Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Max Copeland, or Kenneth Copeland, was born on December 6, 1936, in Texas, the United States. He is an American pastor, author, singer, politician, and televangelist. He has been associated with the charismatic movement and has greatly helped to popularize it. He is also the senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. (E.M.I.C.) in Tarrant County, Texas. Copeland’s sermons, prosperity gospel lectures, and programs are broadcast across the world via the Victory Channel. Copeland is an ardent follower of the Word of Faith Movement and is considered the richest pastor.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Kenneth Max Copeland

Birth date:

December 6, 1936



Zodiac Sign:



5' 6"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$760 million

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Kenneth Max Copeland was born on December 12, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. to Aubrey Wayne and Vinita Pearl Copeland. He was raised in West Texas, close to a United States Air Force airfield, and aspired to be a pilot. In 1959, Copeland realized his dream and started working for an airline. In 1963, he married Gloria Neece. In 1966, they started to entertain the idea of establishing a church. In 1967, the couple founded the Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and he enrolled at Oral Roberts University. During this period, Copeland worked as Oral Roberts’ chauffeur and an airplane pilot.

Copeland always believed in reaching out to as many people as possible through various means. In 1973, he founded a magazine, “Believer’s Voice of Victory,” to spread his sermons to a wider audience. In 1975, he stepped up, and to take his preaching to even more people, established a radio ministry. He started airing his sermons across multiple radio stations, which provided him with a reach that most churches lacked.

In 1989, Copeland turned into a televangelist and launched the “Believer’s Voice of Victory Broadcast.” The program continues to reach millions of people worldwide. With the advent of the internet, he decided to create a church website to connect with people all over the globe. In 1996, the website made his sermons and other programs available to the public at large. Throughout his career, Copeland has accumulated substantial wealth and has referred to himself as a “very wealthy man.”

Career timeline

His Third Wedding

He marries Neece, who later becomes the co-founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries.

He Establishes a Church

Copeland founds his church and focuses on growing it rapidly through different types of media.

The Launch of His Magazine

The first issue of his church magazine, "Believer's Voice of Victory," hits the stands.

The Launch of His Radio Ministry

He starts utilizing the reach of radio to broadcast his sermons to a wider audience.

He Becomes a Televangelist

He starts televising his sermons and becomes a successful televangelist.

Why We Love Kenneth Copeland

  1. He is charitable

    Copeland is always happy to use the church resources for relief efforts. He even acquired an airplane to airlift people for this purpose.

  2. He offers healthcare advice

    Copeland frequently invites healthcare professionals to his T.V. shows to provide medical advice to his listeners. His websites also offer information on leading a healthy and divine life that is free of medications.

  3. He offers financial advice

    Copeland wants his followers to have their finances in great form. For this purpose, he often invites professional financial planners to his T.V. shows to provide financial management advice.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is the richest pastor

    He is the richest pastor in the world with a huge net worth.

  2. He owns four private jets

    He owns a fleet of four private jets, including the one purchased from Tyler Perry.

  3. He was overweight

    He used to weigh about 263 pounds but got himself back in shape by leading a healthy lifestyle.

  4. He doesn't drink

    Copeland doesn't drink alcohol because he believes that God is against using mind-altering substances.

  5. He quit smoking

    He used to be a smoker but he quit the habit.

Kenneth Copeland FAQs

How many times has Kenneth Copeland been married?

Copeland has been married thrice. In October 1955, he married Ivy Bodiford, which was his first marriage. They divorced in 1958 after they had a daughter. Copeland was married to Cynthia Davis from 1958 to 1961. At present, he has been married to Neece for more than five decades.

Did Kenneth Copeland support abortion rights?

Copeland believes abortion is murder. This belief also influences his political stance.

Who is Kenneth Copeland's oldest daughter?

Terri Copeland Pearson is his oldest daughter. She was born to Copeland and Bodiford.

Kenneth Copeland’s birthday dates

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