Rev. Creflo Dollar has a fascinating name. It is shorthand for CREate the FLOw of DOLLARs.
Creflo recently set up shop in the Bronx. Many people have asked “why?” and the answer is very simple. He’s doing it for one reason.
DOLLARS FOR JESUS
Since Creflo opened a ministry in the Bronx – the most Latino borough in New York – it is important to know his motives. After reviewing the list below, this “motive” will become very clear.
Kenneth Copeland has a reported net worth of $760 million…plus private jets and a $6 million lakefront mansion.
T.D. Jakes is not just a preacher from South Central LA. He is also a movie producer and best-selling author, worth $150 million.
David Oyedepo had an 18-hour vision from God. This enabled him to buy the world’s biggest church – with 50,000 seats – and acquire a personal fortune of $150 million.
Pat Robertson did not win the U.S. presidency, but he managed to acquire a net worth of $100 million.
Enoch Adeboye and his Redeemed Christian Church of God have 14,000 branches in Nigeria. He is worth $50 million.
Joseph Prince and his New Creation Church, one of Asia’s largest churches, made $44.7 million.
Joel Osteen, a personal favorite, has a reported worth of $40 million.
Creflo Dollar has made $27 million. This seems a bit low.
Billy Graham clocks in at $25 million.
Rick Warren, founder of the Saddleback Church, also clocks in at $25 million.
Temitope Joshua, a Nigerian miracle healer who cures anything from Cancer to HIV, made $10-15 million.
Jesse Jackson reports $10 million. This also seems a bit low. See Al Sharpton below.
Juanita Bynum – a televangelist, singer and actress – made $10 million.
Joyce Meyer made $8 million.
Matthew Ashimolowo, pastoring the largest church in England, made $6-10 million.
Al Sharpton made $5 million. This sounds a bit low…but then again, Rev. Al owes the IRS and the Tawana Brawley police officers a lot of money. Can anyone spell “o-f-f-s-h-o-r-e__a-c-c-o-u-n-t-s?”
Paula White preaches and publishes books. She’s made $5 million.
Jimmy Swaggart got caught with prostitutes. His reported net worth is only $1.5 million.
Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, made $1.2 million.
The Lord has clearly blessed these telegenic preachers…and Creflo Dollar is one of the most spectacularly successful.
But what has Creflo Dollar done for his congregation?
Who benefits from his ministry?
And most importantly…how will Creflo affect the lives of Latinos in the Bronx, and New York City?
CREFLO AND HIS GULFSTREAM JET
Recently, Rev. Creflo Dollar asked 200,000 of his congregants to donate $300 each, so that he could buy a $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet and “fly 100,000 pounds of food” to hungry people around the world.
Creflo even made a fundraising video, and sent it to all his churches around the world.
When a minute of research revealed that the Gulfstream G650 has virtually no cargo capacity, and would therefore carry no food to anyone, Creflo stopped his money pitch and announced that “the devil is trying to discredit me.”
Unfortunately, it was not the devil who failed to do one minute of research, before asking hard-working people for 60 million dollars.
THE CREFLO LIFE
Creflo already owns a personal jet…a Gulfstrem III.
He also owns a multi-million dollar mansion surrounded by a 53-acre estate near Atlanta, GA.
He owns another mansion in New Jersey, and recently sold a condominium in New York City at a profit of $1 million.
He drives (or is driven in) two Rolls Royces.
In the area of financial transparency, the New York Times reported that his entire ministry has received a grade of “F.”
When asked to explain his glittery and wealthy lifestyle, Creflo replied “that’s just how the Dollar rolls, baby.”
A MESSAGE TO THE BRONX
Creflo Dollar recently leased the old Loews Paradise theater on Grand Concourse, in order to start his “prosperity sermons” in the Bronx. The congregation is called the World Changers Church of New York.
But Creflo has been repeatedly criticized for his “Big Box Christianity” and a few months ago, the following article was published: “How Pastor Creflo Dollar Manipulates a Lower-Class Community Into Giving Him Millions.”
The people of the Bronx are not “lower class.” But many of them are lower income. They cannot afford to give away what little income they have, to a smooth-talking preacher in a Rolls Royce.
To all our readers in the BX, El Condado de la Salsa, please consider the following advice…
Listen to Creflo Dollar.
Enjoy his sermons.
Become inspired by them.
But don’t give Creflo Dollar a single dollar, because he does not need it. You need it.
If Creflo Dollar believes the gospel of prosperity, then fine.
So do you.
YOUR prosperity…not his.
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