As he continues to draw flak for gifting his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus for their eighth wedding anniversary, Relentless Church Pastor John Gray revealed it was God who made the posh acquisition possible after he made a “faith deposit” on the vehicle in February.
He also urged his “haters,” who are troubled by his decision to buy a lavish gift for his wife, to “be blessed.”
“[Eight] years. New beginnings. New hope. New life. And for her, a new whip. I put a faith deposit down in February and God helped me to make my wife’s dream come true. Why not? She’s made mine come true! #GodIsMyWitness #BookContract #HatersBeBlessed,” the leader of the Greenville, South Carolina, church wrote in a post on Instagram Tuesday night.
Gray, who just two weeks ago was drawing praise for allowing congregants in need to take cash directly from his offering baskets, saw that praise quickly turn to scorn this week after a video of him gifting his wife the Italian luxury vehicle was posted on Instagram. The video has since been removed but several clips showing Aventer Gray exulting over the gift remain online.
Sue Mayweather, who posted the original video clip, said Aventer Gray also gifted her husband the “‘green box’ Rolex,” a term used to describe the Rolex Explorer II which comes with a price of approximately $8,000.
While the Lamborghini Urus can be had starting at about $200,000, according to Fortune, Aventer Gray suggested that her husband might have paid more for the luxury SUV which comes with a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 650 horsepower. It also boasts an automatic eight-speed transmission, can travel 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 189 mph.
In a post on Instagram Tuesday night, the preacher’s wife confirmed that when her husband introduced her to the Lamborghini Urus and had her build one online in February, she didn’t believe she would really get it. Now that she has it, she remains adamant that she will not apologize for enjoying the fruit of their hard work.
“I saved to give you one of the best gifts and a dream timepiece and my God, you blessed me, significantly when in Feb at the All-Star hotel, we sat in this phenomenal new SUV, then you allowed me to build one online and DREAM...not really believing it would happen for real, but then, we ‘WIN FROM WITHIN’ Lololol &...It DID!” Aventer Gray wrote.
“I will never apologize for how hard we work and how we want to bless each other... PSALM 112:1-3... I love you. You are mine and I am yours. Thank you for taking care of me, for the past 8, and I trust the Lord by faith that for the next 88 you will do the same, so will I, and much more. Highs, lows, mistakes, misfortune, we are STILL HERE AND THE DEVIL IS MAD BECAUSE GOD GETS THE GLORY...with God all lead back to true love! There is no one I would rather do this life with than You!” she added.