OUR MISSION AND VISION
Some forty years ago, before I became pastor of the
Pentecostal Revival Center, I had a dream. This
dream was not man's dream for fame and wealth, as
many have, but it was a divine dream from God to me.
In that dream I had arrived at a place where God
wanted me to be. God showed me the vision of a
beautiful Christmas Tree, and it had many beautiful
lights. I will never forget it, for it was truly a sign from
God to me of things to come.
Several years later, God established a new church.
Yes, The Pentecostal Revival Center was first
established on 15th and President Street in Palatka,
Florida. At the double doors of that old church
building stood a huge Cedar Christmas Tree just like
the one I had seen in my dream. We had our first
church service in that old building the week before
Christmas. That was 1966.
As a few years past. God saw our need for more land
and a larger church building. I had heard about a
parcel of land for sale on State Road 19 South, then
several miles south of Palatka, Florida. I had viewed
the property many times, and I was praying to God on
what to do.
One summer day, as I was showing the land to a new
church deacon, my eyes were drawn toward a huge
Christmas Tree that I had not seen there before. The
moment I saw that tree, I knew in my heart that it was
a sign of God regarding the property, and the
fulfillment of my ministry. That Cedar Christmas Tree
on that property was the exact same size as the one
at the location on 15th and President Street and was
just like the one I had seen in my dream years before.
Obviously I purchased the property and we began
construction of the new facility immediately. That was
1976 and in 1978 it was completed. We were debt
free when we began the project, and we were debt
free when we finished it.
As you open the main door to leave our church
building you must look directly at that Cedar
Christmas Tree. My dream, my sign, and my reality
that God is faithful to those that serve him.
The Old Cedar Christmas Tree at 15th and President
Street soon died, and we sold the property to a
developer. You cannot tell there was ever a tree
Many churches, things, and people have changed
since 1966, but we continue in the faith at The
Pentecostal Revival Center.
A tree still grows at The Pentecostal Revival Center.
Yes, even offspring of that tree have sprung up and
are getting bigger every day. WJGV, The Gospel
Vision, supplies Putnam County, Florida with holiness
preaching and teaching every day of the week. The
Pentecostal Revival Academy supplies students with
the opportunity to learn under a Christian church
Yes, a tree still grows at the Pentecostal Revival
Center, and I am not just talking about a physical
tree. A spiritual tree of faith still grows. Why don't
you come and see for yourself.
Rev. Dolly Harrell
Founder of the Pentecostal Revival Association Inc.
Pastor of the Pentecostal Revival Center for 42
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