Two More Televangelists Quit ORU Board

Pair accused of living large on donations
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2008 6:31 AM CST
A campus security car stops below the large praying hands at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Embattled Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts, facing accusations...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two more televangelists have stepped down from the board of regents of Oral Roberts University, under pressure from a congressional probe into misuse of funds. Benny Hinn and IV Hilliard are two of six preachers under investigation for living lavishly on their congregations' dime and violating their ministries' tax-exempt status.

Meanwhile, ORU settled with one of the three professors suing for wrongful termination, who will be reinstated as a professor at the university. The other two professors plan to continue their suit. Last month two other regents resigned, and in November university president Richard Roberts, Oral Roberts' son, was forced by the scandal to step down.