- Morris Cerullo was rushed to hospital after contracting pneumonia
- His team asked netizens to pray for the 88-year-old after things took a turn for the worst
- He died on July 10, 2020
World-renowned televangelist Morris Cerullo is dead.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the 88-year-old preacher breathed his last on July 10, 2020, shortly after being rushed to the hospital.
Before his sudden demise, the cleric’s family posted a heartwrenching request on Instagram asking his fans and followers to pray for him as he was unwell.
The evangelist contracted pneumonia and was in a critical state during his short stay in hospital.
“Dear friends, we would appreciate your immediate prayers for Dr. Cerullo who is being treated for Pneumonia at the hospital. Please also pray for Theresa who has been working around the clock to assist in his care,” the message on his social media page read.
His team also asked for netizens to send their thoughts and prayers for Theresa, his partner who was breaking her back to cater to his needs.
Morris accepted Christ as his Lord and saviour aged 14 and a year after that, he ventured into preaching and spreading the gospel.
In 1961, the pastor came up with his own church dubbed Morris Cerullo World Evangelism where he focused on international missions.
In 2011, the preacher finally went global after coming up with his own television show called Victory Today.
During his years in the ministry, Cerullo authored over 200 books which focused on Christian teachings and values.
He visited Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, other African countries and many other states across the world.
He has left behind a 68-year-old wife named Theresa, two children, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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