A “broke” congregation in Missouri got a mouth full as their pastor lectured them for not purchasing a Movado watch for him. After the incident was caught on camera, many have expressed their criticism.
Pastor Carlton Funderburke of the Church at the Well in Kansas City was giving a sermon titled, “Honoring God’s Shepherd.” During that time, he went off on his followers for not having enough money to buy him the expensive watch he had asked for.
“See, that’s how I know you still poor, broke, busted, and disgusted because of how you’ve been honoring me,” he is heard saying in the now viral TikTok video.
“I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money? I ain’t worth your St. John’s knit? Y’all can’t afford it no-how,” Funderburke continued to say.
“I ain’t worth your Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada?…your Gucci?”
He then lectured them on understanding when God is speaking and how to treat their leader.
Some have now called Funderburke a false prophet and have accused him of manipulating words in the Bible to fit his needs.
Later, Funderburke apologized, stating that the video doesn’t depict who he really is.
“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 have also privately apologized to our church, who has extended their love and support to me,” he added.