|Kenneth E. Hagin|
Kenneth Erwin Hagin
|Born||August 20, 1917|
McKinney, Texas, U.S.
|Died||September 19, 2003 (age 86)|
|Cause of death||heart disease|
|Education||no formal theological training|
|Known for||Pioneer of the "Word of Faith" movement|
|Religious beliefs||Pentecostal Christianity|
|Children||Kenneth Wayne Hagin, Patricia Harrison|
|Parents||Lillie Viola Drake Hagin and Jess Hagin|
Kenneth Erwin Hagin (August 20, 1917 - September 19, 2003) was an influential American Pentecostal preacher. Events 636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year McKinney is a city in and the County seat of Collin County, Texas, United States, and the second in population to Plano. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Heart disease is an Umbrella term for a variety for different diseases affecting the Heart. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs Word of Faith (also known as Word-Faith or simply Faith) is a family of local Christian churches as well as a teaching movement kindred to many Pentecostalism is a renewalist religious movement within Christianity that places special emphasis on the direct personal experience of God through the Baptism Events 636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Pentecostalism is a renewalist religious movement within Christianity that places special emphasis on the direct personal experience of God through the Baptism In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs He is often referred to as the "father" (or "granddaddy") of the "Word of Faith" movement. Word of Faith (also known as Word-Faith or simply Faith) is a family of local Christian churches as well as a teaching movement kindred to many Many of his followers often refer to him affectionately as "Dad Hagin" or "Brother Hagin". Hagin never received any formal theological training, although he received an honorary doctorate from Oral Roberts University in the 1970s. An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding Oral Roberts University or ORU, based in Tulsa Oklahoma, is a charismatic Christian Liberal arts University with an enrollment
Kenneth E. Hagin was born in McKinney, Texas, the son of Lillie Viola Drake Hagin and Jess Hagin. McKinney is a city in and the County seat of Collin County, Texas, United States, and the second in population to Plano. He was so small and lifeless that the doctor thought that he was stillborn. He was married to Oretha Rooker. They had two children, a son named Kenneth Wayne Hagin, who is presently the pastor of Rhema Bible Church and President of Kenneth Hagin Ministries, and a daughter named Patricia Harrison. She is the widow of the late Doyle "Buddy' Harrison and is the owner and publisher of Harrison House, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
On many occasions Kenneth Hagin demonstrated his ability to memorize large portions of scripture and other materials. Testimony of friends and family indicate that he possessed an amazing memory with which he could recall specific details such as the day of the week that a specific date fell on and that day's weather.
Amidst all the controversy throughout Kenneth Hagin's life, it was often commented on by others that his love for people was very evident. Kenneth Hagin took great joy in family and friends and regardless of the tremendous amount of opposition he faced, there was no denying his loyalty to love those around him.
Prior to his death, many of his followers noticed the change in direction he took while preaching. Rather than teaching the message that made his name so well known referred to as "the Faith Message," he began teaching on the love Christians should have for one another.
Hagin died five days after lapsing into a coma due to a heart arrhythmia in September 2003.
According to Hagin's testimony, he was sickly as a child, suffering from a deformed heart and what was believed to be an incurable blood disease. A congenital heart defect (CHD is a defect in the structure of the Heart and Great vessels of a Newborn. Hematology ( American English) or haematology ( British English) is the branch of biology (physiology Pathology, Clinical laboratory He was not expected to live and became bedfast at age 15. In April 1933 during a dramatic conversion experience, he reported dying three times in 10 minutes, each time seeing the horrors of hell and then returning to life. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Religious conversion is the adoption of a new religious identity or a change from one religious identity to another Religious Experience (also known as a spiritual, Sacred, or mystical experience is an altered state of consciousness where an Hell, according to many Religious beliefs, is a location in the Afterlife, which may be described as a place of suffering He also claimed that he was raised from a deathbed in 1934 by "the revelation of faith in God's Word". Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Two years later he preached his first sermon as the pastor of a small community church in Roland, Texas, 9 miles from McKinney.
His favorite scripture was Mark 11:23: "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith". Content Authorship The gospel itself is anonymous but as early as Papias in the early 2nd century a text was attributed to Mark, a cousin
During the next twelve years he pastored five Assemblies of God churches in Texas: in the cities of Tom Bean, Farmersville (twice), Talco, Greggton, and Van. The World Assemblies of God Fellowship, or Assemblies of God for short is the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with over 283413 churches and outstations Tom Bean is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 941 at the 2000 census Talco is a city in Titus County, Texas, United States. The population was 570 at the 2000 census Van is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States. The population was 2362 at the 2000 census
In 1949, he began an itinerant ministry as a Bible teacher and evangelist. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Evangelism is the Christian practice of proselytisation. The intention of most evangelism is to effect Eternal salvation to those who do not follow the Hagin was at this time also given full admission to the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International (FGBMFI) which had been established in 1951. He was also a part of the Voice of Healing Revival in the U. S. in the 40s and 50s together with Oral Roberts, Gordon Lindsay and T. Granville Oral Roberts (born January 24, 1918, in Ada OK) is an American neo-Pentecostal Televangelist and is also a James Gordon Lindsay (1906-1973 was born in Zion Illinois. His parents were disciples of John Alexander Dowie, the father of healing revivalism in America L. Osborn. In 1963, Kenneth E. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hagin Evangelistic Association was incorporated, and the offices of the ministry moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1966. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. That same year, he taught for the first time on radio — on KSKY in Dallas. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. KSKY is an AM Radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with a talk format which generally favors views that are politically culturally In 1967, he began a regular radio broadcast that continues today as Faith Seminar of the Air. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Teaching by his son, Rev. Kenneth Wayne Hagin, is also heard on the program.
Since its inception in 1963, his organization grew to include numerous media outreaches and ministries. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" These are:
In 1974, Hagin founded RHEMA Bible Training Center USA, which now has training centers in fourteen countries and has 23,000 alumni. The Trinity Broadcasting Network ( TBN) is a Christian television network headquartered in Costa Mesa California with studios in Irving Texas Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Kenneth Erwin Hagin ( August 20, 1917 - September 19, 2003) was an influential American Pentecostal preacher. In 1979, he founded the Prayer and Healing Center there to provide a place for the sick to come to "have the opportunity to build their faith",. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Its Healing School continues to be held free of charge twice daily on the RHEMA campus. There are many other outreaches and RBTC graduates throughout the world.
Hagin was considered by his followers to be a dynamic preacher, teacher, and prophet known for preaching divine healing and prosperity through searching God's word and believing God in faith for financial gifts, then claiming and receiving them by faith. Preacher is a term the for someone who preaches Sermons or gives homilies In Religion, a prophet (or prophetess) is a person who has encountered the Supernatural or the divine and serves as an intermediary Faith healing is the attempt to use Religious or spiritual means such as Prayer, mental practices spiritual insights or other techniques to prevent His Bible teaching focused mainly on faith and the victorious life of a Christian. Faith is a Belief in the trustworthiness of an Idea. Formal usage of the word "faith" is usually reserved for concepts of Religion, as in
In 1983, two students at Oral Roberts University alleged that the bulk of Hagin's theological teachings were lifted verbatim from the writings of other authors. D. R. McConnell, who wrote his Master's thesis about the Word of Faith movement, alleged that Hagin had plagiarized the writings of evangelist E.W. Kenyon, teaching not only the ideas of Kenyon but also lifting text word-for-word from many of Kenyon's eighteen published works. Korv Essek William Kenyon E W Kenyon (1867&ndash1948 was an evangelist Pastor of the New Covenant Baptist Church and president of the Bethel Bible
Dale Simmons, one of McConnell's colleagues doing research for his paper entitled "An Evaluation Of Kenneth E. Hagin's Claim To Be A Prophet", discovered what he has described as plagiarism by Hagin of an author named John A. MacMillan. In this case it is alleged that Hagin not only plagiarized the text word-for-word, but also the title, "The Authority of the Believer".
Upon discovering Hagin's use of MacMillan's material, Simmons contacted the publishing house that published MacMillan's original work. The president of the publishing company confronted Hagin with evidence of the plagiarism. Hagin's response was to claim that he had not plagiarized anyone but that his acknowledgment of MacMillan had been an oversight. Hagin then implicitly claimed that the plagiarism was actually proof that his teaching and MacMillan's teaching were from God. In a portion of a letter printed on page 68 of "A Different Gospel" by D. R. McConnell, Hagin argued that persons speaking on the same subject use 'virtually the same words' because 'it is the same Spirit that is leading and directing. ' Simmons did not accept this argument, noting that it begged the question why Hagin felt it necessary to read any books at all if God was going to inspire him to have the same thoughts and words as another author.  Hagin did, however, give credit to MacMillan when a new copy with a new title ("The Believer's Authority") was released in 1984.
At present, Kenyon's Gospel Publishing Company, based in Washington state, argues that Hagin did not plagiarize based on the fact that his books were merely sermons that were converted into book form. This claim, however, contradicts the statements of Ruth Kenyon Houseworth, Kenyon's daughter, given to both Judith Matta and D. R. McConnell in 1982.
William DeArteaga, a defender of the Faith movement, acknowledged that Hagin was guilty of plagiarism in his 1992 book, Quenching The Spirit (p. 243-245 of the 1996 edition). Geir Lie, a scholar who is favorable to E. W. Kenyon went so far as to say that Hagin's plagiarism was conscious and systematic (according to DeArteaga). Derek Vreeland, another charismatic scholar, presented his findings at the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.  Vreeland, too, believes Hagin unintentionally used the thoughts and ideas of Kenyon without properly attributing them to Kenyon.
Dale Simmons, who discovered Hagin's plagiarism of John A. MacMillan, concurs that Hagin plagiarized, but he theorizes that it was an instance of informal borrowing in Hagin's early preaching ministry.
The 'informal borrowing' that is common among preachers may account for some of the instances of plagiarism. Hagin lived near Dallas in his formative years, and E. W. Kenyon's works were very popular in the Dallas area at that time (the 1930s). Although this fails to explain the massive amount of plagiarism Hagin apparently committed, it is worth noting that in many instances he has cited by name sources that he used including Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans, Smith Wigglesworth, Corrie ten Boom, Ethan O. Allen, and some other (mostly Pentecostal-type) preachers. He has also favorably remarked about the ministry of Charles G. Finney. See also Charles Grandison Finney, American evangelist Charles G
Author Judith Irene Matta, M. Th. , has accused Hagin of being instrumental in reviving gnosticism. Gnosticism (γνώσις gnōsis, Knowledge) refers to a diverse Syncretistic Religious movement consisting of various Belief systems Matta has written extensively on the perceived word of faith heresy founded by E. W. Kenyon. Church father Irenaeus of Lyon's Against Heresies (180 ad) is considered by many the backbone of all Christian criticism of gnosticism. Saint Irenaeus (Greek Ειρηναίος (2nd century AD - c 202 was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, Roman Empire (now Lyons France On the Detection and Overthrow of the So-Called Gnosis ( commonly called Against Heresies (Latin Adversus haereses,) is a five-volume work Mattas' book uses Irenaios' systematic exposition of these teachings to debunk what she considers the revived gnosticism in word of faith teachings. What Matta labels Kenyon's gnostic system was adopted by Kenneth Hagin, colleagues Kenneth Copeland, Fred Price and many others. Kenneth Copeland (born December 6, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas) is a Christian Author, Speaker, television Wilfred Frederick (Fred Frank Price (25 April 1902 in Westminster, London, England – 13 January 1969 in Hendon, Greater London, Matta asserts that Kenyon's word of faith movement has basically taken over the pentecostal churches and Christian television. Her first book, The Born-Again Jesus of Word-Faith Teachings (1985) documents the teaching that Jesus lost his divinity and was born-again in Hell after suffering there in torment "paying for our sins"; Matta likens this to the ancient gnostic teaching of the Redeemed Redeemer, Sophia. Gnosticism (γνώσις gnōsis, Knowledge) refers to a diverse Syncretistic Religious movement consisting of various Belief systems The alleged heresy is, according to Matta, lifted verbatim from Kenyon's book, What Happened from the Cross to the Throne, and repeated in Hagin's and Copeland's books and tapes of the same name and basic content.
Hagin argued in numerous books — including Healing Belongs To Us, Seven Things You Need To Know About Divine Healing and Faith Takes Back What The Devil's Stolen— that he had never been sick since 1933.
However, in his book I Believe In Visions, Hagin writes "The Lord told me. . . that he would restore 99 percent of the use of that arm. He said He was going to leave that 1 percent disability (not from sickness) to remind me not to disobey Him again, but to use the ministry He had given me. " (p. 93, second edition).
Hagin also writes, "The Lord. . . He said. . . instead of being angry with Me for not preventing it, you should be glad I allowed it to happen. If I hadn't permitted Satan to do this to arrest your attention you would not have lived past the age of 55, because you would have continued in my permissive will instead of my perfect will. " (p. 92, second edition).
Hagin founded RHEMA Bible Training Center (RBTC) in 1974. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. RBTC is an unaccredited Bible institute located on 110 acres in the Broken Arrow suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA). Educational accreditation is a type of Quality assurance process under which services and operations of an educational institution or program are evaluated by an external body A Bible college is an institution of Higher education that specializes in Biblical studies. Broken Arrow is a city located in the northeastern part of the U Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The curriculum is taught from a Charismatic/Pentecostal heritage. The term charismatic movement describes the adoption from the early twentieth century onwards of certain beliefs typical of those held by Pentecostal Christians — specifically Pentecostalism is a renewalist religious movement within Christianity that places special emphasis on the direct personal experience of God through the Baptism There are six ministry concentrations specializing in Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Missions, and Supportive Ministry. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs This article is about the phenomenon of Protestant (Evangelical Christians ministering to their youth Evangelism is the Christian practice of proselytisation. The intention of most evangelism is to effect Eternal salvation to those who do not follow the Pastoral care is the ministry of care and Counseling provided by Pastors Chaplains and other religious leaders to members of their Church, See also Evangelism, Christianization A Christian mission has been widely defined since the Lausanne Congress of 1974 as that which In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs  RBTC has also established training centers in Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, the South Pacific, and Thailand. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Singapore The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj 
After Hagin's death in 2003, his son Kenneth W. Hagin continued to run the institution. Kenneth Erwin Hagin ( August 20, 1917 - September 19, 2003) was an influential American Pentecostal preacher. RBTC claims to have trained more than 28,000 graduates who reside and minister in more than 100 countries.