God has used prayer events, united prayer gatherings, conferences, and Pastor Prayer Pods in North America and throughout the world to help restore and rekindle the flame of the Holy Spirit in true revival among Christian leaders. We have dedicated ourselves to continue teaching and leading the body of Christ back to prayer.

Our Mission

To stimulate an awareness of the necessity for prayer in the revival of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Our Background

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.

Our Vision

To see and facilitate genuine revival in the churches of Jesus Christ.

We have much to accomplish and we need your help!

Our Values

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Pastors/ Spouses

To minister hope, encouragement and personal revival through Prayer Retreats and to form local clergy prayer groups.
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Local Church

To encourage a vision for prayer by training leaders in our Schools of Prayer.
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Students-Colleges/ Seminaries

To work together with campus ministries, lifting up the value of prayer among students who will reach a lost world.
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To minister to missionaries, encouraging them in prayer and partnering with others. To minister to nationals through Schools of Prayer or Prayer Summits in cooperation with other mission agencies.
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Great Awakening/ World Evangelism

To minister and help prepare the way for the coming of the Lord through a revived church, resulting in a great awakening in completing the task of world evangelism (Matt. 28:18-20).