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Marcus Lamb Biography – Marcus Lamb Wiki
Marcus Lamb (born Marcus Daron Lamb) was the founder and president of Daystar Television Network. He began preaching as an evangelist in the summer of 1973 at the age of 15. Upon skipping his senior year of high school in 1974, at the age of 16, Marcus enrolled in Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee on a full scholarship. At age 19, he began his final senior semester at the private liberal arts school and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
In December of 1981, Marcus Lamb founded Word of God Fellowship in Macon. In 1985, Marcus built WMCF-TV, “45 Alive,” in Montgomery. In 1990, Marcus and his wife moved to Dallas, Texas, to build KMPX-TV 29. TV 29 went on the air full power in September of 1993. Daystar Television Network officially launched in 1997 with a live broadcast of T.D. Jakes’ New Year’s Eve service at the Potter’s House Church in Dallas.
Additionally, Marcus Lamb has received two honorary doctorates, as well as the Alumnus of the Year award from his college, Lee University.
Marcus Lamb Age
He was born October 7, 1957, in Cordele, Georgia and raised in Macon, Georgia. He died on November 30, 2021, in Bedford, Texas. He was 64 years old.
Marcus Lamb Wife
He was married to his wife Joni Lamb. He married Joni Trammell of Greenville, South Carolina in 1982. Marcus and Joni hosted a daily TV program, “Marcus and Joni,” that is broadcast live across the nation and around the world. They also ministered regularly at various churches around the nation – including America’s largest church, Lakewood Church, with Pastor Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen. The Lambs have been featured in magazines such as “Charisma,” “Evangel” and “Church Report Magazine.”
Marcus Lamb Affair
In November 2010, Lamb admitted on the Daystar Network that he had an extramarital affair that had ended several years before. In his admission, Lamb took “100 percent responsibility” for his actions. He and his wife were able to fully reconcile with the help of marriage counselors.
Due to the advice of their marriage counselors, the decision was made to keep this matter private as long as they could, in order to heal adequately. The Lambs decided to publicly disclose the infidelity shortly after they claimed that three women asked for US $7.5 million in exchange for silence on the matter.
The Lambs shared their story publicly on television and refused to pay anything. No criminal charges were filed, although civil suits and counter-suits between Daystar and the three former employees were filed over the matter. By December 2011, all three employee claims had either been dropped or dismissed. Daystar subsequently dismissed its countersuits against each of the women.
Marcus Lamb Children
He and Joni have three children, Jonathan Lamb, Rachel Lamb, and Rebecca Lamb.
Marcus Lamb Grandchildren
Marcus Lamb Family
He had been married to his wife Joni Lamb since 1982. The couple had three children, Rachel Lamb, Rebecca Lamb, and Jonathon Lamb.
Marcus Lamb Death
He died on November 30, 2021, at the age of 64 in Bedford, Texas. His death was confirmed by Daystar Television Network in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Marcus D. Lamb, Founder, President, and CEO of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with his Heavenly Father this morning [November 30, 2021]. He leaves behind a legacy of fiercely loving the Lord, all the people of the world, and most of all his family.
“As we remember this Great General of the Faith, let us never forget his devotion to the Great Commission. His heart’s passion was that all may come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and experience the transformational power of the Holy Spirit.
“It is our prayer that his life has inspired you to dare to answer God’s call on your life, to believe that with God truly anything is possible, and that if you let God write your adventure, you’ll touch the world.
“The family asks at this time that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss, and they wish to express their deep love and gratitude for all those who prayed during Marcus’s health battle. Continue to lift them up in prayer in the days ahead.
“Please join with the rest of the Daystar family as we take comfort in knowing that Marcus was greeted into Heaven with these words from the Father, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” And we look forward with great longing for that glorious day when we will see him face to face again in eternity.”
Joni Lamb, Marcus Lamb’s wife, paid tribute to her late husband in a social media post, sharing a photo the couple had taken four weeks prior. She wrote: “I can’t believe we just took this pic four weeks ago. Who could have known my husband, best friend, lover, partner in ministry would be with Jesus? God knew but I sure don’t understand. I can’t imagine life without you nor do I want to but I do know that you finished the race strong and I know God said “well done”. I’m gonna miss you like crazy but I always promised you I would carry on and I will. The legacy you leave behind is strong and full of God’s presence. I’ll see you soon my love… all my love…Joni ❤️”
Marcus Lamb Cause of Death
He died from COVID-19 complications. He had diabetes and was hospitalized in mid-November after his oxygen levels dropped, according to his wife.
Marcus Lamb Health
He was diabetic, and thus at an increased risk of serious illness should he be infected. He had said he had been protecting himself from COVID-19 by taking ivermectin, an antiparasitic medication that has not been established to offer any protection against the disease, and the use of which is not recommended by medical authorities.
Marcus Lamb Net Worth
He was the co-founder, president, and CEO of the Daystar Television Network, which in 2010 claimed to be the second-largest Christian television network in the world, with a claimed book value of US$230 million.