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Peter Popoff

German-american Televangelist
Born Jul 2, 1946

Peter Popoff is a German American televangelist and self-proclaimed prophet and faith healer. He conducts revival meetings and has a national television program. He initially rose to prominence in the 1980s. He went bankrupt in 1987 after skeptics James Randi and Alexander (Alec) Jason exposed his method of receiving information about revival attendees from his wife via an in-ear receiver. According to Fred M.… Read More

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1946 Birth Popoff was born in West Berlin, Germany on July 2, 1946, to George and Gerda Popoff. … Read More


1970 24 Years Old Popoff married his wife Elizabeth in 1970 and the couple settled in Upland, California. … Read More


1985 39 Years Old In 1985, Popoff came to national attention when he began campaigning for money to help smuggle bibles into the Soviet Union. … Read More


1986 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986 when members of CSICOP reported that Popoff was using a radio to receive messages, Popoff denied it and said the messages came from God. … Read More
1987 41 Years Old In September 1987, sixteen months after the Carson airing, Popoff declared bankruptcy, with more than 790 creditors having claims against him. … Read More
1991 45 Years Old In 1991, the NOVA episode "Secrets of the Psychics" aired footage of Popoff with his wife's radio transmission dubbed in. … Read More


1998 52 Years Old In 1998 The Washington Post reported that Popoff was making a comeback, seeking to jump-start his ministry by repackaging himself for an African American audience, buying time on the Black Entertainment Television Network. … Read More


2007 61 Years Old 1 More Event
A February 2007 Inside Edition segment reported that Popoff's new infomercials depict him "healing the sick" in a manner identical to his methods prior to James Randi's exposé. … Read More
2008 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2008, a Nanaimo, British Columbia resident was reimbursed by Popoff after she went public with her concerns over his fundraising tactics. … Read More
2009 63 Years Old In 2009 Popoff began running advertisements in UK periodicals offering a free cross containing "blessed water" and "holy sand". … Read More
2012 66 Years Old Popoff was also the inspiration for a character in the 2012 thriller film Red Lights, a psychic who uses information fed to him via a hidden earpiece to persuade the audience at his shows that he is receiving personal details psychically. … Read More
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