August 9, 1921 |
Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.
|Occupation||Pastor, televangelist, ministry owner, author, television station owner|
|Spouse(s)||Esther (died December 1970)|
|Grace Cathedral, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S.|
Born on August 9, 1921, Ernest Angley is a native of Gaston County, North Carolina. In his autobiography, he details his early life being raised in the Charlotte area as a Baptist, and at the age of 18 accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior. In the early 1950s, traveling with their tent and camper, he and his wife arrived in Northeast Ohio as a traveling "salvation and healing" Pentecostal evangelist.
Angley's interdenominational ministry was originally based at Grace Cathedral (a.k.a. the "Temple of Healing Stripes") in Springfield Township, Ohio southeast of Akron. That church is now known as Grace Cathedral – Akron and is used by their youth ministry (for youth services) and for church weddings, funerals and Bible study. In 1994, Angley purchased part of a large complex in his home base of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio that was formerly owned by televangelist Rex Humbard, which includes the church formerly known as the Cathedral of Tomorrow (which was rededicated as Grace Cathedral) and its next-door television studios.
Humbard's Cathedral of Tomorrow complex was sold in 1994 to television evangelist Ernest Angley, along with the Channel 55 license, which was used by Angley's Winston Broadcasting Network division for the current Cleveland area CW affiliate, WBNX-TV. This complex now includes the Grace Cathedral, the Cathedral Buffet restaurant, WBNX-TV's studios and offices, as well as other companies which lease space.
Online Bible college
Angley began an online Bible college through his website in 2011 with the purpose of providing Bible study courses for laymen, missionaries, teachers and pastors.
Ernest Angley's ministry operates a Boeing 747SP, named "Star Triple Seven" and bearing registration P4-FSH, which it uses to transport missionaries and humanitarian aid internationally. The P4- tail number denotes the aircraft is registered in Aruba.
Ernest Angley's signature weekly one-hour program The Ernest Angley Hour can currently be seen throughout North America as well as internationally via broadcast stations, internet streaming, cable and satellite channels.
Angley also broadcasts The 90 & 9 Club (named in reference to Matthew 18:12–13) weekdays on his ministry owned TV station WBNX-TV 55 in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional airings of both shows as well as gospel music programming also airs on secondary digital channel 55.2.
Controversy over claim that Jesus heals HIV/AIDS
Angley's Christian faith-based teachings, in particular his claims (based on the Biblical scripture Mark 9:23 "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.") that AIDS and other diseases can be cured by God's healing power, were met with skepticism in South Africa. In March 2007, the Advertising Standards Authority in South Africa, after receiving a complaint, cancelled a newspaper ad for Angley's ministry, based on lack of preliminary filing of medical documentation at that time for healing of AIDS through prayer. Angley has since stated that he has verifiable medical documentation from former AIDS patients that he can submit to any country that requires it, and in the same 2007 television broadcast displayed medical documentation from four alleged former HIV positive patients of their new negative tests results.
Controversy over church control and alleged sexual abuse
After a youth pastor stepped down amid the church's discovery of his alleged inappropriate text messages to a parishioner and alleged drug abuse, some former church members came forward to participate in a local tabloid journalism styled newspaper column with allegations that Angley encouraged them to have abortions and certain childless men to have vasectomies. Angley, who denounces homosexuality as well as heterosexual fornication, was also accused by these former members of personally examining the genitals of the male churchgoers before and after their vasectomies. Angley acknowledged that he did offer advice and counseling before and after vasectomies to some men, but denied making any physical contact. He said he recommended they seek out medical help when some reported experiencing problems after surgeries. The associate pastor who stepped down amid his own controversy then accused Angley of inappropriately touching him over the course of seven years, which Angley denies. In the later part of the article series, the mother of the former youth pastor acknowledged that her son admitted to her that his genitalia was never touched by Angley. According to the article, the church members were informed at a public address of an attempt by that associate pastor and part of his family to force the resignation of the head pastor, Angley, as well as the other associate pastor, in order to take control of the church. When their demands were rejected by Angley and church officials the newspaper was contacted and the public accusations began. According to the article as well as public statements, Angley and church officials have stated the accusations are lies and that these former members have carried grudges against Angley and the church for years.
In the article, two former members have alleged they were sexually abused decades ago; one allegedly by a church member and the other allegedly by a visitor to the church from another state. They claim when the alleged abuse was reported to Angley, he encouraged them and their families to not spread the accusation to other church members not involved. When asked why he recommended they not spread the accusations to church members not involved, Angley, according to the article, said “They shouldn't talk about it, but they can do something about it. But they ought not to spread it abroad, you know, because that hurts others". Angley said they would expel members who they believed had a habit of sexual abuse and according to the article he said that they did not report these particular accusations of alleged abuse to authorities since "That isn't my place". Angley stated that the claims by the man continually changed each time the story was told. Angley and church officials have stated the article is filled with lies by those who wish to destroy the church. According to an investigation by a television news team, FOX 8 News searched for, but was unable to find any civil suits or criminal charges that have ever been filed against Angley in Summit County accusing him of inappropriate physical activity. The 93-year-old Angley has been in Akron since 1954 and was married to Esther Angley from 1943 until her death in 1970.
The author of many books as well as gospel songs, Angley's website states that he has donated all royalties from his books to the outreach ministry.
- Hurry Friday!. (Autobiography) (June 2004) Library of Congress catalog 2005615251
- Raptured. (A novel about the second coming of Christ based on a dispensational interpretation of biblical prophecy.) (First published 1950) Library of Congress catalog 2003611031 ISBN 0-8007-8172-4
- Faith in God Heals the Sick. (Biblical teaching on how to receive and keep physical healing from the Lord.)
- Untying God's Hands. (Many subjects including marriage, dating and ministry of angels are dealt with in this book.)
- Cell 15. (The true story of the imprisonment of Ernest Angley in Germany for preaching the Gospel.)
- God's Rainbow of Promises. (Scriptures from the Bible to cover a person's needs in times of trouble.)
- The Deceit of Lucifer. (Biblical answers to questions about hypnosis, visualization, astrology, demonology.) Library of Congress catalog 89827508
- Leeching of the Mind. (Dealing with depression and exposing the inner working of Lucifer in the human mind.)
- The Power of Bible Fasting (Comprehensive book with Old and New Testament scriptures about Bible fasting.)
- The Reality of the Person of the Holy Spirit Volumes 1–4. (Reveals the works of the Holy Spirit throughout the Old and New Testament scriptures and how the Holy Spirit affects the lives of people.)
- Prosperity: Spiritual, Physical, Financial (Biblical insights and teachings concerning God's plan of prosperity) Copyright 2001.
- Weeds in Eden (Describes the cost to God and man of minds overrun with the weeds of disobedience and rebellion.)
- The Unforgivable Sin. (A look into how a human can blaspheme against the Holy Ghost and how to avoid those paths.) Library of Congress catalog 2001615038
- Reality of the Blood Volumes 1–4. (Biblical insight concerning the divine blood of Jesus and its power of deliverance.)
- Love is the Road. (Discovering how to walk the paths of life using God's love and promises.)
- Living Free From Sin. (Volumes 1 & 2; Can a saved person be lost? Two comprehensive books dealing with the belief of 'Unconditional' Eternal Security, and how one can live free from sin. [Copyright 2007 & 2008])
- The Mind of Christ. (How one can take on the Mind of Christ. [Copyright 2005]) ISBN 1-935974-13-0
- Battles of the Mind!...peace be still. (How one can be free from the battles of the mind. [Copyright 2008]) ISBN 1-935974-14-9
- Reality of the Blood Vol. 5: Don't Waste the Blood (How to use the divine blood of Jesus to defeat the devil every day. [Copyright 2010]) ISBN 1-935974-17-3
- Healing From Heaven, Vol. 1 (How to receive miracles and healings from God. [Copyright 2012]) ISBN 978-1-935974-18-5
- "Healing from Heaven, Vol. 2" (Further details the vision of Ezekiel on the wheels. [Copyright 2012]
- The War is on... Armageddon (A novel based on Biblical truth; the sequel to "Raptured". [Copyright 2012]) ISBN 978-1-935974-19-2
- Book|"The Mind of Christ", By Ernest Angley; pp. 145–148, "Salvation brought a new life"
- "Grace Cathedral". Ernest Angley Ministries. January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
- "Ernest Angley's Online Bible College". Ernest Angley Ministries. January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
- "Airframe 21963 History". Boeing 747SP Website. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
Leased to Grace Cathedral (Ernest Angley Ministries)
- Hinkle, Chaz (March 15, 2006). "Angley Ministries 747SP will be in Lesotho and South Africa". Boeing 747SP Website. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
P4-FSH, the 747SP flown by Ernest Angley Ministries, was scheduled to be in African in late March and early April. The trip includes a three-day stop at Maseru, Lesotho, March 31 through April 2, and a four-day stop in Bloemfontein, Free State (South Africa), April 6–9.
- "90 & 9" Bible verse - Bible Hub.com
- WBNX schedule - Titan TV.com
- "Can Jesus heal Aids?". IOL: News for South Africa and the World. April 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-27.
- WBNX-TV interview Cleveland, Ohio,U.S April 19, 2007
- Dave Nethers (14 Oct 2014). "Reports: Shocking allegations against Televangelist Ernest Angley". FOX8 News. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- "TIMELINE: Ernest Angley in Akron area for 60 years". Ohio.com. October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
- "About Ernest Angley". ErnestAngley.org. October 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
Reverend Angley is a prolific author and has donated all royalties from the sales of his books to the outreach ministry. Donated royalties include those from the sale of his autobiography, Hurry Friday.