God has used prayer events, united prayer gatherings, Come to Me, 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 Ministry

Come to Me

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Bringing community pastors and churches together for two to three days or two or three hours, to learn more about prayer from the Holy Scriptures; spending time in repentance, worship, praise and intercession that results in restoring their friendship with Christ, reviving their prayer life and impacting their community with Jesus’ love and compassion.

Prayer Retreats

Being involved in a Prayer Retreat can bring new power, vision, and insight into your ministry. Contact our office for scheduling small or large group Prayer Retreats. We will also assist you in providing staff for teaching or preaching for your retreat.

United Prayer Events

Encouraging, uniting and preparing the Church of Jesus Christ for a genuine movement towards revival and spiritual awakening, featuring outstanding revival speakers. It is our goal to unify the body of Christ. Prayer is the only way God can change minds and hearts. Pray that denominations, mission organizations, and para-church organizations will be drawn together to pray. RPF will join others of like beliefs to pray for Revival.

Missions Outreach

Ministering and teaching in foreign countries in conjunction with other evangelical mission agencies that involve outreach in prayer summits, colleges and churches. (The picture is from a church in Ukraine that RPF is assisting in their mission to reach the lost.)

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).