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Roberts Liardon, author, public speaker, spiritual leader, church historian and humanitarian was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first male child born at Oral Roberts University. For this distinction he was named in honour of the University Founder. Thus, from the start of his life Roberts was destined to be one of the most well known Christian Authors and Orators of the 20th century. To date he has sold over 7,000,000 books worldwide which have been translated in more then 50 languages and is known internationally, having ministered in over 112 countries.
An author of 54 books that continue to bless the body of Christ, Roberts continues to have a voice that speaks to this generation of believers and at the same time reaches out to those that are eager to read a relevant message that draws the heart closer to God.
Roberts career in ministry began at a young age, when in 1979, he gave his first Public address at the age of thirteen. Then at seventeen he published his first book, "I Saw Heaven" which catapulted him into the public eye. The book sold over 1.5 million copies and by the following year Roberts had become one of the leading public speakers in the Christian community all over the world.
God inspired Roberts shortly after the publication of "I Saw Heaven" to write and produce a book and video series entitled God's Generals, which chronicled the lives of some of our leading Pentecostal / Charismatic leaders. It was an immediate success and became one of the best selling Christian Video series in history and established Roberts as a leading Protestant church historian, a mantle he still wears to this day.
Roberts notability increased outside Christendom as well. Twice he was voted as
Outstanding Young Man in America. His popularity prompted international travel to be hosted by presidents, kings, leading political and religious leaders. Dignitaries the world over respect and admire the work and character of Roberts Liardon. His introductions include meeting with Former President Ronald Regan, Former Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher, and Dr Billy Graham. Plus, he has received letters of commendation and honour from many others he has not met personally, including a letter from President George and Laura Bush honouring him for his commitment and contribution to improve the quality of life in his community.
In 1990 at the age of 25, Roberts Liardon moved to Southern California and established his worldwide headquarters in Orange County. Here he founded one of the largest Christian Churches and Bible Colleges in Orange County. Embassy Christian Centre would become a base for his Apostolic work that would include assistance to the poor and needy, not only in Southern California, but throughout the world. From his ministry he established, financed and sent forth close to 500 men and women to various nations on the globe. Over the years these humanitarian missionary teams have provided food, clothing, spiritual teachings, expertise and assistance to those in need.
Since the beginning of the millennium Roberts has continued to fulfil a demanding speaking schedule along with writing new books and mentoring a new generation of world leaders to effect change for the church and society. He continues to manage and expand his international headquarters in Sarasota, Florida and has an extension office in London, England.