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Leeds – Yorkshire, England

Born in Leeds, in Yorkshire, England, Ravenhill was educated at Cliff College in England and sat under the ministry of Samuel Chadwick. He was a student of church history, with a particular interest in Christian revival. His evangelistic meetings during the Second World War drew large crowds. Many converts devoted themselves to Christian ministry and foreign missions.

In 1939, he married an Irish nurse, Martha. The Ravenhills had three sons: Paul, David, and Philip. Paul and David are Christian ministers, and Philip is a teacher.

In 1950, Ravenhill and his family moved from Great Britain to the United States. In the 1960s they traveled within the United States, holding tent revivals and evangelistic meetings.

In the 1980s, Ravenhill moved to a home near Lindale, Texas, a short distance from Last Days Ministries Ranch. He regularly taught classes at LDM and was a mentor to the late Keith Green. He also spent some time teaching at Bethany College of Missions in Minnesota, and some time in Seguin, Texas.

Among others influenced by Ravenhill were Ray Comfort, Ravi Zacharias, Tommy Tenney, Steve Hill, Charles Stanley, Bill Gothard, Paul Washer, and David Wilkerson.

He was a close friend of pastor and writer A. W. Tozer.

Through his teaching and books, Ravenhill addressed the disparities he perceived between the New Testament Church and the Church in his time and called for adherence to the principles of biblical revival.

A.W. Tozer

Tozer said of Ravenhill:

“To such men as this, the church owes a debt too heavy to pay. The curious thing is that she seldom tries to pay him while he lives. Rather, the next generation builds his sepulchre and writes his biography – as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored.”

Ravenhill passed from this life into the next in November 1994 and is interred at Garden Valley Cemetery in Garden Valley, Texas.


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One-Way Ticket
The original missionary went out on a one-way ticket– no return trip ! They didn’t go down to Guatemala for a weekend to hand out tracts believing they did God a favor.

Lord Have You Lived Comfortable In Me?
“It would be a good idea, if every day this year, as far as the Lord let s us live, you asked the Lord, “Have you lived comfortable in me?” You think He is? Would you have to retrace your steps?”

What Are You Saved From?
“I don’t want to be saved just to make it into heaven; I want to be saved from sin; I want to be a God-directed man that in the life I have, I may live for the glory of God. For the devil has enough people to give glory to his rotten name. He’s got more people that has given every beat of their heart, every bit of their money, and every thought of their mind. Every instinct they have, they are sold out to the devil.”

In the Presence of His Holy Ghost
“You hear people say in church, “Lord, You’re welcome!” If the Holy Ghost came to some churches, there would be a stampede to the door.”

We’re Not Going to Move America Any Other Way
“I want to see something that God builds. I want to find some people so hungry for God that every night they want to pray; (and find) where there’s intercession! We’re not going to move America any other way… We’ve tried every scheme and any every fancy thing and (we) try and work something up, but what we need somebody to come down. Some person! Not a new theology, a person! Just as the Holy Ghost invaded the virgin womb and created Christ there, I need the Holy Ghost to form Christ in me. If I don’t, I’m not a Christian! Christ in you the hope of glory. That’s what it’s all about.”

How Do You Learn to Pray?
“How do you learn to pray? Well how do you learn to swim? Do you sit in a chair with your feet up drinking coke learning to swim? You get down and you struggle. That’s how you learn to pray.”

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Len Hummel · Top Commenter · Director at Clearlight Cleansing Fire Ministries

Brother Len Ravenhill: one of the most precious and quotable men of GOD *ever*. Thanks for sharing these quotes. He was a man with a fervent heart for GOD and His honor.

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From: everything_IS_a_TRUTHetest (lenbenheart)11/16/14 2:34 AM 
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Here then: this great old heartbroken, battle-worn prayer-warrior defines the issues and the problems just as clearly as it can be said, ... listen carefully . . .

the cost of giving ALL to GOD in seeking GOD and His calling.....

7 minutes

Leonard Ravenhill. - one of the great prayer-warriors & preachers of the 20th Century. 

"a man with a heart after GOD..."

Anointing - Leonard Ravenhill

MP3 & PDF:
Audio of Leonard Ravenhill telling a story of someone who was converted, and then the measure they went to seek the anointing of God to...

and Art Katz: a prophetic voice to Israel & the Church...


*For Whom the Bell Tolls. It tolls a warning to this world and those who are OF this world*... ... this message is about 1 minute, 20 seconds in length.

*please share this vital message with everyone. IT IS TIME.*


URGENT WORD for America, the World, and coming Judgments


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  • Here is why THIS MAN IS ALWAYS worth listening to: he lived it:

    Part One in a Series of Powerful Leonard Ravenhill Sermon...

    Len Hummel Listen: This is how anointed, burdened MEN OF GOD pray:

    Part Two in a Series of Powerful Leonard Ravenhill Sermon...
    Len Hummel RE: prayer above: This opening prayer was in 1992, less than two years before his death; this excerpt is from "Where's the Fire,"? - a sermon preached to several thousand people. This is his opening prayer from that sermon.

    Leonard Ravenhill has said that the public prayer before the sermon needs as much as preparation as the sermon itself. Anyone listening to Ravenhill's public prayers are caught up with the Majesty and Awesomeness of God, the failures and shortcomings of our own heart, the great depravity and lostness of the world, and also the sobering and stirring theme of Eternity.

    The importance of this prayer is that it is Ravenhill as an elder and aged man of 85 years, now nearing Heaven and the end of his long life's journey. It is felt & heard as the overflow of his greatly burdened heart. He has in his prayers more fire and passion than most young Christians and pastors today in the midst of a church-world that knows almost nothing of TRUE Revival and the Power and the Presence of a Holy HOLY GOD. ...
    Please review this outstanding video messages linked above. thank you.

From: everything_IS_a_TRUTHetest (lenbenheart)11/16/14 5:33 AM 
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A great blogsite that paid a special tribute to Len Ravenhill...

I don’t do a lot of imploring on this blog, but if you’ve never heard Ravenhill preach, I implore you to go to and check out the Ravenhill section at this link (with videos at this link).

Ravenhill was more than a preacher, though; he may have been the last true English-speaking revivalist with roots that went back to the Welsh Revival. He passed away in 1994, and one of the greatest losses in my own life is that I mismarked a calendar and missed him preaching at a local church. He passed away not too long afterward.

Yet he lives on in his teaching tapes, and most of them are incendiary. Not only did Ravenhill handle the Scriptures in a way unmatched today, but he could draw parallels and bring two disparate Biblical concepts together like no other preacher I’ve ever heard. He not only knew the ins and outs of the Bible, but hundreds of hymns, too. Best of all, he had a solid understanding of how the charismata work today. He was the total package. Listening to him is so convicting I find it hard not to keep from rending my clothes and pouring ashes on myself. If you want to know that “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” may have sounded like to Jonathan Edwards’ listeners, check out few of the highest-rated Ravenhill sermons on, especially those before he was slowed by a stroke in the mid-1980s.

God knows that we need another like him to rouse the Church in 2006.

And though it’s a shame to limit the breadth of Leonard Ravenhill’s wisdom to a few zingers, I’ll end with some of his more pithy statements:

The only time you can really say that ‘Christ is all I need’ is when Christ is all you have.

If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.

A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.

The last words of Jesus to the church (in Revelation) were ‘Repent!’

A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way.

Your doctrine can be as straight as a gun barrel…and just as empty!

John the Baptist never performed any miracles; yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.

I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again.

Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin.

There are only two kinds of persons: those dead in sin and those dead to sin.

[Concerning the darkness that has enveloped most of Christendom:] When you’re sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness, or you can light a candle.

Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says.

Some women will spend 30 minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church, with prayer and meditation?

Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.

What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?

The Bible is either absolute or it’s obsolete.

Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?

Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.

Testimonies are wonderful. But so often our lives don’t fit our testimonies.

[Concerning one of the new movements in the church that was causing a stir among Christians:] There’s also a stir when the circus comes to town.

My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil’s most wanted list.

You can’t develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.

When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like, they call it ‘legalism.’

We can’t serve God by proxy.

We must do what we can do for God before He will give us the power to do what we can’t do.

There’s a difference between changing your opinion and changing your lifestyle.

Our seminaries today are turning out dead men.

How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don’t even have the strength to turn off your TV?

Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death.

If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there’s something wrong!

[Concerning the fixation that today's church has with numbers, with growth at any price:] The church has paid a terrible price for statistics!

Any method of evangelism will work if God is in it.

Church unity comes from corporate humility.

You can have all of your doctrines right, yet still not have the presence of God.

Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day Christ will chastise me, saying, ‘Leonard, you took Me too seriously’?

You can know a lot about the atonement and yet receive no benefit from it.

If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ.

You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.


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