- South Africa has a number of high-profile church leaders who are not afraid to show off their riches
- Pastors regularly share posts showing their love of luxury cars, designer clothing and upmarket homes
- Pastor Jay Israel Senior of Spirit Life Church is one such leader and regularly shows off his cars and luxury holidays
South Africa has a number of high-profile church leaders, usually from the Pentecostal church, who make obscene amounts of money and receive gifts worth millions of Rand. These leaders live lifestyles akin to that of a rock-star.
These pastors are not afraid to show off their love of living luxuriously and regularly post pictures of their newest luxury/sports cars, designer clothing, magnificent holidays and upmarket homes.
Pastor Jay Israel Senior of Spirit Life Church is one such leader and regularly shows off his cars and luxury holidays. The pastor from East London is only 28-years old and is living a dream lifestyle.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Pastor Jay drives multi-million Rand cars donated to him by rich congregants and is currently renting a mansion in the affluent East London suburb of Beacon Bay.
Pastor Jay owns a Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG 63d, but a wealthy congregant decided to donate an Audi Q7 to the pastor after his Jeep apparently disappeared.
Pastor Jay also enjoys going on holiday and posts from social media show him living it up with a group of friends on a yacht.
Pastor Jay’s spokesperson Tabisa Ralawa refused to comment on her boss’ lifestyle and would not grant access to the pastor to be interviewed.
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently announced that it would probe the religious sector for possible tax fraud. SARS believes that some church leaders could be using tax evasion tricks to fund their lavish lifestyles at the expense of the South African budget.
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