Oral Roberts Dies:Legendary Evangelist and University Founder

Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts, 91 the very well known legendary evangelist has died. His death is being reported as results from complications he had battling pneumonia.  He died in NewportBeach, California.

His two children son Richard and daughter Roberta were present.  Quotes from his son Richard from Fox channel

“Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was not only my earthly father; he was my spiritual father and mentor. The last member of his generation in the Roberts family, he had a passion to bring healing to the sick.
“His name is synonymous with miracles. He came along when many in Christendom did not believe in the power of God and His goodness. Oral Roberts was known for sayings such as ‘God Is a Good God,’ ‘Expect a Miracle,’ ‘Release Your Faith,’ and ‘Plant Your Seed for a Harvest.’
“The Bible teaches that when a Christian dies, he or she is instantly transferred into the presence of God. The past few months, my father has talked about going home to be with the Lord on a daily basis. He has run his race and finished his course. Now he is in heaven, and we as Christians have the Bible promise that someday we will be reunited. My heart is sad, but my faith in God is soaring.”
Granville Oral Roberts was born into poverty in Bebee, Okla., on Jan. 24, 1918.  He was carried by his older brother to an evangelist after he became sick with Tuberculosis as a teen as was bed ridden.  
As he was being carried their Roberts heard Gods voice that he would be healed and on instruction of what God wanted Oral Robert’s to do with his life. Which is where his passion for healing the and the building of  the University was formed.   
After his healing at 17 Roberts began his work in the ministry and started pastoring churches which lead the the legendary Evangelist work of God.

Robert’s family are going to hold a private celebration of his life.  A public memorial service is pending and announcements will be made as soon as as details for the public are given.  

First Breaking news msnbc: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34435346/ns/us_news-faith/

more on this breaking story fox23:http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Oral-Roberts-Dead-At-91/-Vh1jSScYEKP10HTSjZrqA.cspx  


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