Kenneth Copeland is an author, public speaker, televangelist, and musician from the United States.
Kenneth has made headlines in recent years for his opulent lifestyle, which includes many private jets (including one purchased for a rumored $20 million from Tyler Perry) and multiple houses.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries is based in Tarrant County, Texas, where Copeland preaches the prosperity gospel, which is also known as the abundance gospel. Television, books, DVDs, and CDs are all part of his ministry.
Copeland was a music artist who scored a Top 40 hit with the track "Pledge of Love" before converting to Christianity in 1962.
Kenneth's wealth and reliance on church funding to finance his luxurious lifestyle have sparked much debate. Kenneth and Gloria are said to live in a $6.3 million lakefront estate that was supposedly paid for by his church.
According to rumors, Copeland's net worth might be as high as $750 million or perhaps $1 billion.
He has not rejected allegations of his wealth, telling at least one reporter that he is a "very wealthy man," citing oil and gas assets and reserves on his many properties as evidence.
Kenneth Copeland's net worth is currently estimated at $300 million.
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Kenneth Copeland was married to Ivy Bodiford from 1955 to 1958.
After that, in 1958 he married Cynthia Davis and they divorced in 1961.
Kenneth Copeland is married to Gloria Copeland since 1963.
Kenneth Copeland with his currently wife
Children: Kenneth Copeland has 2 daughters, Kellie Copeland Swisher, Terri Pearsons and a son, John Copeland.
His daughters are also authors.
Kenneth Copelandâ€™s father is Aubrey Wayne Copeland.
Kenneth Copelandâ€™s mother is Vinita Pearl Owens.
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"The Bible says that God gave this earth to the sons of men ... and when [Adam] turned and gave that dominion to Satan, look where it left God. If left Him on the outside looking in ... He had no legal right to do anything about it, did He? ... He had injected Himself illegally into the earth -- what Satan had intended for Him to do was to fall for it -- pull off an illegal act and turn the light off in God, and subordinate God to himself ... He intended to get God into such a trap that He couldn't get out."
"Words are spiritual containers."
"Fear tolerated is faith contaminated."
"I say this with all respect so that it don't upset you too bad, but I say it anyway. When I read in the Bible where he [Jesus] says, 'I Am,' I just smile and say, 'Yes, I Am, too!'"
"He won healing, He won deliverance, He won financial prosperity, mental prosperity, physical prosperity, family prosperity. He said He would meet my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, and I am walking around and saying, "Yes, my needs are met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Glory to God, I am coveting to the "need meter"; I am coveting to the I AM; Hallelujah! And I say this with all respect so that it don't upset you too bad, but I say it anyway; when I read in the Bible where He says "I AM" I just smile and say "Yes, I AM too!"
"Whatever God's Word says I am - that's what I am! Whatever His Word says I can do - with His help I can do! Whatever His Word says He will do - He will do!"
"Never base your faith on your feelings. Base it on God's Word."