Daystar Television Network Founder, Marcus Lamb, Dies at 64

                         (Marcus Lamb)

The president and founder of Daystar Television Network, Marcus Lamb, has passed on. In a statement released by the network, Lamb died of Covid-19 complications last Tuesday. He was aged 64.

The statement read, “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 born on October 7, 1957, in Cordele, Georgia, and raised in Macon. In 1973, he began evangelizing and at age 16, he graduated from high school. He gained admission to the private liberal arts school, Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, on a full scholarship in 1974.

Lamb began the Word of God Fellowship in December 1981 Macon. In 1982, he got married to Joni Trammell of Greenville, South Carolina. Both of them continued preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Due to his knowledge of the scripture, he was nicknamed the “Walking Bible.’’ In 1983 while on a trip to Israel, Lamb said he heard the voice of God telling him to establish a Christian television station in Montgomery, Alabama.

In 1985, Lamb built WMCF-TV, “45 Alive,” in Montgomery and it became the first Christian TV station in that state. In 1990, the Lambs moved to Dallas, Texas, and built KMPX-TV 29. And TV 29 went on the air in September 1993. 

In 1997, Daystar Television Network was established with a live broadcast of T.D. Jakes’ new year’s eve service at the Potter’s House Church in Dallas. Daystar was the fastest-growing faith-based television network in the world during that period. And in 2006, Daystar became the first Christian television network that had been broadcast in the nation of Israel. 

While reacting to Lamb’s death, Franklin Graham said, “He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with his wife and their children. For all those who put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have that assurance of being with God for eternity in heaven. Marcus is now in the presence of His Lord and Savior. 

“I know that Marcus would want each and every one of you to examine your own lives, and if there is sin in your life that is holding you back, confess it to God and ask His forgiveness. Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ today. None of us know when we will step into eternity.’’

Similarly, Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, made a post concerning Lamb’s death. The post read, “This morning, Debbie and I learned that our very good friend, Marcus Lamb, has gone to be with the Lord. He made a huge kingdom impact that will only be known in eternity. We love him and will miss him, but we know one day we’ll be reunited together in heaven. Please join us in praying for the wife, all of the Lamb family and the Daystar family.”

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  1. its really sad news, but the lord knows better, my heart and prayers are with the lamb family during this times

  2. He will be greatly missed by all, he was a great pioneer of christian televison and a wonderful tv show host. I am glad he is in heaven


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