Creflo Dollar Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Pastor Net Worth, Salary, and Instagram

Creflo Dollar Biography

Creflo Dollar(Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr.) is an American pastor and televangelist. Also, he serves as the founder of the non-denominational, Christian World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia. Further, he leads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (formerly dubbed International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records. He started developing World Changers Ministries Christian Center in 1986.

Creflo Dollar Age

Dollar was born on January 28th, 1962. He is 60 years old as of 2022.

Creflo Dollar Height

Dollar stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Creflo Dollar Family

Dollar has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. Even so, he was born to Creflo Augustus Dollar, Sr., and Emma Dollar. It is also not known if Dollar has any siblings.

Creflo Dollar Wife

Dollar exchanged vows with his wife, Taffi. They have five kids together; Gregory, Lauren, Alexandria, Jeremy, and Jordan. Further, they reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Creflo Dollar Net Worth

Dollar has an estimated net worth of approximately $27 million which he has earned through his successful career as a pastor and televangelist.

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Creflo Dollar Education

When he completed his high school education, he went on to attend the University of West Georgia. Further, he holds both a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Counseling.

Creflo Dollar Career

Dollar is a pastor and televangelist who serves as the founder of the non-denominational, Christian World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia. Further, he leads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (formerly dubbed International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records. He started developing World Changers Ministries Christian Center in 1986.

Moreover, he held the church’s initial worship service in the cafeteria of Kathleen Mitchell Elementary School in College Park, with eight people in attendance. Later, he redubbed the ministry, World Changers Church International (WCCI). Further, the congregation migrated from the cafeteria to a dedicated chapel. On Sundays, he held four services and added a weekly radio broadcast.

On December 24, 1995, WCCI migrated into its present location, the 8,500-seat facility famed as the World Dome. According to the church, the construction of just about $20 million World Dome happened in absence of bank financing. As of 2007, the congregation reported having around 30,000 members, and $70 million in revenue (gross cash collections) for 2006. In October 2012, Creflo Dollar Ministries leased Loews Paradise Theater in The Bronx for a new church location in New York. Additionally, he speaks at conferences and writes about his gospel of wealth and his involvement in televangelism.

Creflo Dollar Books

During his career, he has authored more than 30 books. Some of the titles are;

  1. Uprooting the spirit of fear(1994)
  2. How to Trouble Your Trouble(1998)
  3. The Successful Family: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Stronger Family(2002)
  4. Walking in the Spirit: What’s on Your Mind? (2005)
  5. The Truth about Unbelief(2008)
  6. Prosperity: A Blessing Or Curse? (2008)
  7. The Fearless Life(2009)
  8. Real Manhood: Being the Man God Made You(2014)
  9. Why I Hate Religion: 10 Reasons to Break Free from the Bondage of Religious Tradition(2015)
  10. You’re Supposed to Be Wealthy: How to Make Money, Live Comfortably, and Build an Inheritance for Future Generations(2014)

Creflo Dollar Prosperity Gospel Teachings and Finances

Known for his problematic teachings on prosperity theology, Dollar’s been criticized for living a lavish lifestyle. For instance, he owns two Rolls-Royces, a private jet, and high-end real estate. He owns a million-dollar home in Atlanta, a $2.5 million home in Demarest, New Jersey, and a home in Manhattan that he purchased for $2.5 million in 2006(equivalent to $3.4 million in 2021). In 2012, he sold his Manhattan home for $3.75 million (equivalent to $4.43 million in 2021). Further, he declined to reveal his salary.

Due to this, Creflo Dollar Ministries gained an”F” (failing) grade for financial transparency from the organization Ministry Watch. During a 2007 interview with the Associated Press, Dollar voiced that he forsake his church salary. He voiced that his income only stems from personal investments, counting a real estate residential property business and horse breeding company dubbed Dollar Ranch. Additionally, he has issued over 30 books chiefly concentrating on family and life problems, counting debt management.

From 2007 to 2011, he alongside Long served among six televangelists investigated by Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. Investigations did after inquiries about the individual use of church-owned airplanes, credit cards, and luxury homes by megachurch pastors and their families. Grassley inquired for financial information to determine whether he gained any personal profit from financial donations. Also, he demanded that Dollar’s ministry make the information available by December 6, 2007.

Dollar disputed the probe and argued that IRS is the correct government body responsible for examining religious groups not the Committee on Finance. He alongside three others didn’t cooperate and the probe ended in 2011 without any charges. However, the report didn’t find any conclusive wrongdoing but conveyed concern about the absence of financial oversight at such large ministries.

Creflo Dollar Tithes/Apology

Over the years Dollar authored books and made video recordings about the duty of Christians to pay tithes in the churches. However, in July 2022 he publicly renounced his views on tithing. Further, he confessed that he has misled people with these teachings and stated that its an Old Testament teaching not relevant to New Testament believers. Further, he mentioned Romans 6: 14(“For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law but under the grace”) fortifying that Christians live under grace and not laws of the Old Testament.

Moreover, he stated that he’s not indicating that Christians reduce giving claiming it’s an Old Testament thing. Due to these statements, he gained both praise and criticism. Some didn’t agree with his new messages after he asked his parishioners to each donate $300 so he could purchase a $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet for doing ministry abroad. Others accused him of enriching himself using his low-income congregation. On the other hand, others asked him to return all the tithes that he received and refund the money he acquired from all the tapes, videos, books, and other materials.

Additionally, fellow pastors criticized his teaching citing that Jesus Christ used the law in His teachings and mentioned Matthew 4:4,7, & 10. Moreover, other pastors voiced the Bible was being misquoted and that a pastor can deceive thus advising Christians to read the Bible for themselves.

Creflo Dollar Assualt Case/ Arrested

In June 2012, police apprehended Dollar for an apparent attack on his fifteen-year-old daughter, as per the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office. She made a call to 911 and told the 911 operator that her father punched and choked. Moreover, she voiced that this happened more than once stating that wasn’t the first time.

“I just got an altercation with my father. He punched me and …(inaudible) choked me. It’s not the first time it’s happened. I feel threatened by being in this house. I don’t know what can be done but I’m scared. I’m shaking. I don’t…I don’t know what to do.” she voiced. Further, she said that this happened when they argued about her attending a party on Saturday. He brought up her grades and she began crying and walked out of the room to the kitchen. Dollar then followed her and enquired why she was crying. She then said, “I do not want to talk to you.”

This is when her father started to get physical. “And he went off. He came, put his arm around my neck, choked me, and bent me over the table. I threw him off of me. He threw me on the ground and punched me in my face. And this is going on for a good two, three minutes…my mom came in the room and he stopped. And then my mom asked him what happened and he said that I hit him first, which..a lie.” The then 15-year-old voiced. The operator then proceeded to ask for her age, father’s name and birth date, and if her parents had the knowledge that she was contacting 911.

Additionally, she said that her parents didn’t know rather her sister did. Her then 19-year-old sister, Alexandria, upheld her sister’s story to the police. Initially, she gave a contradicting account, “due to her parents being outside with her while she was writing it,” as per the deputy’s report. In her second statement which she made following her separation from her parents, she voiced her father slapped and choked her younger sister for about five seconds. To boot, she voiced that her sister tried to break free and didn’t fight back. Her father threw her to the ground and she went to call her mother.

On June 7th, 2012, taken to Fayette County Jail after his arrest but released on a $5,000 bond and paid $1,072 in fees and court costs. Moreover, the charges got dropped in January 2013 after he attended anger management classes. Dollar voiced that he tried to restrain his daughter when she was disrespectful and she started hitting him, and that’s when he wrestled her to the floor and spanked her as per police reports. Moreover, he said that he loves his children and would never hurt them.

“As a father, I love my children and I always have their best interest at heart at all times, and I would never use my hand to ever cause bodily harm to my children. The facts, in this case,…be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support,” he voiced after the incident.

On the other hand, his wife, Taffi voiced that she hadn’t seen the fight. Dollar went before his congregation on Sunday after the incident on Friday and said;

“The truth is that a conversation with our daughter got emotional and things escalated from there. The truth was that she was not choked, she was not punched. There were not any scratches on her neck but the only thing on her neck was a prior skin abrasion from eczema. I should have never been arrested. Never! And when the facts of this come out, you will be appalled.”He voiced.

Else, he voiced that the incident was part of the devil’s plan to “discredit” him and his ministry. “The devil knows in order to discredit the message, you have to, first of all, discredit the messenger. Also, he read from Psalms 35 and voiced “Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of crimes I know nothing about. Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, my God and my Lord. Declare me not guilty, O Lord my God, for you give justice. May those who rejoice at my troubles be humiliated and disgraced.” He voiced

On Facebook, hundreds defended him counting parents who sympathized with having a teenage daughter. Many prayed for his family and called on others not to judge prior to all the facts surfacing in the case. Furthermore, a deputy Fayette County officer voiced that upon inspection, the girl seemed to have a scratch on the right side of her neck.

Creflo Dollar Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 534K followers on Instagram.

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