History of Water of Life
The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me in April 1980 and directed me to go to Plano, Texas and speak to the people of Plano. We arrived here the first week of August 1980, and purchased this building on January 4, 1981. When I first looked at this building, I walked through it, and I said, "I wouldn't have this place." After two weeks of little sleep, I asked God, "Do you want me to buy that building?" He said, "Yes."
On January 2, 1970, I had forsaken a modern large and small animal veterinary hospital designed and built by me in 1967. I had no idea of how much more I had to humble myself to walk with God. Micah 6:8 says, "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." I certainly was not interested in starting this ministry in this kind of a facility, but I did not know what God wanted. God was after fruit and not large numbers of people. (The large numbers of people will come.)
This is an aerial photo taken in the summer of 1983. We had experienced hot, dry weather since we came here in 1980. Besides that, I only had the faith to water the foundation of this building, and not the grass.
In October 1981, I obeyed God and went on 20 radio stations throughout America with 5 day a week broadcasts. In April 1984, we went on one hour television live on Saturdays 8-9 PM in Dallas on Channel 49. In February 1992, we went national on television beginning in Joplin, Missouri, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and South Bend, Indiana, as well as short-wave radio in South America and Europe. Our television ministry increased to 25 stations in the United States, plus satellite as well. The cost was more than two million dollars per year. God was looking for fruit. He had informed me in 1979 before he sent me to Plano to establish this ministry that he was sending me to America, and they would not hear me. We began doing crusades in 1994 in various cities across the United States. In December 1997, we went on the Internet. God would only permit me through the years to do minimal renovation to the inside and outside of this building. In 2003, we put a new roof on the building and began improving our landscape. At that time, God was sending us by private corporate jet to the 48 states to pray for this country. In January 2007, we began broadcasting live on the Internet 7 days a week, and all the Water of Life churches are able to receive daily live transmission. In the past year, there has been a thorough renovation of the inside, and a new asphalt top on the parking lot that was built in 1988.
These are aerial photos taken in May 2008 of Water of Life Church of Plano facilities.
Click on the photos for a larger view.
May 2008 Photos courtesy of Squire Haskins Photography Inc, Dallas.
Parking Lot was done by John Brusseau - Denton, Texas
Our neighbors, (Willowcreek Fellowship), now have a new parking lot. Click here to view an aerial photograph. God bless you, Doyle