Jesse Duplantis said God had told him to buy a Falcoln 7X for $54m (£41m).
"I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the Earth today he wouldn't be riding a donkey", he said. "Think about it for a minute".
He preaches the prosperity gospel, which says God shows favor by rewarding the faithful with earthly riches.
The three-engine plane Duplantis has his heart set on is capable of carrying up to 12 passengers, can fly at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour, and boasts an impressive max range of approximately 6,000 miles.
Duplantis runs a ministry and a church in Destrehan, Louisiana, outside New Orleans.
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"He said, 'I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X, '" Duplantis said.
However, when he anxious about the price, God said, "Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it, I asked you to believe for it", Duplantis added. "Yes, but I can't go in one stop".
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His site claimed that partners "sow financial seeds into the good soil of JDM to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world".
The revelation that he needed a Falcon 7X came straight from heaven, Duplantis said. I don't want to learn how to fly it, I'm not interested in that.
He and Duplantis defended their use of private jets in a widely shared - and mocked - YouTube video.
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"I said "what do you mean?' He said 'Before you ask I'll answer".
Duplantis is a purveyor of the prosperity gospel, a strand of Christianity that teaches that earthly riches are a sign of God's favor.
Mr Duplantis has copped some heavy criticism on social media for his request, being described variously as an "outrageous charlatan" and "hypocrite".
"People coming up to him, he had become famous, and they wanted him to pray for them and all that", he continued.
"You can't manage that today".
Duplantis and Copeland produced a video in 2016 arguing, once again, that televangelists need private jets in order to save as many souls as possible, according to the Washington Times.
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