How Some Megachurch Pastors Are Legally Avoiding Paying Property Taxes on Luxury Homes Where They Live

March 1, 2024

Some of America's biggest megachurch pastors live in glamorous multimillion-dollar mansions in stunning locations. Louisiana televangelist Jesse Duplantis lives in a mega-mansion outside New Orleans. He has said the home cost about $20,000,000 to build. However, records from last year show neither Duplantis nor his church paid a single cent in taxes on this property. Critics, like Pete Evans of the televangelist watchdog group Trinity Foundations, say these preachers are using a legal way to avoid paying property taxes on their pricey homes. Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero has more.

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