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Dr. Larry Lea
Larry Lea Ministries Larry Lea Media Larry Lea Media Larry Lea Endorsements Larry Lea Articles Resources Resources It has been said Dr. Larry Lea is the father of the international prayer movement. Oral Roberts called him an Apostle of prayer. Mike Bickle says, Larry's most powerful days of impact are yet ahead. God used Dr. Larry Lea as a young man in a front room with a few people to establish and birth Church on the Rock church that grew to over 11,000 along with a movement of network churches that became known as Church on the Rock International (COTRI) which had at one time over 2000 churches worldwide. He is also the author of the internationally acclaimed best-seller, "Could You Not Tarry One Hour? for over 25 years in over 21 languages around the world. He has authored other books as well as The Hearing Ear, The Weapons of your Warfare, Releasing the Prayer Anointing and others. For a season He was the Dean of the Theological Seminary at Oral Roberts University where he spent much time with the founder and the late Oral Roberts. For years he had a daily primetime television show that broadcasted around the world. Through these different platforms Dr. Lea raised up an army of over 370,000 Prayer warriors that is still growing around the world committed to praying one hour a day. Over the past 20 years he has personally traveled to over 61 nations ministering to masses of people the message of prayer. Dr. Lea remains tremendously active in this ministry. He recently is following God's open door and transitioning to the Kansas City area where he will be based so that he can help in the Global Prayer movement at IHOPKC with Mike Bickle. He will be on the senior leadership team with the official title of Apostolic Prayer Advisor. He will continue to be a prayer catalyst to churches and ministries in the nations.
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Larry Lea Pentecostal/Charismatic evangelist and author specializing in the topic of prayer and " spiritual warfare. Lea is the founder and former pastor of the Church on the Rock of Rockwall, Texas and former dean of the school of theology at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He first came to national prominence in the 1980s via publicity in the media regarding his evangelistic crusades emphasizing "coming against territorial spirits" in metropolitan areas. In October 1990, Lea organized a crusade in San Francisco, sponsored by Jubilee Christian Center of San Jose and its pastor Dick Bernal, to be held beginning Hallowe'en evening. "Larry and I are beginning to look like a couple of wackos," says Bernal. For the next few years, Lea used Pryor's amazing conversion story as part of his ministry efforts. Lea continued his efforts during the following year, which included more crusades and his own regular television show. Then on November 21, 1991, the ABC show PrimeTime with Diane Sawyer ran an investigative reporting piece on several televangelists, including Larry Lea. Lea's most embarrassing moment may have been when ABC ran videotape of the televangelist persuading viewers that when his house burned to the ground he was left virtually homeless, losing everything he and his family had but the clothes on their backs. When Prime Time cut to Lea's other, unmentioned home -- a mansion filled with furniture and other valuables -- his fate was sealed. Donations dropped off, churches canceled his appearances, and for many Lea became persona non grata. His ministry crippled and floundering in up to $800,000 in debt, Lea left Tulsa and in February  assumed the pastorate of friend Jerry Barnard's Christian Faith Center in La Mesa, California. According to staffers at Barnard's office, Lea's organization -- now called "The Prayer Ministry" -- is on the rebound and looking like "the old Larry Lea." In an April appeal letter, the unrepentant evangelist reminds his followers of "the horror of the 'Prime Time' television program that ABC-TV aired nationwide" and "the lies and distortions about me and about our ministry that they spoon-fed to an unsuspecting American public. Lea describes a prophecy in which Pentecostal leader Jack Hayford compared him to the biblical Joseph, condemned to languish in "a prison of disbelief" in North America for two years. For Lea, the predicted release came in February at the "National Conference on Prayer & Spiritual Warfare" in Anaheim, California. At the conclusion of Lea's message, Fuller Seminary church growth specialist C. Peter Wagner unexpectedly approached Lea on the platform and, "as a representative of the Body of Christ," asked the stunned televangelist to forgive the church for believing Satan and his "false reports." Lea then summons his "worldwide Prayer Army" to give to "Operation Goliath," his debt-reduction campaign, urging them to "obey the Lord" even if He impresses them to give "an amount that seems impossible." Lea no longer has a television program or an extensive Internet presence. The website of Larry Lea ministries seems to just offer his books for sale, without even a schedule for speaking engagements. And the website of Jerry Barnard's ministry no longer shows any direct involvement by Larry Lea. In Charisma magazine, 1988, Lea was quoted making the following assertion: "Several years ago one of my dear pastor friends said, "Larry, when I was praying for you the other day, I had a vision. I saw you with great big 'Mickey Mouse' ears. Everything else about you looked normal except for those elephant-sized ears. When I asked the Lord to tell me what the vision meant, the Spirit of the Lord spoke back to me and said: 'Larry Lea has developed his hearing. He has developed his spiritual ears." (Quoted from Charismatic Chaos byJohn F. MacArthur, p. 67, citing Larry Lea, Are You A Mousekateer, as published in Charisma, August 1988, 9) It would appear that Larry Lea's friend was in error and not "hearing" from the Lord at all to arrive at his interpretation of his "vision". For the fruit of Lea's ministry from that point on in time shows very little evidence that Lea had the sort of spiritual discernment that such Big Ears would indicate. A festival offers fun for the whole family-fantastic food, top Christian musicians, a VeggieTales children's area complete with Bob and Larry, and a 10,000 square-foot skate park featuring some of the best professional skaters and BMX riders.
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HELLO PASTOR LARRY, I THINK YOU REMEMBER ME, HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW NAMED VALLE'? OUR FAMILY TALKS OF YOU OFTEN, ALL GREAT AND HAPPY MEMORIES OF COTR DURING THE 80'S.
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1. Oral Roberts (From his personal autobiography, Expect a Miracle): "I knew it not until I put my hands on Larry Lea, but when I touched him the Lord spoke and said, 'This is an Apostle of Prayer'. Later, Oral Roberts stated, Dr. Lea's prayer ministry and prayer book will touch the world as long as he lives and beyond." 2. Dr. C. Peter Wagner (tenured professor at Fuller of Theological Seminary and Founder of the World Prayer Center): This is from the back cover of my book, Releasing the Prayer Anointing, Dr. Wagner wrote, "Larry Lea's ministry in the past has had an incredible effect on masses of people, but the best for him is yet to come". When introducing me before tens of thousands of people in Dallas, TX he publicly stated, "Dr. Larry Lea is my prayer teacher." 4. Dr. B.J. Willhite (Dr. Lea's pastor from 1978 to the Present): "If lasting fruit counts for anything, without question, Larry Lea exceeds all others that I have ever known. I pray regularly with Larry to this day, and as his pastor for over 30 years can, without any resignation, totally endorse his life and ministry!" Larry Lea - How God Built My Church (1/3) 2615 views - 4 comments LARRY LEA THE LORDS PRAYER CHALLENGE 2007 views - 4 comments LARRY LEA GOD IS REAL April 2009 1446 views - 3 comments LARRY LEA NO SHAME 2259 views - 2 comments
Dr. Larry Lea
Larry Lea Ministries Larry Lea Media Larry Lea Media Larry Lea Endorsements Larry Lea Articles Resources Resources ¦ Oral Roberts (From his personal autobiography, Expect a Miracle): "I knew it not until I put my hands on Larry Lea, but when I touched him the Lord spoke and said, 'This is an Apostle of Prayer'. Later, Oral Roberts stated, Dr. Lea's prayer ministry and prayer book will touch the world as long as he lives and beyond." ¦ Mike Bickle (Director of International House of Prayer Kansas City):"Larry's most powerful days of impact are yet ahead. I don't know another man that's talked in person in a venue,arenas, stadiums to more people about prayer than Larry Lea. ¦ Dr. C. Peter Wagner (tenured professor at Fuller of Theological Seminary and Founder of the World Prayer Center): This is from the back cover of my book, Releasing the Prayer Anointing, Dr. Wagner wrote, "Larry Lea's ministry in the past has had an incredible effect on masses of people, but the best for him is yet to come". Larry Lea is my prayer teacher." "Dr. Lea's teaching is transforming individual's personal lives and bringing massive church growth throughout the world!" ¦ Dr. B.J. Willhite (Dr. Lea's pastor from 1978 to the Present): "If lasting fruit counts for anything, without question, Larry Lea exceeds all others that I have ever known. I pray regularly with Larry to this day, and as his pastor for over 30 years can, without any resignation, totally endorse his life and ministry!"