On Friday, May 26, MorningStar Ministries founder Rick Joyner suffered a series of strokes.
Acting President of MorningStar Ministries and Lead Pastor of MorningStar Church Chris Reed made the announcement on Pentecost Sunday:
"Our founder, Rick Joyner, had a stroke. It seemed that he had a succession of mini-strokes that, after the MRI was confirmed, he had a stroke on the right side of his brain. He's in the hospital and Julia is of course with him and his family," Reed told the MorningStar congregation.
"He has experienced some measure of loss of feeling on the left side, and to what extent or degree that is [unknown]. ...He has increased movement now on his left side [since Friday]," continues Reed.
With such an event Reed asked for prayers for Joyner and his family, but also to respect their privacy as they navigate the healing process.
Calls for prayer echoed across social media as many, such as Apostle David E. Taylor, have been touched by Rick Joyner and his obedience to the call of ministry over the years.
"I'm posting this because I know the Body of Christ has been greatly touched by the life and ministry of Rick Joyner for so many years, and I know how powerful the prayer of agreement is!" Taylor wrote in a Facebook post.
"'Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them,' (Matt. 18:19-20)."
This is a developing story and will be updated as news is received.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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