California has birthed many movements in its 160 year history among which are: the Black Panthers, the Satanic church, the Hell’s Angels, the hippie movement, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and the music of the counterculture during the “Summer of Love.” California served as the epicenter of the American eugenics movement.
California also birthed many Christian Movements including the Azusa Street Revival, 1906-1915; Aimee Semple McPherson founded the Foursquare Church in 1927; Billy Graham scheduled a series of revival meetings in Los Angeles in 1949; Campus Crusade for Christ was founded in 1951 at the University California, Los Angeles; Kathryn Kuhlman’s healing ministry has influenced many worldwide healing ministries; the Jesus Movement was birthed in Santa Ana in the late 1960’s and early 70’s; the Charismatic Movement was ignited by Dennis Bennett in Van Nuys in 1960, the Catholic Renewal launched under Francis McNutt in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s, Rick Warren founded Saddleback Church in Saddleback Valley, and Bill Johnson leads Bethel Church in Redding.
Although not a complete list, California is a seedbed for future revival. Therefore, it was with great interest that I read of revival breaking out in Los Angeles and Orange County high schools.
Mark 6:47-48 (NIV)
Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them,
Come by here, dear Jesus! Come by the Mississippi Delta!