White Son of Black 'Prosperity' Preacher Shares His Story
College Park, GA (ChristianPRgroup.com)- Gregory Dollar's story is unlike those of most PKs (Preacher's Kids).
For starters, Dollar is the white adopted son of controversial prosperity televangelist Creflo Dollar, founder of World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga.
He is also a single parent of three who works in his father's ministry and has Marvel Comics' Punisher darkly casted over the black background of his MySpace page.
"I've struggled for twenty-two years in the shadow of this great man who raised me as his own," says Dollar, who was adopted as the first son of Creflo Dollar. His father would later adopt one more son and produce three daughters - all black.
"Because dad stood by me and like Joel Osteen stepping into his father's shoes, I'm inspired to speak today," he added.
Dollar plans to share his story through his new book, Love in the Darkness: My Life as Creflo Dollar's Son, scheduled for release this summer.
In it, Dollar tells of how "a white boy, unusually abused, out of control, and hurting, was rescued by a black man."
"Gregory Campbell is forced to grow up too fast and too hard," explains the official synopsis of the book, referring to Dollar by the surname of a former stepfather. "This begins Gregory's downward spiral into a dark and fearsome world. A world wrought of depression, drugs and countless nights of suicidal visions of escape."
The turning point for Gregory came when he met educational therapist and minister Creflo Dollar while undergoing treatment at Brawner Psychiatric Institute in Smyrna (today known as the Brawner North Mental Health System). At the time, Creflo Dollar's church boasted a membership of eight.
"Being the only one that has any hope for this teenager, Creflo establishes a deep and lasting bond with Gregory," the synopsis states.
The minister later decided that he needed to officially adopt Gregory in order to help him, opening up a door to sometimes challenging moments and "Prodigal Son" situations.
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