Potomac Valley Revival Center to mark 60th anniversary
RAWLINGS - The Potomac Valley Revival Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary ministering the word of God to the Rawlings community and far beyond.
To commemorate this occasion, Pastor David Stottlemyer will be welcoming a special guest minister at 6 p.m each night Friday through Sunday Oct. 23-25.
The Rev. Michael Stottlemyer, Rev. Danny Stottlemyer and Rev. Thomas Stottlemyer will all be sharing messages.
Having been called into the ministry, Mike Stottlemyer Sr. began ministering in a cleaned-out chicken house, but his following quickly grew beyond these humble beginnings. Starting with $300, donated land, donated lumber, donated time from friends, and a calling from God, the simple but far reaching roots of the church began in 1960.
Serving as a beacon of hope and salvation in the community, many lives were saved, and bodies healed as Rev. Stottlemyer shared God’s word until his passing. Upon his death his wife Delores Stottlemyer carried on the ministry for several years, along with the help of several other preachers. Finally, the Lord called to have their son, Rev. David Stottlemyer, take over the ministry and he has been sharing God’s word ever since, for nearly 40 years.
While not always easy Sister Stottlemyer would not sell or close the church, because she always believed that God put that church there to be a lighthouse for the lost and she could not interfere in God’s plan.
From the humble beginnings, the church has served as the launching pad for the ministries of several of Mike and Delores’ children, grandchildren and numerous others. These ministries have not only spread out across other local communities, but they have extended across the country and other parts of the world.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
Everyone is invited to join the congregation in celebrating this momentous occasion and let God’s word bless you as it has countless others over many years.