Our vision is to revive, equip, and mobilize the body of Christ to reach thier world for Jesus. We do this through holding revivals, local outreaches, and establishing Bible schools that raise up believers both in the Word and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Dale & Lucy Van Volkenburg
Dale & Lucy
Dale Van Volkenburg was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he met the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age. After graduating high school in 1990, Dale moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to join an internship program with a youth missions organization called Teen Mania Ministries led by Ron Luce. During his internship he sensed a strong call for the nations of the world. At the completion of his internship he attended Victory Bible Institute’s In Ministry Training Program as well as Victory World Missions Training Center under the leadership of Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty. Dale met his lovely wife, Lucy in Bible college who also felt a strong call to the nations. Lucy was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Together they have travelled to over 25 nations of the world and have led teams of people on short-term missions expeditions to several of them including Bolivia, Thailand, and Venezuela. In February of 1997 Dale and Lucy joined The River at Tampa Bay Church with Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne.
For the following 9 years Dale and Lucy served on Dr. Rodney's Howard-Browne's staff at Revival Ministries International and The River Church, Tampa Bay. Through their years of service, they traveled to many cities across America and the world assisting Dr. Howard-Browne in revival meetings and gospel crusades. At The River Church in Tampa, Florida they ran the youth department, became associate pastors of The River Church and then later became the dean and administrator of the River Bible Institute, Tampa.
In July of 2010 Dale and Lucy, along with their son, Isaac, were sent by Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne from Tampa, Florida to establish The River Bible Institute in East London, South Africa. During their 2 ½ year stay in East London, they successfully established a 3-year, fully-accredited Bible school (River Bible Institute-Africa, accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission Intl.) as well as a vibrant young adults group (New Breed) for Drs. Andre and Jenny Roebert, Senior Pastors of River Ministries, East London, S.A. and President of Faith Broadcasting Network. Both RBI Africa and New Breed are currently running strong today.
During the 2012 school year, RBI was temporarily moved to Port Alfred, S.A. to its own campus that included its own housing facilities as well as an existing church (River Ministries, Port Alfred) where Dale and Lucy became the senior pastors. Under their leadership, the Holy Spirit touched and changed thousands of lives in the church as well as the surrounding areas through Spirit-led revival services and weekly soul-winning efforts.
In 2013 Dale and Lucy temporarily moved back to the USA and served Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne while they prepaired for their next assignment. During that year they served as associate pastors and were instrumental in establishing the Spanish-speaking church (El Rio) at The River Church, Tampa.
From 2013-2014 Dale and Lucy and their son, Isaac moved back to South Africa once again to establish another 3-year Bible college (Word of Faith Bible Institute, Port Elizabeth, accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission Intl.) for Dr. Jimmy Crompton. The following year they helped to establish another Bible college in Paris, France (River Bible Institute France) under the leadership of Pastors Timothy and Princess Ahmad.
Currently, Dale and Lucy are ministering both domestically and internationally holding revival services and outreaches as well as assisting pastors with their prospective Bible schools. Their passion is to revive and mobilize the body of Christ and to train an army of revivalists who will win their generation for Christ.