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Kansas City reverend rips members, calls ’em broke

Carlton Funderburke needs a watch/YouTube

KC Pastor rips congregation. 

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY — A viral TikTok video shows Kansas City Reverend Carlton Funderburke lambasting his parishioners because they don’t tithe enough. Funderburke, senior pastor at Church at The Well, even had the audacity to call ’em “broke, busted and disgusted” for not buying him an expensive Movado watch that costs roughly $3,000. The holy diatribe transpired mid-sermon on August 7th. “This is how I know you’re still poor, broke, busted and disgusted, because of how you’ve been honoring me,” Funderburke told the congregation. “I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money? I ain’t worth your St. John Knit? You all can’t afford it nohow. I ain’t worth y’all Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci? You can buy a Movado watch in Sam’s. Y’all know I asked for one last year. Here it is all the way in August and I still ain’t got it.”

Honor you?

Aren’t churchgoers supposed to honor God?

Social media reaction was vitriolic. One viewer wrote, “THIS is exactly why I don’t go to a modern church today. It’s a hustle.” Another chimed in with, “If anyone is still attending that church, they are seriously out of their minds.” A third observer added, “Nothing’s changed. Back in the day preachers wanted Cadillacs when everyone else was either walking or taking the bus. They wanted houses when others could only rent. The only difference now is technology and social media where more people can witness the audacity.”

Realizing he screwed up, Funderburke released an apologetic video on Tuesday.

“I’ve spoken to those I am accountable to and have received their correction and instruction,” he said.

“I have also privately apologized to our church, who has extended their love and support to me.”

Church at The Well is located at 8607 Longview Road.

Be sure to bring your purse and wallet.

Watch Funderburke’s rant and apology.

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This Post Has 86 Comments

  1. Somebodys goofy ass auntie needs to shut up in the back and listen to what this dumbo is saying

  2. Pastor don’t need 2 apologize- he said his god told him 2say it..😂😂

  3. And the scary thing about all of this is that… they still go to his sermons these people are brainwashed sheeps!!! they truly believe they would be honoring ”god’s will” if they buy this prick a watch! lol

  4. “Creflo Dollar, TD Jakes, Eddy Long & now this fool”… Y’all sanctified holy baptis negraz wear this ‘L’… 🤣😅😂😭😥🤦🏾‍♂️

  5. The Saucy Sassy Son of Man??? Or a broke ass nigga taking advantage of God’s Children???

  6. Well Jesus told his disciple’s to not take money for prays, but the stupid ones that go to church to give their hard earn money to these pastor and preachers to get them rich instead. Are we surprised by this lol lol

  7. He is gay and very narcissistic he is evil and very selfish!!!!🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  8. Why do people put so much clout in these bullshit preachers. Wake up people. Religion is so fake and this is used against Black people often. Unbelievable.

  9. They just found his ex-boyfriend guilty of murder. He was having sex with a married guy at the church. They got busted. The boyfriend killed his wife.

  10. His ass sweet as sugar.
    He needs the church to buy him a DRESS😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  11. whats confusing to me is why he wasnt made to resign.he is out of line,He showed who he is,and is still being able to lead a church…Like WOW!.Why???Who in their right mind would let someone like him lead them straight to hell.

  12. Yall act like the pastor supposed to work for free. The church is a business. Being a pastor is a JOB. He and his family need to eat. The plate was coming up SHORT. Yall come through in your Gucci, Louis, Fendi, Prada and a weak ass donation. Make it make sense. He shouldn’t have apologized…but he felt he needed to and it does sound genuine. I think he’s disappointed in himself that he let it go that far.

  13. At first I thought it was fake or a joke or something when my bro sent me the clip… this shit real!?! This makes this shit hilarious bro on the pulpit begging for a movado watch while calling his church supporters broke irl 😂😂😂😂😂

  14. From AMEN to AWE MAAAAAN!!! 🤦🏾‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

  15. Why does he sound like/ remind me of Arsenio Hall as the pastor in “Coming to America!?!”

  16. That’s disgusting! I hope everybody left. A pastor is a shephard and is suppose to feed his sheep, not demand money from them so he can go shop at Gucci. He has a base salary, and he can save money to buy something expensive like most of us. And if his ”sermon” was really about honor or whatever, and had not get caught showing him being a greedy jacka$$, he wouldn’t have to apologize!🤦🏻‍♀️🤮😡

  17. This is an example of what is wrong with American society today and do l dare say especially the black American community. I see more so called luxury brands and expensive cars in “poor” black neighborhoods than anywhere. I am gainfully employed and never even considered throwing away my hard earned money on such vanity. And they want to call me racist? Okay whatever.

  18. This is just an extreme example. As a young black woman, I’d say 75% of our churches are like this. And if you’re black you know what I’m talking about. They misuse and abuse scripture to guilt their congregation into tithing and giving, the pastors are pimped out every week and they believe this is Gods design for them, for them to be wealthy by the church members giving. Unfortunately there will always be false teachers, however those of us who claim to love the Bible, need to READ it and not support these false teachers. (Smh at the people whooping and hollering and backing this man smh)

  19. He’s screaming at them about not being able to afford it but yet he asked last year and still can’t get one himself clearly he not living right himself but talking about them smh

  20. What I don’t understand is why are there people saying amen and yes after and during this rant it’s. Abuse someone should have taken the mic away or escorted him off stage. Incredible

  21. One thing that always fascinated me about black churches is how the preacher could say almost anything and there’ll ALWAYS be someone in the congregation whooping and praising the Lord, or saying “PREACH!!” It never fails, lol.

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