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3.28.2006

Plano's Prestonwood Baptist

Affiliation: Southern Baptist Pastor: The Rev. Jack Graham Members: 26,000 Weekend worship attendance: 14,000 Sanctuary: About 7,000 seats Campus size: 140 acres Includes: School (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), cafe (with a Starbucks), fitness center, bookstores, library Annual Budget: $27 million And now it is eyeing a piece of property worth $2.79 million.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tax it! Organized religion is a business just like Exxon-Mobil, Hewlett-Packard and anything else.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the 2.79 million dollar expense will go to build a luxury hotel and rental car business to expedite driving to the mega church for services.

Yep, anon 8:52 - organized religion is big business.

The poor can't afford to join.

Anonymous said...

gimme that new time religion....gimme that new time religion....
takes a little away from the expression "poor as a church mouse."

Anonymous said...

From all that I have seen and heard, Prestonwood is a solid gospel ministry that is reaching people with the true gospel. If you are in the Plano area, you will likely be witnessed to by someone from Prestonwood. Why the hard feelings because of success? Is there virtue in a church that does nothing and remains small.

Anonymous said...

Barry the provocateur.

I can't believe that you didn't mention that it will be a second campus.

Two campuses must be really double bad.

I honestly don't understand why people hate the church. If they think it has no value why not just ignore it.

Maybe the "new time religion" connects with a group of people that wouldn't be involved otherwise. Why attack them? Even if you disagree with the methodology or the message itself.

By the way what would unorganized religion be like?

Anonymous said...

I'm all for organized religion and growth, but when spending becomes excessive and ministers live extravegant lifestyles, then a red flag goes up. I do believe if churches don't distribute what they receive, they should be taxed. I also believe there are many many churches of all denominations that have their share of mis-use of funds.

Anonymous said...

2:47 - the word "extravagant" is right on target.

Building a soup kitchen for the poor, homeless and hungry just doesn't have a very prestigious ring to it.

Anonymous said...

The Evil Empire??!!!

Anonymous said...

What are you doing for the poor

Anonymous said...

Organized religion is not a business!

I don't know of any business out there that takesthe outcast, addicts etc.. and makes them productive people for free.

Anonymous said...

The sheep have to be sheared somewhere.

Condoleesa said...

Anon 5:35

Bwaahhaaaaa!

Anonymous said...

good one 5:35 -

Let's see - who would do the best job of shearing?

Falwell, Graham, Warren, Gantry, Robertson?

Anonymous said...

Tilton and Copeland are mighty handy with a pair a pair of shears. They are clip joint pros.