Apology issued by Missouri pastor who said his congregation were 'poor, broke, busted' for not buying him expensive watch (AC)
A Missouri pastor from Kansas City who said his congregation was "poor, broke busted and disgusted" for not buying him a luxury Movado watch has apologised for his remarks.
Carlton Funderburke, senior pastor at Church at the Well issued an apology video on 16th August 2022, for his "inexcusable" remarks he made in a sermon.
Funderburke said: "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."
"I have also privately apologized to our church, who has extended their love and support to me."
On 7th August 2022, a video clip of his sermon posted on TikTok, he berated his church members for not "honouring" him with a Movado watch
He said: "This is how I know you're still poor, broke, busted and disgusted, because of how you been honouring 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 no how.
"I ain't worth y'all Louis Vuitton? I ain't worth your Prada? I'm not worth your Gucci?" he stated in a clip nearly a minute long.