In October of 2004, I was on the phone with a close friend of mine who was working at Destiny Image as an editor. I told him that I was looking for a fresh new book for my spiritual father. Justin made mention of a book that had created quite a stirring at Destiny Image since it had a prophetic edge that was undeniably a must read—Praying Faith by Dr. Tom Dooley. I was unfamiliar with this book and author, but I did make a mental note of it. A few days later I purchased the book with the intention of sending it to Jerry Phillips for his birthday.
Jerry never received the birthday present.
After purchasing the book, I started reading it and I couldn’t put it down! The Holy Spirit gripped my heart as I read through the book concerning life adventures in faith of this scientist, entrepreneur, and minister. I cried out to Lord for greater faith and authority in my own life. My heart was stirred! Then in 2006 I reread the book. At that point I sensed the Lord prodding my heart that I was to connect with Dr. Dooley. I couldn’t explain it fully, but I felt that it was imperative that I make contact with him. The Lord led me to thank him for his book through a letter and I was able to express how the book had impacted my own life. Since then we have communicated frequently and met face-to-face once in Washington, DC. Now I consider Dr. Dooley to be a precious friend and a mentor to me.
In two weeks I will be traveling to Chicago, Illinois to assist Dr. Dooley as he ministers as a keynote speaker at a conference hosted by Redeemed & Empowered Teaching Church. Pastors John and Cherry Rice have also invited Peter Randall of Monument of Faith in Chicago as a keynote speaker. And Dr. Dooley has assembled a team of Path Clearer associates who are gifted prophetically to provide additional ministry to the participants during the conference.
Here is the schedule for the three day conference:
Thursday, September 6 7-9:00 pm Peter Randall
Friday, September 7 7-9:00 pm Dr. Tom Dooley
Saturday, September 8 9-12:00 pm Dr. Tom Dooley
The conference will be held at Bethel Community Facility in the banquet room on the 2nd floor. Directions and/or information can be requested via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can call Redeemed & Empowered Teaching Church directly at 708.351.9259 for additional information.
Please consider contacting anyone who lives in the Chicago/Illinois area that may have an interest in attending The Gift of Prophecy conference.
I hope to see some of you there!
By the way, Jerry did get a copy of Praying Faith and he also devoured it. Dr. Dooley was gracious enough to send him a signed copy!