World-renowned televangelist, Dr Morris Cerullo has died in the early hours of Saturday, July 11.
Cerullo passed on in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.
Cerullo was known as a man with a deep passion for his faith with a burden for the lost world. He was born on October 2, 1931 in New Jersey to a Russo-Jewish/Italian family.
Reacting to his death, founder and Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, described Cerullo’s demise as shocking.
Okonkwo, who had invited Cerullo several times to preach, in a statement said: “My father – Dr. Morris Cerullo! Like a good soldier of Christ, you fought a good fight, finished your course and kept the faith (2 Tim 4:7).
“Our consolation is that you lived an impactful life, raising men across the globe for Jesus. Adieu Papa Cerullo! We will miss you dearly.”
Apostle Suleman, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, said Cerullo redefined evangelism with great passion, adding that his death was not a tragedy.
He started ministering as a child but ministered to over 1billion people around the world..made such huge and undeniable impact..redefined evangelism with great passion..death is not a tragedy,an unfulfilled life is..goodnite DR MORRIS CERULLO..rest in peace sir..
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) July 11, 2020
Cerullo would have been 89 years by October 2 of this year (2020). He gave his life to Christ at the age of 14. By age 15, he had started ministry preaching in local churches. He later attended New York Metropolitan Bible School in Suffern, New York. He also holds two honorary doctorates from Florida Beacon College and Oral Roberts University.
Other notable Nigerian pastors affiliated with Dr Morris include Rev. Chris Oyakhilome, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, amongst others.
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