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Evangelist's 'Live Prayer' Web Site Wins Souls Online
businessman-turned-preacher is winning souls one click at a time. Bill Keller is
one of many missionaries on the Internet who claim hundreds of thousands -- even
millions -- of salvations, healings and answers to prayer from their online
Keller's LivePrayer.com is one of the most successful examples. It finished up
its 64th month online at the end of 2004 with 100,000 reported decisions for
Christ, a daily devotional subscriber list of roughly 2 million and more than
40,000 prayer requests sent in every day. A volunteer team of more than 700
retired pastors responds personally to each request.
"Three to four times a month I will share an invitation for salvation in my
daily devotional, and we mail out a booklet to those who let us know they
responded," Bill Keller, who runs LivePrayer.com, told "Charisma"
magazine in the April issue, out now. The full story on Internet evangelists can
be found in the magazine. "As of the end of December, we sent out our
100,000th booklet," he added.
LivePrayer.com offers video clips of people praying for finances, health and
relationships, plus a 24-hour live video feed that usually features someone
sitting at a computer reading prayer requests and praying aloud over them. A
former salesman who claims to have amassed and lost several fortunes before
finding the Lord, Keller believes that mainstream television and the Internet
are the ways to reach lost souls today.
Keller started LivePrayer.com and two years ago launched a live call-in TV show,
"Live Prayer With Biller Keller"
which airs from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday on the UPN station in the
Tampa Bay, Fla., area.