Kenneth E Hagin was born on 2nd of august 1917 in Mckinney, Texas, to the family of LILIE VIOLA DRAKE HAGIN and JESS HAGIN.
He was married to Oretha Rooker.
They had two children; Kenneth Wayne Hagin, who is presently the pastor of Rhema bible church and president of Kenneth Hagin ministries and a daughter Patricia Harrison. He is often refer to as the father of the “word of faith”.
He is often refer to affectionately by many of his followers as “Das Hagin”, “papa Hagin” and more commonly “brother Hagin”. His most quoted scripture was MARK 11:22-24.
Hagin according to his testimony, was said to be sickly as a child suffering from a deformed heart which was believed to be an incurable blood disease.
He said that he was not expected to live and became bedridden at age 15.
He was reported dying three times in 10 minutes, each time seeing the horrors of hell and then returning to life in April 1933 during a conversion experience. He also said on august 8 1934, he was raised from his deathbed by “the revelation of faith in God’s word”.
Two years later he preached his first sermon as the pastor of a small community church in Roland, Texas. During the next 12years he pastored five Assemblies Of God Church in Texas: in Tom Bean, Farmersville (twice), Talco, Greggton, Texas, and Van.
Hagin began ministry as a bible teacher and evangelist in 1949.
He was at this time also given admission into the FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN’S FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL.
He was also a part of the voice of HEALING REVIVAL in the U.S in 40s and 50s alongside with ORAL ROBERTS, GORDON LINDSAY and T.L OSBORN. In 1963, Kenneth E Hagin Evangelistic Association was incorporated, and the offices of the ministry moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1966.
That same year he taught for the first time on radio on KSKY in Dallas. In 1967 he began a regular radio broadcast that continues today as Faith Seminar of the Air. Since it inception in 1963 his organization grew to include numerous media outreaches and ministries, these includes;
- Faith Library Publications- with 65million book copies in circulation
- RHEMA PRAISE- a weekly television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network
- THE WORD OF FAITH- a free monthly magazine with roughly 600,000 subscribers
- Crusades conducted throughout the nation
- RHEMA Correspondence Bible School
- The RHEMA prayer and healing Centre
In 1974, the RHEMA Bible Training College (RBTC) was found, which now has training centers in fourteen different countries and has 30,000 alumni. The bible institute is located at Broken Arrow in TULSA OKLAHOMA.
The curriculum is taught from a Pentecostal/charismatic heritage. There are seven ministry concentrations specializing in Children’s Ministry, Youth ministry, evangelism, pastoral care, missions, biblical studies and supportive ministry.
In 1979 he founded the Prayer and Healing Centers, located on the Rhema campus in broken arrow, Oklahoma. He provided the Prayer and Healing center as a place for the sick to come to “have the opportunity to build their faith”. RBTC has also established training centers in Austria , brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Romania, south Africa, Thailand, Singapore, the south pacific, Nigeria, Egypt, Zambia and the Philippines.
Hagin’s publications are;
- Authority of the believer
- Believer’s authority
- Bible faith study course
- Casting your cares upon the lord
- Classic sermons
- Demons and how to deal with them
- EL SHADDAI
- Exceeding growing faith
- Faith food for spring
- The Glory of God
- God’s medicine
- Having faith in your faith
- How God taught me about prosperity
- How to write your own tickets with God
- How you can be lead by the spirit of GOD
- The human spirit
- I believe in visions
- I went to hell
- The interceding Christian
- The key to spiritual healing
- Knowing what belongs top us
- Ministering to the oppressed
- Must Christians suffer?
- The name of Jesus
- Obedience in finances
- The real faith
- Right and wrong thinking for Christians
- Seven steps for judging prophesy
- Seven things you should know about divine healing
- Three big words
- Understanding how to fight the good fight of faith
- What faith is
- What to do when faith seems weak and victory lost
- Why do people fall under the power
- The Midas touch
After hagin’s death in 2003, his son Kenneth W Hagin continued to run Hagin’s ministry and institutions.
Kenneth E Hagin’s Ministry, teachings and sermons are live transforming; watch one of the below;
I have personally been blessed with such a transforming encounter listening to Kenneth Hagin’s Messages and sermons and i am glad, i am not the only one, there are quiet a lot of ministers around the world today, who are doing great in the works of ministry and they all listen to Hagin and experiences that as transformed their lives totally and they are doing great exploits for the Lord.
One of the great man that is heralding a revolutionary move of God in Africa, bringing about a great transformation to the church and the African Continent is Bishop David Oyedepo, and he practically got the mantle transfered to him, by God through Kenneth Hagin, the Word of Faith mandate was passed to Him, he has followed Hagin so well, read all his Books, listen to so many Sermons and there was a time, he was praying ” Oh, God, all that made HAGIN, I want it, the truth is Bishop Oyedepo as even more right now.
Bishop Dag Heward mills in Ghana, also share the encounter he had as a Colleg Student, those days, he is used to listening to Hagin even as he study his books, so one day, he was praying and listening to the sermon, all of a sudden, something left the tape and entered into him and he heard a voice ” From now On, you can teach”.
Hagin is indeed a father to so many people across the nation of the Earth Chris Delvan as shared many encounters he had in Kenneth Hagin’s meetings years ago and they are still with him till today.
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