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Pat Robertson stepping down as daily host of ‘The 700 Club’ on CBN

Pat Robertson is stepping down as daily host of “The 700 Club,” CBN News reported. He announced last week on the 60th anniversary of CBN’s first broadcast that he is moving on to new projects.

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

Robertson will turn his efforts to teaching students at Regent University, which he founded in 1977, and also will join in future CBN broadcasts as news warrants. Starting in October, he will appear on a monthly, interactive episode of “The 700 Club” to answer viewer emails. He also will remain available for occasional broadcast appearances as a senior consultant on international affairs.

Shared gospel with millions on 700 Club

As host of CBN’s flagship program for decades, Pat Robertson has shared the gospel with millions of viewers. He has worked to bring the hope of Christ to America and the world through inspiring testimonies of the Holy Spirit’s power and firsthand accounts of lives touched by the generosity of CBN partners, through disaster relief efforts and aid for others in need. He’s also spoken out on important social issues.

“‘Good and faithful’ doesn’t even begin to describe my father’s service to CBN for 60 years,” Gordon Robertson said. “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.”

Robertson, 91, founded CBN in 1960 as the first Christian television network in the United States. The ministry expanded to include the production of `The 700 Club’ in 1966. Over a 60-year history of broadcasting the gospel, he also earned national and international recognition as a philanthropist, educator, religious leader, businessman and author. The organization says that after 60 years, Robertson’s mission will continue in new ways.

As he wrote in his book “Shout It From the Housetops,” “CBN has traveled a tremendous journey. The Lord took a small, difficult beginning, placed his special anointing and blessing upon it, and through the vehicle of this ministry has performed miracles of salvation and healing across the globe. Still, we have not yet begun to ‘arrive’. Indeed, the horizons of God’s kingdom are limitless for CBN and for our world.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice