Creflo Dollar Ministries

Summary

Creflo Dollar Ministries (CDM) is a global ministry created by and as a speaking platform for Creflo A. Dollar. In accordance with their vision, CDM has been overseas for many years through the teaching ministry of Creflo A. Dollar. The ministry currently has offices in the United States, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. In the near future, CDM will be opening more offices. CDM's broadcast can be seen and heard in more than 150 countries around the world and is stated on their website to reach "nearly 1 billion homes around the world" as of December 2007. CDM has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry. Including where one ministry begins and another ends, as well as where does the for-profit ventures intersect the ministries, especially as they seem to operate out of the same address and have in common Creflo Dollar as the CEO and Taffi Dollar as the CFO.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 490124
College Park, GA 30349-0349

Website: www.creflodollarministries.org

Phone: (770) 210-5850

Email:


Organization details

EIN:

CEO/President: Mr. Creflo Dollar

Chairman: Mr. Creflo Dollar

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Founder: Mr. Creflo Dollar

Year founded: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

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Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Creflo Dollar Ministries (CDM) is a global ministry created by and as a speaking platform for Creflo A. Dollar.

In accordance with their vision, CDM has been overseas for many years through the teaching ministry of Creflo A. Dollar. The ministry currently has offices in the United States, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. In the near future, CDM will be opening more offices.

CDM's broadcast can be seen and heard in more than 150 countries around the world and is stated on their website to reach "nearly 1 billion homes around the world" as of December of 2007.

CDM has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry. Including where one ministry begins and another ends, as well as where does the for-profit ventures intersect the ministries, especially as they seem to operate out of the same address and have in common Creflo Dollar as the CEO and Taffi Dollar as the CFO. This partial list is as follows:

  • World Changers Church International, Inc. (Nonprofit)
  • World Changers Ministry Christian Center, Inc. (Nonprofit)
  • Project Change International, Inc. (Nonprofit)
  • World Heir, Inc. (Domestic Profit Business)
  • Arrow Records (Georgia Limited Liability Company)
  • International Covenant Ministries (Nonprofit)
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Christians should have nothing to fear by being open. All will be judged at a future date, and with this thought in mind, how are we to conduct ourselves before God today? Organizations described as "Christian Ministries" are at least giving people an image of God. Is God characterized as closed, impartial and hidden; or, open, personable and knowable? Scripture enjoins Christians to conduct themselves honestly (1 Thes. 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:2), with due candor (Jms. 5:12) and grace (Col. 4:6), without deliberate offense to Jew, Gentile or the Church of God (1 Cor. 10:32), with decency and orderliness (1 Cor. 14:40), blameless, giving no occasion for rebuke (Phil. 2:15), and offering no opportunity for false accusation (1 Pet. 3:16). Responsibility for the resources God has placed in the trust of His saints is called "stewardship" in the Bible (1 Pet. 4:10), the person responsible for the resources is called the "steward" (Lk. 12:42; 16:1-8). Most Christians would not argue with the principle that the chief aim of man is to ..."to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." However, how can a "Christian Ministry" "glorify God" if they are not open? Are not organizations that hide things characterized as cults? Should not Christian ministries lead by example? Besides being characterized as a steward, Christians can be characterized as ambassadors and as light because God is light. Just these few summary ideas indicate that Christian ministries should be open and transparent. In addition, responsibility to God is linked to responsibility to government and mankind.

MinistryWatch.com's hope is that Christian ministries are indeed an example to follow and not otherwise. It is one of our premises that Christians should be light in a world of darkness and as such, Christians should be setting the standard by their conduct.

It is not enough for ministries to live up to the minimum of any written law, or to give all men their due. Ministries ought to give them more than their due. Ministries should be concentrating on the good of others, seeking reward in self-denial and sacrifice, and not of personal advantage. Therefore ministries should treat others as they would want to be treated by them, regardless of unworthiness and ingratitude.

Donors should be seeking information before they give as well as after. Before in order to have an idea where the money is intended, as well as if it corresponds to the donors values. And then after to see if it really happened. Trust but verify, so that they know if they would desire to continue to give.

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Foundational beliefs:

The Bible is the written and inspired Word of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The saints of God will be raptured. There is eternal life in either heaven or hell-you chose. There is an indwelling and a baptism in the Holy Spirit. Divine healing is ours today through Jesus Christ. Tithing is our covenant connector. Giving determines the amount of our increase. We should be baptized in the name of the Father,Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Sector: Educational Media

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History

Creflo A. Dollar was born and raised in College Park, Georgia. After graduating from Lakeshore High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Education degree with a concentration in History from West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia. He began his professional career as a high school teacher in the Fulton County School System. From there, he became an Educational Therapist for the Brawner Psychiatric Institute of Atlanta.

In 1986, Creflo A. Dollar began World Changers Christian Center, a non-denominational church in College Park. Pastor Dollar began the ministry at a local elementary school with only eight (8) people. At that time, the ministry was small, and aimed at developing a solid foundation for the fulfillment of a larger vision.

He now pastors a congregation of over 20,000 people and is an internationally known author, teacher and conference speaker with a ministry that not only reaches the local community, but also spans the globe. He can be seen and heard throughout the world on the "Changing Your World" broadcasts, via television and radio. Pastor Dollar also conducts conventions across the U.S. and around the world.


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