World-renowned Evangelist, Morris Cerullo, dies at 88


American preacher, Dr Morris Cerullo, goes home at the age of 88. He died in San Diego, California, United States, on Saturday, 11th July.


He was born in New Jersey to a Russo-Jewish/Italian family, Cerullo attended and graduated from divinity school in New York state in 1953, and began ministering with the help of his then soon-to-be bride Theresa. However, he was later ordained as a minister in the Assemblies of God.


Cerullo, who started evangelising at the age of 16, has impacted many with his inspirational words and Christian teachings that spanned decades.


As an author, he published more than 80 books.


The preacher would be remembered by many as a torchbearer. He ministered in several countries of the world including Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, The Philippines, Brazil, Korea, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Indonesia, Netherlands and many others.


In response to his passage, the Founder and Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, wrote,

“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.”



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