Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, co-founders of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently. The year 2022 also marks 55 years since Kenneth responded to God’s call to ministry received in an Arkansas riverbed, leading to the formation of KCM.
“When Ken and I married, we began a journey that led us both to the light of the world,” Gloria tells their ministry’s magazine, Believer’s Voice of Victory. The couple had only met once, but at the end of their first date Kenneth proposed.
“The only thing more shocking than that was what I heard myself say, ‘Yes,'” Gloria says.
As Kenneth recalls, he walked her to her front porch and asked, “Will you marry me?” After she said yes, she went inside and closed the door, leaving him, as he puts it, “Standing there stammering and muttering in disbelief.”
Six decades later, the Copelands have built a global ministry that has brought the Good News to hundreds of millions of people through a wide spectrum of media, ministries, outreach and programming touching every corner of the globe each day.