The press release posted to his Facebook page said that Cerullo “went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2020 at the age of 88.”
“Dr. Cerullo, affectionately known as ‘Papa’ to millions across the globe who were touched by his decades of personal ministry, is known for his outreaches to people in more than 400 cities, 150nations, on 6 continents, in over 74 years of ministry,” the release says.
Before his death, a plea was made via his Facebook page for prayers.
“Dr. Cerullo was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and was orphaned at the age of two. He and his four siblings were placed at the Daughters of Miriam Jewish orphanage in Clifton, New Jersey, where he lived until the age of 15.”
However, while at the orphanage, Morris “learned the Gospel of Jesus Christ from a nurse, and after heavy persecution from the staff and other students, Morris left. Almost immediately he began ministering in local churches, and at the age of 17, he received a scholarship to a Bible college in New York. By age 23, he was holding his first overseas outreach in Greece,” says the release. “By the 1960s, Morris was conducting overseas meetings with hundreds of thousands in attendance. Miracles would break out asthe power of God would sweep over the crowd, and thousands would give their lives to Jesus.”
Reacting to the news, various pastors and ministers have taken to social media to pay tribute to the recognized general in the Christian faith. Thousands of his followers have also shared their condolences via comments on the social media platform.
Bishop Mike Okonkwo via his Facebook platform as well wrote;
“My father – Dr. Morris Cerullo!
Like a good soldier of Christ, you fought a good fight, finished your course, and kept the faith — 2 Timothy 4:7. Our consolation is that you lived an impactful life, raising men across the globe for Jesus.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor wrote via Facebook;
“My Father, mentor, and friend Dr. Morris Cerrullo has ascended to heaven.
My heart goes out to the entire Cerullo family.
Your legacy will forever be remembered.
Rest on God’s General.
You will be greatly missed.’ #RipMorrisCerullo