leaders who banded together this summer to bring revival to their region say
they are witnessing miracles, including unusual manifestations such as feathers
and gold fillings.
said Lee Prock, the 45-year-old senior pastor of Agape Christian Church in
Stephens City, Va., just south of Winchester, Va. “With the churches that are
now involved, we just want to see our city changed and transformed.”
Fellowship and Crossroads Community Church, are reportedly witnessing dramatic
healings from ailments such as deafness, blindness, arthritis and fibromyalgia
after four months of meetings that have come to be known as the Winchester
torn ligaments in a girl’s knee during one service, and the girl ripped off her
brace and danced about, claiming healing. Her upcoming surgery was later
manifestations are reportedly occurring in Winchester as well, including
feathers floating out of thin air and teeth filling with gold. In some cases the
entire tooth has turned to gold.
Prock said. “I’m a very cautious [person] … until I saw gold teeth starting to
happen. We feel that God will bring [transformation to the region] when
supernatural power is being demonstrated.”
Fellowship, a former Southern Baptist church that is partnering with Agape.
Prock said the Greenway man was openly sarcastic and skeptical about reports of
unusual manifestations—until he unexpectedly received a gold filling.
recalled. “It was kind of like eating humble pie.”
Mike and Cherrie Kaylor, co-leaders of a Florida-based ministry affiliated with
revivalist Randy Clark’s Global Awakening, began visiting the Winchester
visited the Lakeland, Fla., meetings led by revivalist Todd Bentley. “[The
Kaylors] had some signs and wonders happen in their meetings, but I think they
got some good fresh fire and a fresh impartation during their time [in
Lakeland],” said Prock, who traveled twice this summer to Bentley’s
schedule was scaled back to weekend meetings only. “It was really tiring—you
could say it was one of those educational ventures,” Prock said.
Outpouring are encouraging churchgoers to get out of their pews and impact the
world around them. Prock said a perfect example of this took place at an auto
shop, where a church member’s testimony triggered a gold filling inside the
mouth of a mechanic. A lapsed churchgoer, the mechanic subsequently was drawn
back to Christianity.
“God is healing bodies and changing lives, but the most significant thing for me
personally is the working together of [our] three congregations. The level of
support we give, and that I feel, are worth more than words can say. We have
always been on the same team. Now we are working like it.”
most weekend evenings this fall. —Paul Steven Ghiringhelli