HISTORY
History of Revival Crusade, Inc.
PO Box 145 ~ Charleston, WV  25321 ~ (910) 948-4307 ~ glennandfleta@juno.com
Radio-ministry pioneer, Rev. Robert Ralph
Mathews.  Beginning in 1947, Rev. Revival
Crusade, Inc. was founded by Mathews
preached live during the daily radio.  The
broadcast, known as The Country Church
of  the Air, continued until the fall of 1952,
when Rev. Mathews accepted a pastorate
in Attalla, Alabama.
On the first Sunday of October, 1961, he
returned to the radio, and began Revival
Crusade, a weekly program that aired at
On the first Sunday of October, 1961, he
Charleston, West Virginia.  He maintained
returned to the radio, and began Revival
that program until he went to Heaven on
Crusade, a weekly program that aired at
August 23, 1964, just short of his 9:00 AM
on WCHS (580 AM), located in
fifty-second birthday.  The Revival
Crusade broadcast continued under the
supervision of his brother-in-law, Walter
Guy Smith, until Rev. Smith's passing in
September, 1976.  
Glenn, reorganized Revival Crusade, Inc.,
as a 501(c)3, non-profit, religious ministry's
outreach.  Weekly broadcasts continued,
and by 1977, a daily radio format had been
developed.   Currently, individual programs
focus on verse-by-verse teaching -- no
music, announce-ments or discussion of
current events - and may comprise several
weeks' worth of broadcasts, as illustrated
by Dr. Mathews' monumental exposition of I
and II Peter.  Similarly, his series of lessons
on Romans 6 totals totaled over twenty-two
hours. It is not surprising, then, that ministry
could be rebroadcast today with very little
editing, preaching of the Word of God.
In addition to a thriving radio ministry, Revival Crusade, Inc.,
is deeply committed to the support of foreign and domestic
missions.  Dr. Mathews compares RCI's involvement in
"Through the years, Revival Crusade, Inc. has operated on
the principle of '... trust the Lord and tell the people...'.  Since
this ministry has been blessed by support from individuals
and churches, we should pass along some of that to
missions.  This practice of 'giving as has been given' is rather
unusual in ministries that are known as operating by faith."  
For more complete information regarding missions supported
by RCI,
click here.  Each broadcast concludes with the now-
familiar enjoinder,
"May this week be for you, a time of
blessing...”
 We're so glad you stopped by to visit, and pray
that this time has indeed been a time of blessing for you.
                                                    PO Box 145 ~ Charleston, WV  25321 ~ (910) 948-4307 ~ glennandfleta@juno.com
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Guy and Hattie Smith. Revival Crusade - 1964-196