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.
Dale & Lucy Van Volkenburg
Dale & Lucy
Dale Van Volkenburg was born 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 to the nations and later attended Victory Bible College. It was there where he met his lovely wife from Guadalajara, Mexico. They both graduated from Victory Bible College (In Ministry Training) as well as Victory World Missions Training Center under the leadership of Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty.
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 they served on Dr. Rodney's staff at Revival Ministries International and The River at Tampa Bay Church. Through their years of service, they traveled to many cities across America and the world as personal assistants to Dr. Howard-Browne in revival meetings and gospel crusades. They ran the youth department, served as associate pastors, and later became the dean and administrator of the River Bible Institute - Tampa.
The next phase of their ministry and the beginning of their greatest adventure began in 2010 when Dale, Lucy, and their son Isaac were sent by Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne to establish The River Bible Institute in East London, South Africa for Dr. Andre Roebert, President of Faith Broadcasting Network. During their stay in South Africa, they successfully established a 3-year, fully-accredited Bible school, pastored a local church, and established a vibrant young adults group. Under Dale and Lucy's leadership, the Holy Spirit touched and changed thousands of lives in the surrounding communities through revival services and weekly student-led soul-winning outreaches.
After their 1st mission to South Africa was accomplished, Dale and Lucy moved back to the USA and served Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne while they prepared for their next mission. During that year they served as associate pastors and helped establish the Spanish-speaking church (El Rio) at The River at Tampa Bay Church.
Over the next number of years Dale and Lucy were involved in establishing several other international Bible schools including Word of Faith Bible Institute, Port Elizabeth, South Africa with Dr. Jimmy Crompton, RBI Paris, France with Pastors Timothy and Princess Ahmad, and their most recent mission was to London, UK where they established RBI London with Dr. Brad and Wyona Norman.
Currently, Dale and Lucy are ministering both domestically and internationally. They also assist pastors with their prospective Bible schools working closely with Transworld Accrediting Commission Intl. Their passion is to revive, equip, and mobilize the body of Christ to win their generation for Jesus. Together they have traveled to 29 nations of the world.