Pastor John Hagee – Cornerstone Church Ministry, Heresy, Divorce & Dirty Deeds

All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.” – John Hagee

Super funny update – John Hagee has hilariously bad books ranging from Doomsday predictions to dating books
to the Financial Armageddon
(he was wrong). 
Oh boy. Another major televangelist pastor, John Hagee, has turned out to not only be a crook but a complete moron. John Hagee has made many extremely offensive remarks regarding Catholics, Jews, Islam, homosexuality, women, African Americans, Hurricane Katrina and even the Bible itself. I just don’t understand how heretics like John Hagee can gain such a huge following in the evangelical Christian world… I guess it just goes to show the type of people who are involved in such groups. Even John McCain (below right) has sought out the company of John Hagee and recently received Mr. Hagee’s personal endorsement. Previously, I have discussed Pat Robertson’s “power shakes” he sells and Joel Osteen’s refusal to defend basic tenets of Christianity, but I think John Hagee just might take the cake. John Hagee has publicly stated in a commercial peddling his newest book In Defense of Israel that “Jesus refused to be the Messiah” and that “there was a calvary conspiracy by Rome, the high priests and Herod to execute Jesus”. Wow, is this televangelist on drugs? My guess is yes and there will be another scandal like that of Ted Haggard. He claims that Catholics and the Roman Church are somehow responsible for millenia of anti-Semitism and the death of Jesus Christ. Utterly ridiculous. Pastor John Hagee has also publicly stated to the 19,000 active members of his congregation and millions of television viewers that the United States of America MUST launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran immediately. John Hagee not only publicly states that he holds such beliefs, but he contradicts himself time and again in his personal life- John Hagee had an adulterous affair and divorced his wife to unbiblically remarry a much younger woman from his own former congregation. What does John Hagee get in return for his heretical ministry? John Hagee has a $2.1 million dollar 7,969 acre ranch with not one, but FIVE lodges, a managers house, a gun locker, a smoke house, a skeet range and three barns. In the year 2001, John Hagee received $842,000 in salary and $414,485 in benefits making him one of the best paid men on earth in ANY field. For comparison, Billy Graham (probably the most well known living religious figure in America), took only $174,000 in compensation that year. I went into business to make money, but perhaps I should’ve become a pastor!!!

Pastor John Hagee’s Heresy

In order to generate controversy to help him sell more books, John Hagee created and distributed a commercial featuring him attacking the Catholic Church for helping plan the murder of Jesus (don’t ask me how this happened, considering that the Catholic Church wasn’t founded till later). A direct quote from John Hagee says, “Most readers will be shocked by the clear record of history linking Adolf Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church in a conspiracy to exterminate the Jews.”
Please take note that John Hagee specifically states that Jesus Christ did not come to Earth to be the Messiah. How on earth can anyone, much less millions nationwide, follow a pastor like John Hagee who publicly states that Jesus was not the Messiah?!?! I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m missing something… perhaps John Hagee is a self-help guru like Joel Osteen or something. Ugh. I am beginning to lose my faith in humanity the more I read about some of these selfishly evil megachurch pastors.

Pastor John Hagee Advocates Pre-Emptive War on Iran

Many people advocate pre-emptive war on Iran, but few of them have the ear of President George Bush like Pastor John Hagee does. Pastor John Hagee is a Zionist Christian: he believes that the Book of Revelation in the Bible specifically says any nation that does not defend the state of Israel at any cost will be eternally damned. John Hagee has sold millions of books spouting nonsense conspiracy theories from evil global financiers trying to destroy the Jews to saying that the U.S. Postal Service was trying to destroy his ministry (the USPS said Pastor John Hagee’s Ministry hardly qualified as a non-profit and as such was subject to regular rates on mass mailings). Pastor John Hagee’s current ramblings are trying to exort his millions of followers to push their elected representatives to pre-emptively go to war with Iran, before Iran can destroy Israel. To this end, has has raised millions of dollars and even had personal conferences with the President of the United States himself to try to convince him of this view. After these meetings, President Bush took a noticeably more hostile stance on Iran and much of his rhetoric is phrased in religious terms. Scary.

Pastor John Hagee says that if America does not defend Israel than God’s wrath and judgment will come directly down upon the heads of the citizens of America. John Hagee is a slick marketer who plays upon peoples fears and hatreds to make money and push his insane policy ideas. Peopho op

le wpose his ideas are damned according to him. Not only that but according to him, “What is the point of having free speech if you have nothing to say?” I’d say that John Hagee sounds more like Hitler, then the Roman Catholic Church who he accuses of being like Hitler.

Adultery, Divorce and Salary of Pastor John Hagee

Christians don’t steal or lie, they don’t get divorced or have abortions.” – John Hagee

A megachurch televangelist like John Hagee who spouts outrageous beliefs and has millions of followers must lead an immaculate personal life to keep his congregation listening to him, right? Wrong. People apparently will follow John Hagee blindly and will not question him even when details of his adulterous personal life are made public.

John Hagee was the leader of the charismatic Trinity Church in 1975 and was the father of two children. John Hagee had an adulterous affair with a woman and admitted to immorality in front of his church. Pastor John Hagee then divorced the mother of his two children and married a younger woman (Diana Castro, now Diana Hagee) from that same congregation. Pastor John Hagee willfully abused his position of trust and power to take advantage of a younger gullible woman and cheat on his wife.

So what happened after John Hagee admitted to cheating and abusing his power? Did he repent and pursue becoming a better person and living a life based on Biblical principles? Did people stop following his ministry? The answers are very obvious. John Hagee married the woman he cheated on his wife with and immediately became the pastor of another congregation- the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio Texas.

Pastor John Hagee went on to push his evangelical, speaking in tongues Cornerstone Church into becoming a megachurch that televises his weekly sermons. Nor did he do so for free.

If you visit the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas or watch Pastor John Hagee on his television show, you will see him perched on top of an enormous white and blue throne watching his massive choir or jazz band. When they finish, John Hagee will approach the pulpit for his favorite time of the week- tithe time! Pastor John Hagee has his congregation members raise their money towards the sky and repeat after him “Give and it shall be given.” He then instructs his audience that “When you give, it qualifies you to receive God’s abundance. If God gives to you before you give to him, God himself will become a liar… If you’re not prospering it’s because you’re not GIVING!” Contained in those few sentences is everything that is unscriptural and wrong with the New-Age “Prosperity Message” pushed on gullible congregations by megachurch pastors nationwide. Pastor John Hagee needs to revisit the portion of the Bible where Jesus went into the synagogue and pushed over all the tables of goods. His statement above is in direct contradiction with the Bible.

Using his lies and deceit, Pastor John Hagee has grown into an enormously wealthy man. In the year 2001, his organization filed revenues of $18.3 million dollars with

the IRS. What was John Hagee’s personal compensation package worth? More than $1.25 million dollars. His nonprofit organization, GETV, has a mission statement reading “Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. Somehow I think his nearly 8,000 acre Texas ranch does not help that mission. Not only does Pastor John and his wife Diana Hagee own that sprawling ranch, but they also have a 5,275 foot, 6 bedroom mansion in one of San Antonio’s most exclusive gated communities (The Dominion). The house is appraised at $700,000.

So who is monitoring Pastor John Hagee and his largesse? Who ensures that the millions of dollars that gullible grandmothers give him is spent to further spread the gospel of Jesus Christ? 3 of the 4 Directors who monitor the board of his nonprofit GETV foundation are his direct family members- his wife, Diana; his son, Matthew; and himself.

What does Pastor John Hagee have to say about his income and wealth?

I deserve every dime I’m getting.” _John Hagee.

What a disgusting human being.

Multiple religious organizations and other experts on television ministries have said that John Hagee has a

conflict of interest and what he is doing with GETV and his compensation package probably crosses into the realm of criminals. “We prohibit any personal profiting on a product that is promoted and marketed with the dollars that have been donated to the ministry,” said Nelson, with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. The arrangement with the book sale profits or “royalty payments” being placed in a retirement trust – instead of being counted as ordinary income – created the impression that Hagee was trying to avoid being taxed for ordinary income, an intellectual property rights lawyer said. John Hagee basically is laundering money through his nonprofit so he doesn’t have to pay taxes on it, then paying it to himself so he can live an opulent lifestyle while the mission of his foundation goes unaccomplished and the poor gullible grandparents who send him money go hungry.

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1,411 thoughts on “Pastor John Hagee – Cornerstone Church Ministry, Heresy, Divorce & Dirty Deeds”

  1. if the gospel of our Lord Jesus is moving foward,why worry about where the money goes or what ‘he’ buys with it….people give because they believe in the ministry of giving..if you dont believe okay, leave “us”….by the way be carefull of your words you might find yourself joining the devil against God (you fight a man of God, you fight God Himself)

  2. I do not think there is an adult person alive who has never sinned. God can forgive you of anything. So if God forgave Hagee of his adultery that is all that matters. He has dedicated his life to Gods work. My family has become closer to God because of John Hagee ministeries. Shame on you for trying to hold his past against him. God has blessed him and his family ,GREAT. That is as it should be. God has blessed me and mine too. I will continue to support Hagee ministeries because I believe he does what God wants him to . What I love is Hagee pulls no punches he calls wrong doing wrong! He is not afraid to be polictically inncorrect. May The Lord continue to bless John Hagee and his family and may He open your eyes and heal your heart.

  3. Friend, I do not know much about John Hagee. I do know there is something wrong somewhere as the Holy Spirit is raising a red flag on him.
    Good for you if what you wrote here is true as you cared for the sheep not to be misled.
    Bad for you if you have blowed things out of proportion and if you have lied about something.
    Your page here is the lone entry that i could find when I did the search and the video that you had provided doesn’t exist anymore making it hard to verify your claims on this page.

  4. Dear brothers and brothers greet on the word of God . for good works we are doing i like to join yours, i am pastor from local village but i need to work with yours.


  6. There is not a preacher, nor probably yourself that has not committed sin. If you choose, pick up the stone. This is a terribly judgmental website. <

  7. Dear Servant of our Lord,

    Greetings in the precious name, Glory and honor to God. Really good we are glad and happy of your faith your website indicates truth of the gospel in you, for this has led us to contact you, as one family in the lord. We pray and request that you be our spiritual leader because we need to grow. So through your inspiration to reach out the communities in the word.

    We welcome you in this year 2014 of blessing to uplift our spiritual foundation kindly consider our prayer and we pray that God to keep you in good health as you live to fulfill this great commission in your life Matthew 28:19.Numbers 6:24-26

    We pray God’s blessing upon you all as we look forward to hear from you. 1 Cor 16 :14

    Our church address 1178-40200-Kisii-Kenya.

    Yours in Best Regard Pastor B. Boiro

  8. I see that even though this article was published in 2008 you are still getting comments in 2014…including this one. I am a Christian who is fed up with the truth about these mega rich pastors not being told. Well done in publishing this article. Please keep it up.

  9. Thank you for this article. The city of San Antonio has long had this scandal and shame hanging over it. That church was always merely a scam to enrich Hagee, IMHO.

  10. I suppose God needs not to judge any one. Y’all taking care of His duties for him. Pastor Hagee and Creflo Dollar are two of the best TV pastors out there. <

  11. if all this is true why doesn’t someone take this man down just like jim and tammy faye baker was taken down? someone needs to look into the money of the church and see where its going. i give thru john hagee to get the jew out of russia into israel. gee,, i hope that is where my money is going!!!!! cant someone call the IRS or someone else into this? im an old lady living off of social security i dont know what to do. i hope he isnt doing anything wrong.

  12. I give all my monies to John Hagee and Creflo Dolla…they promise me a prayer cloth and that my monies be tripled!! It’s like a casino only God runs it. So I give them my monies and then I gets more monies!!! It’s all for love toooo!!

  13. Hello, I want to than you very much for this blog and for all that you have highlighted here. Years ago I recalled reading of Hagee’s adultery, which of course was wrong but I felt well perhaps he sought God’s and his ex-wife’s forgiveness and moved on to living an upright life. That aside, having read your blog about the financial dealings and profits of this man puts him in a different category for me. However, God Himself will deal with him and the other crooked preachers out there who are putting themselves up to be saints. May Our Lord guide each of us whom we should trust and to which church we should tithe. Bless you for speaking out!

  14. Oh my! Thank you for writing this blog. Imagine, here I was seriously considering joining this preacher on his Israel 2014 tour of Israel! I’m sure it was God who led me here to read this. Thank you and thank God for opening my eyes!

  15. I leave in London,and i was looking to see if Pastor Hague has a church in London so that i can be attending,then i found this negative comments about the Pastor,I listen to his teachings on TV almost every Sunday and I really admire his preachings,he call a spade a spade.I don’t know about his personal life but there is nothing wrong with the way he preach,he stand for the truth of the Bible. Am still looking for a place of his ministry here in London.

  16. How are you so unfamiliar with the Crusades? they killed 1/2 the Jews in Worms, Gemany. the Crusades were sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church who tortured and slaughtered Jewish people beginning in 1096. The history of papal rome was was one of the bloodiest, brutal torture and mass murder. The Jews were forced to convert to Catholic or expelled and/or brutally killed. Same as hitler.

  17. “One day after i am long gone, you will remember me and say, we should have stopped the nuclear program of Israel, abolished the Federal Reserve and kicked all secret societies, occultists, usurpers and Zionists out of our wonderful country, to keep it that way, but it is never too late, just remember that”.. John F. Kennedy

  18. While you are correct in most of your accusations, John Hagee will answer to God and not you for his sins. As the Bible says, did you take a brother in Christ with you to confront JH about his sins privately before you accused him in a public forum. Did God set you up as judge? Careful as you judge, for God will judge you as you judge others.

  19. Please stop tarnishing the image of this great man of God who daily impact positively, the life of people for God. He has been a solution to many problems that confront humanity. Be careful with your publication against him otherwise the wrath of God hangs on your head. It is written, ‘touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm’ I believe he daily bless humanity with blessings from God……

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