Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: May 7, 2009
Sen. Dan Newberry listens as Oral Roberts addresses the State
State Senate Honors Oral Roberts
The life and work of evangelist Oral Roberts was
honored by the Oklahoma State Senate on Thursday, with the passage
of Senate Concurrent Resolution 25. Senator Dan
Newberry, R-Tulsa, was principle author of the measure, and
said 91-year-old Robert’s impact in both religion and education
has been world-wide.
“As Oklahomans, I think most of us are familiar with Oral
Roberts, his ministry, and the university he founded in Tulsa,
but I don’t know if most people realize how much influence
he’s had around the world,” said Newberry.
Roberts became famous for his mobile tent meetings, drawing as
many as 18,000 faithful, and was a pioneer broadcast evangelist.
By 1969, Roberts was one of America’s best-known evangelists,
second only to friend and fellow minister, Billy Graham.
In 1963, he founded Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa. ORU
currently has more than 3,000 students from 61 countries. He founded
the City of Faith Medical and Research Center in 1981. In addition,
Roberts has written more than 120 books, including his biography,
“Expect a Miracle” and the best seller “Miracle
"I’m almost overwhelmed at this great honor that you
chose me to come here today to honor my life. I never dreamed
of such a thing, but I’m grateful,” said Roberts.
“I’m 91 years of age and I’ll soon be going
home to my heavenly Father. I look forward to that with great
peace and joy leaving behind my legacy to bless people. God bless
you for this honor.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Newberry's Office - 405-521-5600