Monday, January 16, 2006

Creflo Do$$ar reaps where he has not sown

Creflo Dollar, prosperity preacher and television personality from Atlanta, planted a church in New York last year. According to church officials, they've harvested 5,000 members already. But that's not all they're reaping. The New York Times reports:

"The New York church collects an average of $345,000 a month, which works out to more than $4 million annually. ... "About $800,000 of it goes toward renting the theater in Madison Square Garden; an additional $84,000 pays for the church's rented office space nearby; only about $120,000 is spent on the salaries of three people who are on staff. The bulk of the rest, according to church officials, is designated for the church's building fund. The church hopes to raise $200 million for a complex in the city." Article.
HT: Jose.

2 Comments:

At 1/16/2006 11:45:00 PM, Blogger urBenLA said...

would they have "harvested" these tithing members from other churches too? I assume that the other churches are missing that 4 million when it comes to paying their pastors, keeping the lights on, or possibly even these supporters have pulled their money from great ministries like Generation Xcel.

 
At 1/18/2006 01:30:00 PM, Anonymous John Teter said...

How much money will go to Do$$ar's jet so he can buzz into NYC? Or the CNN level satellite system? How else could the church survive?

 

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