June 23, 2024
Creflo Augustus Dollar Jr. is an American pastor and televangelist. He is the founder of the non-denominational Christian World Changers Church International, located in College Park, Georgia, near Atlanta.

Creflo Augustus Dollar Jr. is an American pastor and televangelist. He is the founder of the non-denominational Christian World Changers Church International, located in College Park, Georgia, near Atlanta. Dollar also leads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (formerly International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records.

Biography

Pastor Creflo Dollar was born on January 28, 1968, to a police officer named Creflo Augustus Dollar Sr. Details about his siblings and early life are not widely available.

Creflo Dollar gained fame through his television program, “Changing Your World,” broadcast on various networks.

As a proponent of the prosperity gospel, Dollar teaches that God intends for Christians to be financially prosperous and physically healthy. He emphasizes faith and giving, encouraging followers to donate financially to his ministry. However, the prosperity gospel’s teachings have faced criticism within the Christian community for focusing on material wealth and potential exploitation of followers.

Creflo Dollar’s ministry has encountered controversies, including scrutiny over his opulent lifestyle and the use of private jets, which he defended as necessary for outreach. Additionally, his teachings have been criticized for lacking biblical basis and possibly leading followers astray with promises of guaranteed financial success.

Age

Creflo Dollar was born on Januay 28, 1968.

Education

As a child, Creflo Dollar attended the Baptist Church School. In 1984, he graduated from West Georgia College in Carrollton, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Additionally, he pursued further education, obtaining master’s and doctorate degrees in Counseling. In 1998, he was honored with an honorary doctorate of divinity from Oral Roberts University.

Family Life

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.

Ministry

Pastor Dollar was an entrepreneur before entering ministry, starting World Changers Ministries Christian Center in 1986.

The first worship service was held in the cafeteria of Kathleen Mitchell Elementary School in College Park, attended by eight people. Over time, Dollar renamed the ministry World Changers Church International (WCCI).

The congregation moved from the cafeteria to a dedicated chapel, and Four services are held each Sunday, along with a weekly radio broadcast.

In 1995, WCCI relocated to the current 8,500-seat World Dome, which cost close to $20 million and was not financed by a bank, according to the church.

As of 2007, the church reported around 30,000 members and gross monetary receipts of $70 million in 2006.

In October 2012, Creflo Dollar Ministries leased Loews Paradise Theater in the Bronx for a new church facility in New York.

Apart from leading the church, Dollar is involved in televangelism, conferences, and writing about prosperity theology, known for controversial teachings.

In 2017, rumors circulated about Pastor Dollar’s death in a plane crash, stating his private jet had crashed shortly after take-off from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta.

Controversy

Dollar has faced criticism for leading a lavish 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 purchased for $2.5 million in 2006 (equivalent to $3.4 million in 2021).

Despite his opulent lifestyle, Dollar does not disclose his earnings. Creflo Dollar Ministries received a grade of “F” for financial openness as it refused to provide any financial information for an independent audit.

In 2007, Dollar, along with five other televangelists, was under inquiry led by United States Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Grassley sought financial information to determine if Dollar personally profited from donations, with a deadline of December 6, 2007. The investigation included Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, and Paula White.

Dollar contested the probe, arguing that the IRS, not the Committee on Finance, should examine religious groups. Dollar and three others were uncooperative, and the investigation concluded in 2011 without any charges.

Sermons

  1. The Behavior And Character of the Last Day
  2. Bread Ad Wine: The Experience of a Believer
  3. Being Secure in Grace
  4. Understanding The Trials Of Your Faith
  5. The Truth About Tithing
  6. Tithing is unscriptural
  7. The Purpose of Suffering
  8. The Danger of Living In Guilt
  9. Five Reasons To Give Generously
  10. Number One emotional Problem In The World

Books

Some of Pastor Creflo Dollar’s books are:

  1. Answers Awaiting In The Presence of God
  2. Confidence – The Missing Substance of Faith
  3. No More Debt
  4. Deliverance From Fear
  5. The Miracle of Debt Release
  6. The Results of Neglect
  7. Divine Order of Faith
  8.  Uprooting The Spirit of Fear
  9. Focus of Integrity
  10. Exposing The Spirit of Competitive Jealousy

Net Worth

According to reports, Creflo Dollar is estimated to have a net worth of about $28 million USD.

Social Media

You can find Creflo Dollar on the following social media platforms:

  1. Instagram: @iamcreflodollar
  2. Twitter: @Creflo_Dollar

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