Granville Oral Roberts was an American televangelist. He was a profound promoter of Charismatic Christianity. Roberts was ordained in Pentecostal Holiness and United Methodist churches. He is regarded as the godfather of Charismatic movement in the US.
One of the most noted televangelists of all time, Roberts founded Oral Roberts University and the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association. He was one of most known religious leaders of the 20th century and has been regarded very high in certain sects of christianity.
Roberts was born on January 24, 1918 to a Pentecostal preacher in Oklahoma. He spent years in the South as a Pastor and built his own organisation, Pentecostal Holiness Church. He also went to a baptist college, where he emerged as a methodist. He reached to a wide audience through radio and television.
He also continued his association with the university as a chancellor until his death in 2009.