David Cerullo

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David Cerullo
Born C. David Cerullo
(1952-10-23) October 23, 1952 (age 62)
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
Education BA in Business Admin., Oral Roberts University
Occupation televangelist, broadcaster, minister, TV personality
Years active 1974-present
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Barbara, 1975-present
Children 2, with 5 grandchildren
Parent(s) Morris and Theresa Cerullo
David Cerullo
Born (1952-10-23) October 23, 1952 (age 62) in Newburgh, New York, United States
Education B.A. Oral Roberts University
Church Christianity (Pentecostal)
Offices held
CEO, Inspiration Networks (1990)

C. David Cerullo (born October 23, 1952, in Newburgh, New York) is an American minister and Christian television broadcaster. He is also a corporate businessman and the Chairman and CEO of Inspiration Ministries.

Early life and education[edit]

The son of international evangelist Morris Cerullo, Cerullo is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Business Administration and Management.


The Inspiration Networks[edit]

Under Cerullo's leadership, The Inspiration Networks, which includes INSP, Inspiration Network International (INI), and La Familia Cosmovision, a Spanish-language network for Hispanic families, the combined viewership has reached more than 150 million households across the globe.

The flagship network INSP carries a variety of programming, ranging from ministry programming to wholesome family classics like THE WALTONS, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, DR. QUINN MEDICINE WOMAN, THE VIRGINIAN, BONANZA, HAPPY DAYS, THE HIGH CHAPARRAL, and more.

Campmeeting USA[edit]

INSP periodically airs revival specials, known as Campmeeting USA, which also feature evangelists such as Mike Murdock and George Bloomer, and Christian recording artists such as Judy Jacobs, Sandi Patti and Larnelle Harris. Ministry Contributions and prayer requests can also be made during the airing of these specials.

Personal and family[edit]

Cerullo and his wife, Barbara have been married for 34 years, and have two adult children, evangelist Ben Cerullo and Becky Cerullo-Henderson and five grandchildren. Together, David and Barbara Cerullo host the daily national television series, Inspiration Today

Home Controversy[edit]

Cerullo and family have received criticism due to building a $4 million home on Lake Keowee in South Carolina. Boasting 9,000 square feet, and one of the most expensive homes in the area, the purchase brought concern from viewers who donated money to the organization.[1]

Cerullo's 2011 salary was reported to be $1,677,399.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2009/06/29/806505/ceo-of-ministry-building-4-million.html
  2. ^ Donovan, Doug et al. (2013-09-26). "CEOs won 3% Pay Raises in 2012, And Bigger Gains Unlikely Soon". The Chronicle of Philanthropy.