Marcus Lamb, founder of the large Christian network Daystar, died Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus.
Daystar is the second-largest Christian network in the world, according to CBN News, a competitor, reaching 2 billion people worldwide. Its brand is a fluid, modern, charismatic faith, more about general good-vs-evil, miraculous healings and religious freedom than any specific denominational theology.
A brief statement said Daystar was launched in 1998 and grew to more than 100 television stations around the world. “[Lamb] will always be remembered for his fierce love of God, people, and his family.”
His wife, Joni, on their daily Ministry Show Tuesday, said her husband was diagnosed with covid-19, “got the covid pneumonia” and also had diabetes.
“We were trying to treat the covid and pneumonia with the different protocols we use, including the ones we talk about on Daystar. We used those — I myself used them and had breezed through covid,” she said on the show. His blood sugar spiked and he needed oxygen, she said. “He 100 percent believed in everything we talk about here on Daystar, things that help so many people around the world with early protocol treatments for covid. We still stand by those obviously.”
About Marcus Lamb.
Marcus was born October 7, 1957 in Cordele, Georgia and raised in Macon, Georgia.
He became a Christian at the age of five and continued in church attendance and work as he grew older. He began to preach as an evangelist at age fifteen.
Marcus graduated from high school and enrolled at age sixteen in Lee University (then known as Lee College), Cleveland, Tennessee-based Christian university. He graduated three years later. In 1982, four years after graduation, he married Joni Trammell of Greenville, South Carolina.
The couple spent their early years of marriage as traveling evangelists, visiting churches in the Southeast to teach the gospel. They later founded Daystar Television Network in 1997 to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. The Television network is today the second-largest Christian television network.