Jill & Derick Dillard Offer Refunds to Fans Who Donated to Their Ministry

"We guarantee that we didn't spend your money on condoms!"
“We guarantee that we didn’t spend your money on condoms!”

By Holly Rasmussen

Over the past few months, Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have been accused of misusing money that was donated to their new ministry charity. After months of silence on the topic, it seems that the couple is finally responding to the claims.

The couple recently noted on their family website that they are now accepting requests for refunds from fans who have donated to Dillard Family Ministries.

As we’ve previously reported, Jill and Derick have come under scrutiny over the past few months for their missionary work (or seemingly lack thereof). Back in June, the couple went to Central America to become long-term missionaries in El Salvador. Their trip was mostly funded by donations from private citizens via their website.

However, fans were not happy to see the couple making numerous trips home to the United States, seemingly using the donations (which appears to be the couple’s only source of income since TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting) for their travel expenses. Fans were also upset that Jill and Derick have made no announcements about how the donations are being spent, so many fans took to the couple’s Facebook page to demand answers.

While Jill and Derrick have still not made any official announcement regarding how the money is being spent, they recently took down the tab on their family website that talked about Dillard Family Ministries. The donation page, however, remains intact, with the addition of the sentence about them offering refunds. So, if you want your $15 minimum donation back, let them know! (Anyone else think that Jill’s dad, Jim Bob, is probably having a stroke over the potential loss of grifted funds?! )

Despite the controversy surrounding the Dillards, TLC will be going ahead with a series of specials that will air later this year and follow the couple on their journey to become missionaries. However, it will be hard for TLC to capture that footage, given the fact that Jill and Derick are currently home in Arkansas on vacation, and have been for weeks.



  1. I have no tolerance for a scammer, especially ones that go to needy countries and try to convert the people before they’ll help the people.

    They don’t need your bibles and, hymns and sermons. They need food, clean water, medicine, educational (not spiritually educational) supplies. Seeds to plant. Clothing. Help. Real human compassion based help.

    Stop taking advantage of these people and help them:

    1 John 3:17-18 (ESV)

    But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

  2. I think that sentence was on there in July when they put up the website. At least that is what I saw somewhere.

  3. I don’t think their going back either. It was just a scam and now that they have been denied the missionary status I suspect they are staying put.

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