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ORU Welcomes Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda During Fall Revival

Oral Roberts University is pleased to welcome world renowned evangelists Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda as speakers for Fall Revival, which will be held Oct. 22 and 23 in Christ’s Chapel on the ORU campus.

Sessions for fall revival will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. A final session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Bonnke is principally known for his great gospel crusades throughout the continent of Africa. The son of a pastor, he gave his life to the Lord at age nine, and heard the call to the African mission field before he was even a teenager. After attending Bible College in Wales, and his ordination in Germany he pastored a church and then went on to start missionary work in Africa.

In 1984, he commissioned the construction of the world's largest mobile structure— a tent capable of seating 34,000 people. Soon, attendance at his meetings even exceeded the capacity of this huge structure, and he began open-air gospel campaigns with an initial gathering of over 150,000 people per service. Since then, he has conducted city-wide meetings across the continent with as many as 1,600,000 people attending a single meeting using towering sound systems that can be heard for miles.

It has now been some thirty-five years since Reinhard Bonnke founded the international ministry of Christ for All Nations, which currently has offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Since the start of the new millennium, through a host of major events in Africa and other parts of the world, the ministry has recorded 55 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ.

Bonnke has spent the past several years developing the “Full Flame Film Series,” a series of eight inspirational films aimed at inspiring and challenging the church to Holy Spirit evangelism.

Kolenda is a modern missionary evangelist who has led more than 10-million people to Christ through massive open-air evangelistic campaigns in some of the most remote locations on Earth. As the successor to Bonnke, Kolenda is the president and CEO of Christ for All Nations, a ministry which has conducted some of the largest evangelistic events in history, has published over 190 million books in 104 languages and has offices in 10 nations around the world. He also hosts an internationally syndicated television program.

Kolenda is a fifth-generation preacher and graduated from Southeastern University on Lakeland, Florida and the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida. But according to Kolenda, his greatest education has come from the years of ministry side-by-side with his mentor and spiritual father evangelist, Bonnke. Together they have circled the globe preaching the Gospel and continue to do so as a single-minded team with great effectiveness.

Fall revival is free and open to the public.

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