Pastor Benny Hinn Joins Believers Worldwide in Tribute to a Great Leader and Friend

Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Certainly this is true for Dr. Oral Roberts, a giant of the faith, who blazed trails as a pastor, evangelist, college founder, broadcaster, educator, author, statesman, husband, and father.

Pastor Benny Hinn has joined other international leaders in honoring his longtime friend’s home-going:

Even as we grieve Dr. Roberts’ passing from this earth, we rejoice that he is now in heaven. What an amazing life! He was a giant in so many ways, and I was privileged to have him as a dear, dear friend for many years. Every time I was with him, I saw firsthand a heart consumed with the love of Jesus Christ. Through the years I have often thought of the standard he has set for so many ministers and believers to follow, and on this day of his glorious home-going, it is once again a time for all of us to reflect even more upon his tremendous impact. God overshadowed his life, even before he entered the world at 11 a.m., January 24, 1918, in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. What a journey he made in his 91 years as he traveled around the world as a true pioneer for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Only heaven will reveal how many hearts he has pointed toward heaven, how many homes have been revolutionized through his seed-faith teaching, and how many ears have heard his faith-filled phrase, "Expect a miracle!" God has used him to open doors that were once considered closed to the miracle-working power of the Gospel, and wherever I travel, I have been ever thankful for the trail he blazed. I ask all my partners to be in prayer for his family during these days of bereavement. And while we join his loved ones in mourning the loss of this great trailblazer of the faith, we also celebrate his reunion in heaven with his beloved wife, Evelyn, other family members, the hosts who accepted our Lord Jesus as Savior, and most importantly, with the Lord Himself, whom our brother in Christ served so faithfully during his memorable lifetime!