Michael Dean Murdock is an American singer and songwriter in the Contemporary genre. He is popularly known as Jesus’s disciple spreading Christianity throughout the world. The 72 years old veteran is also famous as a televangelist hosting ‘School of Wisdom’ Television program. He is a firm believer of prosperity theology. To know more about net worth of Mike Murdock in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life and Biography
Mike Murdock was born on 18 April 1946 in Louisiana. He had four sisters and was the only son of the family. His parents were J.E. Murdock (Mike’s Father) and Willie Murdock (Mike’s Mother). He had a strong bonding with his sister, Deborah-Murdock Johnson. He appointed her to work under his ministry.
In 1964, Mike Murdock graduated from LaGrange High School and in the same year, started to attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. He dropped from the university after the end of the third semester.
In 1989, he was honoured by International Seminary in Florida and received an honorary doctorate for his work as a preacher.
In 1966, he married Linda Lormand. On 1979, the couple decided to adopt a boy. The same year on October 4, Mike and Linda broke up and officially got divorced. Linda got her adopted son’s custody, but the privileges were given to Mike lately.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Mike Murdock’s associates ‘American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers’ have registered and recorded over 75 songs with him. Mike independently established his preaching association by name ‘Mike Murdock Evangelistic Association’ and raised funds throughout the country. Mike spread words of wisdom around the world through his preaching association.
In 1989, Murdock became a heat magnet when he was working as a pastor at The PTL Club. The PTL scandal got a lot of negative criticism as he tried to convince his viewers for donation. The members of the club, Jim Bakker, and Tammy Faye Bakke were found guilty for the scandal.
In 1999, Murdock refused an interview request by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on The PTL club scandal. In 2004, Mike started a church and got rights of International faith center in Haltom City, Texas.
Mike Murdock wrote several books on Christianity and Jesus which brought a lot of fame for him.
Net Worth and Earning
The estimated net worth of Mike Murdock is $8.5 million. The Jesus’s disciple made his fortune from his ‘School of Wisdom’ television show. He also hosts ‘Wisdom Keys with Mike Murdock’ television show. He has also appeared on several television networks such as CBN, TBN, word, and many more.
In 2012, Mike sold his residence for a whopping $1.5 million. His books about Christianity and Jesus is another source of income for him.
Mike Murdock is undoubtedly Jesus’s righteous man. The 72 years old preacher has taken the responsibility to spread Christianity around the world and has succeeded to a greater extent. Let us hope that he remains an active voice for his religion.