Televangelist and Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested early this morning after he apparently got into an altercation with his 15-year-old daughter. According to police, Dollar “slightly hurt” his daughter, choking her and leaving scratches on her neck.

WSBTV gives more details:

Deputies arrested Dollar at his home after receiving a 911 call from Dollar’s 15-year-old daughter. She said her father attacked her after an argument about the girl attending a party. 

A witness told authorities that Dollar grabbed the girl around her throat and choked her causing a scratch on her neck, according to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Brent Rowan.

As he was leaving jail, Dollar stick to his claims that he was disciplining his daughter, telling reporters, “Discipline my kid. Love ‘em,” but had no words for his congregation.

Dollar, who is the pastor of the 30,000 member World Changes Church, is facing misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He was released on $5000 bond.


The police report has been released. According to Dollar’s daughter, he attacked her after she said she didn’t want to talk about why she was upset.

Check out her side of he story:

Here’s what Dollar told police:

Read the rest of the police report here.

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  • robert tucker

    The rev. laid the smack down on his teenage ( 15 ) daughter . He will not have no baby momma in his house . You go rev . I always new you were a gangster !

  • Can you really trust the word of a pastor whose name is currency? ‘Mr Dollar says’ dodgy….

  • Sierra Leone Dixon

    My prayers are with you Pastor Dollar. You are the best judge of what goes on in your home with your family and don’t let the world tell you any different. Also, see 1Peter, vs. 12-13. God Bless.

    • Jess

      Poor brainwashed Sierra Leone Dixon

  • Nancy

    Punishment is done with love. If his daughter felt she had to go to the extreme of calling the police, there’s an obvious problem that goes deeper than loving punishment. I see Creflo as a bully, a man that loves to be the “KING” to dominate and have control and will intimidate, to lord his power over you. That is NOT love……

  • KC

    Im not saying he should have disciplined her like he did men shouldnt hit their daughters. he should have let mom smack her upside the head. I wish my kids would talk to my like they didnt have no sense. Who knows what happened she was probably being loud and disrespectful trying to be grown. Oh well…she learned that day well hell they both learned