Renowned Evangelist T.L. Osborn Is Home

February 17, 2013
by Steven Lambert

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Dr. T.L. Osborn (1923-2013)Tommy Lee (T.L.) Osborn stepped through the veil into eternity peacefully, at home surrounded by four generations of his beloved family on February 14th 2013 shortly after asking His Lord Jesus, “Take me home!” He was 89. The ministry of T.L. and Daisy Osborn has made an unprecedented impact on the world. Together with their daughter Dr. LaDonna Osborn, they have probably reached and led more unreached souls to Christ, and may have witnessed more great healing miracles, than any other family in history.

The Legacy of Salvation, Miracles & Hope
The ministry of T.L. and Daisy Osborn has made an unprecedented impact on the world. Married at ages 17 and 18, they were missionaries in India at 20 and 21. They are valued among the great soulwinners of this century.

In 1949 they instituted Osborn International, a world evangelism and missionary church organization.

Their life commitment: To express and propagate the Gospel of Christ to all people throughout the world. Their motto: One Way – Jesus; One Job – Evangelism. Their guiding principle: The top priority of the church is the evangelization of the world.

For over a half century together, they proclaimed the Gospel to millions, face to face, in 74 nations. (Daisy passed away in May, 1995.) Their crusade audiences have numbered from 20,000 to over 300,000 per meeting. Their literature has been published in 132 languages and dialects.

They have produced DocuMiracle crusade films, audio and video cassettes, crusade tapes and Bible courses for study and public evangelism in nearly 80 languages.

They have sponsored over thirty thousand qualified national preachers, both women and men, as full-time missionaries to their own and neighboring tribes and villages where the Gospel of Christ had not been established.

They have provided airlifts and huge shipments of soulwinning tools for Gospel missions and Christian workers worldwide, including scores of 4-wheel mobile vehicles equipped with films, projectors, giant screens, generators, public-address systems, audio cassettes and cassette players, and hundreds of tons of literature for evangelism abroad.

They have been prolific writers. Their books have helped to stimulate a worldwide rediscovery of apostolic miracle-evangelism.

T.L.’s living classic, Healing the Sick, has been a faith-building best-seller since 1951. Over a million copies are in print.

Their 510-page classic documentary, The Gospel According to T.L. & Daisy, with 610 photos, tells their story.

Dr. Daisy’s five major books are unmatched among Christian publications for the female members of the Body of Christ, helping women and men alike, to rediscover their Identity, Dignity, Destiny and Equality in God’s plan for their lives.

Together with their daughter Dr. LaDonna Osborn, they have probably reached and led more unreached souls to Christ in non-Christian lands, and may have witnessed more great healing miracles, than any other family in history. Their team efforts in world evangelism have been truly pace-setting as they have proclaimed to the world the good news that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to day and forever (Heb. 13:8).


Dr. T.L. Osborn’s Bio
Dr. T.L. OSBORN, world missionary evangelist, statesman, teacher, author, publisher, linguist, designer, pianist, and administrator is best known for his mass-miracle ministry to millions. With his wife and associate minister, Dr. Daisy Washburn Osborn, they established their headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1949. Together they proclaimed the Gospel to millions of unreached people in over 90 nations for well over half a century of world-changing missionary evangelism, preaching daily to multitudes from 20,000 to 300,000 people with God confirming his Word by many astounding miracles.

tl-osborn_50s-crusade1Dr. Osborn was the first missionary evangelist to go to open fields or parks, in non-Christian nations, to proclaim Christ and to pray for miracles as proof that He is alive. Today it has become standard procedure. The Osborn DocuMiracle films and videos in 70 languages have been shown in thousands of villages and towns in one hundred and fifteen nations, influencing millions to believe the Gospel. The Osborn National Missionary Assistance Program has sponsored over 30,000 national men and women as full time Missionaries to unevangelized tribes and villages. Over 150,000 new churches have been established and have become self-supporting through this evangelism program.

As a prolific writer, Dr. T.L. Osborn’s books have stimulated today’s worldwide miracle-evangelism and soulwinning awakening in the developing nations. His living classic, Healing the Sick, has been a faith-building best seller since 1951, and over one million copies are in print in English alone.

Several of Dr. T.L.’s books such as Soulwinning, God’s Love Plan, The Good Life and The Message That Works, are pacesetters in lifting people to positive faith and super living. They have become textbooks in Bible schools around the world and are esteemed as prime reference materials for successful pastors and church leaders.

Message by Daughter of T.L. Osborn — Bishop (Dr.) LaDonna Osborn
daisy-osborn_50s-crusade2My much loved father, Dr. T.L. Osborn, the man know around the world as “The Father of the Gospel” entered his eternal rest on Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was in no pain and had no sickness. The Lord simply took away his breath. My father was wrapped in love, his family surrounding him as he stepped through the veil into eternity. He is now in the presence of Jesus, whom he had served faithfully for 77 years. We can only imagine the sweet reunion between him and his beloved Daisy, three of his children, a granddaughter and a celebrating host of believers who are among the redeemed because of my father’s ministry during more than 65 years to every corner of the earth. He was in his 90th year, having passed his 89th birthday on December 23, 2012.

Dr. T.L. Osborn’s earthly journey is over; his destined mission is complete. He has heard the words of His Master, “… Well done, good and faithful servant … Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Mt 25:21)

Rejoice with me and our entire family in this life well lived and join us – if possible – for a great International Memorial Service of celebration on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. Any additional information will be found at
Bishop (Dr.) LaDonna Osborn
February 16, 2013

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Dr. Steven Lambert was ordained in 1977 and holds several earned graduate/post-graduate degrees. Over more than four decades in ministry, he has served as a pastor, radio/TV host, adjunct-professor, Board Certified Doctoral Diplomate Christian Therapist/Counselor, and a speaker/commentator on a range of social, political, and theological issues, particularly as a recognized authority on the matter of ecclesiastical authoritarian abuse. He is the founder/Overseer of Ephesians Four Network ( and its subsidiary, Ephesians Four Network of Deliverance Counselors ( Dr. Lambert authored several books (catalog at, many published articles, and is the founder/editor of Spirit Life Magazine ( His bio, extensive blog, and scheduling information are available on his ministry website at: You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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