Creflo Augustus Dollar Jr. is an American pastor and televangelist. He founded the non-denominational Christian World Changers Church International in College Park, Georgia, near Atlanta. Dollar also leads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (previously International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records.
Pastor Creflo Dollar was born on January 28, 1968. His father, Creflo Augustus Dollar Sr., was a police officer. There is limited information available about his siblings or his childhood.
Creflo Dollar became widely known through his television program called “Changing Your World,” which airs on various networks.
He is a proponent of the prosperity gospel, teaching that God desires Christians to be financially prosperous and physically healthy. Dollar emphasizes the importance of faith and giving to achieve this prosperity, encouraging followers to make financial donations to his ministry. However, the prosperity gospel has been debated and criticized within the Christian community for its focus on material wealth and potential exploitation.
Creflo Dollar’s ministry has faced controversies, including scrutiny over his opulent lifestyle and use of private jets, which he defends as necessary for outreach. His teachings have also been criticized for lacking biblical basis and potentially leading followers astray with promises of guaranteed financial success.
Creflo Dollar was born on the 28th of January, 1968.
Creflo Dollar went to Baptist Church School when he was a child. In 1984, he graduated from West Georgia College in Carrollton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
He also earned a master’s and a doctorate degree in Counseling. In 1998, Oral Roberts University honored him with an honorary doctorate of divinity.
Pastor Taffi Dollar is married to Pastor Creflo Dollar, and they have been together since 1987. Their marriage has been blessed with five children: Gregory, Jordan, Jeremy, Alexandria, and Lauren Dollar.
Pastor Dollar was initially an entrepreneur before entering ministry. He started developing World Changers Ministries Christian Center in 1986.
The first worship service was held in the Kathleen Mitchell Elementary School cafeteria in College Park, attended by eight people. Later, Dollar renamed it World Changers Church International (WCCI).
As the congregation grew, the church moved from the cafeteria to a dedicated chapel. Four services were held every Sunday, and Creflo added a weekly radio broadcast.
WCCI relocated to the current 8,500-seat World Dome on December 24, 1995, costing nearly $20 million, with no bank financing.
By 2007, the church reported around 30,000 members and $70 million in gross receipts for 2006.
In October 2012, Creflo Dollar Ministries leased Loews Paradise Theater in the Bronx for a new church facility in New York.
Besides, Dollar is involved in televangelism, conferences, and writing about prosperity theology, known for controversial teachings on financial success.
In 2017, there were rumors of Pastor Dollar dying in a plane crash, stating his private jet crashed after take-off from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta.
Dollar has faced criticism for his luxurious lifestyle, owning two Rolls-Royce vehicles, a private jet, and expensive properties, including a million-dollar home in Atlanta, a $2.5 million home in Demarest, New Jersey, and a Manhattan residence he bought for $2.5 million in 2006 (equivalent to $3.4 million in 2021).
However, he hasn’t disclosed his earnings. Creflo Dollar Ministries received an “F” grade for financial openness as it refused an independent audit’s request for financial information.
In 2007, Dollar was one of six televangelists investigated under the direction of Senator Chuck Grassley. The inquiry aimed to determine if Dollar personally profited from donations. Dollar contested the probe, stating that the IRS, not the Committee on Finance, should examine religious groups. The investigation, involving five other televangelists, concluded in 2011 without any charges.
- The Behavior And Character of the Last Day
- Bread Ad Wine: The Experience of a Believer
- Being Secure in Grace
- Understanding The Trials Of Your Faith
- The Truth About Tithing
- Tithing is unscriptural
- The Purpose of Suffering
- The Danger of Living In Guilt
- Five Reasons To Give Generously
- Number One emotional Problem In The World
Some of Pastor Creflo Dollar’s books are:
- Answers Awaiting In The Presence of God
- Confidence – The Missing Substance of Faith
- No More Debt
- Deliverance From Fear
- The Miracle of Debt Release
- The Results of Neglect
- Divine Order of Faith
- Uprooting The Spirit of Fear
- Focus of Integrity
- Exposing The Spirit of Competitive Jealousy
According to different reports, Pastor Creflo Dollar is believed to have a net worth of around $28 million USD.
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