American Protestant Christian evangelist whose program Christian Crusade was popular in the 50's and 60's.
He was adopted by a railroad employee.
He promoted an anti-Communist, segregationist message on his program that was broadcasted on more than 500 radio stations and 250 television stations.
He had four children with his wife Betty Jane Secrest, who he married in 1952.
He accused Martin Luther King Jr. of being a communist.