Police said one man has been fatally shot at the Georgia megachurch of the Rev. Creflo Dollar, WXIA reported.
A person reportedly entered the chapel of World Changers Church International large campus in Fulton County, Georgia and started shooting. While the victim’s name has yet to be announced, it is reported that a 48-year-old employee of the church was killed.
The suspect, who fled the scene after the shooting and was at large as of 11:30 am EST, is described as a male in his 30’s wearing a suit.
Dollar is the founder of the World Changers Church and also numerous ministerial associations and a record company. As of 2007, WCCI’s congregation had swelled to 30,000 members. In 2006, its revenue had reached $69 million, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The watchdog group MinistryWatch gave Dollar and his church an “F” grade for their lack of financial transparency. Dollar has long refused to disclose his salary. He continues to maintain a lavish lifestyle with private jets, ritzy homes, and Rolls-Royces in his stable. A Senate finance investigation was launched against his ministry in 2007 to see whether Dollar had profited off of church donations. The investigation is still ongoing.
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