Peter Sumrall, President of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry
died suddenly of a heart attack on 5th December 2015
Pete Sumrall, son of the late Dr Lester Sumrall has passed away. He was 62 years old.
Sumrall was President and CEO of LeSEA Broadcasting, also President of LeSEA Feed the Hungry – both ministries reach out to the lost across the world and
offer families good wholesome television programming and feeding hungry people, advocating salvation message of Jesus.
Pete Sumrall became a full-time employee of LeSEA in 1973. He worked his way up the ranks in the ministry, from TV production and programming to working with other nations to stamp out hunger through LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry. In 1982, he was promoted to general manager of the network, which at the time consisted of two television stations and one FM radio station. In 1996, Sumrall became president of LeSEA when his father Dr. Lester Sumrall passed away. In 2005, Sumrall assumed full leadership of the companies, which has grown exponentially in the last 30 years. Today, the multi-faceted ministries of LeSEA reach more than 90 percent of the world’s population through television, radio, satellite TV, and shortwave radio. Before Pete came on as President, Feed the Hungry was feeding 0 vulnerable and orphaned children on a regular basis; today we're close to 105,000 children getting hot meals week after week.
We do not hear much about Pete Sumrall in the news but he was busy casting vision and leading the global team to care for the desperately marginal hungry children. He travelled extensively to ensure the feeding programs were functioning. That's part of Pete's Legacy - he left Feed the Hungry stronger than when he found it.
Sumrall leaves to mourn four adult children, two brothers, hundreds of employees based in several U.S. cities and abroad, and millions of viewers and
listeners who kept up with his global travels through the network’s flagship program The Harvest Show.
“We all loved my father,” said Drew Sumrall. “It goes without saying that Pete Sumrall cannot be replaced, just as his father before him, Dr. Lester
Sumrall, could not be replaced. We will move forward with the vision of the Ministry.”
“Pete was a good boss and a good friend, he had a dry sense of humor, he loved sharing the latest IT technology and world news with us. There was a time
when the Hong Kong office was going through hard times, Pete insisted we must continue to feeding the ministry, bringing Christ into people’s lives. I will
miss him much, but I know where he is now, he is happy with the heavenly Father,” – Armanda da Roza, Director of the Hong Kong Feed the Hungry.
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