Equipped For Revival
Our mission is to equip leaders and disciples of Jesus who are passionately pursuing the Kingdom of God for revival in their generation. Students are welcomed into a like-minded community while receiving hands-on ministry opportunities and a strong biblical education. They learn from our experienced leaders of revival how to flow in the Holy Spirit, walk a powerful life of faith and minister revival to those around them.
On March 24, 1996, the Spirit of God swept into the humble congregation of Smithton Community Church. One member wrote, "I can’t explain what happened but something very supernatural took place. God walked in and we felt His presence. The entire church ran to the altar and started leaping, dancing and praising God with all that was within us."
Pastor Steve Gray and the congregation found themselves thrust into an internationally recognized movement. In the years that followed, visitors from fifty states and over seventy nations came to worship in the revival. The explosive meetings captured the attention of Newsweek, Time Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and numerous Christian publications.
After almost 1,100 services, the congregation found itself in a quandary due to a lack of room. The demand of the world at their doorstep for a move of God caused the church to soon outgrow its facilities. With crowds from 50 states and 70 nations descending on the town of 532, it soon became clear that the Outpouring needed more room. Almost 70 families left loved ones, jobs and homes for the first time in history, to move to another city to follow the fire.
In June 2000, the Lord miraculously opened the doors to build an 1,800-seat sanctuary on 62 spacious acres in Kansas City, a place now called World Revival Church. During the hottest summer and coldest winter of Kansas City’s history, the church temporarily met in a tent. The first services in the new sanctuary, completed in under six months, began on January 5, 2001.
By the Lord’s hand, a humble rural congregation was transformed into a world changing ministry. Perhaps the prophet Zechariah said it best when he wrote, "Whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see..."
Pastor Steve Gray
FounderSteve Gray is a leading voice in revival worldwide. As an author, pastor, and screenwriter/producer, Steve's messages and ministry are helping people around the world encounter God in new and powerful ways. Pastor Steve Gray has a B.M.E. degree from Central Missouri State University, an honorary doctorate of Theology from Cornerstone of Faith Christian College and Theological Seminary, and over 30 years of full-time ministry experience.
Pastor Steve Gray translates his 30+ years of ministry experience and life-changing messages into powerful lessons for the students of The Revival Network and The Revival Training Center. The results are fully equipped, anointed, fearless, and powerful ministers for God.
Pastor Kathy GrayPastor Kathy Gray, a major female voice of revival to this generation is well-known for her life of faith, fire and freedom, and her powerful Spirit-filled ministry. Students will be enriched by Kathy’s ability to teach practical ministry principles that are essential foundations for every successful Christian. Plus, they will receive an impartation of faith and freedom that will equip them to become powerful believers. She has over 31 years experience in the ministry and is an accomplished speaker and author. Pastor Kathy Gray has a B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State University.
Director, The Revival Network
Bill serves as the Director of The Revival Network and Revival Training Center. He has a vision to see pastors and leaders empowered to create a Kingdom atmosphere in their churches and communities. For 14 years Bill and his wife Carol have led the World Revival Church marrieds group, focusing on building healthy relationships at home and in the church.
Carol has her Bachelors of Science in Education with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education and has also graduated with her Certification for Elementary School Administration. With 27 years of ministry experience, study, and practical application, Bill and Carol Gilpin are equipped to raise up the next generation of church leaders..
Pastor JD King
Academic AdvisorYou will enjoy listening to J.D. King, as he makes revival history come alive! He will challenge you to walk in the footsteps of the early pioneers of our faith. As you begin to establish roots, he will also guide you in establishing doctrinal truth through the Word of God. It is in J.D.’s heart to guide you into effective 21st-century ministry. He has been active in the ministry since the age of 17 and is an accomplished Bible teacher as well as recognized authority on the subject of American Revival History.
School AdministratorPastor Aaron Lage has been teaching at The Revival Training Center for several years and serves as the School Administrator, as well as the Young Adult Pastor at World Revival Church. A graduate of RTC himself, Aaron is well prepared to handle administration, recruitment and other student needs throughout the school year. With a vision for growth and a desire to see revival spread around the world, he brings a passion and enthusiasm that is contagious.