Since 1962, James Robison has delivered the Gospel to the masses – first, through crusade evangelism and for more than 40 years, via television. God led James into the ministry when he was only 18. James began speaking in churches, and doors quickly opened for him to hold crusades in stadiums and indoor arenas nationwide. More than 20 million people attended those meetings, with more than 2 million decisions for Christ. The ministry James founded – LIFE Outreach International – now focuses on television and mission outreaches. His mother gave him up to Rev. and Mrs. H.D. Hale, pastors in the Houston suburb of Pasadena. He would remain with them for a few years, until his mother reclaimed him as a young boy and took him to her home in Austin, where they lived in extreme poverty. James and Betty were married by Rev. Hale on February 23, 1963.