Gordon P. Robertson

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Gordon Robertson
Born Gordon Perry Robertson
(1958-06-04) June 4, 1958 (age 56) in New York City, New York, United States
Education B.A., Yale, Washington & Lee Univ. (law), J.D.
Parents Marion Gordon Robertson (Pat Robertson)
Adelia Elmer Robertson
Church Non-denominational
Offices held
Co-host and Executive Producer, The 700 Club TV program
Member, Board of Directors, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Virginia Beach, Virginia
Title CEO

Gordon Perry Robertson (born June 4, 1958, in New York City, New York) is the CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network.[1] He is a frequent co-host on The 700 Club,[2] often filling in for his father, Pat Robertson.

Biography[edit]

Robertson was a 1976 graduate of The McCallie School. He graduated from Yale in 1980, and afterward graduated from his father's alma mater, Washington and Lee University, with a Juris Doctor degree. Following his graduation from W&L, Robertson practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, for ten years. On a short-term mission trip to India, he believes "[God] opened [his] heart to the plight of millions of unreached souls."[1] He responded by leaving his law firm and moving to the Philippines.[1]

In 1988, Gordon Robertson and his father, along with Dick Weinhold of the Texas Robertson campaign, and Billy McCormack, a Southern Baptist pastor in Shreveport, Louisiana, were named the four directors of the newly organized Christian Coalition of America,[3] which continued to operate as a vehicle of the religious right after Pat Robertson's failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination.[citation needed]

Robertson officially joined his father's CBN in 1994, when he founded CBN Asia, Inc., which included a weekly television show, The 700 Club Asia, with the goal of closely replicating the aspects of the original 700 Club to include the culture of the Philippines. He launched Operation Blessing Philippines and the Asian Center for Missions and facilitated the creation of CBN WorldReach centers in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Beijing. Gordon returned to the USA in April 1999 to co-host the original 700 Club and, more recently, The 700 Club Interactive program which is seen on ABC Family and online. Currently he is producing the new CBN Superbook series which teaches children the truth of Christ in God's word.[1]

Today, Robertson is on CBN's board of directors. In addition to co-hosting The 700 Club, he is also an executive producer. He and his wife, Katharyn, live in Virginia with their three children.[1]

His grandfather, Absalom Willis Robertson, was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Virginia.[4]

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