Kenneth Copeland, Peter Popoff, Benny Hinn and Joyce Meyer are among the many televangelists who have drawn controversy and criticism. Pat Robertson and Jimmy Swaggart have also been the point of much controversy after making comments that were widely perceived to be offensive.
In 2007, Senator Chuck Grassley began an investigation into the finances of 6 televangelists after reports arose alleging that mansions, private jets and luxury vehicles were being paid for by television viewers donating to the preachers' programs. The preachers investigated were Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Eddie Long, Joyce Meyer and Randy White. Controversies of televangelists usually center around misuse of funds and the preaching of anti-Christian values.