The teaching and healing ministry of Jesus stood out to Brother Strawder more than anything else when reading the word of God. The Holy Spirit instructed him to study every account of Healing wrought by Jesus in the four gospels. He received further training from the late Kenneth E. Hagin, founder of Rhema Bible Training Center, through study of his books, listening to tapes and attending seminars.
Brother Strawder knew that he was to start a healing school. The Lord spoke to him in 1991 and said, “I want you to go on television and teach faith and healing.” Initially ignoring this word, he held healing meetings in churches, hotels and convention centers. Finally after further instruction from the Holy Spirit he heeded the call to go on television to strengthen those who believe and stir up the curiosity of those who do not believe.
THE LAUNCHING-GETTING STARTED
Brother Strawder began airing a 30 minute television show entitled “Hear and Be Healed in December, 1997 at Lamb Broadcasting (KMCT TV 39) in West Monroe, LA. In 1999 he went off the air because he believed it to be too challenging financially. But the Holy Spirit once again convicted Brother Strawder, and the show began airing again in March 2002. The program aired for the next 12 years from Lamb Broadcasting until March, 2014. The program launched out into secular stations such as FOX, ABC, the CW and other cable channels, airing at one time in over 2 million potential homes in Louisiana, Arkansas, Northeast Texas and west Mississippi.
THE CALL TO REACH- FUTURE
Brother Strawder also has an international calling. The Lord spoke to him in January 2014 to go to Europe and get on television. He was sent to the UK by the Holy Ghost to film a new television program, “The Epignosis Broadcast” at TBN Studios in London. The program aired for 7 months throughout the UK and Europe. The ministry is presently establishing a home base infrastructure to support the return to this call.