Since 1975, Mr. Roberts has been an ardent student of spiritual awakenings. His vast personal collection of revival material serves as the nucleus of the research library at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Roberts also served on the board of directors of the Oxford Association for Research in Revival founded and lead by the late J. Edwin Orr. Mr. Roberts succeeded Dr. Orr as the Association’s president. He has authored, edited and or published numerous volumes relating to revival and revivalism all of which can be found on line at the IAM bookstore. Mr. Roberts continues to be a much sought out conference speaker, lecturer and consultant in matters pertaining to revival. Through his preaching, writing and personal counsel he continues to motivate and inspire a generation of men and women who are devoted to the glory of God in revival.
Richard Owen Roberts is the President and a founding Director of International Awakening Ministries. A native of Schenectady, New York, Mr. Roberts prepared for the ministry at Gordon College, Whitworth College and Fuller Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California. During the years he served the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference as Minister-at-Large, he was instrumental in the formation of two churches in the Albany capitol district: the Bethlehem Community Church of Delmar, New York, and the Clifton Park Community Church in Clifton Park, New York.
Since 1975, Mr Roberts and his family have lived in the Wheaton, Illinois, area. He worked with the Billy Graham Association and Wheaton College in the formation of the Billy Graham Center Library. His own private collection of some 9,000 volumes relating to movements of religious revival provides the nucleus of the Graham Center Library.
From his youth, Mr. Roberts has been a student of spiritual awakenings. He has authored, edited and/or published numerous volumes relating to revival and revivalism.
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