He declared it for over six decades, “YOU DON’T HAVE ANY TROUBLE . . . ALL YOU NEED IS FAITH IN GOD,” and the message never changed. The classic gospel message of faith and power has made a lasting impact wherever it was carried. Rev. R.W. Schambach devoted his life to preaching the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, understanding when Jesus Christ is presented as the living Savior of the world, signs and wonders follow to confirm the Truth. Through the years, Brother Schambach’s ministry has been marked by mass conversions and New Testament miracles- with the lame walking, the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, and many captives being set free by the power of God.
A commanding voice and the gift of faith distinguished Brother Schambach’s ministry through multi-media outreaches, including the Voice of Power radio and television programs. In over 200 nations of the world, the gospel of power has been preached in simple, direct fashion.
Brother Schambach received his formal training at Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Missouri, in the mid-1940’s, after serving his country in World War II as a navy boiler-maker on a destroyer in the South Pacific and Asia. He apprenticed alongside of A.A. Allen, a well-known miracle evangelist of the 1940’s and 50’s. The five years he served as Brother Allen’s associate evangelist was his “school of the Spirit,” learning how to move in the gift of faith and the working of miracles.
Perhaps the most revered trademark of Brother Schambach is the great gospel tent. He traveled into every major U.S. city center, with both large and small tents seating some 2,000-8,000 people. Drug addicts, prostitutes, homeless people, alcoholics, backsliders–all found deliverance through Jesus Christ under the tent. Whenever possible, Brother Schambach, in cooperation with helping agencies, brought truckloads of food into the city for the impoverished. He was known by many as someone who had a special love for the people of the inner cities.
Brother Schambach’s ministry to the hurting was received in many nations of the world: throughout Europe, Russia, India, Asia, the Philippines, Africa, the West Indies, Central America, and South America. Schambach Ministries always partnered financially with the establishment of churches and Bible schools in Russia and China; with an orphanage in Indonesia and Haiti; with a mega-city outreach in Mexico City; and with urban outreaches in New York City.
Many have revered Brother Schambach as a senior statesman of the Pentecostal community. He and his wife, Mary Schambach, dedicated their lives to helping multitudes come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and poured their lives into raising up a future generation of soul winners who operate in the full power of the Holy Ghost. They left a solid soul-winning foundation on which to build and expand until the return of Jesus.
R.W. Schambach :: April 3rd, 1926 – January 17th, 2012
Mary W. Schambach :: September 3, 1926- April 20, 2010