Six Ministry Jets Fly to Texas for Televangelist Marcus Lamb Funeral; Memorial Highlights

December 6th was a busy day for ministry aircraft as Pastor Planes (Instagram and Twitter) tracked 12 aircraft making 24 flights.

Seven ministry aircraft, of which six were jets, flew to airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth area carrying televangelists to pay last respects and attend the memorial service of Marcus Lamb, the founder of prosperity-gospel promoting Daystar Television Network, who died of Covid on November 30th after staunchly advocating resisting the Covid vaccine.

Trinity Foundation investigator Pete Evans observed limousines picking up two celebrity preachers after their jets landed.

Photo: A close-up view of the Dallas-Fort Worth area shows two ministry jets and a Beechcraft King Air F90 landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, three jets landed at Fort Worth Alliance Airport and one jet landed at Fort Worth Meacham Airport.

Meanwhile, a total of twenty-four flights from churches, ministries and a Christian university aircraft on December 6th created colorful patterns on a tracking map.

  1. Living Word Intl (Mark Barclay) – Hawker 8000XP flight from West Chicago, IL to Freeland, MI.
  2. Bob Jones U. – Learjet 45 flights from Greenville, SC to Flint, MI to Huntington, WV to back to Flint, and to Greenville.
  3. World Heir (Creflo Dollar) – Gulfstream G-IV round trip from Atlanta to Fort Worth and back to Atlanta. Flight completed Dec. 7 UTC.
  4. C&C Aviation LLC (Liberty University) – Cessna 680 flights from Lynchburg, VA to Minneapolis to Garden City, KS, back to Minneapolis and then to Smyrna, TN.
  5. Word of Faith Christian Center Church (Keith Butler) – 1125 Westwind Astra round trip from Waterford Township, MI to Fort Worth and back to Waterford Township. Flight completed Dec. 7 UTC.
  6. Assemblies of God Financial Services Group – Bombardier Challenger round trip from Springfield, MO to Nashville and back to Springfield.
  7. Joyce Meyer Ministries – Gulfstream G-IV round trip from Chesterfield, MO to Fort Worth and back to Chesterfield. Flight completed Dec. 7 UTC.
  8. Voice of Evangelism (Perry Stone) – Beech F90 flight from Cleveland, TN to DFW.
  9. Rhema Bible Church (Kenneth Hagin Jr.) – Bombardier Challenger flight from Tulsa, OK to Fort Worth.
  10. Zoe Aviation (LIFE Outreach Intl) – Cessna 560XL flight from Palm Springs, CA to Austin.
  11. Jesse Duplantis Ministries – Dassault Falcon 900 round trip from New Orleans to DFW and back to New Orleans.
  12. Faith Life Intl – Falcon 900 EX flights from Branson, MO to Fort Worth and to Sarasota-Bradenton, FL.

The same phenomenon was noticed earlier this year when televangelist Frederick Price’s memorial service was held in March. Televangelists Creflo Dollar, Jerry Savelle and Kenneth Hagin Jr. flew to California to deliver remarks.

Photo: The flight tracking service ADSB Exchange shows ministry jet flying to the Los Angeles area on March 6, 2021 for Price’s memorial service.

Memorial Service

 

Lamb’s memorial service was held at televangelist Robert Morris’ Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, where Lamb was a member. Trumpet player Phil Driscoll performed during the memorial service.

Numerous televangelists were seated near the front of the church. Appearing in audience reaction shots during the Daystar memorial service broadcast: Juanita Bynum, Kenneth Copeland, Larry Huch, Guillermo Maldonado, Joyce Meyer, Rod Parsley and Perry Stone.

Jimmy Evans, a Gateway Church pastor and president of XO Marriage (previously named MarriageToday), told the Lamb family that Daystar’s best days are ahead. This became a common theme repeated throughout the memorial service. Marcus Lamb’s death would result in his widow Joni and their adult children taking leadership of the network.

Joel Osteen cried as he spoke to the attendees. Osteen said, “It took the loss of my father to really push me into my destiny.” John Hagee prayed a prayer of blessing over the Lamb family.

Jonathan Lamb talked about his father building the Daystar Television Network and playing golf. For many years the father and son would regularly meet for a competitive, weekly round of golf.

During her remarks, Rebecca Lamb Weiss, daughter of Marcus and Joni Lamb, described one of her father’s concerns: Christians becoming less dependent on the Holy Spirit.

In a video recorded for the service, T.D. Jakes talked about his friendship with Marcus, which transcended politics. They often disagreed but remained friends.

Marcus Lamb died at 64 years of age.

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” – James 4:14 NIV

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