The Rev. Ernest Angley, a televangelist who developed a loyal following for his ministry over several decades, has passed away at age 99.
“Pastor, evangelist, and author Rev. Ernest Angley has gone to Heaven to be with His Lord and Master at 99,” read a statement on the website of Ernest Angley Ministries. “He touched multitudes of souls worldwide with the pure Word of God confirmed with signs, wonders, miracles, and healings. He truly pleased God in all things.”
Angley, a native of North Carolina, ran the Grace Cathedral Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in the Cleveland-Akron area for several decades. But through his TV operation, launched in 1972, his sermons were seen by audiences throughout the U.S.
Angley grew up in a family of seven children in humble circumstances in Gastonia, North Carolina.
He started working as a preacher during the depression and met his wife, Esther Lee, at a Bible training school in Tennessee at age 20. Known as “Angel,” his wife died in 1970 at age 49.