Kenneth Copeland Biography
Kenneth Max Copeland is an American televangelist and novelist connected to the charismatic movement. His 1967 creation, Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. (EMIC), has its headquarters in Tarrant County, Texas. The Victory Channel broadcasts Copeland’s sermons all around the world and in the US. Copeland has also authored numerous books and reference materials.
The Word of Faith movement and his proclamation of the prosperity gospel have been linked to him. According to Copeland’s writings, contributing to God will yield a “hundredfold” return on a person’s investment. He has come under fire for using donations and his tax-exempt status to pay for a mansion, private planes, an airstrip, and other opulent expenditures.