American preacher, Dr Morris Cerullo, is dead.
He reportedly died on Saturday in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.
Thepreacher, started evangelising at the age of 16, and he would be remembered by many as a torchbearer.
His death has began to attract tributes from the clergy.
The Founder and Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, in his tribute wrote, “My father – Dr Morris Cerullo! Like a good soldier of Christ, you fought a good fight, finished your course and kept the faith (2 Tim 4:7).
“Our consolation is that you lived an impactful life, raising men across the globe for Jesus. Adieu Papa Cerullo! We will miss you dearly.”
Cerullo was born in New Jersey to a Russo-Jewish/Italian family, and attended and graduated from divinity school in New York state in 1953.
He started ministering with the help of his then soon-to-be bride Theresa.
Cerullo was later ordained as a minister in the Assemblies of God.
Born on October 2, 1931, Cerullo impacted many with his inspirational words and Christian teachings that spanned decades.
As an author, he published more than 80 books.
Cerullo had ministered in several countries of the world including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Mexico, Brazil, The Philippines, Korea, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Netherlands and many others.