The chain of events that led to one of the greatest ministries in the world started on Mother's Day, 1960. Young Leroy Jenkins was renovating his house in Atlanta, where he and his little family lived, when a plate glass window-pane broke, fell, and cut through the bone and flesh of his right arm, severing arteries and leaders. Blood poured out, as he was rushed to the hospital, where he had a near death experience, as he left his body, and saw the doctors working on him to save his life.
"Please, God, save me," he cried silently, and God restored him to his body. The doctors prepared to amputate the helpless arm, held on by only a shred of flesh, but the young business man refused, he did not want to live without his arm.
The doctors stitched the arm back on, put it in a cast, and sent him home, where they told him he would soon die of gangrene poisoning, for all the blood vessels were severed. In agony, with his arm putrefying within the cast, he was taken to a MIRACLE CRUSADE at the Atlanta fairgrounds, where the Reverend A. A. Allen was conducting services, and praying for the sick.
"Young man, tell these people that God will heal you," demanded the Evangelist, putting the microphone to his face. God's going to heal my hand," stammered the weak and frightened young man, and at that moment the tent appeared to split open, and a giant hand appeared.
If that hand would but touch me, I would be healed," he thought, and as he spoke, he was filled with the Holy Ghost, and his dead fingers began to move.
"Look at him, he's using that dead hand," cried the Reverend Allen, "God has healed him and I didn't even pray for him!" His arm was instantly restored, and at that same time he reached forth to touch a lady with a broken wrist, and her wrist was immediately healed. That was the beginning of a great move of God, and since then countless thousands have been healed, delivered and saved through the Reverend Leroy Jenkins' ministry.
Present at the time under that great tent that held 8,000 people, were a number of young preachers who subsequently became prominent in the ministry. Among them were the Reverend Don Stewart from Phoenix, Arizona, the Reverend Franklin Walden from Atlanta, Georgia, the Reverend R. W. Shambaugh, and the late Reverend Nelson Patterson. All were blessed to have been present at such a great miracle.
The Reverend Leroy Jenkins had felt the calling on his life from that moment on, and went on the sawdust trail in the largest gospel tent extant, praying for the sick and afflicted. Thousands flocked to hear the "Man with the Miracle Arm" and his ministry was established. When he held a meeting in Madison Square Garden, it was filled to capacity, and when he called for those on drugs to throw away their drugs and paraphernalia, the stage was covered ankle deep with drugs, needles and pipes, as well as cigarettes.
Dory S. Charlotte, NC
|When Rev. Jenkins walked my way, he looked at me and my sisters and didn't know which one of us to choose first. He spoke to me first and gave me a bottle of the water to drink and told me that God was going to heal the rare blood…|
Gloria J. Columbia, SC
|Rev. Jenkins, I am the one who reached out and touched you! You turned around like Jesus and asked, "Who touched me?" I had been in pain on the right side of my stomach for such a long time. The pain disappeared at once! In 1989 I was diagnosed with…|
Essie B. Charlotte, NC
|When Rev. Jenkins was walking down the aisle in Charlotte, he looked at me holding my cane and he said I had an angel on my shoulder. He asked me how long I had been on the cane and I said for more than four or five years. He gave…|
Mushir J. West Babylon, NY
|Rev. Jenkins, I came to Charlotte all the way from New York. Rev. Jenkins called me out and my wife to pray for her bi-polar condition. He also saw in the spirit that I had had a heart operation. I have to tell you Rev. Jenkins is a real man…|