Oral Roberts dead at 91


Oral Roberts University in Tulsa announced that its founder, Granville Oral Roberts, had died in California. He was 91.

Oral Roberts was one of the early televangelists – beginning his television ministry before anyone coined the name televangelist. According to the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association: “In 1955 Roberts revolutionized evangelism by bringing television cameras into his live healing crusade services and providing a ‘front-row seat for miracles’ for millions of viewers. Coining phrases such as God is a good God, something good is going to happen to you, release your faith, and expect a miracle, he soon helped people everywhere find a better understanding of God’s goodness and His desire to make them whole.”

Roberts founded Oral Roberts University in 1963 and served as its President until 1993.