July 10, 2017 - The Little Town with Big Things
This week we are in Casey, Illinois at Word of Life Church. Pastors Ken and April Wade helped us when we pastored Penscacola Revival Church. Ken was one of my students at BRSM. This little town has a Christian businessman who likes to build record-sized stuff for the Guinness Book of Records. Each of the gigantic items contains a biblical verse, providing a witness to tourists that visit the sity. We have enjoyed visiting all the sites and of course we took Lynda to Moonshine for a famous Moonburger.
July 5, 2017 - Happy Anniversary
Lynda and I spent our first anniversary in Nashville on the General Jackson Riverboat where we were engaged. We also saw the largest fireworks display in the nation on July 4th. God bless America.
While in Tennessee we preached at Living Waters Church in Unionville. It was good to be in service with Marvin and Gracie Wilson. The Wilsons are evangelists and gospel singers. Marvin was saved under our ministryin 1974. He was playing at a nightclub when God totally changed his life. Thank God for fruit from our labors.
June 26, 2017 - The Lone Star State
We give thanks to God for opening doors in Texas. We were at Living Waters Church in Burleson and Faith Christian Center in Silsbee.
June 10, 2017 - Brazos Valley FWC
God gave us a great week with our friends Joel and Juanita Withem in Bryan, Texas. The church was so good to us. We received a generous offering and then they raised more than $6,000 for our Harvest Revival in Ethiopia. No church has ever been so generous to our ministry. God bless these wonderful people.
May 30, 2017 - Back in Houston
We spent Memorial Sunday at Faith Assembly of God in Houston. Our dear friends James and Susan Dodd are transition pastors at the great church. We had a wonderful time and saw many come to the altar for salvation or rededication.
When I gave the altar call on Sunday morning, I asked every person in the building to turn to their neighbor and ask them if they needed Jesus to forgive their sins. I was so proud of Lynda, she was the first person to bring someone to the altar to receive the Lord. Thank God for my sweet wife.
May 23, 2017 - District Councils
The last couple of weeks, we have been attending District Councils in Marrianna, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. These councils give us the opportunity to promote our Ethiopia ministry, sell some books and connect with pastors for future meetings. Lynda is such a help and she never meets a stranger.
We also have the chance to share some fellowship with fellow evangelists (there are fewer and fewer of us these days). In the middle picture is Evangelist Rod Vincent and Evangelist Doyle and Cherie Jones.
May 3, 2017 - Pentecostal Gold
I reached a new milestone in our sermon archive today. We have posted 900 classic Pentecostal sermons. Enjoy!!
May 2, 2017 - More in Oklahoma . . . and Texas
After Duncan, we traveled to Eufala, Oklahoma and had services at First Assembly of God. It was great to see two of our retired pastor friends, the Warren Harkins and Jack Barrons. After Eufala, we visited the Assemblies of God District Council in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We will visit three councils this spring, to represent River of Revival Ministries.
When we returned to Houston, we had a great time at Family Life Assembly of God in Katy, Texas. What a great blessing to preach at a powerful church and sleep in our own bed. Pastors Albert and Rebecca Cortez were such great hosts. God moved powerfully in the services and several were baptized in the Holy Ghost. Pastor Cortez not only took good care of our personal and ministryneeds, but also received a generous offering for our 2018 Harvest Revival in Ethiopia.
April 20, 2017 - Home Sweet Home
Lynda and I were back on home turf in April as we returned to Gospel Beams Church in Duncan, Oklahoma. Pastor Ray Ledbetter is such a gracious host. On Tuesday night we had a healing service and several testified of God's awesome power. This gentleman was having a great deal of trouble walking even with a cane, with God's help, he was running across the front of the church. God does miracles in the USA as well as Africa. Praise the Lord!
April 15, 2017 - Oh so busy
I have had a very busy week. I broke a tooth and Lynda and I headed to Mexico to see my dentist. I ended up with three (yes three) root canals. We drove back to Houston and I had to make a run to Pensacola to pick up some books for our mail orders. It was great to see Summer, but I was in town only about 16 hours. I stopped in Baton Rouge on the way back to Houston and enjoyed Brother Swaggart's Easter Campmeeting on Thursday night. I go back into Houston in time to unload the books from the van and repack for a trip to Oklahoma.
March 29 , 2017 - Brrrrrrr
I can scratch one thing off my bucket list. I have always wanted to minister in Alaska and I had the privilege this month. We preached at Anchorage and Soldotna. What a great time we had fellowshipping with God's people and enjoying the beautiful frontier state. The themometer said cold, but the people were warm.
March 19 , 2017 - Walking where Jesus walked
We were truly blessed to visit the land of the Bible with our dear friend Calvin Durham and his group. Lynda had never been to the Holy Land and it was a special experience for her. It was such a privilege to baptize my wife in the Jordan River. We plan to return to Israel next year and would love for you to go with us.
February 28, 2017 - Back in LA
Nope, we were not in Los Angeles, we were in Lower Alabama. We drove to Pensacola where we stayed a couple days and preached at Family Revival Center in Foley AL. We love Pastors Tommy and Samantha Howard and the good folks in Foley.
February 9 , 2017 - Living Waters Assembly
We had a great revival this week at Living Waters Assembly of God in Magnolia, TX. It was good to sleep in our own bed every night. Pastors Michael and Joan Colston were such great hosts. We had an excellent time. Thank God, several people got right with the Lord and even more received the precious baptism in the Holy Ghost. Of course, all the glory goes to our amazing God.
February 1, 2017 - Faith Christian Center
On Sunday, we preached at Faith Christian Center in Silsbee, Texas. What a great time! This is one of the few churches across America that has maintained a real spirit of revival for decades. My hat goes off to Pastor Chris Kirkendall and this wonderful congregation.
January 20, 2017 - Beautiful
While we were in Africa, Lynda became a grandmother again. Her Ryan and Rachel had a beautiful baby girl, Anna. She looks like her grandmother.
January 19, 2017 - Wow!
What better word could describe our 2017 Harvest Revival in Gesuba Ethiopia. It was amazing. On Sunday, we gathered between 45,000 and 50,000 on the field. There were incredible miracles--blind saw, deaf heard, dumb spoke, tumors disappeared. To God be all the glory! At the final tally, we had 7,800 registered conversions. What an incredible week.
I am so grateful for David Dillon and Dylan Peck who joined our team. We are always so thankful for Per Akvist and the Joshua Campaign team in Ethiopia. And, of course, there was my precious Lynda. She was such a trouper. The people loved her.
January 6, 2017 - Acts 6:4
I was honored beyond measure to begin my ministry this year at the Acts 6:4 Conference in Texarkana,
TX. What a line up of great speakers! What powerful Pentecostal worship! I felt so humbled, yet God showed up and used me. Of course, it goes without saying, He receives all the glory. Thank you hosts, Andy Harris and Jason Stedham for the invitation to be part of this great event.
January 1, 2017 - What a Way to Start the Year!
Lynda and I wanted to find a watch night service, so we could start the New Year right--in a church praying. We ended up going to Faith Assembly of God in Pasadena. We were joined by my forever friend James Dodd. What a blessing! We were able to connect with John McDuff, one of the great Pentecostal evangelists of my youth.
This morning we drove to Baytown to be in service with Dale and Jean Gentry. Lynda, Dale and I were all raised in Comanche OK. When Dale pastored in Holiday TX he was the first pastor to invite me to preach outside my home church. National CA Day 1968--I will never forget. Dale and Jean stood with me in my tough years and have always been an encouragement to me.
Dale gave a positive word and I can't imagine a better start for our first new year. 2017 is going to be a year of great breakthroughs!