Oral Roberts

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Birthday
24, 1918
Birthplace
Ada, OK
Death Date
Dec 15, 2009 (91)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1918
Birthplace
Ada, OK
Death Date
Dec 15, 2009 (91)

About

American Methodist-Pentecostal televangelist and founder of Oral Roberts University who was a controversial religious leader in the 20th century.

Before Fame

He grew up desperately poor and almost died of tuberculosis at a young age.

Trivia

He pioneered TV evangelism and preached a form of Christianity called seed-faith to millions of followers worldwide over a period of six decades.

Family Life

He married Evelyn Lutman in 1938. He raised two sons named Richard and Ronald Roberts and two daughters named Roberta Potts and Rebecca Roberts.

Associated With

He stated live on an interview with Larry King that he was of Cherokee descent.