R. W. Schambach
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|R. W. Schambach|
April 3, 1926|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 17, 2012(aged 85)|
|Education||Central Bible Institute, Springfield, Missouri, B.A. theology|
|Occupation||Evangelist, television personality|
|Known for||Co-founder and president of Schambach Ministries, Tyler, Texas|
|Salary||> $50,000 (?)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Winifred Schambach, 1926–2010 (her death)|
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter (evangelist Donna Schambach)|
Robert W. Schambach (April 3, 1926 – January 17, 2012) was an American televangelist, pastor, faith healer and author. His television program, Power Today, can be seen on the DayStar Christian TV network as well as over the internet in streaming podcasts.
Early life and faith
Ordained as a pastor by C. M. Ward, Schambach, who was also a protégé of the evangelist/faith healer T. L. Osborn, received his formal training at Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Missouri, in the mid-1940s, after serving in World War II as a navy boiler-maker on a destroyer in the South Pacific and Asia. He then began an apprenticeship with A. A. Allen and worked for five years. Shambach began travelling extensively with Allen on his "Miracle Crusades" during that period along with Don Stewart and Leroy Jenkins.
Family life and death
Schambach's wife of 62 years, Mary Winifred (born September 3, 1926, in Philadelphia), died from natural causes in Tyler, Texas, on April 20, 2010. Schambach has two sons and a daughter: Bobby, Bruce and Donna. Donna Schambach is a pastor and faith healer in the Tyler area. Schambach died of a heart attack on January 17, 2012.
- http://www.daystar.com/televisionschedule DayStar TV broadcast schedule
- Reverend Schambach's biographical sketch at MGM ministry.org
- Roberson, Amanda. "Tyler-based evangelist, R. W. Schambach, dies - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports". Cbs19.tv. Retrieved 19 January 2012.