Go to the LTW blog here for quotes from an archived article from Charisma Magazine on Kenneth Hagin’s renouncement of Word-Faith teachings right before his death from J. Lee Grady’s article on "Kenneth Hagin’s Forgotten Warning". (Archived 3-07-08)
Before he died in 2003, the revered father of the Word-Faith movement corrected his spiritual sons for going to extremes with their message of prosperity.
Charismatic Bible teacher Kenneth Hagin Sr. is considered the father of the so-called prosperity gospel. The folksy, self-trained “Dad Hagin” started a grass-roots movement in Oklahoma that produced a Bible college and a crop of famous preachers including Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle, Charles Capps, Jesse DuPlantis, Creflo Dollar and dozens of others—all of whom teach that Christians who give generously should expect financial rewards on this side of heaven.