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Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin began his ministry in Texas in 1934. For twelve years he pastored, then traveled extensively in the evangelistic field. In 1963, the Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association was incorporated.
In 1966, the offices of the ministry were moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the ministry began a new era of growth. Rev. Hagin became increasingly in demand for public meetings and seminars, and ministered to people of all faiths across the United States. That same year, the radio outreach ministry was established and in 1976, the first television program was produced.
As the ministry grew, there was need for additional printed teaching materials. Subsequently, the RHEMA Correspondence Bible School was formed to provide a number of home Bible study plans. RHEMA Bible Training Center, developed by Kenneth Hagin Jr., was founded in 1974 in response to the need for a school that would teach the principles of faith to those preparing for the ministry.
In 1976, the ministry and school moved to new facilities to accommodate the many outreaches and students from across America who were coming for intensive training in the Word of God. In 1978, the name of the ministry was changed to RHEMA Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc.
RHEMA is located at 1025 W. Kenosha in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a Tulsa suburb. The ministry headquarters is located in a two-story building on the more than 110- acre RHEMA campus which currently consists of 23 buildings including a 96-unit student housing complex.
RHEMA now has training centers in 14 other countries: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Pacific, and Thailand. Kenneth Hagin Ministries also operates a Canadian office, located in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario.
Brother Hagin passed away in 2003, passing the mantel of the ministry to his son, Kenneth Hagin, Jr., who continues to persevere in a ministry of excellence.
Kenneth Hagin Ministries
P. O. Box 50126, Tulsa, OK 74150-0126