Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar testified Sunday about allegations that he had beaten and choked his 15-year-old daughter. Except he wasn’t in court.
“The truth is, she was not choked, she was not punched,” Dollar told his congregation from the pulpit at World Changers Church International.
Dollar is one of the most visible preachers in the United States, presiding over a 30,000-member congregation in College Park, Ga., and standing at the center of a constellated worship network of churches in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
But when allegations surfaced in the national media that Dollar had beaten and choked one of his daughters because of an argument over whether she could go to a party, Dollar ran into someone with a bigger microphone and a bigger audience. Continue reading
Creflo Dollar is the leader of the World Changers Ministries which boasts a 30,000 member congregation stretched across 10 satellite campuses in the U.S. He has been charged with simple assault and battery and child endangerment for allegedly choking his 15 year old daughter which left a scratch on her neck.
Creflo Dollar is known as a “prosperity preacher” who openly admits to his lavish lifestyle including a private jet known as “Dollar One” Witnesses to the alleged assault claim that the incident happened during an argument between Creflo and his daugher over a party that she attended that she was told not to attend.
When pressed for a comment on the situation Mr. Dollar responded with a simple. “Discipline my kid. Love ‘em,” after posting bail in Fayetteville County, Georgia.
This could be a simple case of a teenager being rebellious and a father attempting to bring discipline to his household, but on the other hand alot of people have labeled Pastor Dollar as a “Pulpit Pimp” if that’s true, there is no pimp in the history of pimpery that hasnt had to choke a person out. Lets just hope he didnt apply baby powder to his hands before applying them to her neck.