Andrew Wommack

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Andrew Wommack
Born 30 April 1949 (1949-04-30) (age 69)
Texas, United States
Residence Colorado
Known for The Gospel Truth with Andrew Wommack, Charis Bible College
Spouse(s) Jamie Wommack
Children 2 sons

Andrew Wommack is an American conservative Charismatic TV evangelist and faith healer. He founded Andrew Wommack Ministries[1][2] in 1978[2] and Charis Bible College[1] (originally Colorado Bible College)[3] in 1994.[3]

History[edit]

Wommack started preaching in 1969. He married his wife Jamie in 1972.[4] Over the next six years, they led three small churches and had 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, and CTN Christian Television Network 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]

Mission Statement[edit]

"God called us to teach the truth of the Gospel to the body of Christ with special emphasis on God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith."[7]

Miracle healing and raising the dead[edit]

Wommack teaches that born again Christians, by the authority of Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, can miraculously heal and raise people from the dead; and he states that his younger son, Jonathan Peter, was raised from the dead by the power of God on March 4, 2001 after being dead for five hours. He 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."

Wommack states he has witnessed miracles and healings including terminal diseases healed, the dead raised, cancers healed, visual impairment healed, people coming out of wheelchairs, and demons cast out.

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 850 students attending its Woodland Park, Colorado campus and nearly 5,000 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, South Africa and Uganda. The first U.S. extension school opened in Chicago, IL, in 2003, with later 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 [8][9][10][11] 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." [12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  2. ^ a b "Conference Speakers - Andrew Wommack Ministries". Awmi.net. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  8. ^ 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 January 7 and 10, 2010.
  9. ^ Malone, Barry (May 13, 2011). Uganda's "kill the gays" bill shelved again Reuters. Retrieved September 2, 2011
  10. ^ Thockmorton, Warren (July 23, 2011). Pastor decries "misrepresentation" of "kill the gays" bill, Salon.com. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  11. ^ Pearson, Christopher (January 16, 2011.) Don't blame preachers for anti-gay bill, The Australian. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  12. ^ Andrew Wommack Ministries (4 February 2010). Clarification Of Uganda's Anti-Homosexual Law AWM News. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  13. ^ 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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