The 1859 Revival – with Photos (21 min)

The 1859 Revival – with Photos (21 min)

Wilbert Crawford (1928-2018) tells the story of how the “1859 Revival” in Ulster (Northern Ireland) led to the formation of numerous assemblies in the area where he lived (Co Antrim). He tells how the Lord gathered believers together as churches of God in Kells, Clonkeen, Crosskeys and Ballybolan in those early days of gospel blessing late in the 19th century. One of the 4 young men who met to pray in the Old Schoolhouse in Kells, Northern Ireland, where the revival begun was Jeremiah Meneely. He was one of the “founder members” of the assembly in Kells that broke bread for the first time in September 1860 and which continues to this day. Wilbert Crawford was in the Kells assembly all of his life and so the history was of deep personal interest to him. This fascinating brief historical sketch will be of interest to all who treasure the workings of God in the gospel and the planting of assemblies.  (Message given in Ballymena 1st Apr 2007)

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