Former Southern Baptist Minister, Religious broadcaster, and One-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson died Thursday morning at the age of 93.
The Christian Broadcasting Network, an organization founded by Pat Robertson in 1960 has announced the death of its founder.
“Pat Robertson, longtime TV host, religious broadcaster, educator, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. He was 93,” the CBN Thursday release said.
His demise was also announced by Regent University, formerly called CBN University, a private university Robertson’she founded in 1977.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved founder,” said Regent University Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. William L. Hathaway.
“Dr. Robertson was a globally-renowned leader, broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, author, accomplished businessman, and – most importantly – a faithful servant of God who dedicated his life to glorifying the Lord and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Robertson was born on March 22, 1930. He gave his life to Christ in 1950. In 1960, he was ordained as a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention by Freemason Street Baptist Church of Norfolk.
His ordination vow was terminated in 1988 consequent to his contest for the United States Presidency. His bid to become the president was however unsuccessful.
Robert became prominent through his talk show on ‘700 Club’, a network for religious and political news commentary. Contrary to his dream of becoming a businessman, Robertson started CBN after instruction from God to start a Christian television network. Today CBN reaches millions of people across the globe.
“Today, CBN is a multifaceted nonprofit organization that provides programming by cable, broadcast, and satellite to approximately 200 countries, with a 24-hour telephone prayer line,” stated the website.
“CBN’s International ministry has worked in122 different languages, from Mandarin to Spanish and from Turkish to Welsh.”
Robertson established Charity organizations such as Operation Blessing and The Flying Hospital.
In October 2021, During his ministry’s 60th anniversary, he announced he was stepping down as a daily host. Robertson is survived by his four Children,14 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. His wife Adelia “Dede” Robertson died in April 2022.