PASTOR'S REPORTS

 

Camarillo, CA – Thank you for your faithfulness to the Word of God. Your message on Christianity 101 answered so many questions that our people have had. You reinforced their faith in God’s faithfulness. Your dependence on God and prayer for the sick modeled what you taught. I believe this has planted seeds of revival that will bear fruit. --Pastor Bob Hislar, Nazarene Church

Manakin-Sabot, VA – We had a Revival where people were saved and filled, and they saw God deliver their friends from sickness and afflictions, spiritually and emotionally. I asked God to give me a worker that moves under His anointing so our people could see God is at work today in visible manifestation of New Testament activity. These new generations need to see that the proclamation of the Word is not a history lesson, that “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

The power of God was Jesus presented. The authority was the authority of Christ to heal the body, deliver the oppressed, and forgive sins and cleanse from sin. No hype. No show. It was the simple submission of a disciple to the authority of Jesus. Praise God for His display to His people and for a pastor who is always hungry to know Him more. --Pastor William Jarrell West End Nazarene Church

Hermiston, WA— We were blessed service after service as John David Hicks shared the Word and led our people in a deeper understanding of God’s principles. Then we were blessed night after night as the Lord used John to speak the Word of healing into people’s bodies. We saw some amazing healing. Thank you so much for sharing the truths of God in a simple and yet powerful ways. Our Sunday services (after our revival meeting) was God anointed with several responding to the Lord. Praise God! –Terry W. Cummings, Senior Pastor

Victor, MT –Our church loved the services we had with John David Hicks and I certainly enjoy the help and encouragement and ideas I get from "hanging out" with him. I recommend to pastors all the time that they need to get him booked in their churches. We were committed to praying for revival and God answered those prayers. First by preparing your heart to preach exactly what we needed. Second, by pouring out His Spirit on the people. I couldn't even count the hands that went up to receive Christ or rededicate their lives to Him, There were so many. Spiritual healing was just one way the Lord brought healing. Many of our people were physically healed as well and continue to testify to the Lord healing them through you. Whenever God brings physical and spiritual healing (the two are closely connected), healing takes place in other areas as well: emotional and relation healing comes. It's been evident in some marriages I've been counseling and in strengthening the relational connection with the Church. --Pastor John E. Capen, Senior Pastor

Philomath, OR—How timely our God is! With economic pressures, doubt, confusion and fear of a uncertain future, God answered prayer for revival. John’s timely messages and enthusiastic spirit of faith was just what we needed, when we needed it. Healings, encouragement, God’s saving and sanctifying grace have breathed new life into the church. Finances are up, attendance is up, baptisms are up and faith is up. Praise the Lord! --Terry L. Osborne, Senior Pastor

Camarillo, CA– This past week we had one of the best revival services I’ve experienced in almost 19 years of pastoring the Camarillo Church of the Nazarene. We had consistently good attendance, giving, and response to God’s Word. Evangelist John David Hicks presented God’s Word for salvation, sanctification, discipleship, and healing. Every service had people that responded and lives that were changed. Approximately three were saved and 12 sanctified. At least 25-30 people were anointed and prayed for healing. People heard the Gospel in plain, understandable language. Thank you, John, for your faithfulness to God and His Word.  -Pastor Bob Hislar

Bishopville and Hartsville Calvary, SC – Praise God for the ministry of John David Hicks! Brother Hicks has been coming to my churches every year since 2001. Every time he comes, he leaves a trail of changed lives for the glory of God. My churches really love his sermons, the way he communicates, and how he shows personal concern for them in praying for their individual needs. John has become not only a good friend of mine but also a great mentor. You need to have this man of God in your church! He will bless your church and you’ll see God move! -Pastor Scott Henry

Creswell, OR – I was greatly encouraged and strengthened in the spirit by the ministry of Reverend Hicks. Our church loved the messages he brought to us from the Word of God.  Even more effective than the messages were the times of prayer and healing after the services. I witnessed many people receive emotional and physical healing. The emotional healing was the most profound and exciting. To see people set free from the bondage to sin or destructive feelings was a pure joy. We were blessed all around to have Reverend Hicks with us for this revival.  -Pastor Stacey Hanson

Spencer, WV – Our time spent with the ministry of John David Hicks was a time of wonderful blessing for our people. At the first meeting there was a family who received restoration in their relationships. Several people told me that the messages spoke to deep concerns and spiritual questions. 

Rev. Hicks’ manner of delivering the message and making points clear is sorely needed today. He preaches much needed messages with clarity and authority. As a pastor I was blessed with his support of my ministry while he was here as well as his continued interest in the growth and nurture of the church after the meetings. He is a pastor’s friend.

This was my third meeting with John David Hicks, and I look forward to a fourth. I heartily commend his ministry to you. --Tom Fletcher, Pastor

Wheeler, WI – I write this to whomever it will help and encourage. After speaking with Rev. John David Hicks on the phone, I felt a specific and definite need to have him come to our church in Wisconsin. We are in the dead of winter with harsh weather conditions and a lot of sickness and flu, but I still felt we needed the move of God beyond the ordinary. Several people in our church and I have been praying and fasting for a move of God. It’s like a spirit of heaviness has hung over us and I am desperate for God’s blessing to return.

During the four days that Rev. Hicks was here in ministry, people were delivered of spirits of fear and rejection. Between six and a dozen people were healed of specific physical problems. But the best part was that a spirit of heaviness was broken. Many who attend church but had never made a public profession of saving faith in Jesus did so. More than one couple was reclaimed, and many felt a spiritual weight lifted off of them. I, as the pastor, was one of them. We definitely have been revived and renewed. --Steve Crites, Pastor

Loon Lake, WA – Our recent services at Lakeside Church were well received. John David Hicks’ teaching on “The Overcoming Life” got us back to basics and spoke to many new to the faith. All services were well attended, and several people prayed for and received healing each night. God is faithful, and we praise Him for the work He has begun in our church.  --Ken Rozelle, Senior Pastor

Hermiston, OR – Last week’s meetings were some of the best I can remember, and perhaps the best this church has ever experienced with the highest attendance anyone can remember—all evidence of the fact that the Lord was here, that He met needs, and that He used John David Hicks in a mighty way to bless His people.

Approximately 10 people accepted the Lord, another 5 or 6 claimed sanctification, and at least 75 were anointed and prayed for healing. I’m hearing comments like: “He made the gospel so easy to understand”; “He described sanctification in a way that was so clear to me”; “I have never seen anyone pray for the sick like John did.”

John, your clear teaching from the Word coupled with your ability to take the authority God has given you and added to your clear love for people makes for a winning atmosphere.

This last Sunday morning we had a lengthy testimony time. People testified to being freed from fear, from spirits of depression, and from a controlling spirit. Then we had another anointing and healing service with multiple people coming forward for prayer. This is a new day in our church!

Thank you for your sensitive spirit and for your dedication to go wherever you feel led without any hesitation or any thought as to what the offering will be. God is honoring your obedience.
And thank you for your down-to-earth approach to healing. You are a breath of fresh air with your quiet, yet authoritative way of conducting a service.  --Terry Cummings, Senior Pastor

Report from the District Superintendent of Rwanda--We are thankful to the Lord for this team of five: Alex, Sandra Lucas, Kara Nichols, Cesilia Lopez, and Evangelist John David Hicks. No other mission team has impacted Rwanda emotionally, physically, and spiritually as this team.

The team built a play therapy room for the orphan children. Sandra did a workshop for all the orphan workers. The team left behind not only their watches and personal clothing, but also their very selves. The whole congregation was happy because of what God did through their ministry.

Evangelist John David Hicks did a pastors conference for 43 pastors. He talked about the importance of growth in the ministry and faith, the basic things a minister must know to minister effectively. This was mapped out by Scripture and experience. John also taught on how to pray for the sick and challenged the pastors to expect answers to prayer. He emphasized that pastors are to be humble and meek in the service of almighty God. John’s teachings touched the whole person.

Having given the spiritual food to pastors, John also fed them physically with a balanced diet, and pastors were joyful for such nice meals.

This was not the end of the matter. John also clothed them, and on top of this he gave a special gift of a Bible to each pastor with a bag to carry it. Many of them did not have Bibles; some of them had only a New Testament Bible.

In Rwanda, we have lots of sickness – HIV/AIDS, stomach problems, pain of various kinds throughout the human body; people work hard and eat an unbalanced diet. Rev. Hicks had a healing service where pastors were trained and people were prayed for. The Lord healed many completely. Glory to God.

We are still receiving testimonies from many people. Here are two: “I am Bahati Julienne. I thank God to have healed my back that I suffered from for many years. This happened when Rev. Hicks prayed for me during the church service. I’m able to do my work effectively. Let the Lord’s name be exalted.”

“I am Benimana Adele. I was extremely suffering from various sicknesses such as stomach, backbones, and many others. I was prayed for and after prayers, I received immediate healing. All diseases got out of my body. I am well and I am bringing thanksgiving offerings in the house of the Lord. May the name of the Lord be praised.”
May the Lord abundantly bless Evangelist John David Hicks. May the Lord award him with a long life to complete the work of the Lord he commenced in Africa.

We are praying for him and trusting God to make it possible for him to come back to Rwanda and also in other African countries next year. What the Lord enabled him to do in Rwanda indicates that his ministry is much needed in other parts of Africa that are experiencing difficulties of various kinds.  --Simon Pierre Rwaramba, District Superintendent Rwanda North West District.

Waldron, AR – John David Hicks brought great biblical messages that touched the hearts and minds of our people. Many found spiritual help, with the altars filled each night. Many received physical healing as well.

On the last night of the revival, I asked for a show of hands of how many felt that they had received a spiritual touch and were ending the revival closer to God than they began. At least 95 percent raised their hands. Then I asked how many had received a physical healing touch during the revival and perhaps 75 percent held up their hands. God is good! --Lynn R. Bean, Senior Pastor

Nacogdoches, TX – We want to send out a thank you for the ministry of Bro. John David Hicks to our church. We had an incredible revival with several saved and others healed and sanctified. Bro. Hicks’ insightful preaching had us all digging into the deep things of God. We are already looking forward to our next revival with him in the fall of 2008. --John Branham, Senior Pastor

Everett, WA – Once again our church was challenged, invigorated, and strengthened through the solid biblical preaching of evangelist John David Hicks. In every service people responded to either receive the Lord or be filled with the Spirit…as well as to seek God’s healing in one form or another. God was faithful to answer prayer and to use the ministry of John David Hicks in a very powerful and transforming way.
--Marvin Bressler, Senior Pastor

La Moure, ND – We have invited Rev. Hicks to speak at our fall revival services for the past five years. God uses John in a powerful way, especially in learning about scriptural healing.

The Church today seems to have little understanding about healing, and John presents insights into Scripture. The people of God need to learn, know, and understand what Scripture teaches us about healing. I would encourage any pastor to take the opportunity to invite John to come and speak to their congregation.

John has become a friend and mentor through the years, so the fellowship and friendship we share in Christ is an added blessing!
--Scott Henry, Senior Pastor

McMinnville, OR – We recently hosted John David Hicks for two Sunday services. God is expanding John’s ministry beyond ministering healing to imparting and stirring up the gift in others. We have been the blessed recipients of that ministry.
--Dennis Nice, Senior Pastor, True Vine Christian Fellowship

Oak Harbor, WA – This is the third time we have enjoyed Rev. Hicks’ ministry among us. By Wednesday night, more than 200 people sought and found help from a grace-filled and loving God. Sin was confessed, bondages were broken, relationships mended, and healings of all kinds were evident.

Rev. Hicks spoke effectively to all ages with clear invitations to seek grace, restoration, and healing. Our church family is encouraged by the Spirit’s activity. Biblical messages on faith, healing, forgiveness, and the tongue will have lasting, even eternal effect upon our people. To God be the glory!
-Ben Norris, Senior Pastor

Salem, OR – John David Hicks spoke to our pastors on praying for the sick and gave a hands-on, informed training on this ministry. Pastor Hicks was well received, and we were thankful for his ministry and encouragement to our leaders. The Lord has gifted Pastor Hicks, and he lovingly ministered to a number of people.
-Gary Sloan, Superintendent
Oregon Conference of the Free Methodist Church

Fulton, MO – We recently completed a revival with John Hicks. This was the most timely and rewarding set of services in my ministry.
John was Spirit-led and empowered by God’s Spirit. Through his ministry many people were touched physically, spiritually, and emotionally. This revival has truly lasted beyond those few days of services, and the Heartland Church will never be the same.

I highly recommend John for your next revival. We plan to have him back.
-Gary Garrett, Senior Pastor

Kirkland, WA – It had been several years since Kirkland Church of the Nazarene had revival services. Some were skeptical. Why are we using an old-fashioned event to reach today’s people? Some were afraid. Stereotypes brought up images of manipulation and emotional excess. However, many were spiritually thirsty for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon their dry, weary souls. Preparations for the meetings were surprisingly well supported. Prayer sign-ups were filled by people of all ages. Fasting commitments were made by a strong core of the leadership. By the time the services began, people were anticipating a very special event.

No one was disappointed. God used John to speak a word from God for us. Over the four days, 14 people came to faith in Jesus Christ or recommitted their life to him, and more than 90 people received physical healing. This has been a beautiful time of spiritual reawakening. Our faith in the Living Lord has skyrocketed. Praise the Lord for His loving kindness to us. We are so thankful for the anointed ministry Jesus gave to us through John David Hicks.
---Chris May, Pastor

Canon City, CO – I have been the pastor at Lincoln Park Church of the Nazarene for 22 years, and this is the most dynamic and successful revival we have ever experienced. Rev. Hicks preaches straight from the heart, and his messages are always Bible-based and simple truths that anyone can understand.
Rev. Hicks is always careful that Jesus gets all the credit for all that is done. He truly has a heart that is after God’s heart, expressing his love for God and following God’s direction for his life. Thank you, Rev. Hicks, you will always be in our prayers.
--Dale Dieter, Pastor

Benton, AR – I recommend John David Hicks as an evangelist who preaches and teaches the Word of God. Rev. Hicks came and preached a revival to our congregation that has had an incredible impact. The message was anointed, and we saw many lives changed and transformed by the renewing of their mind. Our people were refreshed and re-energized as they made commitments to the Lord.

I appreciate Rev. Hicks’ ministry of healing. Many people were touched and healed as a result of his obedience to the Lord.

If you have any questions about the ministry of John David Hicks, feel free to give me a call at (501) 315-9600.  --Nathan A. Bienhoff Sr., Pastor

Port Orchard, WA – We recently had the privilege of having John David Hicks at our church for a revival. Many incredible things happened, including answers to prayer and physical healings. Some of the miracles: Physical healing of a 20-year spine ailment • Asked forgiveness of wife for harboring bitterness • Daughter, age 8, healed of nightmares • Healed pain and swelling in legs • Changed heart and mind • Pain in foot relieved • Forgiveness for critical spirit • Healing relationship with daughter • Emotional healing for self and children.
I highly recommend Rev. John David Hicks. Please feel free to call me at (360) 876-2700.  --Jerry Myhr, Pastor

Prineville, OR – God’s timing for and during our recent revival services with John David Hicks was greatly reflected in the attendance, spirit, and the decisions made. These all came together to bring glory to God.
The average attendance during our four evening services was triple that of our regular Sunday evening service. The people were anxious to hear what God had to say through His messenger.

Many made public decisions for the Lord. Some were first-time seekers; others were walking in new light of the Gospel message. A number were seeking the fullness of God's Spirit to cleanse and purify their hearts.
At the conclusion of each service, people remained for prayer and healing. Many were touched and healed as Rev. Hicks and church elders gathered to pray for them. I do believe God has done a great work in his people through the revival services. We’re looking to great days ahead in kingdom building.
Warren F. Powell, Pastor

Port Orchard, WA – We recently had the privilege of having John David Hicks at our church for a revival. Many incredible things happened, including answers to prayer and physical healings. Some of the miracles: Physical healing of a 20-year spine ailment • Asked forgiveness of wife for harboring bitterness • Daughter, age 8, healed of nightmares • Healed pain and swelling in legs • Changed heart and mind • Pain in foot relieved • Forgiveness for critical spirit • Healing relationship with daughter • Emotional healing for self and children.
I highly recommend Rev. John David Hicks. Please feel free to call me at (360) 876-2700.  --Jerry Myhr, Pastor

Prineville, OR – God’s timing for and during our recent revival services with John David Hicks was greatly reflected in the attendance, spirit, and the decisions made. These all came together to bring glory to God.
The average attendance during our four evening services was triple that of our regular Sunday evening service. The people were anxious to hear what God had to say through His messenger.

Many made public decisions for the Lord. Some were first-time seekers; others were walking in new light of the Gospel message. A number were seeking the fullness of God's Spirit to cleanse and purify their hearts.
At the conclusion of each service, people remained for prayer and healing. Many were touched and healed as Rev. Hicks and church elders gathered to pray for them. I do believe God has done a great work in his people through the revival services. We’re looking to great days ahead in kingdom building.
--Warren F. Powell, Pastor

Jackson, MO – Truly, God used you to speak His Word [at our revival services in October]. Our people were healed not only physically, but also emotionally, financially, and spiritually. They are still giving God praise for His healing touch upon their lives.

The church has been electrified by the Holy Spirit. Five new families have been sent to us, and we set a new attendance record. You prayed a blessing upon our church at the closing service, and God is still answering that prayer. We look forward to your coming next year.
--Kenneth Harper, Pastor Nazarene Church

Sikeston, MO – It is hard for me to tell you the many ways God used Dr. Hicks in revival at Eastside Nazarene Church in September. I believe my life and ministry will never be the same, and God has begun a wonderful healing work in my daughter’s life.

God directed the evangelist in the messages and issues he addressed. His personal ministry to this pastor has revolutionized the way I do ministry. I no longer am worried about my performance. I am praying for more authority, realizing who I am in Christ Jesus, so the anointing is released.

The devil has lost the battle! And I am praising the Lord!
--Brian Blankenship, Pastor Nazarene Church

Bishop, CA – It was a privilege to have John David Hicks with us in revival. Rev. Hicks has a servant’s heart, and his desire is to be a blessing to the local church, the pastor, and the church leadership. His teachings were biblically centered.

Everyone who was prayed for in the area of healing was treated with dignity and respect. The focus was always on Jesus Christ, and everything was done in decency and in order.

Rev. Hicks is a mentor for those in ministry who desire to see the glory of God move more freely. --Paul Straub, Pastor Nazarene Church

Loon Lake, WA – Our recent revival services with John David Hicks were far and away the best we have ever had. His preaching/teaching is simple, clear, and powerful. The church was full every service as people were redeemed, reclaimed, delivered, and healed. We witnessed the moving of God in each meeting. “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear!” John David Hicks is God’s man for the church in our day.
--Ken Rozelle, Pastor Lakeside Church of the Nazarene

Pittsburgh, PA – Our Faith Encounter with Reverend Hicks was an answer to two years of praying and seeking God’s face. The outpouring of God’s Spirit was extremely powerful. This is only the beginning of what God wants to do at Lincoln Place. Individuals were saved, sanctified, delivered, and healed. Never have I seen such a move of the Spirit. We are still seeing the results of this Faith Encounter. --Joseph Stump, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene 

Valley of the Rogue / Murphy, OR – When we called Reverend Hicks to come be a part of our revival services, we knew it was going to be a unique situation as he would be sharing his ministry between two churches. The services and times of teaching were wonderful. God came and healed and delivered as His presence was experienced at all the meetings. The most indelible impression I am left with is a three-hour meeting on Monday night where God’s Spirit came and directed the remainder of the revival. Praise His name!  --Tom Fletcher, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene

Caney, KS – John, my people have not been this affected by any revival. For the first time I and others in the church have been believing God to actually heal people instead of having this “pray but God probably won’t do anything anyway” attitude. We are having a healing service. We are taking it to heart to step out in faith and risk. I know I have been praying much more.

I have followed up on the couple who received Christ and I believe they are sincere. They have been back to church and talk like they are here for the long haul. Pray that I may have wisdom and boldness as our church enters the best years of our history. --Bill Koons, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene

Mt. Vernon, MO – John, thank you for coming and being used greatly of God to bring the life of the Lord Jesus to our church. The life, love, and power of the Lord Jesus were evident in all you said, and to all you ministered to.

You and your ministry are a living example of Romans 8:2, “The law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” The resurrection power of the Lord Jesus flowed through your life and ministry as we saw the unsaved reached with the gospel, the weary revived, and the sick healed, and you spoke encouragement of Christ into our church body! We look forward to having you back! --Jerry Fidler, Pastor Covenant Baptist Church

Pittsburgh, PA – Our Faith Encounter with Reverend Hicks was an answer to two years of praying and seeking God’s face. The outpouring of God’s Spirit was extremely powerful. This is only the beginning of what God wants to do at Lincoln Place. Individuals were saved, sanctified, delivered, and healed. Never have I seen such a move of the Spirit. We are still seeing the results of this Faith Encounter. --Joseph Stump, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene 

Valley of the Rogue / Murphy, OR – When we called Reverend Hicks to come be a part of our revival services, we knew it was going to be a unique situation as he would be sharing his ministry between two churches. The services and times of teaching were wonderful. God came and healed and delivered as His presence was experienced at all the meetings. The most indelible impression I am left with is a three-hour meeting on Monday night where God’s Spirit came and directed the remainder of the revival. Praise His name!  --Tom Fletcher, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene

Caney, KS – John, my people have not been this affected by any revival. For the first time I and others in the church have been believing God to actually heal people instead of having this “pray but God probably won’t do anything anyway” attitude. We are having a healing service. We are taking it to heart to step out in faith and risk. I know I have been praying much more.

I have followed up on the couple who received Christ and I believe they are sincere. They have been back to church and talk like they are here for the long haul. Pray that I may have wisdom and boldness as our church enters the best years of our history. --Bill Koons, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene

Mt. Vernon, MO – John, thank you for coming and being used greatly of God to bring the life of the Lord Jesus to our church. The life, love, and power of the Lord Jesus were evident in all you said, and to all you ministered to.

You and your ministry are a living example of Romans 8:2, “The law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” The resurrection power of the Lord Jesus flowed through your life and ministry as we saw the unsaved reached with the gospel, the weary revived, and the sick healed, and you spoke encouragement of Christ into our church body! We look forward to having you back! --Jerry Fidler, Pastor Covenant Baptist Church

Poplar Bluff, MO – Our revival with John David Hicks was by far the best event in the history of our church. People were saved, filled, and thrilled with more of God’s Spirit. Many were healed—blinded eyes were opened, the deaf received hearing, and many with emotional sins of the past were set free. I have learned some fresh spiritual disciplines, and praying skills that I will continue to use for the rest of my ministry.
    If you want to see and experience real revival, I highly recommend this veteran preacher of the Gospel. He believes with conviction, compassion, and anointing that God wants to work His work today!
--Greg Gilberto, Senior Pastor

Everett, WA – What joyful and productive revival services we had with evangelist John David Hicks! People were saved; a number testified to being sanctified; and many others experienced healing—all kinds! From beginning to end, God’s anointing was upon His church, and we were deeply strengthened and brought into a greater relationship with God.
--Marvin Bressler, Senior Pastor

Cambridge, OH – Our revival with John David Hicks was outstanding. Attendance was high each night, many people were saved, and several prayed to be sanctified. Brother Hicks does have the gift of healing—a number of our people testified to healing. I highly recommend Rev. Hicks to any church. He preaches the Word clearly and with power.
--Joe Pearce, Senior Pastor, Senior Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene

Anaheim, CA – Our revival with John David Hicks was the single greatest revival that I have ever personally witnessed in 35 years of pastoral ministry. Hearts were stirred. Gifts were released. People were saved. Bodies were healed. Hope was renewed. The Word was faithfully taught. Lives were changed. Presuppositions were challenged with the Word of God. Desperate prayers were fabulously answered. Faith was inflamed. Folks were sanctified. This pastor was totally renewed. In short, revival has begun and we will never be the same.

John David Hicks ministered with grace, power, anointing, passion, compassion, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. After hosting an evangelist, the acid test question for any pastor is this: “Would you ever have this evangelist return and minister again to your people?” I would be thrilled to have John come every year!

If you want your people to have a supernatural faith encounter with the living God, book evangelist John David Hicks. You’ll be “spoiled for the ordinary” for the rest of your lives.
--Craig Wesley Rench, Senior Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene

Santa Ana, CA – John David Hicks’ gifts of evangelism and healing brought to us blessings such as I have never be-fore seen. People were brought closer to God. People in the congregation, and even church board members, were physically healed before our eyes. John understands the pastor’s busy work schedule and asks nothing time-wise, but he is available to give as much time as the pastor asks. He has no set financial requirements in keeping with his ministry’s name, Faith Encounter. If you want an evangelist who will be-friend the pastor, inspire your church leadership, and lift your whole congregation to a higher spiritual level, I recommend John David Hicks.
C. Dale German, Senior Pastor

San Jose, CA – We recently held re-vival services with John. Our people enjoyed his gentle way of speaking, his sense of humor, and his relational ap-proach to holiness. His invitations were soft, yet clear and succinct without be-ing pushy. It became easy for our folks to be responsive. Many of our people received God’s healing touch physically in the times following the service. Our people were unanimous in wanting to schedule him again.
--Wayne Evans, Senior Pastor

La Moure, ND – We had John David back for the second time in two years and didn’t let him leave until I had a date worked out for next fall as well. We saw three people saved for whom we have been praying for a long time. Many grew in their relationship to Christ through John David’s common sense, straightforward, Bible-backed preaching. I spend the weeks following his time here filling orders for the tapes we recorded. This servant of God will bless you and your congregation.  --Scott Henry, Senior Pastor

Cheney, WA – This was one of our most fruitful revivals. John David Hicks’ clear Bible teaching coupled with his gift of healing is a must for every church. Our attendance exceeded any of our past revival services, and the testimonies indicated that people first got right with God and then had faith to ask for physical healing. The Word of God was presented and people responded. Praise God, He is still in the prayer-answering business!
Terry Cummings, Senior Pastor
Church of the Nazarene

Bloomington, CA – Tremendous time of faith-building and understanding the authority we have in Christ. I believe we will all pray with more power and live with greater vitality. The times for healing were powerful.
--Todd Renegar, Senior Pastor

Republic, WA – We prayed in the early morning hours for weeks and shared in an all-night vigil, and God spoke power-fully through the messages of John David Hicks. His was the voice and message of a God-called evangelist. Although we’ve had good meetings in the past, we needed a man willing to exhort, preach, and boldly proclaim what God had put on his heart. The messages were biblical, positive, and yet bold enough to cover the reality of heaven and hell. Particularly valuable was John’s simple and digestible presentation of holiness theology. Many hands went up to accept Christ every time there was an invitation. More hands went up to commit to letting the Lord rule their lives completely. People have shared that this was the most significant week of revival they’ve seen in the church. Praise the Lord!
--Phil Baldwin, Senior Pastor

Springfield, OR – Our church experienced revival in the truest sense of the word. Those of us who made the effort to attend each of the services heard the Word of God preached clearly, witnessed or experienced divine healing, and were encouraged and strengthened in the faith. We caught a glimpse of what the New Testament church must have been like when the power of the Holy Spirit was unleashed!  --John M. Hanna, Senior Pastor
 

Gig Harbor, WA – It gives me great joy to recommend John David Hicks as an evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. His messages [at our church] were firmly grounded in the Word of God and sensitive to the needs of our people. Our week with him brought a much-needed season of revival and renewal to our congregation. I am still getting reports of how God was faithful in renewing the spirits of His people.

I also appreciated his willingness to take time and pray and anoint the sick. Several of our people are still experiencing the results of prayers for healing.

God used J. D. in a wonderful way that will continue to help our people grow in the knowledge and grace of our sLord Jesus Christ. I highly recommend him! Grace and peace. --Michael Greenwood, Senior Pastor
 

Santa Rosa, CA – I especially appreciated John’s ministry to hurting people. A number of people experienced Jesus’ healing touch, and some continue to get better as time passes. We thank God for John’s work among us. --Rick Bassett, Senior Pastor
 

Pomeroy, WA – John, I sure did appreciate your time with us and enjoyed the adventure of watching God do some wonderful thing with our people. I have always enjoyed each and every revival that we have had together, but this one last week was the best. The Lord used you in a mighty way. Several people claimed immediate healing from pain. Revival is stirring in our hearts and in the community. We had good attendance each evening, with almost as many on Wednesday night as on Sunday morning! Some wanted the revival services to continue for one or two more nights. That is a compliment to you and your faithfulness to God. --Todd Bramhall, Senior Pastor

Twentynine Palms, CA – Thank you for sharing from your heart that which our precious Savior gave you to speak. The people here were challenged, renewed, refreshed, uplifted, and encouraged. Last Sunday morning some were sharing with God’s people of being healed. A new family is calling the church their home. Praise God for the abundant blessings He has bestowed upon His people through your life and ministry. We are all eternally grateful. God has answered and continues to answer prayer. --Charlie Zwicker, Senior Pastor

Oak Harbor, WA – After a great time of preparation in prayer, our church experienced an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God used John David Hicks to bring a healing touch to scores of people. There were healings from pain, diseases, allergies, and degenerative conditions.

Our Sunday morning service the following week continued the praise and thanksgiving for such a caring God. Many testified to God’s continued presence as a result of this revival. Some new converts and many testmonies of finding spiritual help lead to the conclusion that God did indeed visit us with His presence. ---Benjamin Norris, Senior Pastor

Forks, WA – Good news and testimonies from our revival with John David Hicks: Deelite Whidden reports, “My eyes were so sensitive to light I had to wear dark glasses even in the house if I was by a window. I had to put drops in my eyes at night as well as day. When I was anointed and prayed for, my eyes changed. I can even drive on a sunny day without dark glasses. I haven’t needed to put drops in my eyes since prayer. I had my eyes checked by an ophthalmologist, and they are in good shape. Thank You, God, for healing.”

Karen reports that she has not had heart palpitations since she was prayed for. Rachel’s legs still hurt, but she hasn’t had any anxiety since she was prayed for. Charli has no more debilitating back pain since she was prayed for...walking without a cane for the first time in months. Heidi feels like her insides were healed. Anita heard from a lost grandson. A lady was healed from the “dirty feeling” from being abused as a child. Salene was finally able to release family members and find peace.

Pastors, our small church (Forks Church of the Nazarene) is hours from the city. We believed God wanted us to step out in faith and have a revival. John David Hicks had an opening in his schedule (that was miracle #1). Would he drive for six hours to come and be with us for a week? With the heart of an evangelist, he came to share the message (miracle #2). Before he got here, people gave to pay his way. John used many of the same scriptures that I have been preaching from in the last three months. And the final miracle was how John ministered to me while he was here.

Can John reach the masses through the Holy Spirit? Ask Dale, a third-grader who cried when John finished his last service because Dale didn’t want John to leave. I believe all churches need revival. All churches need an evangelist to be part of their family. Having an evangelist means being able to let go of our churches for a few services and trusting God to minister. Revival is the hardest work I have done, and worth every prayer prayed, meal fasted, and attack of the enemy.

Evangelists have had a bad reputation at times in our denomination. John is trustworthy. I had some con-cerns; now I have a mentor and friend. Thanks, John, for being obedient to the call of the Holy Spirit. ---Tom Lafrenz, Senior Pastor  lafrenzt@mail.wavcc.org

Maple Valley, WA – What a privilege to have John David Hicks at our Fall Revival. God honored his sensitiv-ity to the Holy Spirit, as his messages addressed specific needs for salvation or recommitment. Our church made specific spiritual and financial preparation for this series of meetings, fasting once a week, collecting re-vival support offerings weekly for 10 weeks prior to the first service, and forming prayer support groups. The result was consistent attendance, eager anticipation, and faithful support of John’s ministry. His teaching on healing and after-service gatherings around the front of the sanctuary to pray for the sick brought comfort and strengthening to many in their faith. ---David Palmer, Senior Pastor

Willcox, AZ – Praise God for another wonderful revival with John David Hicks! Once again he knew just what the people needed to hear. God’s Spirit rests heavily upon Rev. Hicks. This was especially evident during the healing services following the evening messages. God touched those who came forward for prayer. We saw physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. God is truly good. John is a rare find as an evangelist. Don’t miss the opportunity to have him in your church. ---Robert Barkley, Senior Pastor

La Moure, ND – We had a wonderful series of meetings with John David Hicks, who connected well with my people and wasn’t afraid to preach the truth of the Word! His messages, saturated in Scripture, led people to a point of decision. The prayer times for healing were precious, and we saw the Lord heal physical as well as spiritual needs. Brother Hicks even made a “house call” to pray for some who needed it badly. I didn’t let him go without setting up a meeting for next year. His humble spirit and great faith and wisdom were a blessing to my church and me.       ---Scott Henry, Senior Pastor

Oregon City, OR – Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see God use His healing power to touch the broken and diseased bodies of the Oregon City Church of the Nazarene. Fifty-two people were prayed for. Wow! By the end of the service we were all exhausted and overwhelmed with the glory of God’s amazing mercy on us. Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! You left us with new understanding of the truths of God’s Word and a revolutionary realization of the love and power of Jesus for us today. ---Chris May, Senior Pastor

Orange, CA – Our recent revival meeting was “just what the doctor ordered.” John David Hicks’ messages were biblical and timely. He spoke to our needs with great practical application. The church was instructed and edified. Some wonderful physical healings occurred. It would be correct to say that we all had a faith lift.                          ---Perry Hipple, Senior Pastor

Dayton, OR – Thank you for leading us in the Breaking of Bread worship service at First Baptist Church. I believe the Spirit deeply touched many hearts as we reaffirmed our love and acceptance of one another and applied Ephesians 4:32. I appreciate your sensitivity to the Lord Jesus as He laid on your heart His message for us, and we’re looking forward to the growing “peaceful fruit of righteousness” in our body. --Jerry M. Fidler, Senior Pastor

Bloomington, CA – Thanks again for your excellent Spirit-filled and Spirit-inspired work. People are still talking and sharing and growing in regards to many of the issues you addressed. Our church is abuzz about the spiritual challenges you made. The most profitable were: praise, don’t grumble; having a biblical view of God; are you in control, or is God? There is a fresh wind of God’s presence in our church family. God used you in our church.          ---Todd Renegar, Senior Pastor

Watsonville, CA – The church wants to express its appreciation to you for the recent revival you held. Each service was outstanding in its spirit and atmosphere, and glorifying of the Master. We had prayed for three months prior to the September revival meetings. We wanted one thing only: that Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and sanctifying Savior, would be lifted to a place of honor and adoration. That happened!

God’s Spirit moved in a specific way during each service. Many people gave evidence around the altar that God had met a need, answered prayer, or performed a divine work in their hearts and lives. The church made a wise decision when it called you, and we continue to reap the benefits of a memorable event. ---Frank H Johnson, Senior Pastor

Homedale, ID - The Spirit of the Lord was truly present during our revival services with John David Hicks. Many people testified to being helped by God. They included those who experienced salvation, sanctification, and a variety of types of healing. Our sanctuary was filled every night. Our Tuesday evening service, with people coming forward for healing as late as 10:30, will stand as a highlight in our church for years.

The revival/seminar format lends itself to discipleship instruction as well. I have heard numerous comments such as "I never knew that before," "My view of God is much larger," and "Rev. Hicks helped me see the 'big picture' in a clearer light."

Thanks, John, for allowing God to use you in such a powerful way. ---Chuck Ryan, Senior Pastor

Poulsbo, WA - Thanks be to God for the wonderful, refreshing time with John David Hicks! We are still floating in air from what the Lord did for us. Souls were saved, sanctified, reclaimed, and greatly encouraged. Our attendance was fabulous and the Spirit simply moved in a powerful way. I am now totally committed that revivals need to be scheduled in the church, and we plan on having Rev. Hicks back.

Thanks again, John, for being faithful to the Lord. You are "what the Doctor (Jesus) ordered." Your ministry was a wonderful complement to mine. ---Guy Cooksey, Senior Pastor