August 8, 1934—Kenneth E. Hagin raised from the bed of sickness
With the devil fighting him every step of the way, Kenneth began to proclaim that he was healed and that he would stand and walk. He slowly struggled to a standing position, grasping the post of the bed that had held him for 16 long months.
The next morning, Kenneth got out of bed, dressed himself, and, to his family’s amazement, joined them at the breakfast table.
August 16, 1936—Kenneth E. Hagin preached his first sermon as a pastor in Roland, Texas
And I’ll preach it from the Louisiana border to the New Mexico state line.” (At that time he thought covering Texas would be covering a lot of ground!) In 1937, Rev. Earl Rogers re-opened a little community church in Roland, Texas and asked Kenneth to take over the pastorate. Kenneth accepted. Over the next 12 years, Kenneth pastored churches in the Texas towns of Tom Bean, Farmersville, Talco, Greggton, and Van.
November 25, 1938—Kenneth E. Hagin married Lois Oretha Rooker
When I got back from my visit, naturally I heard a lot about the new minister. My girlfriend, Mary Jo, and I decided to get a peek for ourselves through the church window before the service. I took first peek. He was standing in the pulpit. And he was so handsome! I told Mary Jo, “He’s mine if I never get him.”
September 3, 1939—Kenneth Wayne Hagin born
On Sepetember 3, 1939, Oretha gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. They named the child Kenneth Wayne Hagin. For years he would be known as Kenneth Hagin, Jr.
March 27, 1941—Patsy Guylene Hagin born
June 1943—Kenneth E. Hagin received the gift to teach
“The anointing to teach had dropped inside of me.” To prove this gift out, he began to hold Wednesday afternoon teaching meetings. These meetings were so successful that people began to arrange their work schedules in order to attend.