Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick told his congregation Sunday that he was sorry for any uncomfortable conversations they may have been forced to have about his controversial new Waxhaw home.
But Furtick didn’t apologize for the 16,000-square-foot home, which drew national media attention last week because of its size and cost. Instead, he described it as a gift from God.
Furtick also emphasized Sunday that he is committed to making worshipers proud of their church. And he added that the media should not be viewed as the enemy.
“My wife and I made a decision, and we built a house,” he said while sitting at the edge of the stage at the church’s Blakeney location. “It’s a big house, and it’s a beautiful house, and we thank God for it …. We understand everything we have comes from God.”
Furtick’s comments were a departure from a sermon last month, when he told the congregation that his new home was “not that great of a house.”