Pastor responds to 'haters' criticizing $200K Lamborghini gift to wife

HOUSTON, TX. (KRON) - Courtesy: Alexa Mae Asperin (KRON)

A pastor who has sparked controversy after shelling out some big bucks to gift his wife a Lamborghini Urus last Sunday has a message for his "haters."

John Gray, an associate pastor at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, posted a video in which he defended his purchase, according to the Houston Chronicle

"God helped me to make my wife's dream come true," he wrote on Instagram. "Why not? She's made mine come true!" 

In a Facebook Live video, he denied using any church funds, saying a reality TV show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, savings and investments, and book deals paid for the Lambo.

“The stories that I hear, and I’ve tried to not listen to it, but one of them is, ‘pastor buys his wife, you know, this expensive car,'” Gray said. “First of all, it wasn’t a pastor that bought the car. It was a husband that bought the car.”

Gray has previously defended preachers such as Osteen who live lavish lifestyles, telling The Greenville News last year that "if you work hard and pay your taxes, then you should be able to live where you are able to afford."

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