MORRIS CERULLO MINISTRIES
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Pastor Cerullo of Morris Cerullo Ministries has faced tremendous opposition.
He has been arrested and detained many times for preaching the Gospel and praying for the sick.
During a crusade in 1965 in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, there were so many miracles of healing the College of Doctors issued a complaint accusing
Born October 20, 1931 to a Jewish family in Passaic, New Jersey, he is an international evangelist from San Diego, California.
His parents died in a car accident when he was two years old. Being half Jew and half Italian he was raised in an orthodox Jewish orphanage in Clifton, New Jersey, which he recalls being lead out of by heavenly messengers.
His experience led him to begin preaching at the age of sixteen after having a vision, from God, in which he witnessed the people suffering in Hell.
He later attended and graduated from divinity school in New York state and began ministering with the help of his bride Theresa. There are many claims that people at his rallies were healed of serious medical conditions by the power of prayer through Morris Cerullo Ministries.
of miracles that had happened to them or to those they had brought with them to the meetings. His posters for a London appearance featured abandoned sticks and wheelchairs.
For many years Morris Cerullo Ministries conducted repeated "Schools of Ministry" in several countries like Mexico, Brazil, The Philippines, Korea, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Indonesia, Netherlands and many others.
During these "SOMs" one of the days of the conferences he would preach in an open air crusade, or a large theater/arena, and lead people in a commitment to Jesus Christ and then would pray for healings to happen in the crowd.
He would have the school of ministry students test the genuineness of the reports from the people's testimonies. After the large mass meetings he would charge the "SOM" school of ministry students to reach out to their countryman with the same message being inspired by the results of the public rally.
He would encourage faith in, as he would say, "the written and the living word of God." He has been married to his wife, Theresa, for over 50 years. Cerullo still travels as a missionary in 2007.
In 1990, Cerullo purchased, from the United States Federal Bankruptcy Court in Columbia, South Carolina, the assets of Jim Bakker's bankrupt ministry, PTL. These assets included the Heritage USA Christian theme park in Fort Mill, South Carolina which he purchased in partnership with Malayan United Industries (Berhad).
After a dispute with his business partners over his issuance of discount cards to the theme park, the Malaysian entity bought out Cerullo's interest in Heritage USA.
As a part of his agreement to purchase Heritage USA, the bankruptcy court also approved Cerullo's $7 million offer to purchase PTL's cable television
Cerullo’s son, David, has served as the corporation’s President & CEO, and as a member of its Board of Directors since its formation. In 2005 he was elected to serve as its Chairman. The organization, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is currently building a new multi-million dollar broadcast headquarters facility known as “The City of Light” in Lancaster County, South Carolina.
Many honors have been bestowed upon Dr. Cerullo of Morris Cerullo Ministries, including honorary doctorates of divinity and humanities, academic leaders, spiritual leaders and presidents of nations, in recognition of his achievements and contributions to global evangelization.
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