He preacher, who was based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, at the age of 89.
Osborn was born at Pocasset in Oklahoma.
Osborn’s crusades in Thailand in 1956 and Uganda in 1957 are said to have laid the foundations for substantial growth in Pentecostalism in those countries.
In a statement on Osborn’s website, daughter LaDonna Osborn said he was known as “the Father of the Gospel.”
Osborn authored several books, including:
“Healing The Sick”
“God’s Love Plan”
“The Good Life”
“The Message That Works”
The Evangelist and his wife, Daisy, married while both were only 17 and 18 respectively and became one of the first modern day missionaries to establish a ministry focusing on face to face contact in a foreign country.
The films and videos of Osborn’s prolific ministry have been distributed in 115 nations in 70 languages. The Osborn National Missionary Assistance Program has helped to establish more than 150 thousand new churches.
An international memorial service is scheduled at 2pm, March 6th at Oral Roberts University’s Christ’s Chapel.