According to a recent research, around 37% of Americans attend church at least once each week. Would this percentage change if they realized their pastors wore high-end footwear worth thousands of dollars? Tyler, a 29-year-old guy, has sought to explore an answer to this issue. Tyler started an Instagram profile called PreachersNSneakers, which exposes renowned preachers for their penchant for overpriced items, and it has over 66K followers in just a few weeks.
#1 Ron Carpenter
Tyler revealed his thoughts to Fashionista saying that he is fond of purchasing and reselling shoes quite for some time. He is an evangelical Christian who is deeply rooted in its particular culture. while he was looking for a song by Elevation Worship that he really loved on a Sunday, he noticed the lead vocalist was wearing a pair of Yeezy 750s. They’re quite rare, and they are resold for around $800. He assumed that he knew about pastor wages since his wife works for a church and thought how is it even
#2 John Gray
Then he started researching Elevation’s preacher, Steven Furtick, and came across a video of him wearing the pair of orange and black shattered backboard Jordan 1s. Tyler further states that those were some of his new fad sneakers. He had even searched them up on StockX, and the most recent sale was, one for around 900 dollars. That made him start digging into these great churches even more and he had seen that there were a lot of individuals out there wearing the hottest clothes and the highest resale footwear in the league. He produced a video for his personal Instagram, and it received a positive response. At that time, he thought that it was because of some continuous funny component in it.
#3 Carl Lentz
Many church leaders and others in ministry have texted him thanking for what he is doing and even encouraged him to continue doing so. It seems like there exists a temptation of starting a conversation about what leadership and stewardship are in the church. He says that he also has a whole other segment of the secular, inquiring, or atheist audience emailing him saying things like, ‘Dude, this is ridiculous. It’s insane how much money these pastors earn.’
#4 Rich Wilkerson
He heard himself being branded as a hypocrite saying that he intends to create dissensions within the church. Nevertheless, he purposefully allows himself and what he does to be interpreted freely in the public eye.
#5 Chad Veach
Tyler had not anticipated any of this multifaceted conversation when he began the project. All he did was finding photographs, checkup their attire, and then reveal the current market value and let the audience express what they felt about it.
#6 Natalie Todd
But the most major concern here has to be if people believe it is fundamentally wrong for pastors to own or share photographs of themselves in these obscenely costly shoes and clothing. As Tyler states, he would be a bit upset if he sees the preacher come out in some new Yeezys.
#7 John Gray
Another issue is that no one knows for certain if these accessories and footwear were given as presents or not. He says that it’s impossible for him to accept the fact that pastors look totally fine to wear 2000$ foot ware when the majority of the community cannot even bear the cost of it.
#8 Julia Veach
Tyler says that what he means is that he cannot put an end to what’s happening as Carl Lentz, Chad Veach, and Judah Smith, for example, are likely to have smart mentors. And Tyler believes that there is a reasonable explanation to what’s happening.
#9 Erwin McManus
He even says that if somebody says that he buys these stuff out of passion then, that’s not the case. And also he says that if the majority agrees with it saying that the 2500$ pair of sneakers stand by the side of the god then too, he is OK with it. But definitely as all can see, there should strike a balance in between. Tyler himself has never chosen a church based on the attire of the preacher. He sees it as the most frivolous manner of selecting a church.