Celebrating a Life Well Lived: Dr. Pat Robertson (1930-2023)
A Life Well Lived!
A Statement by David Cerullo, Chairman and CEO, Morris Cerullo World Evangelism
SAN DIEGO, CA June 8, 2023. It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson earlier today. This was a personal loss. My father, Morris, and Pat were long-time friends. On many occasions, they shared the platform in ministry. Through their friendship, I had the privilege of getting to know Pat on a personal level. He has been an inspiration to my father and mother, to me, and to the entire Morris Cerullo World Evangelism family.
Pat was a pioneer, a visionary, and an innovator. A man who dreamed big dreams. His inspirations included Regent University. He created the Christian Broadcasting Network at a time when satellite-delivered television was just a theory. He launched what became the “Family Channel” more than fifty years ago, becoming among the first cable networks. Today’s media landscape bears his unmistakable imprint.
Pat was an ordained minister but also a brilliant thinker, who put his faith into action. Pat was willing to speak out on issues, even running for President. The son of a U.S. Senator and law school graduate, he had a profound understanding of history and the political realm. Those he interviewed on the 700 Club TV show frequently were astonished by the breadth of his understanding and the depth of his grasp of issues.