A Missouri pastor is apologizing after video of him berating his congregation for not buying him a Movado wristwatch went viral last week, where he could be heard telling them they’re “poor, broke, and busted.”
On Tuesday, Carlton Funderburke, Senior Pastor at the Church of the Well in Kansas City, posted an apology video over the “inexcusable” remarks he made during a sermon on August 7.
Pastor Apologizes After “Movado Watch” Sermon Goes Viral
“Though there is context behind the content of the clip, no context will suffice to explain the hurt and anguish caused by my words. I’ve spoken to those I am accountable to and have received their correction and instruction,” he said. “I have also privately apologized to our church, who has extended their love and support to me.”
In a recent sermon at Church at the Well in Kansas City, Pastor Carlton Funderburke blasted the "cheap" congregation for not making him richer.
"I'm not worth your McDonald's money? I'm not worth your Red Lobster money?"
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A clip of the sermon, which was posted to TikTok, shows Funderburke as he calls out his members for not “honoring” him with a Movado watch, which he added could be bought at a Sam’s Club.
He then asked the congregation, “I’m not worth your McDonald’s… Red Lobster money?…. I ain’t worth ya’ll Louis Vuitton …. St. John Knits? – ya’ll can’t afford nohow.”
Pastor Asks Members “I’m Not Worth Your McDonald’s Money? Your Louis Vuitton? Your Prada?”
“This is how I know you’re still poor, broke, busted and disgusted, because of how you been honoring me. I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money? I ain’t worth your St. John Knits — y’all can’t afford nohow. I ain’t worth y’all Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?” he said in the nearly minute-long clip.
He can be heard telling the congregation that he had asked for one last year, but “here it is all the way in August and I still ain’t got it,” before calling them “cheap.”
“And y’all know I asked for one last year. Here it is all the way in August and I still ain’t got it,” he said. “Y’all ain’t said nothing. Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters.”
Movado Watches Range In Price From $350 to $3,295 For More Expensive Models
A quick Google search for Movado watches shows prices ranging from $350 for cheaper models all the way up to $3,295 for more expensive ones.
The model’s sold at Sam’s Club typically cost between $350 to $450.
‘Show Me the Money!’ Pastor Rips Into Church for Being Cheap, Apologizes After Clip Goes Viral: Carlton Funderburke, senior leader of the Church at The Well Kansas City, came under fire after a clip of his sermon went viral. In the clip, he called his… https://t.co/ydiKzIqa6L pic.twitter.com/lL9LGbtNI1
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