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John Hagee : biography

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Cornerstone Church John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is an American founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational megachurch with more than 20,000 active members. Hagee is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV).

Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television ministry carried in the United States on 10 TV networks including 62 high-power stations aired to more than 150 million households. He is shown on networks around the globe such as:The Inspiration Network (INSP), Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and Inspiration Now TV. John Hagee Ministries is in Canada on the Miracle Channel and CTS and can be seen in Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and in every nation of the world. Hagee is the founder and National Chairman of the Christian-Zionist organization Christians United for Israel, incorporated on February 7, 2006.

Hagee has incurred controversy for his religious beliefs and comments regarding Nazism, Catholicism, homosexuality, Islam, Judaism, and Hurricane Katrina.Libby Quaid (AP),

Political activities

In 2002, Hagee endorsed the conservative State Representative John Shields in the latter's unsuccessful bid for the Republican primary for the District 25 seat in the Texas Senate. Hagee dubbed Shields's opponent, incumbent Jeff Wentworth, "the most pro-abortion" of 181 legislators in both houses of the Texas legislature.

In 1996, Hagee spoke on behalf of Republican presidential primary candidate Alan Keyes, who in 2004 lost the U.S. Senate election in Illinois to Barack H. Obama. In 2008, Hagee endorsed Senator John McCain of Arizona in the presidential contest against Obama.

Life and career

John Hagee was born in Goose Creek, Texas, to the former Vada Mildred Swick and the Reverend William Bythel Hagee.Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, with a Bachelor of Science in History and Education in 1964. at NNDB. Accessed April 25, 2008. He was on a football scholarship and appeared on the Academic Dean's List. Hagee received a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton in 1966 and completed his theological training at Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a Diploma in Theology in Waxahachie, south of Dallas. Hagee is a 5th generation pastor and the 47th descendant of his family to preach the gospel. In 1989, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2005, he received another Honorary Doctorate from Netanya Academic College in Israel. at Political Base Hagee served on the Oral Roberts University Board of Regents from 1989 to January 2008.

John Hagee was the leader of the charismatic Trinity Church in the 1970s and is the father of two children with his first wife, Marthe Downing, whom he divorced in 1975. Hagee married Diana Castro, on April 12, 1976, and they have three children together.

John Hagee has thirteen grandchildren. Matthew Hagee, John's youngest son, is the executive pastor of Cornerstone Church.

Hagee founded a new church, The Church at Castle Hills, on May 11, 1975, Mother's Day. The church started with 25 members, but within two years, had to build a new sanctuary seating 1,600 people. The church continued to grow. On October 4, 1987, Hagee dedicated a 5,000+-seat sanctuary and named it Cornerstone Church. Dr. W. A. Criswell, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, anointed Hagee and Diana before the congregation.

Hagee has written more than 30 best-selling books (several titles selling more than a million copies and hitting the New York Times Best Seller's list) and is a Southern Gospel recording artist.[ John Hagee] at allmusic He, Matthew, Christina, and Sandy often travel together as "The Hagees."

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