Kansas City Pastor Carlton Funderburke has apologized to his congregation after calling them “broke” and “cheap” during a recent sermon.
Pastor Funderburke of Church At The Well Kansas City apologized to his congregation for calling them “poor, broke, busted, and disgusted.” He had reportedly done so while complaining that they didn’t pool their money together to buy him a luxury watch.
“I offer this sincere apology to you today,” he said in an apology video. “No context could erase the words I used. I apologize to all the people that have been hurt or angered or anyway damaged by my words. For those who know and love me, thank you for your support. For those who now know me because of this video clip, I regret that your first impression of me is one of anger, hate, and resentment.”
He also claimed his behavior “does not reflect my heart or my sentiment toward God’s people, yet, that’s not discernible in the clip.”
Pastor Funderburke’s Aug. 7 sermon went viral on social media after it was uploaded to the Kansas City Defender’s TikTok page. In it, he reminded church members that he still didn’t get the Movado watch he allegedly asked for in 2021.
“Ooh, you can buy a Movado at Sam’s [Club], and you know I asked for one last year,” he was seen preaching in the clip. “And here it is all the way in August, and I still ain’t got it. Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters.”
Kansas City Pastor GOES OFF on congregation calling them “poor, broke busted and disgusted” because they didn’t give him enough money to buy a new watch he’s been wanting. It’s pastors like these that give the church a bad name smh an also why a lot of our generation left the church. What y’all think? 🤔
Before his expensive watch rant, the Kansas City pastor belittled his congregation by mocking their perceived finances.
“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 it no how,” he said. “I ain’t worth your Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?”
Despite his disrespectful comments, he said he “solicits” everyone’s “prayers and forgiveness.”