Granville oral roberts (january 24, 1918 - december 15, 2009)  was an american pentecostal televangelist and a christian charismatiche was the founder of oral roberts evangelistic association and oral roberts university. Oral roberts discusses how he navigated successfully from being the groundbreaking, monumental healing evangelist, laying hands and praying for over 15 million sick people, to becoming the founder and president of the leading charismatic university of the 20th century. Granville oral roberts is one of the most controversial montanist-charismatic evangelists of the 20th century venerated by modern faith-healers like benny hinn, kenneth copeland, and most of the lineup at trinity broadcasting network, roberts virtually invented televangelism with the abundant life. Voice of healing magazine chronicled the healing revival of the late 40's and 50's including oral roberts, william branham, aa allen, tl osborn and many more revivalists during a 1959 miracle revival meeting, god healed a young baby who received 26 creative miracles in probably the most notable healing service of aaallens ministry. Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
This book may give you the best opportunity of deciding the truth about me and the ministry i hold so dear -- oral roberts among several biographies of oral roberts, the most recent, most accurate, and best documented is oral roberts: an american life, an objective, impressive study. Oral roberts, who died on tuesday aged 91, was the doyen of american televangelists, a breed that has played a vital part in guiding a third of adult americans to a life as born-again christians. Granville oral roberts was born on the 24 th of january, 1918 in oklahoma he was the 5 th and youngest of reverend ellis melvin roberts and claudia priscilla roberts in his early life (17 years), roberts almost died of tuberculosis due to family hardships.
Richard roberts, son of oral roberts, has led oru since the early 1990s and, over the past few months, roberts, his family, and oral roberts university have been surrounded in controversy and media mayhem due to a lawsuit filed by three former oru professors against oral roberts university. The healing revival that erupted in 1947 thrust into positions of world-wide prominence a group of unsuspecting men chapter 3 discusses the two men who first came to the forefront—the two giants of the healing revival, william branham and oral roberts. Oral roberts: an american life is more than the story of a well-known evangelist and educator it is the story of a part of the american religious life that not many. Examines three divine healers critical to the emergence of pentecostalism in the united states information on the ecstatic healing revivalism of maria woodworth-etter analysis on the physical restoration in john alexander dowie's zion discussion on the apostolic healing of charles f parham, the theological founder of pentecostalism functions of divine healing.
Early life and education richard lee roberts was born on november 12, 1948, in tulsa, oklahoma, the son of evangelist granville oral roberts (died 2009) and school teacher evelyn lutman roberts (died 2005. During his life, roberts conducted hundreds of healing crusades, founded numerous organizations, wrote more than 130 books, and was among the early televangelists but perhaps his greatest legacy as a christian leader is oral roberts university, the largest charismatic christian university in the world. Granville oral roberts was born january 24, 1918 in pontotoc county, near ada, in oklahoma his parents were deeply religious his father was a farmer who also preached the gospel and established pentecostal holiness churches. Download mobi (kindle) download epub (ibooks) the fall of the first family of televangelism came swiftly two oral roberts ministries employees crouched on a desk on their hands and knees, their heads sticking through a hole in the wall.
Oral roberts american evangelist oral roberts (born 1918) was an early pioneer in televangelism, or using television to preach the gospel roberts, a stutterer-turnedpreacher who survived a bout of deadly tuberculosis as an adolescent, has been a successful businessman, author, and educator. Oral roberts university board chair mart green commented, chancellor oral roberts was a true disciple of christ and his contributions to the kingdom of god will live on for many years to come. By oral roberts psalm 1 1 blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful 2 but his delight is in the law of the lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night 3 and he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season his leaf also shall not. Three early televangelists were identified as the logical successors of the urban revivalists and as first great innovators who took advantage of the new medium of telecasting identify the name below that did not help carry the mantle of urban revivalism to television.
William branham, oral roberts, jack coe, and aa allen a publication which had widespread influence in reviving the doctrine that healing guaranteed in the atonement was. Early life oral roberts was the fifth and youngest child of the reverend ellis melvin roberts (1881-1967) and claudius priscilla roberts (née irwin) (1885-1974. Oral roberts, the pentecostal evangelist whose televised faith-healing ministry attracted millions of followers worldwide and made him one of the most recognizable and controversial religious.
Healing and revival back to bio: home references for oral roberts organizations oral roberts university: richard roberts / oral roberts ministries articles. Oral roberts exposed the life and ministry of oral roberts the following report is from the digging in the walls section of o timothy magazine, volume 7, issue 3, 1990 and is a review of the book oral roberts: an american life, by david edwin harrell, jr, bloomington, indiana: indiana university press 47405. Velmer gardner, already a man with 'a tremendous personality and a tremendous preaching ministry,' launched a successful healing and evangelism ministry after attending an oral roberts revival in 1949.