Mike Murdock, born on April 18, 1946, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, is an American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, televangelist, and pastor of the Wisdom Center ministry based in Haltom City, Texas.
|Name||Michael Dean Murdock|
|Birth Date||April 18, 1946|
|Birthplace||Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA|
|Education||Southwestern Assemblies of God University|
|Profession||Evangelist, Author, Singer-Songwriter|
|Height||Not Publicly Available|
|Years Active||1966 – Present|
|Estimated Net Worth||$6 million (as of 2023)|
Early Life and Education
Mike Murdock was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the son of J.E. and Willie Murdock. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, but he left after three semesters in 1966.
Career Beginnings and Success
Murdock started his evangelical career in 1966, and in 1973 he began an association with the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Over the years, he has written numerous songs, several of which have been recorded by well-known artists, and has published many books, primarily on the subjects of prosperity, success, and wisdom.
In 2004, Murdock founded The Wisdom Center, a church and conference complex in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
Murdock was married and divorced once. He has adopted a son but keeps most of his personal life relatively private.
Murdock’s prosperity gospel teachings and personal use of ministry funds have been the subject of controversy and scrutiny.
Legacy and Influence
Despite the controversies, Mike Murdock has been a significant figure in televangelism and has influenced many with his teachings on prosperity and success. His books and television ministry have reached a broad audience worldwide.
Estimated Net Worth
As of 2023, Mike Murdock’s estimated net worth is around $6 million. This comes primarily from his work as a televangelist, author, and songwriter, although it has also been a point of contention due to his teaching on the prosperity gospel.