Kenneth E. Hagin was born in the United States in the town of McKinney , Texas , on August 20, 1917. The man whom God would use to minister healing to thousands of people began life as a miracle. Kenneth weighed barely two pounds when he was born, and the doctor thought he was dead. But as his grandmother held him, she detected a spark of life in him. The doctor gave her some infant formula mix to feed the tiny baby and said, “This will last longer than he will.” Recalling this incident later, Kenneth said, “But I outlasted it!”

Kenneth W. Hagin, son of the late Kenneth E. Hagin and pastor of RHEMA Bible Church, ministers around the world. Known for calling the Body of Christ to steadfast faith, he seizes every ministry opportunity to impart an attitude of “I cannot be defeated, and I will not quit.”

Rev. Hagin began preparing for his call to ministry—a ministry that now spans 50 years—at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Faith Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida.