Who is Kenneth Copeland and what is his net worth 2018? Kenneth Copeland is a televangelist who has been associated with the Charismatic Movement. He is also a musician, author, and public speaker. He is the founder of KCM (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) which advocates the application of “Word of God”. KCM gives biblical teachings based on love, restoration, prosperity, healing and faith via television, CD, DVD, and books. The motto of KCM is ‘Jesus is Lord’. Copeland gives prosperity gospel and preaches prosperity. In the 1960s, he was the chauffeur and pilot of Oral Roberts. He has released many books through KCM Publications.
Kenneth Max Copeland was born on December 6, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born to parents Vinita Pearl Copeland and A. W. Copeland. He wanted to become a pilot as he grew up near US Army Air Forces airfield in West Texas. In 1962, he released the single “Pledge of Love” on Imperial Records. It peaked at No. 17 in the Billboard Top 40. In 1967, he went to Oral Roberts University and became the chauffeur and pilot for Oral Roberts.
In April 1963, Kenneth Copeland got married to Gloria Neece. Together they have two children named John Copeland and Kellie Copeland Swisher. He also has another daughter named Terri Copeland Pearsons from his previous marriage to Ivy. All his family members are employed in the KCM. His son John serves as the chief operating officer of KCM. Kellie and Terri are preachers across the USA. Terri is married to George Pearsons and was pastored by him.
Kenneth Copeland is the founder of KCM (Kenneth Copeland Ministries). He holds a number of conventions in the USA lasting from 3 to 6 days. Annually, KCM holds the Believer’s Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. In the convention, Copeland preaches with wife and family members. The conferences are made throughout the world which also is preached by the friends of KCM.
One can also view the live stream of the convention on the official website of Copeland titled kcm.org. The shows are also telecasted on regular Christian TV stations like the Daystar Television Network and God TV. The episodes are also made available on BVOV.tv. Kenneth Copeland has made seven films through KCM including ‘The Treasure of Eagle Mountain’, ‘The Rally’, and ‘Covenant Rider’. KCM Publications and Recordings has also published many books including You Are Healed (1999), A Ceremony of Marriage (1996), Classic Redemption (2001), Healing Promises (1994), and The Laws of Prosperity (1995). They have also released an album ‘Big Band Gospel’ in 2003.
One of the biggest achievements of Kenneth Copeland is by founding KCM. At the 23rd Grammy Awards in 1980, Copeland was nominated in the category of ‘Best Gospel Performance, Traditional’ for his album “In His Presence”.
Net Worth of Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland was a musician before he converted to Christianity. He was also a chauffeur and pilot for Oral Roberts. He has been branded as one of the richest televangelists in the world. Kenneth Copeland’s net worth is an estimated $770 million. As a faith healer, his show ‘The Believer’s Voice of Victory’ has been telecasted in many television stations.
He has a theology called “Word of Faith”. He is also the founder of KCM which is located on a 33 acre land in Fort Worth, TX. In 2008, the value of the land was estimated to be $554,160 by Tarrant Appraisal District. KCM has got 500 employees and it includes various facilities like Eagle Mountain International Church, audio recording and television production facilities, distribution facilities, and warehouse. It also has the residences of the Copeland family and it even includes the Kenneth Copeland Airport. In 1998, Copeland was given a 1998 Cessna 550 Citation Bravo by a donor, which he uses for domestic flights. For his international flights, he owns the 2005 Cessna 750 Citation X.
KCM has been accused of shepherding and discipline. Copeland himself has come under criticism of receiving donations from cancer patients. He was also accused of personally using KCM’s Citation X. He has also been involved in many other controversies like ‘Angel Flight 44’, the Mike Huckabee controversy, and the measles vaccination controversy.