Andrew Wommack

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Andrew Wommack
Born Texas, United States
Residence Colorado
Known for The Gospel Truth with Andrew Wommack, Charis Bible College
Religion Evangelical Christian, Charismatic, Word of Faith
Spouse(s) Jamie Wommack
Children 2 sons

Andrew Wommack is an American conservative Evangelical Christian TV evangelist, a Charismatic Word of Faith teacher and faith healer, as well as the founder of Andrew Wommack Ministries[1][2] in 1978[2] and Charis Bible College[1] (originally Colorado Bible College)[3] in 1994.[3]

History[edit]

Wommack has been preaching since 1969. He married his wife Jamie in 1972.[4] Over the next six years, they led three small churches and completed their family with two sons, Joshua and Jonathan Peter.[4] In 1976, Andrew broadcast his first Gospel Truth radio program on a little country-and-western station in Childress, Texas.[4] The Wommacks founded Andrew Wommack Ministries, Inc. in 1978 and moved their ministry to Colorado Springs in 1980.[4][5] With the exception of a few months, Wommack has been broadcasting the program ever since.[4] Then in January 2000, he broadcast the first Gospel Truth television program on INSP Network. Response to the message was tremendous, and since then, DayStar Network and The Church Channel in the U.S., GOD TV in Europe and around the world, and several individual television stations have been added.[4] Wommack joined Trinity Broadcasting Network's lineup with his own daily radio and television show Gospel Truth with Andrew Wommack.[6]

Teachings[edit]

Political Stance[edit]

Andrew Wommack frequently stated in June of 2010, and February of 2014 "I don't believe Bible-believing Christians are to remain silent on social issues such as homosexuality & abortion, we know from the word of God that these are immoral and destructive, a loving father doesn't lie to his children--neither should Christians lie to their fellow man." Wommack is registered as Independent in Colorado.

Raising the dead[edit]

Andrew Wommack is a Word of Faith preacher who teaches that human beings, by the authority of Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, can miraculously heal and raise people from the dead; and he claims on his website and in his books that his younger son, Peter, was raised from the dead by the power of God on March 4, 2001.[7] "My own son was raised up after being dead for five hours," Wommack said.[7] He has also said, "I've personally seen three people raised from the dead, including my own son. He'd been dead for almost five hours, and had already turned black. His toe was tagged and he was lying on a slab in the hospital morgue."[8]

Miracles and healings[edit]

Wommack states he has witnessed uncountable miracles and healings:

"Although many people would like to see blind eyes and deaf ears opened, terminal diseases healed, the dead raised, and financial blessings manifest the way I have (by God's grace), they're not willing to spend the time yielding to and fellowshipping with the Lord in His Word, prayer, and obedience."[9]

"I don't claim to have 'arrived' concerning prayer, but I've definitely left! I regularly see miracles of every kind happen in my life and ministry. My own son was raised up after being dead for five hours. I've seen many blind eyes and deaf ears opened, not to mention all of the cancers healed, people coming out of wheelchairs, and demons cast out."[7]

Charis Bible College[edit]

Charis Bible College (CBC) (originally Colorado Bible College) is an unaccredited Bible college that opened in 1994, graduating its first class of 33 in 1996. It focuses on spiritual and faith development and has over 600 students attending its Colorado campus and nearly 700 more attending via Online and Correspondence classes. In 1997 Charis Bible College-U.K. was founded in South Chard, England, and is presently located in Walsall. Since then schools have been started in Russia, Northern Ireland, Belize, India, The Netherlands, S. Africa and Uganda. The first U.S. extension school opened in Chicago, IL, in 2003 and its success spurred the establishment of schools in Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Gardner & Plymouth, MA; Dyer, IN, and Kansas City, MO.[3]

Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill[edit]

The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill [10][11][12][13] is a legislative proposal that would broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relations in Uganda domestically, and further includes provisions for Ugandans who engage in same-sex relations outside of Uganda, asserting that they may be extradited for punishment back to Uganda, and includes penalties for individuals, companies, media organisations, or non-governmental organisations that know of gay people or support LGBT rights.

Evangelical organisation Andrew Wommack Ministries issued this statement regarding the bill.

"I knew this information was wrong and the punishments were vastly exaggerated as is so often the case. I met with the member of parliament responsible for this bill and he gave me his reasoning for introducing this legislation. Uganda had just had the United Nations try to pressure them into passing pro-homosexual legislation in order to obtain a large sum of money offered to them (a bribe). They responded with this legislation in order to stop the strong arm tactics of the pro-homosexual western influence. Would to God American leaders had enough integrity to not be bribed or badgered into compliance. Although I knew the situation was being misrepresented, I didn't feel qualified to deal with this personally. But Leland Shores who runs our office in Kampala, Uganda is well aware of the details and has written a response worthy of everyone who has an interest in this reading. He has included a letter from over 200 Ugandan Christian leaders explaining the situation." [14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Conference Speakers - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b c "History". Charis Bible College. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "About Us - Ministry History - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. 1968-03-23. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Staff & Faculty". Charis Bible College. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Wommack Author Profile | Biography And Bibliography". NewReleaseTuesday.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  7. ^ a b c "Chapter 2 - A Better Way To Pray - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Introduction - God Wants You Well - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Chapter 3 - The Believer's Authority - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  10. ^ The Anti Homosexuality Bill. 2009. Warren Throckmorton website (this site is linked from The New York Times story by Jeffrey Gettleman). See also: Bill contents hosted at Googledocs. Retrieved 7 and 10 January 2010.
  11. ^ Malone, Barry (13 May 2011). Uganda's "kill the gays" bill shelved again Reuters. Retrieved 2 September 2011
  12. ^ Thockmorton, Warren (23 July 2011). Pastor decries "misrepresentation" of "kill the gays" bill, Salon.com. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  13. ^ Pearson, Christopher (16 January 2011.) Don't blame preachers for anti-gay bill, The Australian. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  14. ^ Andrew Wommack Ministries (4 February 2010). Clarification Of Uganda's Anti-Homosexual Law AWM News. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  15. ^ Jim Burroway (3 February 2010). Andrew Wommack and His Ministries Want To Kill You Box Turtle Bulletin. Retrieved 7 May 2013.

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