We want to share with you how you can know God intimately through united prayer, with Christ present and in charge. We can learn to pray the prayers that transform individuals, families, small groups, churches, and even have an impact on nations.
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. He continued as general director until 2003, when he assumed the role of Director Emeritus.
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, 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 authored and compiled e-newsletters called, ‘Revival Insights’, for pastors…etc. These monthly devotionals are available upon request of a free subscription to ‘Revival Insights.”
In 2002 Oliver Price wrote a booklet, Whatever Happened to the Tie that Binds? This 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.
In 2003 Bill Price was appointed as the third General Director of Bible Prayer Fellowship. He continued the ministry until 2016 when he and his father, Oliver Price, both went to be with their loving Lord, Whom they had served faithfully for many years.”
In 2014 Wesley Smith joined BPF as the Dallas office manager. He now serves as web pastor and administrator in Dallas, TX. He and his assistant, Joia Noel Lucht, utilize the internet tools such as emails, Twitter, the BPF Blog, Facebook, and our BPF web page in this ministry that God raised up, beginning in 1927.
In the Fall of 2016, Rev. Joe Humrichous was chosen to lead BPF as General Director and President. A minister for 50 years, Pastor Joe was mentored by Oliver Price, and has experienced amazing revival in his churches, learning what it means to pray, live, and minister under the active Headship of Christ, in united prayer with other believers.
Brother Joe works closely with his team in Covington, Indiana in directing the growing outreach of BPF to pastors and Christian workers in North America and Mexico. He also has created 12 videos, 5-7 minutes each, entitled, “The Mindset of a Praying Church.” These videos will soon appear on this BPF website, and also on the website, produced in Indiana.