Rev. Creflo Dollar spoke to the members of his World Changers Church International in College Park Sunday morning (June 10th), and flatly denied choking, punching or hitting his 15-year-old daughter. In addition to refuting the battery charges that kept him in jail for 12 hours on Friday, June 8th, Dollar explained where the marks on his daughter’s neck came from.
The thousands of members of World Changers Church International in attendance at the 10 am service seemed to be supportive of their senior Pastor and gave him a standing ovation.
Dollar also released the following statement addressing his arrest:
Raising children in our culture of disrespect is a challenge for all of us who are parents. As a church family, I want you to hear personally from me that all is well in the Dollar household.
Like all of us who are parents, there are times when disciplining and training our kids can become pretty intense. I have been professing what the Bible says for years about teaching and training our children, I believe there is a powerful destiny and a divine assignment on the inside of each one of my children. I know that all five of them are going to be great exploits in the kingdom of God …
The truth is that a family conversation with our youngest daughter got emotional, emotions got involved and things escalated from there. The truth is, she was not choked, she was not punched. There were not any scratches on her neck but the only thing on her neck was a prior skin abrasion from eczema. Anything else is an exaggeration and sensationalism.
I can imagine … if I punched my kid, it would hurt her. If I choked my kid, you would see visible signs on her neck. But to come and take a picture of a mark that’s been there for ten years and not have enough intelligence to at least ask the parent what it is, is appalling. Again, I would never approach one of my children to intentionally inflict bodily harm. I love my children enough to establish proper boundaries and help them make right choices.
Take a look at Rev. Creflo Dollar speaking to his congregation about the charges against him in the video below.