On Sunday, Oct. 18 the OWN network hosted small groups across the country to watch “Belief,” Oprah’s latest inspired television project. Taffi Dollar, one of Atlanta’s favorite first ladies was asked to host a private watch party with some of her influential girlfriends. Dollar was happy to oblige for a number of reasons. “It is an honor to have been chosen by Oprah and her team to support the ‘Belief’ series and OWN TV. My team was contacted by OWN about me being a part of the ‘Belief’ team, which is a group of faith-based leaders who will support the efforts of getting the word out about the series and have been charged with the duty of helping to bring belief and spirituality back into our communities,” Dollar shared.
As pastors at World Changers Ministries, Dollar and her husband, Creflo Dollar, know the difficulties that often accompany being in the public eye. Dollar suggests the burden can be even heavier when you bear the responsibility of inspiring others. “It has been challenging [dealing] with growth and success in ministry. I’ve learned to model after my spiritual mentor, Betty Price. It’s important to surround yourself [with] mentors in the ministry and trust God with your life. Live a prioritized life.”
Being married to a pastor can be challenging, especially when the culture’s ideal and definition of marriage seem to be transitioning. “The definition of marriage is being redefined according to standards outside of the Bible. However, we see the Bible as the standard, for it should be, It’s something that needs work and effort to make successful. God is love and wants us to live a blessed life.”
Under the hashtag #Taffitalks, Dollar’s watch party was attended by an assortment of the city’s most notable socialites. She says her team looks for opportunities to mentor and speak into the lives of young women as often as possible. “One of the biggest lessons that I would share with young women is be true to self, be confident in all that you do and to always keep God first in all that you do and aspire to do.”
Aside from her work with World Changers, Dollar looks forward to the possibility of working with OWN again. “I would love to do more projects with the OWN Network. This ‘Belief’ series is just the start of a great relationship with a network that is empowering people worldwide. I hope to direct people to the source of life, which is God. He had an intention when he created each of us. Hopefully, these ‘Belief’ events will prompt all of us to think back to how we engaged our spirituality to find our purpose for life.”