The award-winning singer emphasized the importance of today’s youth finding confidence in Christ.
After six decades of hosting “The 700 Club”, Pat Robertson has stepped down from his infamous role.
In 1960, Robertson founded CBN, which became the very first national Christian television network. Six years later, the ministry network broadened to start filming the news broadcast “The 700 Club”. The Christian news show has had a successful run for over 60 years. Robertson became known worldwide as not only a host but also an educator, philanthropist, religious leader, author, and businessman.
America’s longest-running TV host announced his departure on CBN’s 60th-anniversary episode along with what his future projects would be. “Today’s show will be my final as host of The 700 Club,” Robertson stated on the news broadcast. “My replacement will be my very capable son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of the program.”
Since spreading the gospel and teaching are his passions, the CBN founder’s next career step is to educate students at Regent University. Robertson will still appear in future CBN broadcasts occasionally, but his primary commitment will be to the higher learning institution he founded in 1977.
Beginning this October, Robertson will guest star every month to answer viewer emails on particular episodes of “The 700 Club”. The former host will also appear on sporadic broadcasts as a ‘senior consultant’ on major news regarding international affairs.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Gordon Robertson has served as an executive producer and occasional co-host of “The 700 Club” for 20 years. The proud son made a statement about his father’s resignation announcement.
“‘Good and faithful’ doesn’t even begin to describe my father’s service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the example of his prayer life will continue to lead The 700 Club in the years to come,” Gordon Robertson spoke fondly of his father. “And the best part is, he is just going across the street to Regent University and will be on The 700 Club regularly in the future.”
Robertson expressed his excitement for new training projects with the 11,000 students at Regent University, who he described as aspiring “Christian Leaders to Change the World.” After sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with millions of audience members, the retired TV host shared his optimism to devote more time to this part of his ministry career.
Ever since CBN News became a segment on “The 700 Club”, Robertson and the broadcast team kept their viewers updated on world events. The host had countless interviews with many cultural icons and global leaders on the show, including presidents to entertainment celebrities. Robertson always provided his perspective and Christian insight on essential matters.
Robertson’s legacy will carry on in his new ventures. However, many will remember all his iconic moments in news broadcasting and the impact of CBN’s global ministry.