Creflo Dollar, Atlanta-Based Televangelist, Arrested for Fight with Daughter

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Creflo Dollar, the Megachurch pastor and televangelist who has faced criticism over the years for his flamboyant lifestyle, was arrested today after allegedly injuring his 15-year old daughter in a fight.

Authorities from the Fayette County Sheriff's department responded to a call of domestic violence at approximately 1 a.m., according to investigator Brent Rowan, who added that the religious man and his daughter were arguing over whether the latter could go to a party when Dollar "got physical" with her, resulting in "superficial injuries" on the teenager.

Dollar - faces misdemeanor counts of simple battery and cruelty to children - left jail this morning on bail and said in a statement:

"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 will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support."

Dollar is the pastor for World Changers Church International in the Atlanta suburb of College Park and preaches inside of an 8,500-seat sanctuary called the World Dome. He has five children and has published over 30 books.

He was investigated a few years ago for his use of church-owned luxuries such as airplanes homes and credit cards.

Questions also arose in 1999 after 100 local police officers were given $1,000 each by Dollar, who did so, he said merely to acknowledge their community service.

However, the move came just weeks after a pair of traffic tickets Dollar had received were downgraded to warnings.

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This is truly a... Lie. Im a single mother of two Girl's.. And if one of them said I want to go to a party at that age..no way..not gon happen..we should be examples for our children.. I understand and I can relate.. I glad....now that I had boundaries...so Pastor Creflo..and family..and people who want to judge...and realllllyyyyy cant...God.bless

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I tell you what I would have beat that ass up 2 and when daddy get out I'm going to wip again

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That Creflo Dollar fella looks like a SLICK PLAYA!!!!! LOL!!!!!

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@Vera, no a fresh pair of eyes is always welcomed. Ironically, I just started to take him to a counselor.

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hold your head up, thing happen we are not perfect God is working even though this. we are praying for your family

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Fathers. You are the model of manhood to your teen daughters. If you beat your daughters at that age, they will have a harder time walking away from abusive relationships. They will say "Isnt that how love is shown?" or "even my dad treated me like this, this is all I deserve" Black fathers especially: Your daughters are bombarded every day with messages of unworthiness. The media tells them they arent beautiful. Their rap stars tell them they are "bitchez & hoes". Dont do this and then be surprised that they praise women bashers like Chris Brown on twitter. I may not be black but this issues are obvious to any observer. Mothers: Stand up for your children. Dont wait until they are in a coffin before you tell that man to seek anger management.

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Repost-He's not the only one in the pulpit with issues. there are many others. The truth will come eventually

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He's not the only one in thew pulpit with issues.this man has unresolved issues going on in his life.All these phony pastors like to cover up thier mess with a lie. The truth will come out eventually.

Wv peach

I've also read that the daughter was being very disrespectful and telling her Dad she was going to a party.....regardless of his permission. Ass kicking sounds justified to me.

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Bottom line: This family needs counseling. What works within some family dynamics does not work within another! There are unique elements that come into play with every family system: personality traits, family culture and history...just so much. Thus, a professional is needed to sort it out and find the best solutions for that particular family's need. I agree that hitting the teen is inappropriate and thus, parenting skills are in need of being re-shaped here and the whole family needs to open up within a counseling setting to clear the air. Maybe some anger management therapy is in order as well! Good luck to them!