Influential televangelist Marcus Lamb dies at 64

by Seth Udinski
Influential televangelist Marcus Lamb dies at 64

Seth Udinski, FISM News


On Tuesday morning, prominent American televangelist and founder of Daystar Television Network Marcus Lamb passed away from complications due to COVID-19. He was 64 years old.

Daystar TV made the announcement on its website on Tuesday morning, saying,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Marcus D. Lamb, Founder, President, and CEO of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with his Heavenly Father this morning. He leaves behind a legacy of fiercely loving the Lord, all the people of the world, and most of all his family. As we remember this Great General of the Faith, let us never forget his devotion to the Great Commission. His heart’s passion was that all may come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and experience the transformational power of the Holy Spirit.

Lamb was a pioneer in the Christian television industry throughout his life. Born in 1957, he began preaching regularly at the tender age of 15. After graduating from Lee University at the age of 19, he met and married his wife Joni in 1982. In 1985, he founded the Christian television network WMCF-TV, “45 Alive,” in Montgomery, Alabama.

His influence continued to grow after he and his family moved to Dallas, Texas in 1990. In 1997, he officially began Daystar Television Network. According to Daystar’s bio about Lamb, the network has become one of the fastest growing Christian television outlets in the world, reaching an estimated 2 billion people worldwide since its birth. It is also the only Christian television outlet in the nation of Israel.

Lamb has left a long-lasting impact and legacy on the Christian media industry. He is survived by his wife Joni and three children: Jonathan, Rachel, and Rebecca.