Televangelism is the use of media, specifically radio and television, to communicate Christianity. Televangelists are Christian ministers, whether official or self-proclaimed, who devote a large portion of their ministry to television broadcasting. The term is also used derisively by critics as an insinuation of aggrandizement by such ministers. Televangelism began as a uniquely American phenomenon, resulting from a largely deregulated media where access to television networks and cable TV is open to virtually anyone who can afford it, combined with a large Christian population that is able to provide the necessary funding. It became especially popular among Evangelical Protestant audiences, whether independent or organized around Christian denominations like the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. However, the increasing globalization of broadcasting has enabled some American televangelists to reach a wider audience through international broadcast networks, including some that are specifically Christian in nature, such as Trinity Broadcasting Network and The God Channel. This electronic book consists of 10 of the top television evangelists of our time. They are: Albert Odulele, Apollo Quiboloy, Chris Oyakhilome, Daniel S. Razon, Jim Whittington, John Osteen, Kerry Shook, Richard Roberts, Richard Rossi and T. L. Osborn.
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Tom is semi-retired from the accounting profession where he worked for 30 years as a bookkooper, auditor, accounting manager and assistant controller. He currently operates his own accounting, bookkeeping and tax service. He is currently married to Jennifer. He has 2 children Michael and Gracie. Michael is a computer technician and Gracie is a dental assistant. He has always loved books and collecting quotes for many, many years. He tries to live by them since they provide motivation and inspiration.