Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett's office released the following statement:
"I am saddened by the passing of Oral Roberts, and my prayers are with his family," said Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. "Reverend Roberts was an important force in Tulsa for many decades. He was a trendsetter in business, education and religion, and Oral Roberts University was a great example of his vision. So many of our fellow Tulsans owe their success to the education they received at ORU. His spirit and legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of local citizenry."