HOUSTON, TX—While browsing Instagram Monday, prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen stumbled upon the preachersnsneakers account, which collects pictures of pastors wearing expensive footwear.
Osteen was saddened by the images of the downtrodden, impoverished pastors who only had sneakers that cost $4,000, $5,000 or $6,000, sources confirmed.
"It's really sad that these men are doing faithful ministry for the Lord and can only afford some $6K kicks," he told one of his butlers as he lounged about his mansion in a pair of custom-made Italian designer shoes. "My heart really goes out to these guys."
At publishing time, Osteen forced himself to stop browsing the account so the preachers' poverty wouldn't rub off on him.