Creflo Dollar: Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Arrested for Battery

Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar is expected to preach on Sunday, in spite of a physical fight with his daughter that led to his arrest, his attorney said.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at Dollar’s Atlanta home around 1 a.m. Friday after they received a domestic violence call from the pastor’s 15-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The fight over whether the daughter could attend a party turned physical, authorities said.

Dollar faces misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released Friday morning.

In a statement issued through his attorney to the Associated Press,  Dollar said he would never physically harm his 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,” he said.

Dollar and his wife, Taffi, have five children.

The pastor founded his ministry in 1986. It grew from a modest first service in front of eight people to having thousands of followers in satellite churches around the country.

May God raise our children for us, in the name of Jesus.

source: ABC News

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