Arthur Blessitt Biography, Age, Family, Education, Spouses And Children.

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Arthur Blessitt(Born Arthur Owen Blessitt) was born in Greenville, Mississippi and grew up in northeast Louisiana, where his father managed a large cotton farm. At the age of 7 he accepted Christ at a revival meeting.

He is a traveling Christian preacher, most known for carrying a cross through.

Arthur Blessitt Age

He was born on October 27, 1940.  He is  78 years old as of 2018.

Arthur Blessitt Family

His parents; Arthur Blessitt Sr(Father) and Mary Virginia Blessitt(Mother).

Arthur Blessitt Education

He studied at Mississippi College and Golden Gate Baptist Seminary but abandoned his studies to serve as pastor in several Baptist churches across the US.

Arthur Blessitt Wives | Spouses

He got married to two wives, Sherry Simmons Blessitt whom he had six kids with but later divorced her and married a model who was 30 years younger than him, Denise Irja Blessitt (married in 1990).

Arthur Blessitt Children | Kids

Arthur and his first wife Sherry were blessed with six kids. Joshua Blessitt, Jerusalem Blessitt, Joel Blessitt, Joy Blessitt Gina Blessitt and Joseph Blessitt.

Arthur Blessitt The Cross Walk

He made the cross in 1968 to hang on the wall of “His Place” on Sunset Strip, Hollywood. He made short cross walks there. Then on Christmas morning in 1969, he began his journey with the cross, walking from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. He later said he heard the voice of Jesus calling him to walk to every nation. For a short while, he set up an evangelical outreach at New York’s Times Square, which was similar to his Hollywood coffeehouse.[4] In August 1971, Blessitt made his first overseas cross-walk beginning in Northern Ireland.

He has carried the cross to all parts of the world, including war-torn countries such as Lebanon, to share Jesus.

Arthur Blessitt Cross

On part of the cross walk through Beirut, Blessitt chose to bring his son Joshua.He completed every nation and major island group on June 7, 2008, but is still walking.

As of 2019, Blessitt is still carrying the cross in the U.S. and other nations. This is the 51st year of him carrying the cross (1968-2019), over 42,788 miles (68,860km) through 324 countries (including island groups and territories), of which 54 were in open war. This is about 85.5 million steps and about 19 billion pounds carried. Arthur has crossed every ocean and walked on all seven continents (including Antarctica).

He is known internationally as the “Pilgrim with the Cross”. He is in the Guinness World Records Book 2015 (on page 155) with a photo and story for Longest Around the World Ongoing Pilgrimage/Walk. His latest film documentary in 2014 is The Cross Museum of Arthur and Denise. Arthur a Pilgrim (1988) was his first documentary feature.

Blessitt is the subject of a 2009 documentary feature, The Cross.

Health | Illness

Heart Problem Procedure in Hospital on Arthur Blessitt Nov. 1st, 2017 1pm EST.

Arthur Blessitt Career

In the late 1960s, Arthur began evangelizing to the youth of Hollywood, California. There he became known as the “Minister of Sunset Strip.” Blessitt preached to all; hippies, Hells Angels, runaways, drug addicts, teen prostitutes, flower children, would-be actors and rock stars.

In March 1968, he opened a coffee house called His Place in a rented building next door to a topless go-go club. It was there that he first made a big cross to hang on the wall of the building on the inside. He started carrying the cross on Sunset Strip from time to time as he preached.

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Arthur Blessitt

Books

  • The cross(2009)
  • Forty days at the cross(1971)
  • Give me a “J”! It’s all about Jesus(2006)
  • Arthur Blessitt’s Street University(1978)
  • Arthur A. Pilgrim(1985)
  • Tell The World: A Jesus People Manual(1972)
  • Arthur-Peacemaker(1986)
  • Glory(1988)
  • Life’s Greatest Trip(1970)
  • Joy To The World: Communicating The Gospel of Christ(1987)
  • The Cross: 38,102 Miles, 38 Years, One Mission(2009)
  • Arthur Blessitt Quotes

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