Our Story

Our churches in NSW and ACT are part of a worldwide group of people from all races, walks of life, age groups and social backgrounds that share a common experience through belief in the Bible being the inspired Word of God.

As the name of our fellowship suggests, we stand for REVIVAL - revival of people's lives through the revival of the Bible salvation message.

Our vision is simply to preach the full Gospel of Jesus Christ with the expectation of the Bible-specified 'signs following', as described in Mark 16:15-20. In doing so, we seek to make known the full benefits of salvation to people all around the globe.

Throughout this website you’ll read stories of ordinary people from all corners of the globe who have had their sins forgiven once and for all, who have been healed, who have had their lives renewed, and who have discovered a wonderful new life as a Spirit-filled Christian.

 

Origins

The Christian church began almost 2,000 years ago when the apostles gathered together, waiting and praying for 'the promise of the Father'. That occurred when they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with 'other tongues' (Acts 2:4).

It was the Holy Spirit experience that empowered and changed the lives of the early Christians. It became an unstoppable force, with men and women willing to lay down their lives rather than deny God or stop preaching the gospel.

We claim to be a 21st century version of that church first established and described in the book of Acts. We believe we can be so bold in that statement because we continue to see people filled with the Holy Spirit today, just as the apostles were. We also see many miracles and 'signs following' as described and proscribed by Christ for His church.

In Australia, a major Pentecostal movement then began just after the Second World War, with a number of new churches emerging. The Revival Fellowship came out of that revival in the late 1940s, bringing a fresh understanding of the need for salvation by grace, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the importance of Bible prophecy.

God confirmed their ministry with 'signs following' - many remarkable healings, men and women were also filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues as described by the Bible and as occurred during all the great revivals down through the ages.

Others have moved out from our associated fellowships in Melbourne and Adelaide to England, Europe and the USA. The gospel has also spread to Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Brazil, India, South East Asia and Africa.

There continues to be a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in these last days, and we are excited to be part of this 'last days' harvest.

‘If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret... Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. ’ 1 Corinthians 14:27-29