This page is dedicated to ministries that have strong ties to Open Word Ministries. We hope these links will help you in your pursuit of a deeper and more mature walk with the Lord.
Bill Britton Ministries with Becky Britton Voltz
Bill Britton, born May 23, 1923 and transitioned to glory on July 16, 1985, was a Bible teacher and writer who is known for popularizing the message of "Sonship". This teaching explains the need for Christians to grow in maturity in Christ. "Christ in you the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27), "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." (Romans 8:14), "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:13) These teachings were a characteristic part of the Latter Rain Revival in 1948. Other characteristics of this revival were the gifts of prophecy, and healing.
The Bill Britton Ministries website is home to a vast amount of resources of articles and teachings he penned on Sonship. You will be thrilled to find them if you knew of him before he passed to glory, and if you haven't had the chance to hear his teachings before, you will be thrilled to find a new, powerful series of resources.
Bill Britton was an excellent role-model for young preachers. He walked with stature and authority, while exhibiting the love and compassion of our Lord Jesus Christ. He encouraged young preachers to move into their ministries at the House of Prayer. He was a generous minister who led by example in supporting other ministries.
Bill Britton ordained Charles Willner into the ministry on February 14, 1967, as an elder at the House of Prayer, dba Fountain of Life, in Springfield, Missouri. Fern Crouch was a secretary to Bill Britton before she was married. Bill Britton performed the wedding ceremony for Charles Willner and Fern Crouch at the House of Prayer on April 4, 1965. Charles was an elder in the House of Prayer for several years. Charles and Fern Willner both received ministerial experience under Bill Britton's ministry including at the Overcomer Teaching Center, in Springfield, that operated from January 1971 to June 1985. The House of Prayer supported Charles and Fern Willner in their missionary ministry in Kenya from 1972 to 1974, and in the Congo from 1981 to 1984.
House of Prayer (Fountain of Life) with David and Lillian Tice
Fountain of Life Christian Fellowship has a vision to be a household of faith for the salvation of souls, for the maturing of the saints into the image of Jesus Christ, and the releasing of those saints into their gifts and callings, so that the gospel might be proclaimed in Word, in deed, and in power, at home and abroad. Dave Tice and Roy Ralph are elders in the Fountain of Life. Pictured is the House of Prayer, dba the Fountain of Life.
Open Word Ministries is a missionary outreach of the House of Prayer. Receipts for donations in the United States are sent out in the name of the House of Prayer.
Overcomer Ministries with Roy Ralph
Roy Ralph has, by God's grace, ministered all around the world. His passion and the focus of his ministry is to encourage the sons and daughters of God to find freedom and breakthrough in their spiritual lives. He has had amazing encounter after encounter with the God of the miraculous and loves to encourage others to see the same kinds of breakthrough.
Roy has been secretary of O.W.M. in the U.S. since about 1985.
Roy and Nancy Ralph live in Springfield, MO, and were Roy is an Associate Pastor at Fountain of Life Christian Fellowship. Roy is also on OWM's board of directors and has been a strong supporter of Open Word Ministry since it's inception. Brother Roy was a regular speaker at Open Word Bible College and OWM conferences.
Grace Immanuel Bible Church with Chuck Sexton
We are a House of Restoration. We are a House for Families. We are a House of Victory. We are a House of Five-Fold Ministry. We are a House of Grace. We are a House with a heart for missions. We are a House of Maturity. We are a House of Purpose. We are a House with a heart for leaders. We are a church of the future. We are members one of another.
Grace Immanuel Bible Church has supported O.W.M. monthly since about 1982, when the Willners were missionaries in the Congo.
Raised as a pastor's son, Pastor Charles Sexton served as a Sunday School Superintendent, worship leader, and a ministering Elder before entering the ministry full-time in 1984. He is now Pastor of Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Novi Michigan, carrying on the work originally established in Detroit, MI by his father.
Independant Assemblies of God International Canada
with Paul McPhail
A Fellowship of over 700 Christian Ministers united in spiritual fellowship with over 450 self-governed Churches, IAOGI | CANADA provides credentials for Pastors and Missionaries in all 10 Provinces and Territories. Born out of revival, the IAOGI is Pentecostal in doctrine and practice. IAOGI | CANADA is affiliated with the Independent Assemblies of God International and exists as a sovereign organization in Canada. Currently, the IAOGI represents the third largest Evangelical Fellowship in the country.
Charles was ordained into the ministry in Canada in January 15, 1976 under I.A.O.G.I.(C.). Also, Open Word Ministries is a registered charity with Revenue Canada under I.A.O.G.I.(C.).
Faith Tabernacle in London, ON
with P. Dave and Pattie Kelsey
Faith Tabernacle sponsors Charles Willner as an ordained minister with the Independent Assemblies of God International (Canada).
Faith Tabernacle is a community of Christians who want to see the Kingdom of God spread throughout London, Ontario. A non-denominational, Evangelical church, and first established in 1951, it is a family-oriented church, and is committed to solid Bible-based teaching, freedom of worship and fellowship.