Renowned Reverend Ike was a minister whose net worth has been revealed. Check out his wiki, wife, family and when he was passed away. In the community of religious ministers and evangelists, Reverend Ike was a huge phenomenon. His ministry reached the peak in the 1970s, when his sermons were carried by thousands of radio stations across the United States of America. Reverend Ike was one of the early reverends who became famous for introducing the “Blessing Plan”, where his radio listeners used to send him money in return that he bless them.
|Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II
|June 01, 1935
|July 28, 2009
|Source of Income
|Eula M. Dent
Reverend Ike’s birth name has been credited as Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II and he was born in Ridgeland, South Carolina in 1935. Reverend Ike comes from an African-American and Dutch-Indonesian decent. He started early as a young preacher and soon became an assistant pastor at the Bible Way Church in his hometown. Reverend Ike also served in the Air Force as a Chaplain Service Specialist. Soon he founded the United Church of Jesus Christ for All People in Beaufort. However, this was not the end; he later founded the United Christian Evangelistic Association in Boston and the Christ Community United Church in New York City. The preaching that Reverend Ike conducts is a form of prosperity theology. His rise to a famous evangelist was thanks to his effective slogan “You can’t lose with the stuff I use!” with the increase in his followers and growing listeners, he finally opened a “Reverend Ike’s Prayer Tower” in Washington Heights, Manhattan. The building was designated as a landmark by the New York City Landmark Commission in 2016.
Reverend Ike was married to Eula M. Dent and blessed with one son. Their son was named Xavier Eikerenkoetter. On 28 July, 2009, Reverend Ike died of an unrecovered stroke that he had in 2007. At the time of his death, he was 74. At his moving funeral, his son Xavier compared the Reverend with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, calling his father a “spiritual activist”, who was able top liberate the minds of his followers. Reverend Ike had a small yet memorable TV role to his recognition. He appeared in the CBS sitcom Good Times. He starred in the September 29, 1976 episode, titled “The Big Move” as a reverend. He also made a guest appearance in Hank Williams, Jr.’s single Mind Your Own Business. The song went on to become a No. 1 country music hit in December 1986. Through out the history of electronic evangelists and preachers, Reverend Ike has been one of the most impactful of the revered lot.
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