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About Larry Sparks

Vision: provide Bible-based, Spirit-filled resources to help ignite personal and regional revival.

Mission: through writing, live events and media, equip Christ-followers to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit resting upon them in supernatural power and Kingdom demonstration.

One Encounter That Changed Everything!

In August of 1999, I had a profound encounter with the Presence of God, a baptism of fire, where I quickly discovered that there was more to “Christianity” than I was currently experiencing. To be honest, my expression of the Christian life – up until that point – was a drag. I received some form of religious education all of my life, and before my encounter with God, I saw Christianity as an obligation. I simply wanted to secure my place in heaven one day or ensure that I did not miss out on the Rapture. God changed all of these misconceptions through one moment in His Presence which launched me upon the very quest I am on today. (for more information about this encounter, you can read my article on Charisma: A Key Sign You’ve Received a Supernatural Impartation).

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A Journey of Discovery

I received my B.A. at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Communications and Screenwriting. At first, I was thoroughly convinced that I was going to pursue a career as a film journalist or movie critic. That was my perceived passion. Then, through a series of events and encounters with the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit, I came to discover that there was a tremendous need in the body of Christ that was not being filled sufficiently.

In the twenty-first century, church culture places a tremendous emphasis on building projects, programs, resources, lights, entertainment, spectacle, and gimmicks to keep people coming back to a place. While leaders are tirelessly investing their schedules and energies into perpetuating this model of Church, the blood-bought inheritance of every believer has gone un-accessed.

The Spirit of God truly lives inside of every single Christ-follower. While I forever celebrate this gift, my life mission is to help every believer experience the Spirit that lives within them start resting upon their lives in New Testament power.

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit

History constantly whets our spiritual appetites, giving us season after season of supernatural visitation of God’s manifest presence. These extraordinary outpourings, known as “revivals” or awakenings, are not normative. If God had His way, they would not be necessary at all. Revival is about awakening the church to what “normal” Christianity looks like. It all begins with a life immersed in the supernatural power and presence of Holy Spirit.

There are a selection of Scripture verses that have positively ruined me, preventing me from embracing the current experience of twenty-first century church and Christianity as what Jesus defined and designed. The following verses motivate everything I do and stand for:

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27, NKJV)

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11, NKJV)

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The Birth of a Mandate and Ministry

From 1999 onward, I have been on a quest for one thing. It has taken me a while to actually assign language to this pursuit, but I feel like at this point in my journey, language has come—at least, in part. I want to see every single Christ-follower hungry to experience the Person and Power of Pentecost resting upon their lives. Even though I emphasize the supernatural, my ministry is not necessarily one of healings, miracles, signs and wonders. Even though I celebrate, practice, and encourage the prophetic, my emphasis not prophecy, or one particular gift of the Spirit. These are all natural expressions of a life lived under the influence of the anointing.

From that time on, I have had the opportunity to minister in church and university settings. In addition, I have been a returning guest on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Spiritual Gifts Webcast, and have been featured on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural, Cornerstone TV, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and The Line of Fire with Dr. Michael Brown.

11226920_833047689298_7927585639467421976_oI received a Master of Divinity in Church History from Regent University in 2015.

Currently, I serve as Publisher for Destiny Image publishing house. My mission is to identify men and women that the Holy Spirit is uniquely speaking through—whether they are known or unknown—and help steward the Word of the Lord that has been entrusted to them. This is expressed traditionally through publishing print and e-book books, and in more non-traditional ways such as media-based curriculum and ministry training resources.

Previously, I served as the Director of Global Operations for The Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute (2008-2012).

Three-Fold Purpose of Ministry

12095266_841754106568_97924285606378772_oEncounter. I desire to see people encounter the Presence and power of the Holy Spirit, as this is the essential first step to living the supernatural Christian life. The taste of His Presence reveals that there is more to God than our current experience. I’m not satisfied to simply teach a lecture or deliver a sermon—I want to see people encounter the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit. This takes place through live speaking engagements, seminars at ministry schools, lectures, Victory Weekend events, and conferences.

10881780_787289169738_5920154276859814954_nActivate. I want to activate believers to steward the inheritance they have received in Christ—the Spirit of God resting upon them. This is what I call supernatural discipleship—actually putting hands and feet to our theology. It’s not enough to informationally know about God; true Biblical theology was meant to ignite our hearts to seek out and experience the One we are learning about. This takes place through my print and media resources: books, column in Charisma Magazine, articles, and videos.

cultivating-faithTransform. The end result of activation is transformation. Believers who understand who they are and Who rests upon them become emboldened to transform the world around them. This is the ultimate vision of my life and ministry—raise up a generation of believers who release the Presence and power of Jesus into their spheres of influence.

I presently live in Florida with my wife, and daughter.