|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1926|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2012|
R. W. Schambach was born on April 3, 1926. An outgoing youth, he was born again on a street corner when an evangelist gave an altar call after preaching the gospel to the gathered crowd. Robert felt an immediate call to preach, but decided to pursue other dreams first. Eventually he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on a destroyer in the Pacific during Word War II. After seeing God preserve his life during many dangerous encounters and witnessing the repatriation of American POW's, R. W. totally surrendered to God and determined to preach the gospel wherever God sent him, in order to see others released from the prison and bondage of sin and find the true joy of freedom through Christ.
Returning from the war he enrolled in Bible school, where he met and married his wife, Winnie. He was ordained by C. M. Ward and began pastoring a church. He was influenced by the tent crusades of T. L. Osborn and later by A .A. Allen. Many outstanding miracles were accomplished through the ministry of these men and R. W. knew that God had called him to be a part of this. As one of A. A. Allen's crusades came to an end he asked R. W. to become a part of his team. This began several years of travelling throughout the U.S. helping with the crusades, preaching some services, and doing the advance work. Finally, he felt God calling him to begin his own ministry. He founded 4 ‘tent churches' in large cities and began his popular radio program, The Voice of Power. His trademark phrase, "You don't have any trouble. All you need is faith in God" has stirred faith in multitudes.
A commanding voice and the gift of faith have distinguished Brother Schambach's ministry through multi-media outreaches, including the Voice of Power radio and television programs. In over 200 nations of the world, the gospel of power has been preached in simple, direct fashion. Brother Schambach's ministry to the hurting has been received in many nations of the world: throughout Europe, Russia, India, Asia, the Philippines, Africa, the West Indies, Central America, and South America. He continues to partner financially with the establishment of churches and Bible schools in Russia and China; with an orphanage in Indonesia and Haiti; with a mega-city outreach in Mexico City; and with urban outreaches in New York City.
R. W. Schambach was a true pioneer of faith, preaching an uncompromising word of faith, followed by signs and wonders. He continues today, setting the captives free from the bondage of sin. Many view R. W. Schambach as a senior statesman of the Pentecostal community, and he is still going strong after over 60 years of ministry. He and his wife, Mary Schambach, dedicated their lives to helping multitudes come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and poured their lives into raising up a future generation of soul winners who operate in the full power of the Holy Ghost
This additional statement is posted on Schambach Ministries website, schambach.org:
"Legendary father of faith, R.W. Schambach, was received by the Lord to his reward Tuesday, January 17, when his heart failed. His life and ministry were a divine military mission, which began on a destroyer of the coast of Japan in WWII. He and his wife Winn served in international crusades, inner-city tent meetings, bringing countless thousands to the saving knowledge of Jesus for over 6 decades.
Schambach was regularly seen, on his syndicated TV program, Power Today.
One of his fans on Facebook posted: "We lost a true champion of the faith."
Another posted "Loved this great man. His teachings priceless. His faith courageous."
R. W. Schambach was 85 years old."
Harry E Schambach (1890 - 1959)
Anna L Schambach (1895 - 1955)
Mary Winnifred Donald Schambach (1926 - 2010)
Brother Robert W. Schambach (1926 - 2012)*
Robert W. Schambach (1926 - 2012)
Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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