Creflo Dollar is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Dollar also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (formerly called International Covenant Ministries), Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records.
Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. was born January 28, 1962, in College Park, Georgia, United States of America, to a police officer, Creflo Augustus Dollar, Sr. (1936-1993) and Mrs. Dollar. As a child, he attended the Baptist Church School, and is a 1984 graduate from the West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in education.
It was after that, he decided to start his own business and started with the development of World Changers Ministries Christian Center.
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He also has an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University (1998).
Dollar began developing World Changers Ministries Christian Center in 1986. He held the church’s first worship service in the cafeteria of an elementary school in College Park, with eight people in attendance. He later renamed the ministry as World Changers Church International (WCCI), and the congregation moved from the cafeteria to a dedicated chapel. Four services were held each Sunday, and Creflo added a weekly radio broadcast. On December 24, 1995, WCCI moved into its present location, the 8,500-seat facility known as the World Dome. The church has said that the nearly $18 million World Dome was built without any bank financing. As of 2007, the congregation reported having around 30,000 members, and $69 million in revenue (gross cash collections) for 2006.
In June 2012 Dollar was arrested in an alleged attack on his daughter, in accordance with the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office. The charges were dropped in January 2013 after he attended anger management classes. Fayette County Police Department released details of a 911 call.
In October 2012, Creflo Dollar Ministries leased Loews Paradise Theater in The Bronx for a new church location in New York.
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Dollar also speaks at conferences and is an author, writing about his gospel of wealth and involved in televangelism.
Creflo Dollar Jr. is married to Pastor Taffi Dollar, and the marriage is blessed with five children, Gregory Dollar (Son), Jordan Dollar (Daughter), Jeremy Dollar (Son), Alexandria Dollar (Daughter) and Lauren Dollar (Daughter). The family lives in Atlanta.