Rich & Religious
The high life led by televangelists is in stark contrast to the people of their parishes and the bible preaching humility and a moderate lifestyle.
In his own deadpan style, we follow Kristoffer Eriksen as he uncovers the money behind the most popular churches in some very religious areas around the world.
Eps 1: In Brazil, televangelist Valdemiro Santiago has earned millions of dollars. He claims to be a medium for the holy ghost and to facilitate miracles. For his followers, he leads the path to a better life. He also prefers to traveling by private jet. Fortunately, the church has its own fleet, paid for by the believers.
Eps 2: In Turkey we meet televangelist Adnan Oktar. Oktar is haunted by various accusations for misconduct and felonies. Kristoffer has been granted access to a rare interview with Oktar in his private live talk show. Kristoffer takes advantage and asks critical questions to understand more about the organization.
Eps 3: Texas, US. The American bible belt is the backdrop for the final episode. Kristoffer meets multi-millionaire televangelist T.D. Jakes to find out how the pastor squares his huge profits off the parish with the reading of the bible.