William M. Branham Biography
(American Christian minister)
Birthday: April 6, 1909 (Aries)
Born In: Cumberland County
William Branham was a renowned American Christian minister, considered to be "a man sent from God" by his followers. He is widely regarded as the initiator and the pacesetter of the post World War II “Healing Revival”, a religious revival movement that originated in the late 1940s and continued well into the 1950s. He was an extremely popular, though, somewhat controversial religious figure, in the mid 20th century and his followers had placed him at the center of a Pentecostal personality cult. Born to a teenage mother in extreme poverty, he claimed that certain supernatural events occurred at the time of his birth which gave an indication that he was not an ordinary child, but someone special sent by the Lord himself. Many of the stories regarding his early life sound fantastical and bizarre, but to his followers, his word was the ultimate truth. He used to have prophetic visions from childhood and could hear the God commanding him. The death of his brother at a young age deeply impacted him and he intensified his search for God. His life changed dramatically after his first exposure to Pentecostalism and he realized that his life’s purpose was to help the people through faith healing and by spreading the teachings of God.