‘Counting On’ Star Derick Dillard is, Once Again, Begging Fans for Money

“Give us your cash!”

UPDATE! As of Wednesday, Pure Charity has shut down Derick’s fundraising page, stating that it violated the site’s Terms of Use for Registered User Conduct!

Derick has yet to comment on the shutdown.


Just when you thought Derick and Jill Dillard were done asking for money, the Counting On stars are once again coming to their fans with their hands out!

Less than a month after announcing that he and Jill were no longer accepting donations to their Dillard Family Ministries charity, Derick has once again come to the Duggar Family’s fans to ask for cold-hard cash.

Last week, Derick posted on a site called purecharity.com (which seems to be a sort-of GoFundMe for charities). On the page, he revealed why he is requesting your hard-earned dollars.

“BIG NEWS! For the next year, I will be serving through a program at my home church, called the Cross Church School of Ministry! I am so excited about this incredible opportunity for further ministry development, and I would like to invite you to share in this excitement with me,” Derick wrote.

And, of course, the best way for fans to “share in this excitement” with Derick is to fork over their money!

Derick stated that he needs the money for “various mission opportunities” that include “trips for gospel advancement”…whatever that means.

“I started a fundraiser on Pure Charity to raise the funding I need for various mission’s opportunities I will have throughout the year,” he wrote. “I have a donations goal of $6,500. This will enable me to fulfill my specific calling to ministry this year, including trips for Gospel-advancement and humanitarian work in Northwest Arkansas, North America, and abroad.”

Derick went on to explain a little bit more about the church and his reasons for wanting your money.

“The Cross Church School of Ministry is a one-year, ministry, residency experience that I believe will be a key asset in not only my vocational ministry, but also in my personal development,” he wrote. “Every donation is important and will enable me to be present and help others in need. Would you kindly consider making a donation? Also, I would appreciate your willingness to share this with others who may want to partner with me,” he begged.

“Thank you so much for being a part of my life and helping me be a small part of something so big, that transcends time and space, the advancement of the good news of Jesus Christ!”

As The Ashley previously reported, fans expressed anger over how Derick and Jill spent their donations for their last ministry, so it’s no surprise that, at press time, Derick was lacking in donations this time around. To date, he has only raised a measly $125 of his $6,500 goal.

Fans were apparently not so keen on giving Derick money so he could further his “personal development.” Many were quick to point out that Derick and Jill (and their family) make a large salary from appearing on ‘Counting On’.

“Truly needed? No disrespect, but why can’t you use your earnings from TLC? As one person said, Jesus never asked for donations for ministry,” one person responded to Derick’s request for donations on Twitter.

“You made a ton of $ off TLC,” another wrote. “Use your money instead of bilking your poor fans. If Jim Bob can afford 3 planes, he can fund your ed.”

“If you had a true calling, you would be thrilled to use your own money for this. Have some shame. You have $ and don’t need charity. #greed,” another person wrote to Derick.

Surely we will see this all play out on the new episodes of ‘Counting On’ which will premiere on TLC in September.

(Photo: TLC)

37 Responses

  1. I find it ironic that people who are so negative continue to follow the Dillard family, as well as the Duggar’s. If you don’t believe in the way that they live, or the missions work they feel called to serve, then why follow them. It is a complete waste of your time. Instead of continued negativity, maybe your efforts should go in a more positive direction where you can make a difference in others’ lives, instead of trying to tear someone you don’t even know down. JMHO. Regardless, His Blessings be to all of you.

  2. They’ve been greedy from the start, remember their baby registry for their first kid? When they tried to get their fans to buy them a bunch of expensive crap that wasn’t even baby related.

  3. I don’t even get what he needs this money for. I understood asking for money when they were traveling to Central America and living out there but he’s “ministering” from his home church. There’s no lengthy commute, he doesn’t have to rent a new house in a new country bc it’s his HOME church, he doesn’t need money for visa applications or passports bc it’s his HOME church. What is he asking for? Gas money?

    1. He’s attending a year long, unaccredited “college course” in ministry, which costs $12k.
      Keep in mind, he has a REAL degree with which he can get REAL jobs that offer a salary, health insurance, etc. But heaven forbid he should work a ~~desk job~~ to earn cash, dip into his TLC savings or ask his millionaire FIL for a loan.

    2. It doesn’t look like you read the article, Amy – See Below:
      “I started a fundraiser on Pure Charity to raise the funding I need for various mission’s opportunities I will have throughout the year,” he wrote. “I have a donations goal of $6,500. This will enable me to fulfill my specific calling to ministry this year, including trips for Gospel-advancement and humanitarian work in Northwest Arkansas, North America, and abroad.”
      I think that is pretty clear.

  4. He reminds me of all the scandales of previous evangelist that asked for hard earned cash from their desperate followers and used the money to further their involvement in unchristian like behavior. Most of which are now serving prison sentences. Remember Jim Baker anyone?

    1. Missions work IS work. Missions are funded through donations. This is not unusual. There are some churches who fund entirely for missionaries selected for missions work. And THOSE are through donations, as well. Usually donations from individuals who believe in the work that they are doing. It is how missionaries do what they feel that they are called to do.

  5. Hahahahahahahaha
    I just can’t stop laughing, the comments section for their “plea” has been removed. Before it was taken down, it was pretty darn hilarious, especially since there were only about three people out of hundreds and hundreds(maybe thousands, I stopped reading it hours ago) that had anything positive to say. I guess his feelings got hurt, lol.

    Of course, the twitter battle still exists though, and is just as good 😉

    1. Oh and if you click the backers link on the side, you can see some of the comments, for now, lol 😉

  6. This ugly, bigoted, lazy mofo asking for money is almost as offensive as that disgusting hat he’s wearing.

  7. After all their tv shows you’re telling me they don’t have $6500 in the bank? Can’t qualify for $6500 loan? Can’t get their family to lend them that amount? Apparently he can’t get gainful employment either. Disgusting. I just can’t.

  8. If you can’t afford it- maybe it’s not really your “calling.”
    God is telling you he doesn’t want your brand of ministry ???

  9. Hey Derick…do you need EXTRA funding for the time you take out of your Godly work to insult the transgendered community? You are a hypocritical BIGOT and I would donate to the Ku Klux Klan before I would give you a DIME! GET A JOB, YOU JERK!

  10. Get a JOB, Derrick. You can evangelize by living a good life, being a hardworking, wage-earning husband and father. So far you have BEGGED for money, endangered your wife and child by bringing them to disease ridden lands and just generally been a loser. I must repeat – GET A JOB.

  11. Derrick-you have a bachelors degree=you are already “personally developed”. If you want more education for a new profession you have to pay for it yourself, just like you (or your parents) paid for your degree and I paid for both of mine.

  12. He is so oblivious it’s not even funny anymore. HOW CAN’T YOU SEE NOBODY LIKES YOU AND DOESN’T WANT TO DONATE TO YOUR SCAM “CHARITY”?! But I guess living like the Duggars make you not see how you are acting as an a**hole asking for donations you don’t actually need!

  13. Sorry Derek instead of giving my money to you I gave it to actual victims of hurricane Harvey and if you really need money maybe you should get a side job that you can do in between filming your TV show and I’m sure you do NOT do for free

    1. Good point… I can’t imagine anyone wasting money on this bullshit when there is an actual disaster happening a few states away and they actually need help.
      I’ve sent in some donations to Austin Pets Alive for helping all the shelter animals 🙂 They’ve done such an amazing job over the past weekend in saving hundreds of lives. I’m sad I can’t help more since I’m so far away in Canada but am glad people are able to donate from all over!

  14. Why not use some TLC money? Better yet, GET A JOB AND WORK FOR YOUR MONEY LIKE THE REST OF US. You wanna do “God’s work”? Then put in the work and make it happen yourself. Poor excuse of a human being, let alone Christian. How in the Jim-Bob is Jim-Bob allowing this idiot to publicly say/do these these things? Isn’t it more Duggar style to do shady things behind closed doors?

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