The American pentecostal preacher Morris Cerullo died on 10th July aged 88 from pneumonia. He preached across the world, including in Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria and was passionate about training young pastors, with his website saying by the end of his life he had trained 5 million Christian ministers. He was married for 69 years and had nine great grandchildren, after growing-up as an orphan himself. Born in 1931, Cerullo was raised in a Jewish orphanage in New Jersey and became a Christian through a nurse there. He began church ministry in his teenage years and at the age of 17 received a scholarship to a Bible college in New York. When he was 23 he held his first overseas outreach event in Greece. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God as an evangelist minister in 1952. Not without controversy, he resigned from the UK Evangelical Alliance in the 1990s after they nearly booted him out for offering miraculous healing to disabled people.