonderful to have a congregation such as this. Still, I don't think it is wrong for the pastor receive a salary - especially if that is his full time job.
---Gophylann on 3/28/08


Maybe you need to re-visit the word of God and understand why Jesus did not live in a house. It was not because he was poor! Nor is that what he wants for his people. What is the need for you to know his salary? What"s your motive? That maybe why you did not get the answer you were looking for.
---Jessica_Watson on 3/28/08


we all need to get on our hands and knees before the lord and pray , like never before,jesus came and set an example, read it, it's in the bible, pray, and he will show us, he is good, and he is all truth, it's all about him, and we need to remember that, it's not about money, it's about jesus, and lost souls being saved, God doesn't care about our pocket books, he cares about our eternal salvation.
---shawna on 3/20/08


i heard a Prosperity teacher say one time that if you gave so much money that the tred on your car tires would never ware out. talk about pimpen the gosple.
---the_watchman on 2/8/08


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I don't see a problem with a minister prospering. We are all part of the Kingdom of God and in the the King's kingdom he wants his people to do well.
---Marilyn on 2/7/08


How much money is enough for a pastor? How is it spent? Is the pastor greedy? Do they pay their share of tithes and taxes? These items are between the pastor, the IRS, and God....he will judge in the end...
---Fred on 2/7/08


Ralph:

When a ministry asks to be funded by people, it should be accountable to those people.

When a ministry asks people to send more and more money because they have growing expenses that need to be met, and meanwhile those same people who have trouble making their own ends meet see a pastor driving a Rolls Royce between his mansion and his summer home, they have a right to ask questions about whether their money is being spent wisely.
---StrongAxe on 2/6/08


His salary? No idea.Salary is a sensetive subject when I worked full time as a nurse I refused to answer when asked what mine was.Most people tell only the IRS or their mate.I really don't care what his salary is if he wins souls.I am not a fan of his.I will say the ones I admire are the missionaries who give and give to the poor.No way could I live in a mansion or drive a Lexus with children starving.
---shirley on 2/5/08


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Have any of you ever gone fishing? Well, have you ever cleaned a fish before you caught it? I didn't think so, well neither does God. Let's let God catch the fish and let's let God clean them. My job is to preach and teach, not judge others.
---Preacherdave on 2/5/08


Always look at the fruit of a ministry before you call it false or evil. If the fruit is leading people to Christ, feeding the hungry, tending to the widow and orphan then don't be so quick to throw it out as a false ministry. Just because someone is prospering in what they love to do in Christ, why not check yourself and see what your fruit looks like first. This might be a more Christlike way to resolve that evil temptation to kill and assassinate someone's reputation, alright?
---ESOTELO on 1/8/08


Chris, why do you want to know? Does anyone ask you how much you earn? Please, leave God's servants alone..they are doing His work while you sit in your pretty seats criticizing the workers..bad luck for you living in poor houses..get out perhaps and do God's work, He may just reward you materially..if your lucky and stop judging and criticising..
---pammy on 12/1/07


Money and materialism marks todays Church moreso than true unselfish ways of Leadership.The time has come that the wolf
can no longer hide among the sheep.
---Jack_fossett on 11/30/07


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Ralph you are so correct.People should not busy themselves in how God blesses His own. However, if a preacher is not called by God to preach he is not only stealing money from God, I call it legally stealing they don't put you in jail for it, but also be more concern with the false-hood of it. I mean these preachers are frauds.>>>Too many.
---catherine on 11/30/07


What business of yours is it anyways what he makes? How much do you make? Is it relevant?
---Ralph on 11/30/07


be it known to u that our lord jesus christ was not poor,for he only became poor for us to be rich,2cor 8:9,note that poverty is is the inheritance of those that fail to hearken to God's voice(the unrighteous),read Deut28:1-14,3john 1:2,your view has proven your level of ungodliness.
---Abednego on 10/20/07


Be carefull with your comment about a man of God so that the wrath of God will not descend upon you,i am a Nigerian, i've listen to his teachings on tv,and it has touch my life possitively.pls be very carefull.and work out your salvation.
---abednego on 10/20/07


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yep! jesus was wealthy alright. in heavenly rewards. read your scripures! he did not care about the riches of this world. matthew 4:1-10. hey! remember the richman who wanted to follow jesus? matthew 19:21-30. see so jesus was not even interested in the rich mans money. god will take care of our needs. but our prioritys need to be right.
---the_watchman on 10/17/07


Everything is on a case-by-case basis. This is to state that some ministers, who are pure, may end up having needs which are expensive. It is highly true, that every one of the TV ministers, such as the man you described, have hearts which are cold to the Gospel. They know nothing of love, and I have evidence of this. However, to have bitterness toward those pure ministers who have good salaries, is just as bad, Friends. God cares for our needs, and if balanced, and received from God, are perfectly fine.
---Daniel on 10/17/07


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But I guess that doesn't matter as long as they are rewarded with wealth and high living whilst other missionaries suffer poverty and death for the Gospel. I know what I'd much prefer and it wouldn't be the side where you live in riches to be told ''depart I know you not''. I'd rather be a sheep any time than a Goat!
---Carla5754 on 10/17/07


Being wealthy and able to live in a nice home is no sin. I know plenty people who work and are able to live this way. Nothing wrong with that. Poverty does not glorify God, in the least. Jesus was not poor, my friend, all of His needs were taken care of. If He needed anything, it was available to Him.We have to learn to interpret the scriptures correctly.
---Robyn on 10/16/07


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Theses false teachers will"make merchandise" of the sheep according to the Bible and that is exactly what these TV and other very wealthy ones do. Not to mention that their motives are for "selfish gain" as the Bible also speaks of. In my early years of Christianity I volunteered for a Christian TV station in CALIFORNIA, and found the tv personalities very cold off stage.Sharp tongues,quick tempered.:)
---jody on 10/16/07


this is what the bible says about what god wants from his pastors. 1 peter 5:2 be shepherds of gods flock that is under your care,serving as overseers not because you must,but because you are willing,as god wants you to be,not greedy for money,but eager to serve.
---the_watchman on 10/16/07


"When our Lord was on earth, His Word says that he didn't even have a house to live in yet all Rod asks for is our seed faith gifts."

Jesus had a money bag that never ran out while providing for Himself and those with Him. I am sure even the betrayal money came out of that bag, having been stolen by Judas. Jesus lived by the gospel once He was baptized and the laborer was certainly worthy of His wages.
---Linda on 10/15/07


The bag He put His wages in was not a bag with holes. There were women who ministered of their finances to Him. I am certainly sure that if Jesus had wanted a house of His own, He could have built Himself one or bought one. Why didn't He? Too much temptation to become comfortable in it and neglect the building of God's house?
---Linda on 10/15/07


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Any time you invest in something, that investment speaks to you until you get back out of it what you put into it. Jesus invested in people and His investment returns in the form of a habitation for His Father. See, His lack of a physical house had nothing to do with being poor. It had to do with purpose. He was looking after His Father's house.
---Linda on 10/15/07


To bring that into every day terms: Those who are preaching the gospel live by the gospel. If you invest in people's lives, there is a return on the investment. If spiritual things are sown, it is no great thing if carnal things are reaped. If their million dollar houses cause them to just sit idly by and neglect the building of God's house, then their focus is way off. However, I don't see this problem with the majority of the ministers who have their clocks cleaned here on an almost daily basis.
---Linda on 10/15/07


If you really want to get down to it, they are probably doing far more to build the house than the people talking about them and tearing them down in the eyes of believers and unbelievers alike. God has given us the authority to edify the body, not tear it down. You don't see them here wasting time arguing over it, do you?
---Linda on 10/15/07


What are YOUR financial assets? Do YOU have a financial statement you can show all of us? The bottom line is that we are all stewards of God's time, talent, and treasure. We are all kings and priests and all of us are in some kind of public ministry, whether in our families, on our jobs, or just driving down the road. Being on TV does not make one more accountable to God than the one sitting in his home with his children.
---Linda on 10/15/07


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In the parable of the talents, there is no accountability between the stewards but there is accountability to the one who distributed the talents. So, how are you handling what God has given YOU? If you are spending much time analyzing the financial business of another steward, then you cannot be using what God gave you to its maximum benefit. It is a waste of the time He gave you to try to keep an account only God can keep.
---Linda on 10/15/07


Want another example? Judas. Jesus entrusted him with the money bag. The whole time he is stealing out of it but Jesus doesn't tell any of the other disciples. It wasn't any of their business because it wasn't their account. It was Jesus' and it never affected the provision. That bag never went dry though it was being stolen out of. Unless your own stewardship is equal to that, I wouldn't be talking.
---Linda on 10/15/07


have you found out yet what Rod Parsley's financial assets are? Does he even have a financial statement. It is a shame that many christian evangelists are becoming wealthy because of government aided tax exemption. Jesus told us not to worry about purse or scrip, but today we have Prophets of Prosperity instead of Prophets of the Prophet from Nazareth
---daniel on 10/14/07


harold, I'm pulling up some names for you.
---Bob on 6/30/07


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what do you need healing for??
---mark_B. on 6/21/07


Dear Pastor Rod Parsley I want you To Pray For Me For My Miracle Healing
---Trevin_Rawls on 6/21/07


The post I put here I meant to post in in the "Evolution versus Creationism" blog. It does not pertain to anything written in this blog. I hope that corects any confusion. Sorry.
---Matthew on 6/9/07


To whoever used my name I have this to say.

Matthew 5:10
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

You are not supporting the OSAS viewpoint by doing wicked things. You are only helping the opposite viewpoint.
---Matthew on 6/9/07


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what business is it of yours to call and ask? U even have the audacity to do such? It is not for us to judge but God alone. Bless him if he is getting high wage. Coveting dont serve u well friend..best to leave to God and ensure instead that your salvation is firm in Christ...
---jana on 6/9/07


I am willing to bet you that all of these false teachers who are on TV. Don't even know all of the members of their congregation, but they know what a quarter is than $10,$20,$100.00 is!
---cheryle on 6/8/07


Chris, what busines is it of yours to even have the audacity to call and ask how much so n so gets?It is God's business to deal with this not ours..If this pastor is paid well, good on him..dont covet brother..Pastors dont deal with money did u know that? Head office do that. Let us do better, ensure that our salvation is sure in Christ..Leave this to God Himself..ASK said the Lord, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN..this pastor did, and was blessed..why dont u ask God too?
---jana on 6/8/07


*The unsaved live like queens and kings, why can't God people do so?*

The unsaved also murder,cheat,lie so why can't we right? What did Jesus say after he told the rich man he must give away all his riches?

Matthew 19:23-24

23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom..
---Matthew on 6/8/07


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Robyn>>> You and I are correct. God LOVES to bless His people. Like you, I want to be blessed. Put God first and He will give us the moon.
---catherine on 6/7/07


Catherine is beginning to catch on! That's right. God can and will prosper His people. Why not? The unsaved live like queens and kings, why can't God people do so? God said in His Word (bible)the riches of the wicked are stored up for the righteous. I don't know about you but I want mine. Now! In the name of Jesus. You all had better come out of those dead churches and learn the truth. Dont get mad at me if I want to be blessed. Its according to your faith. I believe!
---Robyn on 6/7/07


Ashley is right..
---duane on 6/7/07


We all need to be careful. If unbelievers can have money why not God's people. Not all famous preachers that are rich are false.
---catherine on 6/6/07


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When the offering basket/plate is passed. You do not have to give. That is between you and God. No one else. I was taught to just place the hand in the plate or basket when passed and God will bless that if you really don't have an offering. This means you desire to give but does not have it. You have to be truthful. God already knows what we are able to do and what we have.
---Robyn on 6/6/07


If you dont want to give...don't! No one can force you to do something you do not want to do. God does not even do that! So why are you worried about Rev Parsley asking for a seed gift? Just say No! You do have the choice. Turn the channel. Walk out of the room. Cut the tv off. Leave the church, if you are there at World Harvest. Get it now. Use your God given, Holy Ghost power.
---Robyn on 6/6/07


Gee, and I was under the impression from reading the bible, that we teach the gospel from the pulpit because we love Jesus Christ with all our hearts and not for filthy lucre as stated bluntly in many places in the bible. I have spent thousands of hours preparing sermons for Sunday services and not received a dime for it. Wow, shocker, Jesus said don't do things on earth for money, or you have your reward, but rather do them because you love me and you store blessings in heaven that cannot be numbered.
---ashley on 6/6/07


Our minister asked that I substitute for him one Wednesday evening. I put in about 8 hours of study time preparing for the message, on a topic I was already familiar with. That really put things in perspective for me - I've walked one step in those shoes, enough to know that our Pastor is vastly underpaid. I suspect that most are.
---Tom on 6/5/07


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Towanna: You pastor is on duty 24 hrs, fast and pray for you and your church, one sermon is a days worth of work. All that sounds good but is it true?. I wish I knew where these type preacher/pastors were. I would join one their churches,for sure. I don't know of One preacher who is on duty 24 hrs a day. Working on a job or doing kingdom work. I have never had a pastor say he prays for his followers. My pastor is a great preacher. I love his sermons but he barely knows me.Where is the love?
---Robyn on 6/5/07


As long as the poor are with us, no Christian should have or want of more than he needs.
There is no love if we have riches and our brother is in need of food or clothes.
We are to love our fellow man.
---duane on 6/5/07


It is not for you to question what another person makes, and God does not disfavor those who are wealthy simply because they are wealthy. If they have made the money they have doing honest work, then I feel they are receiving the blessings of God. If they are dishonest, then God will take care of that Himself. Do not judge, do not begrudge others the prosperity God has promised believers, do not jump to conclusions. Look at all people through Christ's loving eyes.
---June on 6/5/07


I am sure Paul mentions that ministers do get paid but he chose not to get monetary gain for the gospel his example was to wait for his crown and I am sure when Christ comes to avenge his death he will have a reward to have waited and died for!
---Carla5754 on 5/22/07


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(Cont): Some believers are nothing but beggars. They only seek God for material things and not His heart and Will. Not good but they do it. Many live well, like Rev Parsley, TD Jakes,Meyers because they are smart christians who know how to play on the mind and emotions of others, also. They also Ask(us) for what they want. You follow me. Therefore, they what? They receive(usually money) from their church,tv, radio, books. You name it. These are just my thoughts.
---Robyn on 5/21/07


(cont) Bottom line: Don't be persuaded to do anything you do not feel led to do. Regardless of where the begging/asking come from. God gave me an understanding on this issue, a few years ago. I was also being victimized by this tactic. No more. I was a giver and felt I always had to be giving. I think before I open my pocketbook now. I support other ministries as well as my church. I love to give. But I give when the spirit moves me not because some slick talker needs my money.
---Robyn on 5/21/07


Conclusion: Rev Parsley does a lot of good for the Kingdom. As far as I know. He likes the political ring,also. I believe he is a true man of God. God will prosper you when you put His business first. Not just money-wise.I do not know if you all know this. Seems as though,Rev Parsley has an aura around him. He spends much time in prayer and fasting and it shows on his outer man.To me. He loves God with all of his heart soul and mind. We all should be striving to get to that place in God as well.
---Robyn on 5/21/07




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