Our purpose - the reason why we exist as a ministry - is to create an environment conducive to historic revival by helping people to be thinking and talking and praying and longing for this. In these days of pre-Revival, many Christians lack the basic hunger for God's awakening touch.
But, more than that, most don’t even know what revival looks like. It is simply not on their radar at all. This needs to change.
Our vision is to be an powerful catalyst for historic revival to break out here in this city and beyond.
This is where we are headed.
Our mission is to humbly pursue an outpouring of revival through
1. Fanning the flames of prayer for revival citywide
2. Cultivating & encouraging a family group of revival-minded people
3. Telling the stories of God’s revival work in the past and the present
All this is at the core of the task God has given to us.
Walton grew up in Hawaii in a non-Christian family, surrounded by all kinds of religion but with very little exposure to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God pursued him while he was at MIT in Boston, and Walton finally surrendered his life to Jesus in 1986. After working 4 years in industry as a computer engineer and serving as a counselor in his church’s youth ministry, he heard and answered God’s call to ministry by moving to Dallas to study the Word and get a Master’s of Theology in World Missions at Dallas Theological Seminary.
While in seminary, Walton got married to Tina, and they together pastored several churches in Texas and worked as missionaries in France. God gave Walton opportunities to work with kids, youth, college students, and internationals to engage in missions worldwide. In Austin, Texas, he pastored a multi-ethnic community-based house church for 7 years before being called to Charlotte.
Since 2014, he has led the English-speaking ministries of Grace One Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. His plan was to lead the new church – with its strong Asian identity – to focus on missional activity that reaches out to the least, the last, and the lost of this city, regardless of race. His longing is to see historic revival ignited in Charlotte and beyond. His latest ministry is a non-profit organization called Think Revival that focuses on prayer and re-capturing people's imaginations with how God is on the move.
Throughout our journey together, Tina has always blessed those around her with her gifts of hospitality, shepherding, faith, and praying with great faith. She continues to grow by faith in the areas of healing and prophecy, but sitting in the arms of the Father gives her the greatest joy.
Walton and Tina have two children, Joseph and Stephanie, who also love to worship and serve the Lord.
Ralph and Regina grew up on Long Island New York; Catholic by upbringing knew about God but didn’t know God. Then while working in a factory, a faithful witness of the gospel led Ralph to the Lord. Immediately the Holy Spirit began to change his heart. The gift of evangelist came easy to him and when he met Regina six years after; to no surprise he shared Christ with her.
Together they both said yes to Jesus and goodbye to the world of sin. Married in 1986 they went on to raise five beautiful children in the Lord while faithfully serving in their local church for twenty years.
In 2005 by the leading of the Holy Spirit Ralph & Regina by faith moved to Charlotte North Carolina where they believe and are praying that the next great revival will begin.
In that time they have served the body of Christ in a myriad of ministries that include Men’s & women ministry, Marriage counseling, Home Church Groups, Outreach, and Bible Study.
Ralph and Regina are both ordained ministers. Ralph is evangelical with a strong gift to preach and teach. Regina moves gracefully in the prophetic.
Both have a burning heart for revival, a burden for the lost, and a passion for God’s word.
My name is Mary Hellberg. My husband and I were called to North Carolina in 2003. Since that time I have been involved in praying for Charlotte and the coming revival. I have led intercession for many years. My hearts desire is “ may the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of his suffering” I reside in Charlotte along with my husband, and continue working as a registered nurse in labor and delivery. We have four grown children, three beautiful granddaughter, and a fur baby.
Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God's near presence and holiness.
© 2019 Think Revival Inc.
© 2019 Think Revival Inc.