Northwest Bible Baptist Church
Pastor Phillip Cavanaugh
After our meeting with Pastor Jay Hubbard in West Virginia, we traveled home and had a busy week of preparation before the trip to the Revival Fires! National Conference. We loaded up and left on Thursday so that we could stop in Terre Haute, Indiana for my wife to be at our daughter, Christy’s, baby shower. Elisha and I got to spend some time running errands that day while the ladies at Bible Baptist Church had the shower. After spending a few hours with them, we drove on to Elgin and arrived late Saturday night and got settled in our room at Providence Baptist College.
It was a great Easter Sunday with Pastor Phil Cavanaugh and Northwest Bible Baptist Church. The Lord gave a tremendous harvest with 56 saved and 43 baptized. The altars were full. We enjoyed a good time of fellowship with the Cavanaugh family and many friends at Northwest.
Revival Fires! National Conference
Faith Baptist Church
Dr. Terry Anglea
On Monday morning we loaded up and headed to Bourbonnais, Illinois to begin the Revival Fires! National Conference with our good friend of many years, Dr. Terry Anglea, at Faith Baptist Church. It was a powerful conference from beginning to end. The auditorium was full in each of the services, the altars were full in each invitation. There were 88 different preachers and full time Christian workers in attendance during the three day meeting. The preaching was tremendous, the spirit of God was evident and the entire meeting was very powerful. We also had a great ministry meeting with the preachers in attendance and the Lord met the financial need for several projects.
Grace Baptist Church
Pastor Cecil Ballard
When the conference ended my wife headed home in one of the Suburbans, and I stayed over an extra day in Bourbonanais. I traveled the next day to Marion, Iowa to be with Pastor Cecil Ballard and Grace Baptist Church for a Sunday to Wednesday revival. As always, I had good fellowship with Brother Ballard who has been a friend for many years and the Lord blessed the revival greatly. There was one saved and the altars were full in each invitation with the people of God making decisions.
First Baptist Church of Riverview
Dr. John Paisley
My next meeting was in Pasco, Washington where I had originally planned to drive because of the mask mandate. But since they dropped it I was willing and able to fly. So when I finished the meeting with Brother Ballard I headed back to Elgin where they were kind enough at Providence to let me leave my vehicle and drive me to the airport.
I flew into Pasco a day early and met up with my good friend, Dr. John Paisley, for a very productive three day meeting. There were 69 saved, at least seven baptized, and the church folks worked hard at bringing visitors and hosting a carnival big day. I did not get the final record on baptisms. The altars were full in every invitation. As always, I had a great time of fellowship with Brother Paisley and the people of Riverview Baptist Church.
During the time I was there my wife and my daughter, Lydia, made a trip to Mississippi to speak in the ladies conference at Bethel Baptist Church of Walls, Mississippi, and they came back with reports of a tremendous ladies conference and many good decisions.
First Baptist Church
Dr. Dan Woodward
On Thursday I caught a flight back to Chicago and my wife was able to get a ticket from Pittsburgh to Chicago. We did not arrive until after midnight. There were some serious storms and tornado warnings in Pittsburgh that caused multiple delays. Special thanks to Brother Ossewaarde and one of the college young men, who stayed up half the night to come in a van and wait for us, then loaded up our luggage and drove us back to the college, where once again they very graciously provided us with a room for the night.
The next day we loaded up and headed to Dwight, Illinois to be with our good friend, Dr. Dan Woodward, and the First Baptist Church of Dwight. The Lord gave us a great revival with the people of First Baptist Church and we had a good harvest on Sunday with seven professing faith in Christ, three who got assurance of salvation, three who were baptized, one who came for membership, and the altars were packed in every invitation. As always, we had great fellowship with the Woodwards and their people.
We are presently packing up in Dwight and preparing to head back to Pennsylvania where we will start our Church Planting Conference tomorrow night at Faith Baptist Church. There is no break in the schedule. Please keep us in your prayers.
Just a reminder, the Revival Fires! Shooters Expo is just around the corner, July 13-15. Please make plans to join us and be a part of it. It’s always a great time for you to spend with the men in your ministry and your family.
We look forward to crossing paths with you somewhere along the Gospel trail.
Yours for souls,
Evangelist Dennis Corle