We are here to share with you how you can know God intimately and enjoy the abundant life He gives to those who seek Him. We want you to be one of our prayer partners. Together let's learn to pray prayers that really transform individuals, families, small groups and churches. We can even unite in prayers that will lead nations to repent like ancient Ninevah when Jonah warned them, "Yet 40 days and Nineveh shall be destroyed".
Bible Prayer Fellowship is the successor to Radio Revival. The late W. E. Hawkins started Radio Revival in 1927. His passion was revival in the churches. He was a man of prayer. You could not leave his office without praying with him. He worked closely with Dallas Theological Seminary and he trained many of the students in practical Christian service.
He sent many students to rural communities to preach in vacant school buildings. This was the only ministry these communities had. He also had a strong interest in building Christian homes. The organization published tracts, booklets and a wall motto to instruct Christian parents in leading family prayers and training their children to follow the Lord.
In 1957 he changed the name of the ministry to Bible Fellowship. This name was chosen because of close cooperation with other ministries, such as, Dallas Seminary, Dallas Bible College, Southern Bible Institute and Central American Mission.
W. E. Hawkins passed away in 1962 and Rev. Oliver W. Price was appointed as the new General Director. Rev. Oliver W. Price has continued as General Director until the present time. There have only been two directors in our 75 year history.
In 1997 the name was changed from Bible Fellowship to Bible Prayer Fellowship. This was done because united prayer in Christian homes and churches became the primary ministry. Rev. Oliver W. Price wrote a book The Power of Praying Together; Experiencing Christ Actively In Charge, published by Kregel in 1999. The late Dr. John F. Walvoord wrote the foreword. Bible Prayer Fellowship publishes monthly revival insights.
In 2000, Rev. Bill Price, son of BPF's General Director, Rev. Oliver W. Price, joined the staff as Associate Director and Web Pastor. Under his leadership, Bible Prayer Fellowship has greatly increased its outreach through its presence on the Internet with our own website. He also authors 3 e-newsletters to pastors, prayer leaders and believers wanting a deeper prayer life.
In 2002 Rev. Oliver W. Price wrote a 24 page booklet Whatever Happened To The Tie That Binds. This ground breaking booklet presents the urgent need to establish marriages that last a lifetime. The special feature of this booklet is a unique message on how to establish and maintain unity in marriage through praying together. The booklet offers a basis for unity and a commitment to seek help if unity is threatened.
Our General Director and Minister at Large of Bible Prayer Fellowship is Rev. Oliver W. Price. He is also pastor of Metrocrest Bible Church in north Dallas County, Texas. He attended Columbia Bible College and graduated from Texas Christian University and Dallas Theological Seminary.
He is the author of the Leader's Guide Forgotten Secrets to a Live Prayer Meeting - Praying with Christ Obviously Present and Actively In Charge and two books, The Bible And The Church, Which Came First? and The Power of Praying Together - Experiencing Christ in Charge recently released. Pastor Price has also published numerous articles in Moody magazine, Sunday School Times, Bibliotheca Sacra and other magazines.
He edits Revival Insights, a monthly Bible Prayer Fellowship publication with information and inspiration for praying for spiritual awakening.
My journey with BPF. began in February, 1988 as a pastor. I was seeking ways to lead our church in corporate prayer after experiencing two great moves of God in revival. We were convinced that we needed to become a praying church. The help I received from Oliver Price began my now 20-year relationship with BPF. I was invited on the Board in the fall of 1990, and eventually became the president in May of 2003. I now enjoy giving seminars on corporate prayer as well as develop the prayer life of my own congregation. My wife Teresa and I have five grown children and ten grandchildren. We reside in West Lebanon, Indiana.
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The son of Rev. Oliver W. Price, Rev. Bill is responsible for our online ministry at Praywithchrist.org. Oliver and Bill have joined forces to teach "The Power of Praying Together". Following is a clip from a recent article Pastor Bill wrote:
In practical terms, how does prayer help a marriage? When you come together into God's presence, somehow your guard comes down. You gain a new perspective that allows you to hold your spouse and the things in your life a bit more lightly. God reassures us that he's in charge, that he's working his purposes out in our lives and in our marriages. And that frees us to let go of our need to control people or circumstances.
Louis Evans, former pastor of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church, made an amazing statement. He said that he never knew a couple who went ahead with a divorce after first praying together, on their knees, every day, for a week.
Praying together is both a solvent and a glue. It dissolves resentments and bitterness, and binds hearts in new and joyous harmony. : "It is only when a husband and wife pray together before God that they find the secret of true harmony: that the difference in their temperaments, their ideas, and their tastes enriches their home instead of endangering it.
"When each of the marriage partners seeks quietly before God to see his own faults, reconizing his sin, and asks the forgiveness of the other, marital problems are no more...They learn to become absolutely honest with each other...This is the price to be paid if partners very different from each other are to combine their gifts instead of setting them against each other."
If praying together can restore a marriage about to break up, think of what it can do to strengthen and enrich a marriage that is lacking in communication and intimacy. It is certainly worth a try.
|Rev. Joe C. Humrichous||President, Bible Prayer Fellowship||West Lebanon, IN|
|Mr. Milton E. Jez||Active member of Scofield Church||Dallas, TX|
|Mr. Frank J. Poledna||Active Baptist and member of the Gideons||Ft. Worth, TX|
|Rev. Kenneth Rogers||Pastor of Lewisville Bible Church||Lewisville, TX|
|Mr. Paul O. Price||Active member of Bayshore Bible Church||Corpus Christi, TX|
|Rev. Oliver W. Price||Senior Pastor, Metrocrest Bible Church||Dallas, TX|
|Mr. Tommy Malone||Park Central Baptist Church||Dallas, TX|
|Mr. Tom Bowman||Stonebriar Community Church||Dallas, TX|
*Bible Prayer Fellowship is not affiliated with any denomination.
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