Oral Roberts, the Oklahoma preacher who pioneered televised evangelism, died Tuesday in a Newport, California, hospital with his son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, at his side. He was 91. Oral Roberts died due to complications with pneumonia after being admitted to the hospital Monday for broken bones he suffered during a fall on Saturday, spokeswoman Melany Ethridge said in a statement. The statement also said that a small, private interment is being planned as well as a public...Read Full Story
Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was a pentecostal Christian preacher who was known for his work on television. He founded the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1963.