Lester Roloff


Born in 1914 in Dawson, Texas, Lester Roloff was an Independent Baptist preacher. Often in his sermons he sang hymns which can move a grown man to tears. In the same sermon he can tell a joke which could make the Grinch himself laugh. Most importantly, his preaching contains sound doctrine delivered in plain English. He began a radio program called The Family Altar, which would broadcast recordings of his sermons. He preached doctrines lost to America's pulpits now: healthy living, fasting, living by faith, family Bible reading and prayer, while also preaching against television, psychiatry, and medications.

In 1967, he started Peoples Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he remained until his death in 1982. More of his sermons can be found on the Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises website.