After a half century operating the Christian Broadcasting Community present “The 700 Membership,” 91-year-old host Pat Robertson has stepped down from the place.
“Right now’s present will likely be my last as host of ‘The 700 Membership,’” Robertson mentioned on Friday’s episode, based on the Wrap.
“My alternative will likely be my very succesful son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of this system,” he added of his 63-year-old son, who has been the present’s co-host and government producer for the previous 20 years.
Robertson started internet hosting “The 700 Membership” in 1966, six years after founding CBN. This system’s title was impressed by a 1963 telethon Robertson hosted during which he requested 700 viewers to pledge $10 a month to the community. Since Robertson began CBN in a small Virginia tv station, it has grown into a world non secular community. “The 700 Membership” is its flagship program.
“CBN was the primary Christian tv community established in the US,” boasts its web site. “Right now CBN is among the world’s largest tv ministries and produces programming seen in 159 nations and heard in 70 languages.”
Whereas retiring as host, Robertson has no plans to retire in full, and can now shift his energies towards instructing at Regent College, which he based in 1977. He will even make visitor appearances on CBN broadcasts, together with future episodes of “The 700 Membership,” the Wrap reported.
“‘Good and trustworthy’ doesn’t even start to explain my father’s service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the instance of his prayer life will proceed to guide ‘The 700 Membership’ within the years to come back,” Gordon Robertson mentioned. “And the perfect half is, he’s simply going throughout the road to Regent College and will likely be on ‘The 700 Membership’ often sooner or later.”