God spoke to Marcus Lamb while he was on a trip to Israel telling him to found a Christian television station in Alabama. In 1985, he built WMCF-TV, the first Christian station there. In 1990, Marcus and wife, Joni, moved to Dallas and built KMPX-TV 29.
“Through a series of miracles and divine favor, TV 29 went on the air in September of 1993,” the Daystar website says. “Daystar Television Network officially launched in 1997 with a live broadcast of T.D. Jakes’ New Year’s Eve service at the Potter’s House Church in Dallas.” The network is the fastest-growing faith-based television network in the world. The Lambs’ popular Marcus and Joni program, broadcast live, supplemented their regular ministry at churches around the nation to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lamb began preaching as an evangelist at 15, skipping his senior year of high school to enroll in Lee University of Cleveland, Tennessee. He founded Word of God Fellowship in Macon, Georgia, in 1981. Lamb became known as the “walking Bible” because he quoted so many Scriptures in his messages.
Marcus Lamb died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 64. He was hospitalized at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Dallas, where he was improving prior to a sudden downturn. He is survived by his wife and their children and grandchildren.