Creflo Dollar makes a pitch to take over Arena in Bronx New York to house growing NY ministry

Charismatic TV evangelist Creflo Dollar — who takes his “prosperity theology” to heart and once drove a Rolls-Royce — has offered to answer the city’s prayers for a new use for the long-dormant Kingsbridge Armory in The Bronx.


HIGHER PURPOSE: Bronx Beep Ruben Diaz Jr. called for proposals for the Kingsbridge Armory. Creflo Dollar (above) has answered.

The Atlanta-based theologian made a pitch to take over the enormous building and turn it into an arena and multipurpose facility — and he’d pay for the development with his own financing, sources told The Post. Dollar’s offer was prompted by a yearlong study of the armory by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who helped to scuttle the last proposal put together by the Bloomberg administration to turn it into a retail and entertainment center.

Dollar “wants to turn it into a multi-use facility,” one source said. “He’s got a huge following and needs an arena.”
But the source cautioned, “You’d be handing over a public property to a religious institution. That would require a lot of discussion.”
Another source said that Dollar — who travels the nation in a Gulfstream jet and packs Madison Square Garden for weekend-long revivals — has virtually no chance of taking over the city-owned facility, even though his ministries are taking in $65 million a year.
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Source: New York Post