Kenneth Copeland Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, and Salary

Kenneth Max Copeland is an American televangelist associated with the charismatic movement. The organization he founded in 1967

Kenneth Copeland Biography

Kenneth Max Copeland is an American televangelist associated with the charismatic movement. The organization he founded in 1967, Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. (EMIC), is based in Tarrant County, Texas. His sermons are broadcast across the US and worldwide on the Victory Channel

Kenneth Copeland Age

Copeland is 86 years old as of 2022. He was born (Kenneth Max Copeland) on December 6, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Copeland celebrates his birthday on the 6th of December every year.

Kenneth Copeland Height

Copeland stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Kenneth Copeland Family

Copeland was born in Lubbock, Texas, to Aubrey Wayne and Vinita Pearl (née Owens) Copeland. He was raised in West Texas near a United States Army Air Forces airfield, which inspired him to become a pilot.

Kenneth Copeland Wife/ Spouse

Copeland has married three times. In October 1955, he married his first wife Ivy Bodiford. They had one child, daughter Terri Copeland Pearsons. Unfortunately, the marriage did not go well and so they divorced in 1958. From there, he went ahead and married the second time. He tied the knot with his second wife Cynthia Davis in 1958 and in 1961 they separated.

On April 13, 1963, he tried his luck again and married for the third time to Gloria (née Neece). They have been married for 59 years and they are proud parents of John Copeland, Kellie Copeland, and Terri Copeland Pearsons. Gloria co-hosts the ministry’s flagship broadcast, The Believer’s Voice of Victory, alongside her husband. Kellie preaches throughout the United States, as does Terri, who also preaches at Eagle Mountain International Church, which is pastored by her husband George Pearsons.

Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland

Copeland has amassed significant wealth during his career and has referred to himself as a “very wealthy man”. In 2021, Beliefnet listed Copeland as the wealthiest pastor in America, with a net worth of $760 million.

Kenneth Copeland Net Worth

Copeland has an estimated net worth ranging between $500 Million – $1 Billion which he has earned from his successful career as an Author, speaker, prosperity gospel preacher, and televangelist.

Kenneth Copeland Career

Kenneth Max Copeland televangelist associated with the charismatic movement. In 1967, he founded Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. (EMIC), which is based in Tarrant County, Texas. His sermons are broadcast across the US and worldwide on the Victory Channel. He preaches the prosperity gospel and is part of the Word of Faith movement. Copeland has written that parishioners will get a “hundredfold” return on their investment through giving to God.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he claimed that the pandemic had ended or would soon end and that his followers would be healed from the virus. He stated that followers should continue paying tithes if they lost their jobs in the economic crisis that the pandemic caused. Copeland devoted his life to the gospel and ministry work. In the fall of 1967, he enrolled in Oral Roberts University, where he soon became a pilot and chauffeur to Oral Roberts.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries/Kenneth Copeland Church

Copeland is the founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) alongside his wife Gloria. After attending Kenneth E. Hagin’s Pastor Seminars in 1976, Copeland and his wife Gloria founded and his wife founded KCM in Fort Worth, Texas. The ministry’s motto is “Jesus is Lord”. He has claimed in an interview that the ministry has “brought over 122 million people to the Lord Jesus Christ”.

Kenneth Copeland Private Jets

In 2008, the ministry stated it owned five airplanes, one of which is valued at $17.5 million. In 2009, Copeland’s $3.6 million jet was denied tax-exempt status, opening up a possible investigation into the church’s expenses; Copeland also failed to disclose the salaries of his directors.

Copeland’s ministry bought a multi-million dollar Gulfstream V jet airplane. The jet was bought from filmmaker and businessman Tyler Perry. As of August 2018, Copeland had requested another $19.5 million for the building of a hangar, upgrading of the runway, and maintenance. Copeland’s and other televangelists’ use of private jets, luxury cars, and lavish houses has been criticized. In 2015, Copeland, in a broadcast alongside fellow televangelist Jesse Duplantis, defended the use of private jets as a necessary part of their ministry, comparing flying in a commercial plane to getting “in a long tube with a bunch of demons”.

Kenneth Copeland Election Denial

On November 8, 2020, Copeland led attendants at a church service in mock laughter at the 2020 US presidential election results. Prior to laughing for “at least 30 seconds”, Copeland exclaimed, “The media said what? … The media said Joe Biden’s president!”

Kenneth Copeland COVID-19

Copeland claimed to heal viewers of his TV show on the disease asking them to touch the television set as he prayed for them on March 11, 2020, asking them to touch the television set as he prayed for them. He called it a weak strain of the flu in a broadcast. Copeland did not agree with pastors who canceled their services due to the coronavirus. He repeatedly said during the pandemic that it had ended or would soon end and that God told him that it would soon be over as Christians’ prayers have overwhelmed it.

On March 29, 2020, he claimed that it was “finished” and “over” and that the US was now “healed and well again” in a televised sermon. Copeland advised the faithful to continue paying tithes to a church even if they had lost their jobs as many lost their jobs in the economic crisis that the outbreak caused. From August 3 through 8, 2020, KCM hosted the Southwest Believers’ Conference at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, despite restrictions on social gatherings to limit the spread of the pandemic.

Local leaders criticized the event, attended by hundreds of people, but were unable to enforce public health restrictions because religious gatherings were exempt under Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders.

Kenneth Copeland (KCBC) Kenneth Copeland Bible College

Kenneth Copeland Bible College (KCBC) is located on the property of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Eagle Mountain International Church (EMIC). KCBC is an accredited member of Transworld Accrediting Commission International.

Kenneth Copeland Artist

Copeland was a recording artist on the Imperial Records label, having one Billboard Top 40 hit (“Pledge of Love”, which charted in the Top 40 on April 20, 1957, stayed on the charts for 15 weeks, and peaked at #17). In addition to that, he has written several books and resources.

Kenneth Copeland House/Home

Copeland owns a mansion in Forth Worth. He explains to the believers that it started when God told him years earlier to build that dream home his wife Gloria had described to him. “Minister this house to her, it is part of your prosperity.” The house has enough room to fit nearly four basketball courts — more than 18,000 square feet of living space in all.

Kenneth Copeland at Trump Rally

Copeland attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Latrobe, Pa., and spoke for about five minutes. He spoke to the audience members about George Washington, voting, and the need for energy independence in America with Trump standing behind Trump. “Voting is a sacred trust,” he said. “And if you don’t vote hush.” Copeland also prayed from the podium, calling America “the greatest nation in history.”

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