“I threw my left leg across Brother Silver. I laid my left hand on his chest, my right hand on his head, and I screamed loudly, ‘I command you to come back to earth from the dead now in Jesus’ Name!’” Brother Silver, a retired attorney had been pronounced dead moments earlier, but through prayer came back to life and lived another five years. This is one of the many stories of Tommy Welchel, the last living link to the Azusa Street Revival.
Sixty years after the Azusa Street Revival, Tommy, a teenager, was saved under the ministry of the people who were in that revival. He spent nearly six years with them as they poured out their stories to him, taught him how to minister, and prayed that God would impart to him the anointing that they had received and walked in for the last 60 years. Since then, Tommy has been telling the stories and seeing a continuation of miracles.
This coming Sunday, January 11, 2015, Tommy will minister at both the 9:30am and 6pm services at Delphi First Assembly of God Church.
Pastor Brent Oliver grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and is an Ordained Minister through the Assemblies of God. Before embarking on God’s plan to establish a church in Delphi, Pastor Brent served in both Peru and Logansport, Indiana encompassing over 29 years of fulltime ministry. His vision and creativity has been the benchmark for the growing ministry at Delphi First and after 23 years, his passion and leadership could not be stronger.