The Rev. Rex Humbard, a former itinerant preacher whose televangelism ministry in Ohio once reached more parts of the globe than any other religious program, died Friday evening at 9:24 surrounded by his family. He was 88.
Humbard had been seriously ill since late July following surgery at a South Florida hospital to fix a broken hip.
he son of evangelists, Humbard evolved his ministry from revivals across the country to a permanent home in Akron, and television. He realized the potential of the new medium in the early 1950s and became known to millions by the 1970s. But financial overreaching eventually eroded his organization....
I also remember watching him on TV, and all I can remember was a media circus from another mega church. At that time in my life I had not grown enough in the Lord to realize what real Gospel preaching is. If it is all for SHOW something is wrong!!!
Real preachers of the Gospel uplift the Lord and humble themselves and believe me they never have a large following. And I believe that can be proved by the Word of God (Bible).
Also, Christians need to go to church and not rely of TV, Sermon Audio or anything else as their primary source of hearing the Word and Fellowship. (Hebrews 10:25). There are too many able body people who profess to be Christians that never find a bible believing church to attend. Well, they will always find these hirelings who say "Show me the Money", and I feel certain they have the money and the poor people who sent it are now destitute.