1917, Reverend Kenneth E. Hagin's mother was expecting her 3rd child. Her husband had left her, money and food were gone, and she was ill. Afraid of losing the baby, she decided to ask her parents for help. Walking to their home, Jesus and told her not to fear, that the baby would be born and grow up to take part in the revival that would usher in the Second Coming of the Son of Man. This was Reverend Kenneth E. Hagin's purpose. He would not be the only one, but Brother Hagin would have a part in the last great move of God's Spirit.
In 1934 Rev. Hagin's ministry began in Texas. For 12 years he pastored, then traveled extensively in the evangelistic field. The healing ministry began in 1950 with Godís divine commission to "teach my people faith". The founding of RHEMA Bible Training Center was another step in fulfilling that purpose.
In 1963, the Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association was incorporated. The ministry offices were moved in 1966 to Tulsa, Oklahoma and a new era of growth. Rev. Hagin became increasingly in demand for public meetings and seminars ministering to people of all faiths.
With growth, additional printed teaching materials were needed. So, the "education/rcbs" was formed by son, Kenneth Jr. in 1974 to provide home Bible study plans and in response to the need for a school that would teach the principles of faith to those preparing for ministry.
In 1976 the ministry and school moved to house the outreaches and students from across America who were coming for intensive training in the Word of God. In 1978 the name was changed to RHEMA and is now located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a Tulsa suburb on the 110-acre RHEMA campus, consisting of 23 buildings including student housing.
RHEMA training centers are in 16 nations.