CBN Founder, Pat Robertson, Retires from The 700 Club after 60 Years

                              (Pat Robertson)

The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson, has retired from his position as daily host of The 700 Club. He spent 60 years of his life in television ministry.

Robertson, 91, made the announcement during the CBN's 60th anniversary broadcast. 

He said, “Today’s show will be my final as host of The 700 Club. My replacement will be my very capable son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of the program.”

After retirement, Robertson will spend his time teaching students at Regent University, a private Christian university in Virginia Beach, Va.

While accepting the new role, Gordon Robertson, who has been the executive producer and co-host of the 700 Club for two decades said, "'Good and faithful' doesn't even begin to describe my father's service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the example of his prayer life will continue to lead The 700 Club in the years to come.''

"And the best part is, he is just going across the street to Regent University and will be on The 700 Club regularly in the future," he added.

From this month, Robertson will appear on a monthly episode of The 700 Club which shall be interactive. He will also be answering mails from viewers. Besides, he will appear as a senior consultant on international affairs on occasional broadcasts.

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of The 700 Club, CBN released a documentary titled ‘The CBN Story’. The documentary, which was narrated by Kevin Sorbo, shows CBN’s small beginnings to its tremendous impact today. 

Robertson founded the CBN in 1960. It became the first Christian television network in the United States. Afterwards, it included The 700 Club to its list of programmes in 1966. Since then, The 700 Club has become CBN’s flagship programming. It is also one of the longest-running programs in broadcast history.

Robertson conducted enlightening and broad interviews during his tenure. He had a variety of guests, including Christian leaders, former presidents, prime ministers, and entertainers.

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