A TV preacher who urged his American flock to help him buy a $65 million private jet is ploughing on with a summer visit to Scotland - despite a growing clamour for the trip to be cancelled.

Televangelist Creflo Dollar is due to appear in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow this June as part of a whistle-stop tour of the country organised by the “contemporary apostolic movement” Destiny Evangelical Church.

The US pastor has previously come under fire for his lavish lifestyle amid reports he owns Rolls-Royces, a private jet and real estate worth millions.

But his Scottish engagements have attracted a hail of criticism from one church leader who has urged the Destiny Church to “withdraw its invitation”.

The Free Kirk’s Moderator Rev David Robertson has sent a personal letter to Destiny Church as his looked to escalate his opposition to the events.

Dundee-based Mr Robertson said: “To Destiny and others who have invited Dollar, in the name of God and for the sake of Christ, withdraw your invitation.

“If you really care about the Gospel in Scotland take courage and turn away from this false teaching.

“It’s not too late.”

He added that the millions of dollars the faithful donated for a private jet could be put to better use by establishing new churches across Scotland.

"Give us the $65 million and we will plant 65 churches," he said.

“The Free Church with its strong emphasis on biblical teaching, discipleship, reaching out and its Presbyterian church government is in a strong position to help with that.

“Just change the comfort of sitting in a leather seat for seeing many gathered round the Throne in heaven. That seems to me a good deal.”

But the Glasgow-based Destiny Evangelical Church has refused to cancel the trip

Pastor Andrew Owen said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Dr Creflo Dollar to Scotland in the next few months.

“Scotland has a tradition of warmly welcoming visitors from many diverse backgrounds and welcomes all and any to come and listen to Dr Dollar when the church meets at the Armadillo Clyde Auditorium, the Aberdeen AECC or our own Gorgie campus in Edinburgh.”

Dr Creflo Dollar is the head of the World Changers Church International, a Christian ministry that centres on the prosperity gospel, which upholds that a regular donation to the church can help a believer become more wealthy.

He is the founder and leader of a controversial Atlanta-based church which last year launched an online appeal for 200,000 people to donate to help purchase a private jet.

The televangelist, who is one of the most prominent African-American preachers in the United States, posted a five-minute video up on his website pledging for donations for a Gulfstream G650 so that “World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace”.

The jet fundraising plan was dropped shortly after it hit the headlines.

The Washington Post then said the ministry explained that the evangelist’s current jet was more than 30 years old and damaged.