CINCINNATI (TDB) -- With the passing of TV evangelist Rex Humbard at 88 on Friday, folks have been musing about the religious empire he built in Ohio before heading to Florida with a dream of creating a global ministry in the Caribbean and Latin America. Things faded for Rev. Humbard, but another Ohio TV evangelist, Ernest Angley, appears to be going strong. Angley is known as both a faith healer and preacher, and he's now apparently able to deliver miracles via home computer screens. It seems that heaven has gone high-tech and God uses Google, a development that is a long way from the days of tent revivals and itinerant preachers on the gospel circuit.
Angley's website says:
"You can have a miracle, you have have a healing today. Untold multitudes have been healed as they put their hand against mine on the screen."
There's a short prayer, too, which concludes: "That power went into your body; just watch all the improvements daily and get well."
Angley, whose ministry is based near Akron, is headed to Guyana and Surinam next month. His pitch is that the lame will walk, the deaf hear, the blind see "and death diseases are healed!." Angley's ministry says it has tapes of people who were cured of AIDs and HIV. Some of his upcoming travel schedule is here. Angley appears to be interested in the souls of South America, just as the late Rev. Rex Humbard had dreamed he could expand his flock.