Notorious Scamvangelist Lists Mansion For $8.1 Million

The Christian Post reports:

Controversial televangelist and prosperity preacher Peter Popoff, who amassed millions of dollars through his ministry hawking “debt cancelation” and healing “miracle water” advertised as a “powerful biblical point of contact,” is now selling his California mansion for $8.1 million.

“Situated on 2.27 acres of stunning manicured grounds offering privacy plus stunning mountain & city light views,” a Redfin listing states. The home’s sale history shows that Popoff purchased the mansion in April 2007 for $4.5 million. If he finds a buyer for his asking price, he’d make a profit of around $3.6 million before real estate fees and taxes.

Popoff, 76, became famous in the 1980s for his “prophetic anointing,” where he would work large crowds, find sick people and offer them healing. It was revealed through a 1986 exposé on “The Tonight Show” that Popoff used an earpiece and his wife, Elizabeth, used a radio to feed him information about his targets.

The real estate site Dirt has the listing:

Though the property lies within a 24/7 guarded enclave, it also features camera-watched front gates of its own. Beyond that, a long driveway leads across a bridge over shallow water and past formal gardens to the elegant main house, which offers an attached four-car garage and motorcourt parking for 10+ additional vehicles.

The oak tree-studded grounds are undeniably magnificent, and the terraced garden areas were custom-crafted for the Popoffs and surely must cost a considerable amount to maintain.

At the house, double front doors open to a stone-floored foyer with an enormous crystal chandelier and curved staircase. Immediately to the left lies a wood-paneled library; to the right is a dining room with blue wallpaper, wainscoting and elaborate moldings.

Popoff was exposed in that famous Tonight Show episode by the late gay skeptic, the Amazing Randi, who died at age 92 in 2020.