“Pastor, evangelist and author Rev. Ernest Angley has gone to Heaven to be with his Lord and Master at 99,” the announcement reads. “He touched multitudes of souls worldwide with the pure Word of God confirmed with signs, wonders, miracles and healings. He truly pleased God in all things.”
Robin Williams was one of many comics who parodied Angley’s somewhat odd speaking voice and mannerisms. Williams created a character named “Rev. Earnest Angry” and brought the caricature to Saturday Night Live, a comedy album, and in his TV sitcom Mork & Mindy.
Meanwhile, Angley’s megachuch was thriving. He grew his church from a tent revival to more than 3000 followers in Ohio, generating