I am moving to Tulsa on April 30th!
Once I am settled in, we can begin the process of pioneering a church in Tulsa built on the theme of Charismatic Reformation and putting into practice the truths I learned from Mom and Dad Goodwin.
Coming to Tulsa in early 2016:
The 120 Church
To join sound doctrine with the genuine moving
of the Holy Spirit like the 120 experienced
on the Day of Pentecost
Question: Does Tulsa need another Charismatic Church?
Answer: Frankly, No--if all that church does is duplicate what so many Charismatic churches are already doing there. Our ministry vision differs greatly from the current churches in Tulsa and elsewhere.
The Early Church (of the First, Second, and Third centuries) was a Spirit-filled Church. They had miracles and spiritual gifts. And they taught what they knew the original Apostles had taught.
Likewise, the Early Pentecostal leaders (and you can hear the teachings yourself on this website) focused on teaching what they knew the original Apostles had taught.
In the Charismatic Movement today, we teach several major teachings that we know are opposite of what the original Apostles taught, and what was taught and practiced by Smith Wigglesworth, Mom and Dad Goodwin, and other Early Pentecostals.
This has opened the door to more and more error, extremes, and corruption.
Many Charismatic leaders believe that all we must do is tweak our extreme teachings here and there, and pray hard enough, and God will give us the Final Revival and move in great power again.
I believe they could not be more wrong. I believe that as long as we welcome unbiblical teachings, the Holy Spirit will remain grieved with us.
I think we need to scrap much of the modern Charismatic teachings and return to what was taught by the Early Church and Early Pentecostals. They taught classic, orthodox, historic Christianity with an emphasis on cooperating with the moving of the Holy Spirit. So do I. And so shall we teach and emphasize at The 120 Church.
I invite you to join me in pioneering this new church and new approach to presenting the Charismatic message. I believe that when we return to preaching the Bible, we will return to having the greater move of the Holy Spirit that we desire.
I have some local Tulsa area support, but I am looking for more. Particularly, those who would be interested in being ushers, greeters, and helping out in various ways when we are ready to begin holding public services. Interested parties, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Welcome to my website, I'm Brother Mel.
We need a Charismatic Reformation
What is a Reformation?
By the 1500s, the Gospel of Jesus Christ had become obscured by hundreds of years of false doctrine and extreme teachings. The Church elevated personal experiences and the opinions of men above the Scriptures. The less the Scriptures and sound doctrine were taught, the less the Holy Spirit showed up in services.
On October 31, 1517, a German priest named Martin Luther, nailed his 95 Thesis (Objections) to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. In this document, Luther identified all the ways in which Catholic Church teachings and practices contradicted the Bible.
Luther made a decision. He refused to abide by any Catholic teaching or practice that was not clearly taught in scripture. He adopted the Latin phrase, Sola Scriptura, which means "by Scripture alone." Thus was lit the fires of the Protestant Reformation that swept the world, burning down old authority structures, and ushering in a new era of spiritual and theological liberty. And the Holy Spirit returned to moving in these church services again.
I believe that we are in a similar situation to what Luther experienced nearly 500 years ago. Over the last 100 years or so, we have elevated the personal experiences and personal opinions of prophets and healing evangelists above mainstream historic Christianity. The more we have taught the "revelations" of prophets and healing evangelists, the less the Holy Spirit has moved.
I am convinced that the only way we will ever see the Holy Spirit move in the intensity of power that was seen in the Pentecostal Outpouring of the early 1900s and the Healing Revival of the 1940s and 1950s, is to have a modern-day Charismatic Reformation. We too, must set aside the "personal revelations" of prophets and healing evangelists in our day, and return to presenting the Charismatic message using theologically correct language and reasoning.
To this end, I have written a book entitled, The Seven Laws of Balance: How to Judge Teachings and Ignite a Charismatic Reformation. In my book, I offer seven objective ways in which to judge teachings, determining what is biblical and what is not. I identify some common Charismatic teachings that do not stand up to scriptural examination. I believe that we need to start by separating ourselves from these extreme teachings. The more we return to preaching mainstream historic Christianity and what the Bible actually teaches, the more I believe the Holy Spirit will bless us with His presence, anointing, and gifts.
I have assembled on this website audios and videos of apostles, prophets, and healing evangelists of yesteryear who shook entire nations with the power of God in their day. As you listen to these recordings of the faith giants, you will find that they preached a substantially different Spirit-filled gospel than we Charismatics do today. Most of these materials were never copied or released to the public before the copyright holders entrusted them to me. Speakers include: F. F. Bosworth, Howard Carter, Stanley Frodsham, David Du Plessis, Mom and Dad Goodwin, Kenneth E. Hagin, T. L. Osborn, and others. In these rare recordings, you hear the faith giants preach, teach, pray, prophesy, give messages in tongues and interpret them, and flow in other spiritual gifts. (You may access these recordings by clicking on the links above, or by clicking on the Rare Recordings button in the navigation bar at the top of this page).
Partaking of These Rare Materials:
Learning from these faith giants will change your life and ministry. I had the opportunity to learn from "Mom Goodwin." She and her husband, J. R. Goodwin sat in Smith Wigglesworth's meetings, and then later spoke into the lives of: Ralph Wilkerson, Kenneth Hagin Sr., John Osteen, Jack Coe, Billye Brim, Marilyn Hickey, and other national Charismatic leaders. These individuals believed that the Goodwins' prophetic ministry was the most powerful, biblical, and balanced they had ever seen in their lives. I was one of the last individuals who was mentored by Mom Goodwin in her final years.
My Audios and Videos:
I feature on this website also my own audios and videos recorded at services and workshops I have held on spiritual gifts. I teach and demonstrate these spiritual gifts exactly as Mom Goodwin taught and demonstrated them to me. You hear and see me give messages in tongues, interpret them, prophesy, and operate in other spiritual gifts. You can access my audios and videos by clicking on "Mel's Media" at the top of this page, or by clicking this link: Mel's audios and videos,
Book and Articles:
My book, The Genuine Flow: How the Faith Giants Flowed in the Spirit and How You Can Too is a study guide on spiritual gifts and a biography of Mom and Dad Goodwin. The Genuine Flow is used as a textbook at Bible Schools in Australia and the UK. I have written numerous articles primarily about the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts that will be of benefit to you also.
Meetings and Workshops:
I am in the process of moving my ministry from Joplin, MO to Tulsa, OK. When I can work it into my schedule, I accept invitations to speak at local churches, ministers conferences, and to conduct workshops on spiritual gifts. I welcome the opportunity to work with pastors to bring their congregations into a greater depth of spiritual gifts and the move of the Spirit in a balanced and biblical way. You may check my itinerary to see when I will be ministering in your area.
If you would like to be informed when I post other rare recordings or my own materials or when I may be in your area, you may subscribe to my ministry newsletter. It is sent out every four to six weeks when there are new materials or when the Lord puts something on my heart to share with you.
Accept the Challenge:
I challenge you to set aside the gimmicks, the fads, the extremes, and take deeply into your spirit sound doctrine and the genuine move of the Holy Spirit! I invite you to join the Charismatic Reformation along with me. Applying the principles taught and demonstrated in these audios and videos, and in my books, will start you out on an incredible faith journey.
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Photo of Mel with microphone provided courtesy of Anne Brown.