Mark Your Calendars! Somebody Cares Houston & Turning Point Ministries International present a special meeting for pastors and ministry leaders with David Ravenhill & Doug Stringer.  This event will take place Friday, March 2, from 9am-1pm & Saturday, March 3, from 10am-1pm.  The evening session on Friday at 7pm is open to the public.

David Ravenhill will be speaking on “Surviving the Anointing,” which is also the title of his upcoming book, and Doug Stringer will be speaking on “Persevering Leadership/Leaders in Transformation.”

David Ravenhill, the son of the late revivalist Leonard Ravenhill, was born in England in 1942.  In l964, he graduated from Bethany Fellowship Bible College in Minneapolis where he met and married his wife, Nancy.  In their early years, David and Nancy served with David Wilkerson’s first Teen Challenge Center in New York City.  Following that, they worked with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for six years which included two years in Port Moresby, Papua, New Guinea.  From 1973-1988, David was on the pastoral team of one of New Zealand’s largest churches, the New Life Center in Christchurch.  David and Nancy returned to the States in l988.  The following year they joined the senior team of Kansas City Fellowship under the leadership of Mike Bickle. From l993, David served as senior pastor of a thriving church in Gig Harbor, Washington.  He resigned in l997 to commence a full time itinerant ministry throughout the United States and overseas.  Before relocating to their present home in Garden Valley, Texas, David and his wife lived for eighteen months in Pensacola, Florida where David taught at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry as well as maintaining a busy traveling schedule.  During and following his time in Pensacola, David traveled with Evangelist Steve Hill and the Awake America Crusades.  David’s burden is to see the Church come to maturity through intimacy with God.

Doug Stringer, founder and president of Turning Point Ministries and Somebody Cares America/International, has ministered on perseverance to thousands of pastors and ministry leaders. According to Focus on the Family statistics quoted in David Ravenhill’s book, Surviving the Anointing, over 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month! That number is three times more than it was when Doug published similar statistics in The Fatherless Generation in 1994. Doug’s heart is to encourage leaders to press on and finish the race well in a season when we need, more than ever, leaders of character, conviction, and courage.