Kenneth E. Hagin
Kenneth Edwin Hagin should have died as a seventeen year old boy on his deathbed in McKinney, Texas, but the LORD had other plans. Three times he died from an enlarged heart and an incurable blood disease as a young man, each time he descended down into Hell. Suddenly a voice spoke which shook the regions of the damned and young Kenneth Hagin was back in his body crying out to GOD for mercy. Within a few months he was totally healed when he discovered the secret of faith in Mark 11:22-24. From that time on he preached the "Word of Faith". As a young Baptist pastor he saw more miracles of healing in his services than many Full Gospel preachers did. He became a successful Assemblies of GOD pastor after receiving the baptism in the Holy Ghost. The LORD revealed to him that he was chosen as an evangelist with a powerful gift of healing. He became one of the youngest Voice of Healing evangelists in the 1950s. One night during a tent meeting the LORD appeared to him and revealed that he now stood in the office of a prophet. Many visions and prophetic utterances were given to him which confirmed his calling. His ministry reached a new audience with the Charismatic Renewal, and Kenneth Hagin was well on his way to becoming one of the most prominent Bible teachers of the era. He became the "father" of the modern Word of Faith movement which endeared him with the title of "Dad" Hagin by his disciples. Founder of Rhema Bible Training Center and Church, Faith Seminar of the Air and the All Faiths Crusades, Kenneth Hagin was more than a prophet, he was a true pioneer!