Wife Of Christian Broadcasting Network Founder Dies At 94

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In a statement posted to their social media pages, The 700 Club announced the death of a beloved family member.

“Adelia ‘Dede’ Robertson, wife of Dr. M.G. ‘Pat’ Robertson, founder of The Christian Broadcasting Network, has gone home to be with her Lord today, April 19, 2022. Always at her husband’s side, Mrs. Robertson devoted herself to being a wife, mother, humanitarian, and professor,” they wrote alongside a photo of Mrs. Robertson.


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Dede was born on December 3, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Social Administration before working as a model and competing in the Miss Ohio State beauty pageant. She furthered her education at Yale University, receiving a Master of Nursing Degree. There, she met Pat Robertson, who was a student at Yale Law School. He ended up attending The Biblical Seminary in New York, and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1959.

After they were married, Pat purchased a broadcast news station, which eventually became Christian Broadcasting Network. Dede was a founding member on the board of CBN. Pat hosted the show The 700 Club from 1961 until about six months ago when he stepped down and his son took his place.

Dede was named Christian Woman of the Year in 1986, among her many other accolades.

To find out more about Dede’s life, click here.

When the news of her death was announced, tributes began flooding in, including one from the legendary Oak Ridge Boys.

She is survived by her husband Pat, their four children, 14 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.