“Me and my house, we will serve the Lord”...
After a marvelous salvation encounter with Jesus radically transformed their lives, pastors Ricardo and Ma. Patricia Rodriguez surrendered their hearts completely to Him. Like Joshua, they made a decision that remains with them, their children, and grandchildren until today: “Me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.
Sometime after this they received their calling. On October 24th 1990, in the living room of their apartment, pastors Rodriguez along with their children held their first service that Sunday, giving birth to the Restoration Community Church (the original name of the church). After putting in practice all the growth strategies that they had learned in Bible Seminary, conferences and books, the Lord spoke these words to the pastors “Don't look for numbers, bring My presence to the church”. Being obedient to this word, and after a time of prayer that transformed the pastor’s secret place, God’s Spirit came like a mighty wind over the church on February 28th 1993; and from that time God’s presence has been in every service in which pastors Rodriguez minister, the Lord performs extraordinary miracles, multitudes receive Jesus as their savior, and pastors and leaders from all five continents are profoundly impacted by God’s Glory.
An inspiration of revival for Latin America and the world
The close friendship of pastors Ricardo and Ma. Patricia Rodriguez with the Holy Spirit, their surrender at the time of transmitting what the Lord has given them, and the reality of God’s presence in every service at the Worldwide Revival Center, make thousands of pastors and leaders from all over the world travel every weekend to Bogotá to live an Avivaweekend, a weekend immersed in the River of His Glory which transforms, revives, and inspires the thousands of congregants to live out that same reality, that same friendship with the Holy Spirit, allowing this Fire to transform their lives, families, ministries, and nations.