Larry Lea Biography
Larry Lea Previously known as(Harold Lawrence)is a pastor and televangelist in Rockwall, Texas.
He became the youth pastor of Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Dallas, where the youth department shot up from 40 to 1,000. While pastoring Church on the Rock in Rockwall, Texas, He also served as Dean of Theological and Spiritual Affairs at Oral Roberts University.
Larry Lea Age
Harold Lawrence “Larry” Lea is a pastor and televangelist in Rockwall, Texas. He was born on January 30. 1951 in Texas. Larry Lea is 68 years old as of 2019.
Larry Lea Family
He attended and graduated from Dallas Baptist University. He completed his graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has not revealed his parents, brothers and sisters details. The information is under review and will be updated soon.
Larry Lea Wife
He is married to his wife Melva, whom they met at Dallas Baptist University. The couple engaged in 1972 and they have three kids together.
Larry Lea Net Worth
Harold Lawrence is a pastor and televangelist in Rockwall, Texas. Larry Lea has na estimated net Worth of $ 1 million dollars as of 2019. Following a stint as an itinerant preacher in the late 1970s, Lea was invited to pastor Church on the Rock in 1980 with 12 people in Rockwall, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Within 5 years, the congregation had increased to over 5,000.
Larry Lea Church on the Rock
Following a stint as an itinerant preacher in the late 1970s, Lea was invited to pastor Church on the Rock in 1980 with 12 people in Rockwall, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Within 5 years, the congregation had increased to over 5,000. In 1986, Lea began to travel once more, holding what he has known as “Prayer Clinics” and later, “Prayer Rallies” or “Prayer Breakthroughs”.Also, that year marked the start of Lea’s programme, called Change Your Life.
Also, that year, Lea released his first book, the best-seller Could You Not Tarry One Hour?, which was his teaching on The Lord’s Prayer. He also began a partnership group where his partners were referred to as “Prayer Warriors”.In June 1990, Lea stepped aside as pastor to oversee Church on the Rock, which was a group of churches that was called a “virtual denomination” according to Christianity Today.
The successor of this organization, still named COTRI, is LED by former Church on the Rock assistant pastor Dr.Lawrence Kennedy. Under Lea COTRI had 45 churches nationwide; now the number includes over 350 in the U.S. and thousands worldwide.
Larry Lea Prayer
It has been said Dr. Larry Lea is the father of the international prayer movement. Oral Roberts called him an Apostle of prayer.
God used Dr. Larry Lea as a young man in a front room with a few people to establish and birth Church on the Rock Church that grew to over 11,000 along with a movement of network churches that became known as Church on the Rock International (COTRI) which had at one time over 2000 churches worldwide.
He is also the author of the internationally acclaimed best-seller, Could You Not Tarry One Hour? for over 25 years in over 21 languages around the world. He has authored other books as well as The Hearing Ear, The Weapons of your Warfare, Releasing the Prayer Anointing and others.
For a season He was the Dean of the Theological Seminary at Oral Roberts University where he spent much time with the founder and the late Oral Roberts.
For years he had a daily primetime television show that broadcasted around the world. Through these different platforms, Dr. Lea raised up an army of over 370,000 Prayer warriors that are still growing around the world committed to praying for one hour a day. Over the past 20 years, he has personally traveled to over 61 nations ministering to masses of people the message of prayer. He will continue to be a prayer catalyst to churches and ministries in the nations.
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Larry Lea Books
Could you not tarry one hour? 1987
Releasing the prayer anointing 1996
Hearing Ear Learning: To Listen to God 1988
The weapons of your warfare 1989
The hearing ear 1993
Wisdom: Don’t Live Life Without it 1990
Learning the Joy of Prayer: How to Spend One Hour with God 1989
Highest Calling: Serving in the Royal Priesthood 1991
Classics on Prayer: Learning the Joy of Prayer; Pray in the Spirit; Praying Together 1999
The Lords Prayer: Millions Transformed by This Message 1991
Larry Lea Qoutes
“Every believer may not be called to preach, but every Christian is called to pray. Prayer is our duty. Prayer is our privilege. Prayer, like air, water, and food, is necessary for our survival and growth. But many believers regard prayer as an optional activity.”
“They feared the giants instead of God. They focused on the problems instead of the promises. They saw walled cities instead of the will of God.
And because they missed what the Spirit was saying, they wandered in the desert 40 years. They died there and their bones bleached in the wilderness.”
Larry Lea Aftermath
Lea’s organization had grown so quickly, he made the decision to allow the National Religious Broadcasters financial integrity arm, EFICOM “Ethics and Financial Integrity Commission”, to audit his ministry to look into the charges. While EFICOM would determine he had been delinquent in sending his financial information, the group determined that Lea had not misused the funds for the Poland project.
The EFICOM committee also accused ABC News of misleading Lea about the interview’s purpose and ignoring “significant facts”; such as signed affidavits from Polish church officials that would have confirmed Lea’s claims. By May 1992 “after ending his Change Your Life broadcasts the previous December after the expose”, Lea would make a return to the airwaves with a show titled America, Let’s Pray.
His credibility and prominence in the charismatic community evaporated (though not as quickly as Tilton’s), as he traveled with Morris Cerullo at the latter’s crusades in the mid-1990s. Lea also claimed that he suffered a relapse of bipolar disorder. In 1994, he took a position as a pastor in San Diego.
This lasted until 1997. After 27 years of marriage, Larry filed for divorce in April 1999. During the divorce, his wife attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lee’s son John started the Life Church in Rockwall, Texas in the same Dallas suburb where Larry and his ex-wife began Church on the Rock in 1980. Lea has since remarried and has come back to the Rockwall space.
The Church on the Rock main campus was later sold to Lake Pointe Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch in the Rockwall area which relocated to the site and renamed itself Lake Pointe Church; while the church itself moved to the nearby Rowlett area and was renamed Church in the City on January 2007.
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