VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WFXR) — On June 8, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson died, surrounded by family, in his home.

The 93-year-old was a religious broadcaster and served as the founder and chairman of the CBN. Robertson was a familiar face in many Americans’ living rooms for decades with his 700 Club Show. Robertson ran for the presidency in 1986 and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics through his Christian coalition.

Throughout his life, Robertson served as the founder, chancellor, and chief executive officer of Regent University. He was also the founder of Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation and the American Center for Law and Justice, and he served as the co-founder and chairman of Internation Family Entertainment, Inc.

“Pat” Robertson was known to many as a religious broadcasting pioneer, philanthropist, educator, Christian leader, businessman and author. His death was announced by The Christian Broadcasting Network. The cause of death has not been released at this time.