- Lester Sumrall
Lester Sumrall (
February 15, 1913– April 28, 1996) was an ordained minister who formed the LeSEAbroadcast network.
Lester Sumrall was born to Betty and George Sumrall in
New Orleanson February 15, 1913. [http://wofcfi.tripod.com/charlesjonesministries/id4.html] In 1930, he was healed of tuberculosis; it was at this point that he came to believe that he was called by Godto become a preacher. He became an ordained minister in 1932.
September 30, 1944, he married Louise Layman, and they had their first child, Frank Lester (named for his father's middle name) on December 31, 1946. On June 27, 1950they had their second child, Phillip Stephen, and on October 17, 1953they had a third, Peter Andrew. Smith Wigglesworthwas a mentor to Lester Sumrall. [http://www.eaglesnest.org/prophecy_smith.html] In 1957, he established the Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association (LeSEA). In 1968, LeSEA Broadcasting’s flagship station, WHME-TVHarvest 103.1 FM. The Rev. Lester Sumrall is the "father" of Christian Television. He secured the first License for 24 hour Christian television from the FCCand launched WHMBChristian Television in Noblesville, Indianain 1973.
April 28, 1996Lester Sumrall died at age 83.
Rod Parsley, an American minister was an assistant to Lester Sumrall. [http://www.pfo.org/parsley.htm]
Stephen Sumrallhas also become a minister. [http://www.smiltd.org/]
*cite book |author=Lester Sumrall, |title=The Life Story of Lester Sumrall: The Man, the Ministry, the Vision |publisher=New Leaf Press (AR) |location= |year=2003 |pages= |isbn=0-89221-532-1 |oclc= |doi=
* [http://www.lestersumrall.com Lester Sumrall's Website]
* [http://www.lestersumrall.org Lester Sumrall Memorial Website]
* [http://www.lesea.com/tribute/ Lester Sumrall's "Official" Website]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=151314416 Lester Sumrall's Myspace]
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=sumrall&GSfn=lester&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=8196457& Lester Sumrall's Listing On FindAGrave.com]
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