Category: World Changers Church (Creflo Dollar)

Preaching a Gospel of Wealth in a Glittery Market, New York

It is time to pass the offering buckets at World Changers Church New York, and Troy and Cheryal Anderson are eager to give the Lord his due. They wave their blue offering envelope overhead, as all around them worshipers whoop and holler their praises to God. Inside the envelope is 10 percent of the weekly pay Mr. Anderson takes home as an electrician’s apprentice – he earns about $30,000 a year – and a little more for the church’s building fund. The Andersons, who live in the Bronx, are struggling financially. A few weeks ago, the couple, who have two

Church shooting a mystery

Former worker to be buried today in New York Just before he was shot to death behind the pulpit of the World Changers Church International two Saturdays ago, Air Force Staff Sgt. John Givens had been packing and moving into a new apartment. He told his wife he was hungry. Their cars loaded, the couple drove to the restaurant separately. Soon he was missing. So was his good suit for the church. About two hours later on July 30, a Fulton County officer — acting on a complaint from the church about a man with odd, menacing behavior — scuffled

Man Killed at World Changers Church

A man was shot to death at World Changers Church International in College Park. The shooting occurred Saturday night. The church is the ministry of Dr. Creflo Dollar. Around 9:00 p.m. Saturday a man was shot and died. He was in the backstage area. It is unknown who the victim is. 11Alive News was informed by members of the church that there are no Saturday services. No one would be in the building except the security detail or someone possibly from the cleaning crew. 11Alive News has learned that a Fulton County police officer was called to the scene after

Dollar and the Gospel

Pastor revered by many, criticized by some The Rev. Creflo Dollar Jr. has unabashedly embraced his name by building a religious empire on the message that his brand of piety leads to prosperity. He drives a black Rolls-Royce, flies to speaking engagements across the nation and Europe in a $5 million private jet and lives in a $1 million home behind iron gates in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood. Dollar seems to have it all and says his followers can, too – riches on earth as well as in heaven. ”We settle for being broke, for being poor, for being in