History of the Healing Rooms

    The Healing Rooms concept of prayer ministry began with John G. Lake (1870 to 1935) in Spokane, Washington in the early 1900's. A man of purpose, vision, strength and character, his one goal in life was to bring the fullness of God to every person. He often said that the secret of heaven's power was not in the doing, but in the being. He believed that Spirit-filled Christians should enjoy the same type of ministry Jesus did while living on earth, and that this reality could only be accomplished by seeing themselves as God saw them.

    His healing and preaching ministry spanned the years 1898 (when he saw his wife instantly healed) until his death in 1935. In 1908, God called Lake to Africa, where his anointed miracle ministry resulted in what has been described as "the most extensive and powerful missionary movement in all Africa." Hundreds of churches were planted and thousands were healed under his ministry.

    After returning to America, Lake established a ministry in Spokane, Washington which resulted in no less than 100,000 astounding miracles of healing within the space of five or six years. There was such an incredible healing ministry taking place that, according to statistics, a spokesman from the U.S. Government declared Spokane to be " the healthiest city in America".

    After Lake's death in 1935 the ministry ceased, but in 1998 a real estate developer named Cal Pierce received a calling of God to move to Spokane to reopen Healing Rooms (which happened to be on the same site as Lake's Healing Rooms!). Since then, thousands of people have been touched and healed, and hundreds of other Healing Room ministries are opening all around the world.