As one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject of revival, Mr. Richard Owen Roberts has dedicated his life to studying and promoting Christian revival through publications, sermons, and prayer.

Roberts received his formal education from Gordon College, Whitworth College and Fuller Theological Seminary. Richard Owen Roberts is the President and a founding Director of International Awakening Ministries and has been the pastor of churches in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California. During the years he served the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference as Minister-at-Large, he was instrumental in the formation of two churches in the Albany capitol district: the Bethlehem Community Church of Delmar, New York, and the Clifton Park Community Church in Clifton Park, New York.

In 1975, Mr. Roberts and his family moved to the Wheaton, Illinois, area. He worked with the Billy Graham Association and Wheaton College in the formation of the Billy Graham Center Library. His own private collection of over 9,000 volumes relating to movements of religious revival provides the nucleus of the Graham Center Library.

Mr. Roberts, and his family, have now moved to Powell, TN where he hopes to develop an International Awakening Headquarters where leaders could come and pray for, and be taught on Revival, as well as have access to his library of over 150,000 books relative to the subject.

From his youth, Mr. Roberts has been a student of spiritual awakenings. He has authored, edited and/or published numerous volumes relating to revival and revivalism. These include:

  • Revival – summarizes Mr. Roberts convictions and concerns about this urgent theme
  • Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography with Biographical and
    Historical Notices
    – details over 5,000 titles on revival
  • Whitefield in Print: A Bibliographic Record of Works By, For and Against George Whitefield; with Annotations, Biographical and Historical Notices, and Bibliographies of Associates and Contemporaries – forms a literary history of the Great Eighteenth Century Revival.

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