Alpha Rex Emmanuel Humbard (August 13, 1919 – September 21, 2007) was a well-known American television evangelist whose Cathedral of Tomorrow show was shown on over 600 stations at the peak of its popularity. Rex Humbard was the first evangelist to have a weekly nationwide television program in the United States, beginning in 1952, although his first television broadcast was in 1949. So you can say he was the inventor of the religious TV.
Humbard's television programs featured gospel music such as the popular Cathedral Quartet. Humbard's wife, Maude Aimee, and his children were also often featured on the programs. His ministry eventually extended to Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Australia, Latin America and Africa, giving it a worldwide reach of 8 million viewers, greater than any of his contemporaries by the late 1970s. In Brazil, he attracted large crowds at the giant soccer stadium in São Paulo for weeks.
Humbard officiated at Elvis Presley's funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbard's ministry.
He was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1993 by Ohio Governor George Voinovich. He was termed one of the "Top 25 Principal Architects of the American Century" by U.S. News & World Report on December 27, 1999.
After retiring to Lantana, Florida, in the 1980s with his wife, Maude Aimee (whom he married in 1942), Humbard was still often seen on television broadcasts and at public appearances preaching Christianity. He wrote two autobiographies, Miracles in My Life and, in 2006, The Soul Winning Century, The Humbard Family Legacy. In April 2007, he was inducted into the Arkansas Walk of Fame.
Rex Humbard died in Atlantis, Florida, of congestive heart failure, following hospitalization in August 2007. He is buried at Rose Hill Burial Park in Fairlawn, Ohio.
- vintage obsolete passport with original signature issued 1978
- 24 pages
- all pages with the following visa
- Israel, France, LIBERIA (issued at the Embassy of Liberia in Washington D.C.,
Chile, Paraguay, Brasil (issued at the Embassy of Brasil in Washington D.C,), ECUADOR, Philippines
- excellent condition, cancelled stamp on bio page
- ONE OF A KIND and most interesting of evangelist religion history(!)
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