Oral Roberts pioneered TV evangelism, conducted more than 300 crusades on six continents, and founded Oral Roberts University and the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association —a holy empire that was worth more than half a billion dollars.
He would also achieve worldwide notoriety after he claimed that God “would take him home” unless his followers raised million in cash.
Randy’s grandfather remained one of the best-known and controversial leaders inside the American Pentecostal movement until his death in December 2009.
Since the start of the 2001-02 season, Sutton has guided the Golden Eagles to a 297-189 (.611) mark.
Sutton has guided ORU to seven 20-win seasons, five Summit League regular-season titles, three tournament championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances, two NITs, two CITs and one CBI.
But perhaps most impressive for Sutton and the Golden Eagles since 1999 are the upset victories.
Ten years later, Potts sits in front of an emotional crowd — many of them Oral Roberts University alumni — inside the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center to speak about his perspective on faith and sexuality, as he often does as a member of the Liberty Education Forum's speakers bureau.
This weekend he served as grand marshal for the AIDS Walk in Oklahoma, returning to the home state of his grandfather’s spiritual kingdom.