Pat Robertson has introduced he’s stepping down as host of The 700 Membership, the evangelical present affairs TV present he has hosted for over half a century.
The 700 Membership is the flagship programme of the Christian Broadcasting Community (CBN), the TV ministry based by Robertson in 1960.
The primary episode of The 700 Membership aired in 1966, making it one of many longest repeatedly operating TV exhibits of all time.
The 91-year-old, who suffered a stroke in 2018, introduced his departure from the present through the 60th anniversary of CBN’s first TV broadcast.
He will likely be handing over the reins to his son, Gordon Robertson.
“In the present day’s present will likely be my remaining as host of The 700 Membership,” he stated.
“My substitute will likely be my very succesful son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of the programme.”
Addressing viewers he stated, “After, I feel, 54 years of internet hosting the programme, I thank God for everybody that is been concerned and I wish to thank all of you.”
He added, “It has been an incredible run.”
Though Robertson will not entrance The 700 Membership, he’ll nonetheless act as adviser and have in a month-to-month interactive episode of the present the place he’ll reply questions from viewers.
He additionally plans to show college students at Regent College, which he based in 1977.
“Robertson seems ahead to devoting his power and expertise full-time to serving to practice and equip members of the 11,000-strong pupil physique of Regent College as they’re getting ready to change into ‘Christian Leaders to Change the World’,” CBN stated.
“In internet hosting the Christian Broadcasting Community’s flagship programme for many years, Pat Robertson has shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with tens of millions of viewers.
“He has labored to convey the hope of Christ to America and the world by means of inspiring testimonies of the Holy Spirit’s energy and firsthand accounts of lives touched by the generosity of CBN companions, by means of catastrophe aid efforts and support for others in want.”