Relentless Church Pastor John Gray found himself taking some heat after buying his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus for their eighth wedding anniversary, but he insists it was God who helped him lavish such luxury upon his life partner.
“[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.
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.