Kenneth Max Copeland is an American televangelist and author associated with the charismatic movement. His organization, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, is based in Tarrant County, Texas. He has been identified as preaching the prosperity gospel. As part of his evangelism, he calls for donations to his church, with the suggestion that parishioners will get a "hundredfold" return on their investment. He has stirred controversy over his use of donations to finance mansions, private jets, an airport and other lavish purchases. During the pandemic of COVID-19 in 2020, Copeland gained national attention for his comments and actions in response to the outbreak. He repeatedly claimed that the pandemic had ended or would soon end, that he could heal followers of it, and that his followers should continue paying tithes if they lost their jobs in the economic crisis that the pandemic caused. He later made claims to have destroyed the virus and to have ended the still-ongoing pandemic.
|Born:||Kenneth Max Copeland, December 06, 1936, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Author, speaker, prosperity gospel preacher, televangelist|
|Net worth:||US$300 million (April 2020)|
|Movement:||Word of Faith|
|Twitter:||Kenneth Copeland's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Kenneth Copeland's Instagram profile|
About Kenneth Copeland
Televangelist, author, musician, and founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries.
He was a recording artist on the Imperial Records label and had a top 40 hit in 1957 with his song "Pledge of Love".
He and his church helped fundraise for Mike Huckabee's 2008 campaign for President.
He has three children with his wife Gloria.
He was a pilot and chauffeur for Oral Roberts in the 60's.
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