Herbert Armstrong

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Birthday
31, 1892
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jan 16, 1988 (95)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1892
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jan 16, 1988 (95)

About

Founder of the Worldwide Church of God in 1934, who was one of the first televangelists.

Before Fame

In his 30s he abandoned his parents' Quaker tradition and joined the Church of God (Seventh Day), becoming an ordained minister.

Trivia

He took advantage of a local radio station offer of free airtime for a quick devotional, and after positive audience response he started his own radio show in 1934.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Loma Dillonl and his son Ted would later join him as an evangelist.

Associated With

His success inspired later generations of tele-evangelists like Billy Graham, who reached millions of viewers all over the world.