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Copeland, Kenneth
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Kenneth Copeland was born in Texas in 1936. He turned to Christianity in 1962 and attended Oral Roberts University in 1967. Within months, Copeland began Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM, originally the Kenneth Copeland Evangelistic Association). It was led by Copeland, his wife Gloria, and various family members and continues to flourish to this day. He describes its mission as “to minister the Word of Faith, by teaching believers who they are in Christ Jesus; taking them from the milk of the W…

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Atkinson, William P., “Copeland, Kenneth”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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