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Rev. Jesse Jackson Comments on the Life of Pentecostal Evangelist Oral Roberts

December 15, 2009

CHICAGO (December 15, 2009)—“Over the years, Oral Roberts was a profound preacher of the Gospel and pacesetting televangelist who was endowed with the gift of healing. He began to open closed doors to change our culture and create a bigger tent for all people before it was fashionable. I was blessed to get to know him personally and speak at Oral Roberts University. My parents found great strength in his preaching. We are saddened by his transition but God blessed him with time to make a safe passage to the Kingdom. May his soul rest in peace. His preaching, his teaching, his church and his university will live on.”

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