Oprah Winfrey

On the eve before her last show taping, Oprah Winfrey invited a handful of friends to a private dinner reception in Chicago, including Keep The Faith publisher and executive producer, David Sams (seen here with the lovely Michelle Bekeza and Ms. Winfrey). Sams launched Oprah nationally in 1986 with the King brothers at King World. States Sams, "Oprah and her team couldn't have made us feel more at home. It was amazing to be there on her first day in 1986, and then to be a part of TV history some 25 years later." David and Michelle also attended the Oprah Surprise Spectacular shows at the United Center the week before.

The most amazing moment during Oprah's final broadcast was when she gave the following on-air testimony, which was viewed by over 16 million TV households in the United States alone: 

“People often ask me, What is the secret of success of the show? How have we lasted 25 years? I nonjokingly say, ‘My team and Jesus.’ Because nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me. I know I’ve never been alone, and you haven’t either. And I know that that presence, that flow—some people call it grace—is working in my life at every single turn. And yours too, if you let it in. It’s closer than your breath, and it is yours for the asking.

“I have felt the presence of God my whole life. Even when I didn’t have a name for it, I could feel the voice bigger than myself speaking to me, and all of us have that same voice. Be still and know it. You can acknowledge it or not. You can worship it or not. You can praise it, you can ignore it or you can know it. Know it. It’s always there speaking to you and waiting for you to hear it in every move, in every decision. I wait and I listen. I’m still—I wait and listen for the guidance that’s greater than my meager mind.

“The only time I’ve ever made mistakes is when I didn’t listen. So what I know is, God is love and God is life, and your life is always speaking to you. First in whispers. It’s subtle, those whispers. And if you don’t pay attention to the whispers, it gets louder and louder. It’s like getting thumped upside the head, like my grandmother used to do. You don’t pay attention to that, it’s like getting a brick upside your head. You don’t pay attention to that, the whole brick wall falls down. That’s the pattern I’ve seen in my life, and it’s played out over and over again on this show.

“You all have been a safe harbor for me for 25 years. It’s strange, I know, but you have been. And what I hope is that you all will be that safe harbor for somebody else—their safe place to fall. Do for them what you all are telling me the show has done for you. Connect. Embrace. Liberate. Love somebody. Just one person. And then spread that to two. And as many as you can. You’ll see the difference it makes.

Until we meet again . . . to God be the Glory.” --Oprah Winfrey


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Comment by Maxine Dura on February 28, 2014 at 9:26am

Oprah has indeed done some great things for people. I didn't see the broadcast when she said all of these things but it strikes me as odd that during her shows over the years she didn't come off as a great believer, a good person yes.

Comment by Eustacia Denise Staples on July 25, 2012 at 9:11am

It's end times yaw'll and this comment Oprah spewed above is one big lie wrapped in deceit with a side order of Jesus's name to garnish the plate. The word says even the elite may be decieved. People read your word!!! Yes she is successful and linked to alot of influential people. But as the word says so wonderful...What is it to gain the WHOLE WORLD...Oprah... and lose your soul.  Not judging or criticizing... just mentioning facts that will stand forvever!! Jesus is the ONLY way...the truth and light. Every knee WILL bow and every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD!!!

Comment by Jeff Levinson on July 17, 2012 at 8:44pm

Uh oh. Does no one see a problem with her statement? Oprah Winfrey attaches Jesus to her spin when it's convenient. Why is there YouTube videos of her spouting NewAge mantras that make her declarations of faith in "the voice" seem like she's melded those with Christianity? She is indeed a false prophet, and hopefully the KeepTheFaith staff will be a little more discerning in the future. Trust in God to promote this website and ministry. If you allow the false, can He not make this vanish like smoke?

Comment by janet hayes on January 14, 2012 at 8:42pm

2 Peter chapter2:verses 1-2 But there were also false prophets among the people,just as there will be false teachers among you.They will secretly introduce destructive heresies'even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them-bringing swift destruction on themselves.Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.Their condemnation has long been hanging over them,and their destruction has not been sleeping.

Comment by janet hayes on January 14, 2012 at 8:28pm

all you have to do is read oprahs comment and you can see she doesnt use one reference to scripture.She is clearly trying to play both sides of the fence. We are called to avoid false teachers.Maybe oprah should read 2 Peter.Chapter 2

Comment by janet hayes on January 14, 2012 at 7:51pm

How can any one say that oprah cries to  the same Jesus Christians Do?Apperantly you havent researched the issue.I have heard oprah say with her own mouth that"Jesus isnt the only way".How can that be the same Jesus?Jesus is the only way and i dont care who likes it.The bottom line is that "christians'' dont study the bible as a whole they only seem to read the part they like and leave out the rest.I have read quotes from oprah saying that she"prays to the spirits of dead slaves"the bible strictly forbids this.You are either for Jesus (of the bible)or you are against him.How can oprah say he isnt the only way(i heard her say that myself)and then say she prays to the same Jesus Christians do?Just check out her"new earth church" and the teachings of her ''church" it is nothing more than new age spiritual garbage that comes from the pit of hell.Examine the facts they speak for themselves.just because some one says "praise God "it doesnt mean they are talking about the God of the bible.The bible tells you that satan is "the god of this world"oprah needs to repent and turn to the biblical God and get rid of her new age freinds.Some poeple actually think islam is the same god as the bible(thats a lie )based on what i have studied "allah"is a moon god.that alie from the pit of hell as well.You are either for Christ or you are against Him.Did you know the nazi's came in the name of Christ but they actually were very anti christ

Comment by Sheldon Winford on January 14, 2012 at 6:23pm

Oprah has given God the praise for her success that is very commendable. Regardless of her faults she cries to the same Jesus we cry to.

Comment by Freda Schmidt on December 26, 2011 at 6:34pm

I too am very socked to see that you have bought into Oprah Winfrey. I to thought this was a Christian site... No sight can be a truly Christian site when they support Oprah Winfrey's beliefs about Jesus for Jesus is the only way to heaven... You are caught up in the Modern watering down of the Gospel from the world view. Only man changes the word of God in the holy Bible so they can live like the world and stary in denial of the truth..... God say Christians will not look like the world.... narrow is the way and the world want to deceive people to believe the way is broad. People deceive people to get what they want and you have been deceive my this woman of the world. A little truth does not make it whole truth but distortion and deception. I pray you read the Bible word for word and do not continue to water it truth down....

Comment by janet hayes on September 26, 2011 at 12:49am
i just joined this site and i am aware of what oprah winfrey really believes about JESUS. she has said that HE is not the only way to heaven.I see that you have apperantly bought into her lie i do not believe this is a christian web site i am sorry i joined and i will not be on this web site anymore.

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