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20 Years of Ministry Reflection !!
Habakkuk 2 : 2 - Write the vision and make it plain
on tablets, "that he may run who reads it. 3. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
In this blog I want to reflect on 20 years of ministry and how it
all started. I also want to share what The Lord has spoken for the next decade.
In 1979 my husband John was attending Oral Roberts
University and was given this scripture as a prophetic word from a Rev. Dick Mills.
A short Summary of who Rev. Dick Mills was -
Rev. Mills was a father in The Lord to many during his life in ministry. He was born Feb. 5, 1922 and passed into heaven May 25, 2012 at the age of 90. He and his wife Betty graduated Life Bible College in 1949, founded by Aimee Semple McPherson. Aimee Semple McPherson's ministry has roots that
trace back directly to the 1906 Azusa Street revival that touched the world! She was one of many woman to be launched into ministry by the move of the Holy Spirit at a time when woman had little rights! Rev. Mills was born, raised and passed away in California. His ministry however took him to indian reservations and churches throughout the USA, Canada, Central America
and Cuba! He was a prolific writer, authoring many books and lectured and taught at many Christian colleges. Rev. Mills was also an occasional guest on TBN and the 700 Club. (Christian television networks) As you can see, Rev. Mills had a profound effect on not only my husband at that time, but many others in the world, including myself!
connected with Rev. Mills and his impact on our ministry.
went to ORU at the same time as Dick Mills daughter, Debbie. She ended up marrying my husband's friend and dorm director Kyle Booth. When I transferred my job from Manhattan to The Williams Company in Tulsa, January 1980, we all became friends and double dated! We have stayed in touch ever since.
Our Journey in Ministry Training -
In September of 1980 my husband and I attended Rhema Bible Training Center, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We sat under the teachings of Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin, and many others! During our time in Oklahoma, we were members of Faith Christian Fellowship. Our pastors were Buddy and Patsy Harrison,
(Kenneth Hagins daughter and son-in-law). Before we moved back to New York, they laid hands on us and prayed for our journey in The Lord! Much was transmitted supernaturally into us during our season in ministry training! I'll get into more detail at another time!
Marriage, children, then Ministry -
Our Marriage -
John and I were married during our
Christmas break December 20, 1980! Yes, we came back to New York, got married, celebrated Christmas with our families, and went back to Oklahoma to finish school at Rhema Bible Training College! After finishing school in June of 1981, we packed our bags and moved back to settle in New York!
(Long Island, New York).
Two of our Children -
later we gave birth to our first son, John Michael Curcio III, January 26, 1983. Three years later we gave birth to our second son, David Matthew Curcio, June 3, 1986.
The Ministry -
In January of 1993, we received official licensing from Rhema Bible Training College, and Oasis Christian Center was born. We incorporated and became an official 501 3 C ministry with the State of New York, June of 1993. We celebrate this date for our ministry anniversaries! Upon this writing, we just celebrated 20 years in ministry!
Our third Child -
On March 21, 1994, we gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Grace Ann Curcio. The ministry is actually one year older than
her! Ordination from Rhema Bible Training College-
On February 1995 we received an ordination certificate from Kenneth E. Hagin.
We needed to be licensed and in ministry for a couple of years before receiving the official ordination certificate. In the spring of 1995, we both went to the official ceremony for ordination in Oklahoma, with Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin laying hands on both of us and praying for our ministry!
More of our Ministry and a reconnection with Rev. Dick Mills
After entering into ministry officially in June of 1993, Kyle Booth asked us if we would want Rev. Mills to come and minister at our church in New York? We were delighted! It took some planning and the right time,but he eventually came April 27, 1997. Rev. Mills gave the same scripture (Hab. 2:2) to us as a couple for our Church. It was exactly 18 years earlier that he spoke those words to my husband in college! Amazing how The Lord gives us words to encourage us in completing His plan for our lives!
In Spring of 2011, my husband and I had the privilege of being
part of an ordination service in California by Rev. Dick Mills. We were
ministered to, and ordained by Rev. Mills before he left the earth a year later. So there are three major streams of ministry that have been deposited into our lives and ministry.
1. Oral Roberts Ministry
2. Kenneth Hagin Ministries
3. Dick Mills Ministry
We have been graced to receive a rich supply of anointed
ministry in the body of Christ.
As we celebrated 20 years this past
June, we have been going through many changes. We moved out of a location we were in for almost 13, and looking to purchase a place of our own.
During this season of transition, The Lord defined the shutting of the door to one season, in order to make the way into the next season of ministry.
Our ministry could be defined as going into our third decade,
Here's how it was defined to me by The Lord.
1. The First
Decade - Was the birthing of the ministry, and the seed time
season. The time of growing up.
2. The Second Decade
- Was a season of testing, more growing, and a straightening of crooked places.
3. The Third Decade - Will be the season of
maturity. The time of harvest of all the seeds sown.