Kenneth Erwin Hagin – Father Of Modern Faith Movement

Kenneth Erwin Hagin – Father Of Modern Faith Movement

Kenneth Erwin Hagin was an American preacher. He was born on August 20, 1917, and died on September 19, 2003. He was the first person to start the Word of Faith program.

Personal Life

Kenneth E. Hagin was born in McKinney, Texas, on August 20, 1917. His parents, Lillie Viola Drake Hagin and Jess Hagin, raised him. Hagin said that he was born with a misshapen heart and a blood disease that was thought to be fatal. He wasn’t supposed to live, and by the time he was 15, he was paralyzed and had to stay in bed. In April 1933, he changed his mind and became a Christian. During a dramatic conversion experience, he said he died three times in 10 minutes because of his heart condition. Each time, he saw the horrible things in hell and then came back to life. After he changed, he stayed paralyzed.

On August 8, 1934, he says that after reading Mark 11:23–24, he had a vision of “faith in God’s Word” that brought him back from the dead.[5] He was also made well again, and he never had trouble walking again. In his book God’s Generals, Roberts Liardon talks about how he was miraculously healed.

Mark 11:23–24 set the tone for his work and was the verse he used most often.

  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Ministerial Journey

In 1936, he started his first church that didn’t belong to a certain group.His first sermon was at a small Baptist church in Roland, Texas, where he was the preacher.In 1937, he became a minister for the Assemblies of God.

Over the next twelve years, he was the leader of five Assemblies of God churches in Texas, in the cities of Tom Bean, Farmersville (twice), Talco, Greggton, and Van. The last church he led was in Van, Texas, before he left to travel.

The two got married on November 25, 1938.Five: They had two kids. On September 3, 1939, their first child, Kenneth Wayne Hagin, also known as Kenneth Hagin Jr., was born.Seventeen months later, on March 27, 1941, Patricia (Hagin) Harrison, the couple’s daughter, was born. His son Kenneth Wayne Hagin is the leader of Rhema Bible Church and President of Kenneth Hagin Ministries.

After Jesus showed up to Hagin in 1949, he started going from place to place as a Bible teacher and preacher.Between 1947 and 1958, he was part of the Voice of Healing Revival in the United States with Oral Roberts, Gordon Lindsay, and T. L. Osborn.

Hagin was fully accepted into the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, which was started in 1951 and is also known as the FGBMFI.

Evangelistic Association

In Garland, Texas, on January 23, 1963, he started the Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association, which is now called Kenneth Hagin Ministries. In September 1966, the ministry moved its offices to Tulsa, Oklahoma. They took over a room that T.L. Osborn had used before. In 1966, he began to sell reel-to-reel tapes of his lectures. In November of that year, he taught for the first time on KSKY in Dallas.

In 1967, he was made a minister by the North Texas District Council of the Assemblies of God.

In 1967, he started a radio show called “Faith Seminar of the Air,” which is still going on today. On the show, you can hear what his son, Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr., has to say.

Since Hagin’s organization was founded in 1963, it has grown to include a lot of ministries and public outreach. These things:

Faith Library Publications has 65 million copies of their books out there.
“Q Praise” is a weekly TV show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. “Faith Seminar of the Air” is a radio show that can be heard on many stations across the country and on the Internet.
“The Word of Faith” is a free magazine that comes out every month and has about 600,000 readers.
Crusades were held all over the country.

Rhema Correspondence Bible School The Rhema Prayer and Healing Center is on the Rhema site in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

In 1973, Hagin told people at a camp meeting that he was going to start a “bible training center.” Hagin opened RHEMA Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in 1974. It now has training centers in fourteen different countries, has helped start more than 1,500 churches around the world, and has 25,000 graduates.

He started the Prayer and Healing Center in 1979 so that sick people could go there and “have the chance to build their faith.” Its Healing School still meets twice a day on the Rhema grounds for free.

Faith Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida, gave Hagin an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on May 20, 1994.


A news release from his office says that Death Hagin felt fine when he went to bed on September 13. On Sunday morning, as he ate breakfast with his wife, Oretha, he smiled at her, sighed, and put his head on his chest. He died on September 19, 2003, when he was 86 years old.

Bible training at Rhema Bible College

Hagin started Rhema Bible Training College in 1974. Before that, it was called Rhema Bible Training Center. The college is recognized by the Transworld Accrediting Commission International. This Bible school is on 110 acres (0.45 km2) in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which is a suburb of Tulsa.

The lessons come from a Charismatic/Pentecostal background. Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Missions, Biblical Studies, and Supportive Ministry are the seven ministry specialties. Rhema has set up training sites in Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Greece, Singapore, South Africa, the South Pacific, Thailand, Nigeria, Zambia, Egypt, and the Philippines.

Hagin died in 2003, and after that, the school was run by his son, Kenneth W. Hagin. Rhema has trained more than 80,000 people who now live and work as ministers in 52 different countries.

Locals know Rhema for its yearly Christmas display, which has more than 2 million lights timed to Christmas music in recent years.

Rhema was given an exception to Title IX in 2016. Its 2020-2021 student handbook says that “RBTC will not allow any type of physical or sexual activity/behavior other than what the Bible says is allowed for a husband and wife who are legally married.” This includes, but is not limited to, homosexuality, fornication, adultery, pornography, etc.


The Bible Faith Study Course (1966)
Right and Wrong Thinking for Christians was written in 1966.
1966’s What Faith Is
I Believe in Visions (1972) and The Real Faith (1970).
1974’s “The Human Spirit”
Why Tongues came out in 1975, and Demons and How to Deal with Them came out in 1976.
The Key to Spiritual Healing, published in 1977
1977’s “Ministering to the Oppressed”
The Interceding Christian, written in 1978,
Food for Faith in Spring (1978)
How to Let the Spirit of God Guide You (1978)
How to Write Your Own Ticket with God came out in 1979.
What to Do When Faith Seems Weak and Victory Seems Lost (1979)
Seven Facts About Divine Healing You Should Know (1979)
El Shaddai (1980)
1980’s “Having Faith in Your Faith”
Why Do People Give Up Their Freedom? (1981)
Putting Your Worries on God (1981)
1981’s “The Name of Jesus”
Seven Steps for Telling the Future (1982)
I Went to Hell was made in 1982.
Must Christians Suffer? (1982)
The Believer’s Authority (1985), Obedience in Finances (1983), and Three Big Words (1983).
How God Taught Me About Prosperity was published in 1985.
1987’s The Glory of God
Understanding How to Fight the Good Fight of Faith (1987) and Prayer Secrets (1988).
Knowing What Belongs to Us came out in 1989
Exceedingly Growing Faith came out in 1990.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1991)
The Word of Faith 25th Anniversary 1968–1992 Commemorative Edition was published in 1992.
Putting God’s plan for your life into action (1993)
1993’s The Triumphant Church
God’s Medicine (1997) Love: The Way to Victory (1994)
1999’s “The Midas Touch”
Beyond the Upper Room: Tongues (2007)


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