The following are certified testimonies from well-known pastors, evangelistsand historiansfrom around the world concerning the ministry of William Marrion Branham:
Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements "The person universally acknowledged as the revival’s `father’ and `pacesetter’ was William Branham. The sudden appearance of his miraculous healing campaigns in 1946 set off a spiritual explosion in the Pentecostal movement which was to move to Main Street, U.S.A., by the 1950s and give birth to the broader charismatic movement in the 1960s, which currently affects almost every denomination in the country. ... `Branham filled the largest stadiums and meeting halls in the world.’ ... As the pacesetter of the healing revival, Branham was the primary source of inspiration in the development of other healing ministries. He inspired hundreds of ministers to enter the healing ministry and a multitude of evangelists paid tribute to him for the impact he had upon their work. As early as 1950, over 1,000 healing evangelists gathered at a Voice of Healing [the name of Branham’s magazine] convention to acknowledge the profound influence of Branham on the healing movement
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988 , p. 372.
James Morris - “It was Branham, more than any other evangelist, who started the post-World War-II fundamentalist healing revival following his encounter with an angel on May 7, 1946. Word radiated in every direction that all manner of diseases and afflictions were healed instantly by the little Indiana preacher. Even cases of raising the dead were published.”
Gordon Lindsay - “Never had we known of any preacher calling deaf, mutes and blind people to pray for, and then to see those people delivered on the spot... a ministry that was beyond any that we had before witnessed.”
-The House that the Lord Built
Tommy Osborn - “ God has chosen diverse and mysterious ways to reveal Himself to His servants especially those called for dispensational purposes as was Brother Branham’s call. In short, the man we know as William Branham was sent to demonstrate God again in flesh.
-William Branham Memorial Service
Jack Moore - “The most gifted of all the evangelists.”
-All Things are Possible by David Harell, Jr.
Oral Roberts - “A humble devout man of God.”
-Healing Waters, July 1948
F.F. Bosworth - “When the gift is operating, Brother Branham is the most sensitive person to the presence and working of the Holy Spirit and to spiritual realities of any person I have known.”
-A Prophet Visits
George Ekeroth - “God called this humble man and anointed his ministry to a degree that within a few short years his name was known in the most remote jungle outstation. Wherever you would go in this world you would find that the name of this messenger has preceded you.”
-Introduction of Morris Cerullo’s
Book, Wind Over the 20th Century
David Edwin Harrell Jr. - “Most of the participants of the healing revival that erupted in 1947 looked upon Branham as its initiator. William Branham became a prophet to a generation. Night after night, before thousands of awed believers, he discerned the diseases of the sick and pronounced them healed. The power of a Branham service remains a legend unparalleled in the history of the Charismatic Movement.”
-All Things Are Possible
Thomas R. Nickel - “In Bible days, there were men of God who were prophets and seers. But in all the sacred records, none of these had a greater ministry than that of William Branham, a Prophet and Seer of God, whose photograph appears on the front cover of this issue of Full Gospel Men’s Voice. Branham has been used by God, in the Name of Jesus, to raise the dead.”
-Full Gospel Men’s Voice
Magazine, February 1961
Joseph Mattson-Boze - “Sometimes I was scared because of the deep sense of holiness that penetrated the meeting, but I never failed to see the gift of God in operation through His servant and feel the warmth of love that flowed through his ministry.”
-The Herald of Faith,
G. Lindsay - "The story of the life of William Branham is so out of this world and beyond the ordinary that were there not available a host of infallible proofs which document and attest its authenticity, one might well be excused for considering it far-fetched and incredible."
'William Branham - A man sent from God', pg 9 .
Andrew Strom “He was one of the most anointed men of God that has ever lived in modern times.”
“The Enigma Of William Branham”
Andrew Strom “William Branham was an evangelist this century who was mightily used of God for a number of years. In fact, there can be little doubt that he was endued with power to a degree that has rarely been seen since the days of the apostles.”
“The Enigma Of William Branham”
David Harrell Jr. - "There is nothing boisterous or arrogant about him. He is a meek and humble man... He is a man loved by all. No-one begrudges him any of his success or is envious of his great popularity."
'ALL Things are Possible', pg 39
"Mysterious Star Appears Over Minister While Baptizing".
Jeffersonville Evening News June 12?-1933
Richard Hall "The younger deliverance evangelists viewed him as a man set apart, like Moses. 'He was number one,' said Richard Hall, 'of the common run of evangelists that we have now, put twenty of them at one end and William Branham on the other; he would outweigh them all.'"
Winkie Pratney 'Revival', pg 220-221 .
It became abundantly clear to any serious Bible reader, that William Branham was ordained a Prophet to fulfill the many scriptural prophecies concerning our time.
Bible Way.org January 9-2006
Gordon Lindsay: “In the many hundreds of times I saw him speak under the anointing, he would unerringly speak forth the secrets of men’s hearts — things which he had no possible way of knowing.”
“William Branham As I Knew Him,”
The Voice of Healing, Feb. 1966, p. 11
Ern Baxter: “Branham never once made a mistake with the word of knowledge in all the years I was with him. That covers, in my case, thousands of instances.”
“New Wine Interviews Ern Baxter”,
New Wine Magazine, Dec 1978
Walter Hollenweger: “Concerning the gift of discernment, Hollenweger who translated for William Branham in Switzerland, stated: “I am not aware of any case in which he was mistaken in the often detailed statements he made.
“The Pentecostals” 1972, p354
D.R. Mcconnell: “Branham worked astounding miracles of healing in his crusades. To this day his gifts of supernatural knowledge of those to whom he ministered remains unparalleled, even among modern healing evangelists.”
A Different Gospel,
Hendrickson Publishers Inc, 1988. p. 166
Eric Pement “William Branham was an American evangelist who achieved world renown for a powerful healing ministry which began in 1946 and lasted nearly 20 years..."Lifelong pentecostals stood in awe at the specific detail packed into Branham’s gift of “discernment” as he called it , as Branham would reveal names, addresses, ailments, and personal details of people whom he had never seen before.”
William Branham’s Family Tree
Dr. Mathew Clark “William Branham’s visit in the early 1950’s impacted both the denomination and the nation [South Africa]. The miraculous aspects of his ministry were undeniable, and he gained numerous followers in the country.”
Cyberjournal For Pentecostal-Charismatic Research #16, Jan 2007, Contemporary Pentecostal Leadership: The Apostolic Faith of as Case Study
Rev. Robert S. Liichow “Now, unlike many outright frauds, like Peter Popoff, Branham did reveal things to people and about them that he got supernaturally. He was not faking these things. What happened in his meetings were without a doubt supernatural in nature.”
Discernment Ministries International:
William Branham, 1997
The Enigma Of William Branham - Andrew Strom & Larry Magnello “William Branham was another evangelist mid-way through last century who was mightily used of God for a number of years. In fact, there can be little doubt that he was endued with power to a degree that has rarely been seen since the days of the apostles.”
Dictionary Of Christianity:The Pentecostal masses revered his legendary healing gifts, the ability to detect diseases by the vibration of his hand and the ability to discern the secrets of a person's heart.
Dictionary of Christianity:
William Branham 1990, p182
Harrell, D.E.: “Most of the participants of the [post-WWII] revival looked upon Branham as its initiator. Out of his massive union meetings in 1947 spread reports of hundreds of miracles and marvels.
All Things Are Possible:
The Healing and Charismatic Revivals p25
Weaver, C.D.: “As the pacesetter and pre-eminent visionary of the healing revivalism that flourished in Pentecostalism from the late 1940’s through the late 1950’s, William Branham was deeply respected for his legendary power.”
The Healer-Prophet: William Marrion Branham
A study of the Prophetic in American Pentecostalism
Press, 2000 p139
Guide, Robert H. Krapohl And Charles H. Lippy: Historians generally mark this turn in Branham’s ministry as inaugurating the modern healing revival.
The Evangelicals: A Historical, Thematic, and Biographical April 30, 1999, p69
Julius Stadsklev: “God has been good to his people and from time to time has given us seers and prophets, but as far as we are able to find in the annals of history, there has been no one else with a ministry such as [William] Branham's.”
A Prophet Visits South Africa, 1952, p81
Durban Natal Mercury Newspaper: A Durban woman who had been bedridden for the past 10 months, rose up from a camp bed in the Durban City Hall last night where she had been taken to hear the American evangelist, the Rev. William Branham, and declared: "I feel as if I were two years old."
The Rev. Mr. Branham after a succession of people had come on to the stage to receive God's blessing suddenly turned to Mrs. J.A. Naude of Blythsood Road and said: "You, Madam, have been suffering from internal trouble, but you are now cured - get up off that bed."
Mrs. Naude immediately rose to her feet, swayed a little and then walked to the end of the bed where her husband and daughter looked on in amazement. Mr. Naude told a "Mercury" reporter that he had had a succession of doctors attending to his wife and they had told him that nothing could be done for her. He had spent his savings trying to make her well.
...When a "Mercury" reporter called yesterday, he found Mrs. Naude arranging flowers, while her daughter,
nine-year-old Anne, watched, delighted at her mother's return to health.
A Prophet Visits South Africa,
1952 Pages 122-123