Megachurch Televangelist Denies Wrongdoing In Daughter's Beating
Dollar was arrested Friday after his teenage daughter claimed the pastor choked and restrained her during a family argument. Dollar's 19-year-old daughter corroborated her sister's story, alleging that marks on the 15-year-old's neck were evidence of a physical altercation. Dollar has dismissed the marks on his daughter's face as symptoms of eczema. Dollar is the founder and pastor of World Changers Church International in suburban Atlanta, which claims around 30,000 members. World Changers preaches the Prosperity Gospel, which teaches God rewards the faithful with spiritual and material wealth.
"I will say this emphatically: I should have never been arrested," Dollar said from the pupit Sunday.
Dollar faces charges of family violence, child cruelty and battery.