Marcus Lamb, the founder and CEO of the Christian Daystar Television Network, died on Tuesday from the COVID. He was sixty-four.
His wife and co-host on Daystar, Joni Lamb, revealed that Lamb contracted COVID pneumonia. He had diabetes and other preexisting conditions that he did not share. She assured viewers that Lamb fought hard to against the virus.
“I’ll tell you that he fought the good fight, and he worked really hard to stay here,” Joni mentioned in a tribute for Lamb hosted on Daystar.
Prior to his illness, Lamb was very vocal in his anti-vaccine stance, preaching an anti-vaccine message, and posting on the Daystar website that vaccines are the “most dangerous thing” for children.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assures the public that COVID vaccines “are safe and effective” and that any adverse events after the vaccination “are rare but may occur.”
Lamb was born on October 7, 1957, in Cordele, Georgia, and raised in Macon, Georgia. He began his journey in ministry when he preached his first sermon at fifteen years old in 1974.
He later graduated from high school early at sixteen and enrolled in Lee University, where he graduated three years later. He married his wife, Joni four years after graduating. In 1980, he founded The Word of God Fellowship which launched the Daystar Television Network.
Marcus’ son, Jonathan Lamb described his father’s COVID sickness as a “spiritual attack from the enemy.”
“There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a spiritual attack from the enemy. As much as my parents have gone on here to kind of inform everyone about everything going on in the pandemic and some of the ways to treat COVID, there’s no doubt that the enemy is not happy about that, and he’s doing everything he can to take down my dad,” he said as he hosted his father’s show on November 30.
In a statement from Daystar Television Network, the family asked for prayer and privacy.
“The family asks at this time that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss, and they wish to express their deep love and gratitude for all those who prayed during Marcus’s health battle. Continue to lift them up in prayer in the days ahead.”