Fifteen years ago, I walked into World Changers Church International not knowing what to expect. I had heard all of the stories. There’s an ATM machine in the lobby. They ask members to swipe their credit cards during offering. They ask for your W–2 for you to become a member. I left the church somewhere between relieved and disappointed. Relieved that the rumors weren’t true. Disappointed in Christians who were confirming the rumors to be true when they hadn’t set foot in the church—passing around the legend like playing a Christian telephone game.
Changing the World
World Changers has been around for close to three decades now. The church’s current building, the World Dome is an $18 million dollar structure that sits in the middle of College Park, Georgia. As you approach it, the building reminds you of a smaller version of the Georgia Dome, the home of the Atlanta Falcons. There’s no question who the quarterback is on this team. His name is Creflo Dollar. With a name like Dollar—yes, that is his real name—there’s little doubt the magnanimous preacher in College Park, Georgia would fall under scrutiny for a lavish lifestyle. There’s the $3 million dollar mansion in the Atlanta area. There’s the $2.44 million dollar condo overlooking Central Park in New York. There’s the pricey Rolls Royce. All characterize the lifestyle of a man who built his ministry from scratch. [Read more…] about It Is Not About the Jet: My Real Problem with Creflo Dollar