_ A pastor in Missouri has apologized for calling his congregation too “broke” to buy him a luxury watch. In an August 7 sermon, pastor Carlton Funderburke was heard ranting about his congregation not “honoring” him. Funderburke is a senior pastor at the Church at the Well in Kansas City. In video shared all over social media, Funderburke is seen saying, “This is how I know you’re still poor, broke, busted, and disgusted, because of how you’ve been honoring me. I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money?” He went on to say that he had been waiting for months to receive a Movado watch. Movado watches can retail for anywhere between a couple of hundred dollars to upwards of a thousand dollars.
… The pastor released an apology video. He says, “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.”