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#0408sva – John Hagee’s Lifestyle

John Hagee’s 2.2 million dollar home

Plus a 2.1 million dollar ranch house, 5 lodges, Skeet Range, Smokehouse all sitting on 8,000 acres and much, much more…. 


According to his own web site, John Hagee is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 19,000 active members.  He is also President of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television teachings throughout America and in 235 nations worldwide, and founder and National Chairman of Christians United for Israel, a Christian Zionist advocacy organization that promotes the idea that Christians have a biblical obligation to defend Israel. Television broadcasts of Hagee’s religious services, promoted by his Global Evangelism Television (GETV) corporation, reach several million viewers.

He promotes the doctrine of positive confession which maintains that Christians can speak (i.e., positively confess) physical realities into existence as long as the believer exercises enough faith to accompany his or her verbal confession.

In his DVD, 7 Secrets of Financial Freedom, Hagee says “Prosperity is a Choice, Not a Chance” and that God’s will for every believer is freedom from “debt and the bondage of creditors” and that they “have more than enough financial means to meet every need”. 

He is certainly doing his best not to disappoint God…

“Since Hagee and his wife, Diana Hagee, founded GETV 25 years ago, the organization has gone from a back-room operation broadcasting Sunday sermons to San Antonio area viewers to a 50,000-square-foot multimedia studio broadcasting to 127 television stations and 82 radio stations nationwide… “

…. According to the 990 forms for GETV, the organization in 2001 netted $12.3 million from donations, $4.8 million in profit from the sales of books and tapes, and an additional $1.1 million from various other sources, including rental income.

As the nonprofit organization’s president, Hagee drew $540,000 in compensation, as well as an additional $302,005 in compensation for his position as president of Cornerstone Church, according to GETV’s tax statements.

He also received $411,561 in benefits from GETV, including contributions to a retirement package for highly paid executives the IRS calls a “rabbi trust,” so named because the first beneficiary of such an irrevocable trust was a rabbi.

The John Hagee Rabbi Trust includes a $2.1 million 7,969-acre ranch outside Brackettville, with five lodges, including a “main lodge” and a gun locker. It also includes a manager’s house, a smokehouse, a skeet range and three barns.

Taken together, his payment package, $842,005 in compensation and $414,485 in benefits, was one of the highest, if not the highest, pay package for a nonprofit director in the San Antonio area in 2001.”

”..  Hagee’s compensation was among the highest pay packages for television evangelists in 2001, according to IRS 990 filings”

In Addition Hagee’s wife “Diana Hagee received compensation of $67,907 as vice president of GETV and $58,813 as the special events director for Cornerstone Church”.

Administators comment: 

 Once again, we see another televangelist raking in millions (if not billions) of dollars for personal use.  

While the Hagee’s should be compensated for their hard work; this kind of salary is a shame to the name of Christ. 

2 Peter 2:3 “By covetousness they exploit you with deceptive words….”

No minister of the Gospel needs that much money or that kind of lifestyle to preach the gospel. Hagee is raking in more than the President of the United States and other World leaders. 

Not only does he teach an false view of salvation for the Jews but he is clearly in the Word of Faith camp with the “prosperity gospel” being a big part of what he focuses on. (Please see other blogs on this site for more information)


Please be aware of the fact that when you donate to this ministry, the funds my wind up in Hagee’s pocket (or his children’s) and not necessarily used for preaching the gospel.

                                                                      —excerpted from www.inplainsite.org 

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3 responses to “#0408sva – John Hagee’s Lifestyle

  1. Peggy Kannaday November 13, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Dear Friend,
    Thank you for exposing these extremely lavish lifestyles. It reminds me of the “lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, an old show that revealed the extravagances and the indulgences of the “rich and famous”.
    It seems that many of our “Christian” leaders live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Many are even more difficult to communicate with in the real world than the very famous celebrities. Many of the highest paid celebrities seem to like to communicate with their fans through twitter and face book, but many of the “Christian” leaders seem to snub the poor people that desire to communicate with them. I have found that many rich “Christian” leaders in states, will not associate with you socially unless you are wealthy.
    However, according to Jer. 23 and Ezekiel 34, God is going to raise up a group of true shepherds in the last days that will care for even that one sheep no matter what they have in the bank, etc.
    The Good Shepherd is going to raise up those pastors that have His heart. Jesus Christ is going to have the pastors that will leave the 99 and go and search for that one lost sheep in order to save that sheep from being led to the slaughter by unscrupulous religious leaders.
    Our almighty God is going to have His glorious last day church according to His High Priestly prayer, and we will all be one, and we will have His sacrificial love one for another. Thank You, Lord Jesus, as at that time; You will be the Head of The Church. Hallelujah!
    In His love and for His glory,
    Peggy Kannaday

    • sandyvanasch November 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. I read Jer 23 and Eze. 34 and you are correct. What a warning to the Shepherds!! The televangelists will stand accountable for every penny that was donated to them. They will have to give an account to God. I am glad I am not in their shoes.

      I pray for them daily. I pray that they will come to their senses and turn to the Lord.

      I also pray that people who watch their programs won’t be so guliable and just pour money into their laps either. If Christians would stop donating then many of them would go off the air.

      Take Care and God Bless,

  2. Anamaria Mccaleb December 4, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I really agree with what the prior commenter said. You really nailed it right on the head. Anyways, happy holidays to everyone.


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