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Evangelist, University Founder Oral Roberts Dies at Age 91

National Interest Evangelist, University Founder Oral Roberts Dies at Age 91Published December 15, 2009| APTULSA, OklahomaOral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, according to his spokesman, A. Larry Ross. The evangelist was hospitalized after a fall on Saturday. He had survived two heart attacks in the 1990s and a broken hip in 2006.Roberts was a pioneer on two fronts — he helped bring spirit-filled charismatic Christianity into the mainstream and took his trademark revivals to television, a new frontier for religion.Roberts overcame tuberculosis at age 17 and credited that triumph with leading him to become one of the country's most famous ministers.He gave up a local pastorate in Enid, Oklahoma, in 1947 to enter an evangelistic ministry in Tulsa to pray for the healing of the whole person ...

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