|RCI Board Members
Front - (L-R) Don Austin, Norris Belcher, Fleta Mathews, Jim Marrs, Bill Cadle
Back - (L-R) Gary Drake, Glenn Mathews, Bill Bartlett, Jack Gregory
Glenn Mathews was saved at age eleven, and began preaching at age
seventeen. He has served pastorates in West Virginia and Texas, and has
been engaged in full time evangelism and Missions since 1976. He is a
graduate of Tennessee Temple University and Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary. He has studied at University of Virginia, West
Virginia University, and University of Tennessee. He is the recipient of a
Doctorate of Ministry from Open Door Bible College and a Doctorate of
Divinity degree from Ambassador Baptist College.
He has produced weekly radio programs in West Virginia since 1976, and has
maintained daily broadcast schedules in the United States and the Caribbean
area since 1977. He has led 29 tours to Bible Lands and taken over 30
missionary trips to Australia, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada,
Guyana, Jamaica, Philippines, Poland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and
Ukraine. Dr. Mathews' focus is on expository preaching, with messages
developed to meet the needs of the 21st Century.
Mrs. Mathews often travels with him and may assist in speaking to ladies,
music and counseling. Both Dr. and Mrs. Mathews are members of the
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and are certified in
Critical Incident Stress Management. (updated 12/2014)
Dr. Glenn Mathews
RCI Executive Director
|Mrs. Fleta Mathews
Mrs. Mathews was saved at age sixteen during a tent revival near her home
in Asheboro, North Carolina. Immediately following, she was baptized in a
nearby creek. She became a member of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church,
and served in many capacities there for the next five years. Since she had
known the call of God upon her life from the beginning, she left to attend
Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While there,
she was active in church and the school, and married Glenn Mathews on
July 26, 1958.
Their ministry together began at Belle Creek Baptist Church, Dixie, West
Virginia. Through the years, they have served pastorates in two states and
ministered in the areas of evangelism and missions on every continent.
After college and graduate school, Fleta taught in both public and private
schools. She may assist in speaking to ladies, children, counseling and
singing duets with Glenn. She is a Certified Biblical Counseling with the
American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Board
of Christian Counselors. Both Glenn and Fleta are certified through
AACC in Critical Incident Stress Management.
On July 26, 2008, Dr. and Mrs. Mathews celebrated their 50th anniversary.
They have two daughters, three grandsons, four granddaughters and one
great-grandson. Fleta writes, "We praise God and thank Him for all He
continues to do in and through us."
|Dr. Bill Bartlett
Rev. Bartlett was saved November 21, 1952, at the First Baptist Church of
Whitesville, West Virginia. He was called to preach in 1953. Bill currently
serves as "Pastor Emeritus" of Maranatha Baptist Church in Sissonville,
West Virginia. He now serves as Director of Godly Line Ministries.
He and his wife, Faith, planted this church in 1970. They have four child-
ren. Their youngest son, Kemp, is with the Lord. The Bartletts also have
In Bill's own words, "Revival Crusade and the preaching and teaching
ministry of Brother Glenn is a vital part of our church. Our church is
blessed to contribute to the ministry of Revival Crusade monthly. It is my
privilege to serve on the board."
|Rev. Jack Gregory
Rev. Gregory was saved on Thanksgiving Night, November, 1962 at his
home. He has pastored four different Baptist churches in the course of his
ministerial career. Rev. Gregory had a local radio program for thirty-five
years. He and his wife, Shirley, have been married for fifty-eight years.
In Jack's own words, "I have been an avid supporter of Revival Crusade
for a great number of years. It is great to have a radio ministry like
Revival Crusade with a history consistent with Biblical truths. I consider it
a great privilege to serve on the Board with good Christian people." Jack
has been involved in preaching in a jail ministry since 2007, with over four-
hundred professions of faith made in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mr. James Marrs
Jim was saved in 1949 at Farrar Memorial Baptist Church at Rand, West
Virginia, where Rev Guy Smith, Dr. Mathews' uncle, was pastor. He was
baptized in Witcher's Creek in rural Kanawha County in January, 1950,
where the ice had to be broken for the baptism.
Jim is owner and General Manager of Marrs Jewelry in Nitro, West
Virginia, and has been in business there since 1956. He and his wife,
Jean, are members of Teays Valley Baptist Church near Hurricane, West
Virginia, where they are involved in various ministries there. Having
served on RCI's Board of Directors since its incorporation, Jim has
proven to be an invaluable asset over the course of his association with
Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.
Dr. Belcher has been the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in West-
minster, Maryland, since October, 1995. He has been in the ministry for
over 38 years. He was a pastor in West Virginia for twelve years, and served
as pastor of Ridgewood Baptist Church, in Joliet, Illinois, for five years
prior to his move to Westminster.
In addition to his involvement with RCI, Dr. Belcher serves as a member of
the Executive Board for Sword of the Lord based in Murfreesboro, Tennes-
see, and is a frequent conference speaker for that organization. He and his
wife, Karen, have been married for 37 years, and have three children and 8
Dr. Gary Drake
Gary Drake has been pastor of Clay First Baptist Church in Clay, West
Virginia since April, 2011. He previously pastored Bethel Lighthouse
Church in Marietta, Ohio and Strange Creek Baptist Church in Strange
Creek, West Virginia. He was saved at the Newton Baptist Church in
Newton, West Virginia, and has been preaching since October 1974.He and
his wife, Pamela, have been married since 1973 and have two daughters,
Amanda and Elizabeth.
Gary and Dr. Mathews have traveled on missions trips to the Dominican
Republic and toured the Holy Land. In the late 80s, Gary traveled with
Brother Glenn as he held tent meetings throughout West Virginia and
Mr. Don Austin
Don has served as treasurer of Revival Crusade, Inc., since his retirement
from FMC Corporation in South Charleston, West Virginia, in 1994. He
was saved on November 12, 1955 and has been a deacon and served as
treasurer of Maranatha Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia,
since 1969. Don and his wife, Gloria, have 5 grown children, 17 grand-
children, and 8 great-grandchildren.
In his own words, Don writes, "I consider Brother Glenn a close personal
friend, and I'm happy to use the talent the Lord has given me in the area
of administration to help such a worthy cause as Revival Crusade, Inc."
How RCI Is Funded
Revival Crusade, Inc. is a faith ministry. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
religious organization. Revival Crusade, Inc., receives no
faith-based financial support from the United States government,
nor funding from any denomination, convention, or corporate entity.
Revival Crusade, Inc., is supported solely by local churches and
individuals who believe in this work, and who are blessed by its
ministries of radio, meetings, and missions. All contributions
are tax deductible in the USA.
RCI Statement of Doctrine
Genesis 2:24 - "Therefore shall a man leave his father
- We believe in the verbal inspiration and authority of the
Scriptures and that the Bible reveals God, the fall of
man, the way of salvation, and God's plan and purpose
in the ages.
- We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God
the Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity, virgin birth, and bodily
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- We believe that salvation is by grace. The conditions to
salvation are repentance and faith.
- We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are
accounted righteous before God only through the merit
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Justification
establishes an eternal relationship that can never be
- We believe in the visible, personal, and pre-millennial
return of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of
the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of
- We believe that the term "marriage" has only one
meaning, which is marriage sanctioned by God, joining
one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as
delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends
sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a
woman who are married to each other. We believe that
God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be
engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a
and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they
shall be one flesh."
1Corinthians 7:2 - "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let
every man have his own wife, and let every woman
have her own husband.”
Bill Cadle serves Revival Crusade, Inc. by assisting in matters of legal and
federal tax laws and tax-exempt requirements. His services are invaluable
RCI Tax Advisor
|Dr. Steve Cook
You can visit the website of JWMM at www.jwmministries.org.
Dr. Glenn & Fleta Mathews (RCI) have befriended Bro. Steve for many
years. It has been a blessing for Steve to have ministered together with
Dr. Glenn Mathews on many outreaches in countries such as Israel,
Cuba, Ukraine, Tanzania, Philippines, Dominican Republic, and across the
USA. Dr. Cook is honored to be supported by Revival Crusade, Inc. and
to serve as their web master and ambassador to the Jewish people