Revival Prayer Fellowship was birthed in the heart of Armin Gesswein in 1931 while pastoring a Lutheran church in Long Island, New York. When the Holy Spirit brought revival to his congregation, God called him into the ministry of revival prayer. This burden led Armin to be involved in the great revival of Norway. Upon returning to America, he spent 65 years speaking at evangelistic crusades, seminars, churches, conferences and camps on prayer and revival. Armin went to be with the Lord in 2001 at the age of 93. At that time the RPF board passed the mantel on to Rev. LaRue Goetz.