Popular American missionary and founding father of the pentecostal movement in many nations, Dr Tommy Lee Osborn, is dead.
Dr Osborn died on Thursday, February 14 2013 in Tulsa Oklahoma surrounded by his family.
His daughter, Bishop (Dr.) LaDonna Osborn who currently leads the ministry announced her father’s death yesterday via his official Facebook page and Twitter handle thus:
My much loved father, Dr. T.L. Osborn, the man know around the world as “The Father of the Gospel” entered his eternal rest on Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was in no pain and had no sickness. The Lord simply took away his breath. My father was wrapped in love, his family surrounding him as he stepped through the veil into eternity. He is now in the presence of Jesus, whom he had served faithfully for 77 years. We can only imagine the sweet reunion between him and his beloved Daisy, three of his children, a granddaughter and a celebrating host of believers who are among the redeemed because of my father’s ministry during more than 65 years to every corner of the earth. He was in his 90th year, having passed his 89th birthday on December 23, 2012.
Dr. T.L. Osborn’s earthly journey is over; his destined mission is complete. He has heard the words of His Master, “… Well done, good and faithful servant … Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Mt 25:21)
Rejoice with me and our entire family in this life well lived and join us – if possible – for a great International Memorial Service of celebration on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. For more details please go to http://osborn.org/”
Dr T.L Osborn began his ministry with his wife Daisy in 1949 (who passed on in 1995) and reached many souls for The LORD across several continents.
His books ‘The Good Life’ , ‘ Healing The Sick’ , ‘God’s love plan’ and many others have become classic text books in many Bible schools around the world.
Dr Osborn’s ministry was also felt in Nigeria as prominent pentecostal ministers such as Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome have acknowledged his influence on their lives through his books and meetings.