The Rev. Dennis Grant has found his version of the Promised Land — miles of undeveloped desert in far western Texas he is reselling for $22,000 per 20-acre parcel.
Preaching that “God did not create us to be broke,” Grant, a community activist and senior pastor of Restoration Ministries in Tamarac, has bought up an expanse larger than the island of Manhattan in a remote area 90 mileseast of El Paso. He is selling the real estate to the Caribbean community and to members of his church as an investment to help them retire rich.
In the process, Grant stands to make millions of dollars for his company, Florida TopLand. He says he donates 10 percent of the company’s income to his church.
“God knows when money comes into my hands, I’m going to share it. So he’s going to keep giving it to me,” said Grant.