Jack Coe: The Preacher Who Scammed America
Jack Coe: the faith healer who kickstarted a nation-wide faith healing tent revival before landing himself in jail for practicing medicine without a license would con hundreds of thousands of Americans out of millions of dollars. He built a small empire, packed out arenas, and traveled the US in the world’s largest tent – claiming he possessed the gift of healing and spoke words of prophecy during the uncertain times of the Cold War. Joining the ranks of Oral Roberts, A. A. Allen, and William Branham, Jack Coe helped create the blueprint that laid the grounds for the modern faith healing con used by many health and wealth prosperity doctrine preachers today.
After working closely with Gordon Lindsay, editing the Voices of Healing Magazine, Reverend Jack Coe launched his own magazine, the Herald of Healing which reached over 300,000 members. Although he was exposed as a faith healing charlatan by Adon Taft of the Miami Herald, Pastor Jack Coe amassed a fortune while offering nothing but false hope and deception before the pastor died of polio at just 38 years old.