R. W. Schambach

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R. W. Schambach
Born (1926-04-03)April 3, 1926
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died January 17, 2012(2012-01-17) (aged 85)
Education Central Bible Institute, Springfield, Missouri, B.A. theology
Occupation Evangelist, television personality
Employer Shambach Ministries
Known for Co-founder and president of Schambach Ministries, Tyler, Texas
Salary > $50,000 (?)
Title Rev. Schambach
Religion Pentecostal (Christian)
Spouse(s) Mary Winifred Schambach, 1926–2010 (her death)
Children 2 sons, 1 daughter (evangelist Donna Schambach)
Website http://www.schambach.org

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.[1]

Early life and faith[edit]

Schambach was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] He became a born-again Christian as a youth on a street corner when the evangelist C. M. Ward had given an altar call to receive Jesus Christ.


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.[citation needed]

Family life and death[edit]

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.[3][4]

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