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Look What the Lord Has Done

By: Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne

Publish date: 12/03/2017

Foundation Scriptures:
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.  Psalm 127:1 KJV

Now when Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, Who do people say that the Son of Man is? 14 And they answered, Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. 15 He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? 16 Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].  Matthew 16:13-18 AMPC

And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.  Acts 2:47b NKJV

And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.  Acts 16:5

The Beginning.
Thirty years ago, this month, December 1987, we arrived in America with $300.
For nine years, we travelled around America and the nations, preaching, winning souls, and having revival
In October 1996, the Lord spoke to me to start the church – The River at Tampa Bay.
We started the church on December 1, 1996, with 575 people in attendance.
The Lord told me, “I want Sunday mornings back.”
The Lord wants us to preach, teach, and demonstrate His power every time we gather together.
His commission to us was for us to have a place where we could prepare people for eternity.
Powerful praise and worship.
Powerful preaching and teaching.
Demonstrations of the Holy Spirit.
Winning souls.
Testimonies of lives changed.

Twenty-One Years.
December 1, 1996 – First service of The River at Tampa Bay Church.
1997 - The River Bible Institute.
1998 - The Dream – New York City.
1999 - New York GNNY – Good News New York.
2000 - Good News Shreveport, Louisiana.
2001 - 60 Cities. World Headquarters.
2002 - Preached via satellite into 100 million homes. Command the Harvest. Kelly’s home-going.
2003 - The Manor. The least of what I will do.
2004 - Good News Soweto.
2005 - Good News Umlazi.
2005 - River School of Worship. Good News Mamelodi.
2006 - Good News Mdantsane.
2007 - Great Awakening Tour – USA.
2008 - Great Awakening Tour – USA.
2009 - Run to the Nations. 50 Days of Glory East London. New Beginnings. River Broadcasting Network.
2010 - The Decade of the Glory of the Lord Covering the Earth. Reaching the World from Tampa.
2011 - The Great Awakening Live.
2012 - River School of Government. GAT
2013 - GAT.
2014 - Washington D.C. Celebrate America. GAT.
2015 - River Bible Institute Español. GAT.
2016 - GAT.
2017 - GAT.

Into the future:
2018 The More Excellent Way.

Building the Kingdom – Shaking the City.
Goal – to see this whole region shaken by the power of the Gospel.
Reaching out to our city; county.
In-reach. Outreach.
HOJ’s – currently 95.