Ernest Angley

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Ernest Angley
Ernest Winston Angley[1]

(1921-08-09)August 9, 1921[1]
DiedMay 7, 2021(2021-05-07) (aged 99)
OccupationPastor, televangelist, ministry owner, author, television station owner
Spouse(s)Esther Lee Sikes, 1943–1970 (her death)
ChurchErnest Angley's Grace Cathedral – Cuyahoga Falls / Grace Cathedral – Akron
Congregations served
Grace Cathedral, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S.

Ernest Winston Angley (August 9, 1921 – May 7, 2021) was an American Christian evangelist, author and television station. Born in Gastonia, North Carolina, his career began in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Career[change | change source]

Angley's ministry was originally based at Grace Cathedral (a.k.a. the "Temple of Healing Stripes") near Akron. That church is now known as Grace Cathedral – Akron.[2] Angley's ministry operates a Boeing 747SP, named Star Triple Seven[3] and bearing registration P4-FSH.[4]

He hosts a one hour program called The Ernest Angley Hour.[5]

Controversy[change | change source]

Angley was known for being against homosexuality as he saw it as a sin.[6] In January 2019, he was accused of sexual abuse by former Grace Cathedral pastor, Rev. Brock Miller.[7] Miller filed a lawsuit against Angley and claims that he was abused for nine years. A 1996 tape recording of Angley admitting to sexual relations with a different man.[8] Allegation of further sexual abuses have been reported by the Akron Beacon Journal and Forbes.[9]

Death[change | change source]

Angley died on May 7, 2021 in Akron, Ohio, just three months before his 100th birthday.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Birth reference results for Ernest Angley". Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  2. "Grace Cathedral". Ernest Angley Ministries. January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  3. "Airframe 21963 History". Boeing 747SP Website. Retrieved 2010-09-24. Leased to Grace Cathedral (Ernest Angley Ministries)
  4. "Aviation Photo Search". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  5. "Matthew 18:12 "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  6. "Anti-gay televangelist Ernest Angley accused of sexual abuse". MSN. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  7. "The Rev. Ernest Angley admitted sexual encounter". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  8. "Televangelist Ernest Angley admitted sexual encounter with man in taped phone call". Cleveland Dispatch. Archived from the original on January 28, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  9. "Televangelist Accused of Sexual Abuse, Forcing Vasectomy". Forbes. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  10. Televangelist Ernest Angley dead at 99 - News 5 (WEWS-TV)

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