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Remembering Oral Roberts

Remembering Oral Roberts

Remembering Oral Roberts
Healing evangelist Oral Roberts will be remembered by many as a minister who was driven by a passion to obey God. Go to to view a special tribute, which includes reflections by Christian leaders on the legendary healing evangelist as well as a photo gallery and videos.









Remembering Oral Roberts
Roberts, who preached to millions and laid hands on 1.5 million sick people, faced his own physical challenges. He almost died from tuberculosis at age 17, but he told audiences later that he was healed in July 1935 during a tent revival. Watch videos of him preaching and praying over the sick at










We asked prominent Christian leaders to reflect on the legacy of healing evangelist Oral Roberts. He was remembered as “a man of God” and a pioneer in televangelism and healing ministry. For more, go to


Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston
 “For more than 50 years, Oral Roberts was a dear family friend, and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He profoundly affected all of us through his strong faith in Jesus Christ and his deep compassion and love for his fellow man. “


Frederick K.C. Price, founder of Crenshaw Christian Center 

“He was a very special man of God and a blessing to the entire body of Christ. He, Evelyn, Betty and I were dear friends and enjoyed a very warm and close relationship, which we shall forever cherish. We will miss him. “


Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association 

“I always appreciated the times when he went out of his way to befriend me. I thank God for his friendship and godly example and his faithfulness in ministry. He will be greatly missed.”

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