By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
Evangelist Oral Roberts has died at age 91. Roberts was a charismatic Christian best known for his namesake university in Tulsa, Okla. Roberts's publicist has released a helpful bio emphasizing his role as a pioneering televangelist and miracle promoter: "In 1954, Oral Roberts revolutionized evangelism by bringing television cameras into services, providing what he liked to call a 'front-row seat to miracle' for millions of viewers."
Today, Roberts is best know for the university he founded in 1963 (and which was hit by a serious financial scandal in 2007). Here's a quick list of notable ORU alums. Are there others I've missed?
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican
Kenneth Copeland, evangelist
Kathie Lee Gifford (attended), television host
Ted Haggard, fallen evangelical leader
Joel Osteen (attended), megachurch pastor/bestselling author