Evangelist Oral Roberts Dies In Calif. At Age 91

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New York (AP) -- A spokesman for Oral Roberts says the evangelist who rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar organization and an Oklahoma university bearing his name has died.

He was 91.

Spokesman A. Larry Ross said by phone from Carrollton, Texas, that Roberts died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif.

Roberts was hospitalized after a fall on Saturday.

He had survived two heart attacks in the 1990s and a broken hip in 2006.

Roberts overcame tuberculosis at age 17, and credited that triumph with leading him to become one of the country's most famous ministers.

By the 1960s and '70s, the Oklahoma-born Roberts was reaching millions around the world through broadcasting, publications and personal appearances.

Oral Roberts University, chartered in 1963, became a Tulsa landmark.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


Tulsa, Okla. (AP) -- A spokesman for Oral Roberts says the evangelist and university founder has died at age 91. .

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by KATHY DARLENE Location: ALBANY,OH on Dec 16, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    as a small child, parents took me to his program, in Parkersburg, i had sties over my eyes, doctors could not help, Oral placed his hands on them and prayed, and God took over, when the heat left i could see, i am 64, and i have never had them back, praise God. the Roberts family came to our home to share dinner, i spent time with richard and talked to family, i have never known a man so in love with our God as Oral was, and eager to share with all, he will be greatly missed, by many, my prayers for all his loved ones, Oral is now home with his Father.
  • by jackson co on Dec 15, 2009 at 02:36 PM
    i remember him as send oral to heaven in 87,because he said god would kill him if his church diddent get one million dollars in donations,that one is going to take some explaning.
  • by M Location: Parkersburg on Dec 15, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    May he rest in peace.
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