Through the guidance of God, Apostle Isaiah & Ullainee Revills began to conduct prayer meetings from house to house. They established a mission on Jefferson Street in 1959 in Albany, Georgia with less than 10 members.
During the years that followed, Apostle Revills preached the gospel wherever and whenever he had the opportunity, this included preaching on the street corners in Harlem.
One of the meetings most looked forward to by those who knew of Apostle Revills’ Miracle Revival Crusades was the annual Camp Meeting that he held every summer in the city of Albany, Ga. The kickoff for the meeting was the church parade that featured floats, walking units, singing groups, and choirs from the many churches that were a part of the ministry. The climax of the meeting was the old-fashioned baptism at Mercer Mill. The crowds gathered along the bridge and beside the creek. They sang, prayed, and praised as candidate after candidate received water baptism. After the camp meeting, Apostle Revills would return to the mission field for a tent crusade in another area. Apostle Revills endeavored to establish a church in every city where souls had received salvation. Often when a revival ended, he served as pastor until someone else became qualified to take that responsibility.
Eventually, through his teaching and ministry training, others learned how to use their God-given gifts and became qualified to assist him. Apostle Revills established more than seventy churches over the course of his 53 years of ministry. Their work proved fruitful. During the late 60’s and early 70’s, the membership had grown to thousands across various states including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas, California, Chicago, and even in the foreign fields of Haiti and Africa.
He began a radio broadcast ministry and the publishing of the Miracle Guiding Star Magazine, which documented the testimonies of miracles under the gospel tent. He later ventured out and started the Progressive Television Broadcast.
The success of the tent crusades, radio broadcast, TV broadcast, and Guiding Star magazine caused
their current facility at that time, the East Albany Revival Center at Fourth and Blaylock, to become packed. It was time to move again. In 1971, Apostle and Mother Revills led the people to their new home on the corner of Lippitt and South Slappey. In the years of 1973-1975, Apostle Revills took the message of the gospel over the entire world. In 1981, Apostle Revills, his wife, and congregation dedicated the multimillion-dollar edifice known as The Cathedral.
Through the years, Apostle Isaiah & Shepherd Mother Ullainee Revills received numerous honors and awards. They both were well respected from the least to the greatest as visionaries and trailblazers!
Apostle Isaiah Revills departed this earthly life, July 14, 2006. His beloved wife and partner in the gospel, Ullainee soon followed, on February 15, 2009. Their memorial site is located at Roselawn Cemetery in Albany, GA, yet their legacy continues to live on through the ministry that they both founded in 1959.
“God gave me a Vision” was his mantra, and his autobiography titled “The Unfolding Vision” further details his life as well as the church history.