Skooter reporting 06/10/12
Creflo Dollar, the Megachurch pastor and televangelist who has been criticized for his flamboyant lifestyle and preaching that prosperity is good was taken into custody early Friday after authorities say he physically hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home.
A call of domestic violence was received by the Fayette County Sheriff's deputies and responded immediately at the home in unincorporated Fayette County around 1 a.m., investigator Brent Rowan said. They later found out that the pastor and his daughter were debating over whether she could go to a party when Dollar "got physical" with her, leaving her with "superficial injuries," Rowan said.
It was the 15-year-old daughter who called the authorities, and corroborated the story by her 19-year-old sister, Rowan said.
Misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children were slapped against Dollar. He bailed out of Fayette County jail Friday morning.
The 50-year-old heads the Creflo Dollar Ministries and is the pastor for World Changers Church International in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, serving nearly 30,000 members, and hosts over 6,000 worshippers each week. The World Changers Church have four satellite churches that are located in Georgia along with others in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Washington, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.
He and his wife Taffi, a co-pastor at the church, have five children, according to the website.