An unidentified suspect reportedly entered the chapel of World Changers Church International on its large campus in Fulton County, Georgia, about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and started shooting, killing a 48-year-old production crew member.
The suspect, who fled the scene in a black Subaru after the shooting, remains at-large. He was described as a male in his 30’s wearing a suit.
Dollar, who is the founder of the World Changers Church, also has 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, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.
A watchdog group called MinistryWatch gave Dollar and his church an “F” grade for their lack of financial transparency. Dollar has long refused to disclose his salary. The pastor maintains a lavish lifestyle with private jets, ritzy homes, and Rolls-Royces in his stable. In 2007, a Senate finance investigation was launched to determine whether Dollar had profited from church donations. That investigation is ongoing.