Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Patriarch of Faith Award 2010

Israel Today is privileged to present its second Patriarch of Faith Award to Reverend Gerald Rowlands of Queensland Australia.

Rev Rowlands has been a faithful minister of the Gospel for more than fifty years. He has served at various times as pastor, evangelist, missionary, Bible College lecturer and College principal in Zimbabwe. Africa. He has written several books and is the author of the Church Planting Institute series of Studies. He is the founder and president of Church Planting International, a training course for prospective church planters which is being used effectively in numerous nations. In 2006 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal(OAM) by the Australian government for services rendered in the emerging world.

God’s mandate to Gerald and Elizabeth Rowlands – given over 30 years ago – was loud and clear and altered the direction of their lives forever. The Spirit of the Lord spoke to them during a Derek Prince meeting in Africa “I want you to get your attitude towards Israel straightened out because the effectiveness of your ministry from now on will depend on you having a right attitude to My ancient people and their land.” A Word of knowledge followed describing events that would soon connect them with Israel and Jerusalem.

Currently Reverend Rowlands serves as president of Israel’s Prophetic Future ( a ministry that seeks to promote Israel’s sovereign role in the end times. He has a weekly radio program entitledShalom Israel which focuses on the nation’s biblical past and prophetic future. Gerald also served for ten years as the director of praise and worship at the annual Feast of Tabernacles Celebration in Jerusalem. In the course of their ministry, he and Elizabeth have travelled to some 70 nations and have lived in Africa and Asia. Gerald’s newest book The Messiah Comes to Israel was released by Destiny Image Europe in July 2010 and is a must read. This intriguing book is available postage free from It encourages a fresh approach to the scriptures that promised glorious things for Israel – not in the distant future, but in our times. The Lord has truly multiplied and prospered the work of the Kingdom through the hands of his servants the Rowlands. Therefore ISRAEL TODAY is proud and honored to present them with the Patriarch of Faith Award for 2010.

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