On Friday (October 1st), The 700 Club legend Pat Robertson officially announced he is stepping down as host of the Christian Broadcasting Network program. The long-time host has been on the show for 54 years.
“It has been sixty wonderful years and at this point, I think it’s time for me to make the announcement that I will no longer be the host of The 700 Club,” Robertson announced. He also declared that his replacement as The 700 Club host will be his son, Gordon Robertson.
Although he won’t be hosting anymore, the Christian Broadcasting Network reported that Robertson will be appearing on a monthly, interactive episode of the show. He will be answering viewer emails at that time. The network also confirmed that Roberson will also remain available for occasional broadcast appearances as a senior consultant on international.
Gordon also spoke about his father’s The 700 Club legacy.
“‘Good and faithful’ doesn’t even begin to describe my father’s service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the example of his prayer life will continue to lead The 700 Club in the years to come. And the best part is, he is just going across the street to Regent University and will be on The 700 Club regularly in the future.”
Roberston Founded Christian Broadcasting Network & Expanded to Include ‘The 700 Club’
Robertson reportedly founded the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1960. It is considered the first Christian television network in the U.S. In 1966, Robertson decided to expand the ministry to include The 700 Club.
The network noted that during his time as host, Robertson has done interviews with many world leaders around the world. This includes Presidents from South Africa, Zambia, Angola, Zaire, and Vietnam. Pat interviewed various U.S. Presidents, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. He also interviewed virtually all of the leaders in Latin America.
Along with his time as the show’s host, Robertson previously ran for President in the 1988 campaign. He currently serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University. He is actually the founder of Regent University. Robertson is also the author of more than 20 books.
Fans React to Pat Roberston Leaving ‘The 700 Club’
Following the announcement of Pat Robertson’s departure as full-time host of The 700 Club, fans of the show took to Instagram to thank Robertson for his years of dedication on the show. One fan wrote, “God bless you Pat!! Thank you for your obedience, your pioneering and your heart for God. ❤️❤️”
Another fan went on to add, “Thank you Pat, Been a long time watcher of you (700 club) your face will be missed but GOD BLESS YOU🙏🏻🙏🏻for all you have done as a servant of GOD & his people”