John G. Lake Ministries 

John G. Lake 

John Graham Lake (March 18, 1870 – September 16, 1935), usually referred to and known as John G. Lake, was an American-Canadian leader within the Pentecostal movement that began in the early twentieth century.  He’s commonly referred to within the context of other “Generals of the faith” such as Smith Wigglesworth and Kathryn Kuhlman.

Through John G. Lake and his ministries during his African missionary work (1908–1913) and beyond, Dr. Lake played a decisive role in the spread of Pentecostalism in Southern Africa, referred to as “the most successful & influential Southern African religious movement of the 20th century.”  (Lake, in five years of ministry, was responsible for raising over 1,000,000 converts, 625 churches and 1,250 ministers).  Dr. Lake and Thomas Hezmalhalch co-founded The Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa, and the ministries of John G. Lake and his impact can still be felt today.

Mahatma Gandhi praised John G. Lake and his ministries and declared, “Dr. Lake’s teachings will eventually be accepted by the entire world.”  (As believers, we understand this to be the case because Jesus was core and central of all that Lake did and taught.  Lake made a declaration together with Thomas Hezmalhalch that they would only ever teach and declare what the Word of God clearly reveals.)


Divine Healing Technicians

Those who sat under the ministry of Dr. Lake and wanted to work with him to heal the sick underwent a study of scripture which resulted in one thing being clear — it’s always God’s will to heal, because Jesus suffered and shed his blood on our behalf for our healing — spirit, soul, and body.  Dr. Lake pointed to many scriptures which revealed this fact. (e.g. Isa 53:4-5, Mt. 8:17)

At the end of the Biblical training, each candidate would then receive the name of a terminally ill person.  The individual would then go to that person and minister to them until they were healed.  If healing did not occur, they were not to return to help Dr. Lake.  Those who did succeed began to work alongside Dr. Lake and he referred to them as “Divine Healing Technicians.”

The term “technician” has to do with the fact that Lake believed the healing power of God was reliable and available as a “spiritually scientific” fact — in other words, that God didn’t pick and choose who to heal, when to heal, if to heal, etc … but rather God simply responds to faith in Him.  Indeed, this is what Jesus taught as well. 
(Mk. 9:23, Lk. 17:6, etc.)



Curry Blake

General Overseer of John G. Lake Ministries 
Curry R. Blake is recognized around the world as a leading authority on Divine Healing, Charismatic Church History, and the life and ministry of John G. Lake. 
His ability to communicate deep spiritual truths in a simple, yet profound manner, has ignited true spiritual revival in Christians worldwide. As a leader in the current Apostolic/Prophetic/Healing Movement, Rev. Blake is considered a spiritual mentor to a large number of the ministries birthed in this current move of God.

Curry and his family now live near Dallas, Texas, from which they spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, a gospel of help, healing, and freedom for all the oppressed.

Dr. Lester Sumrall was Curry’s Pastor, Bible School Teacher, and mentor. Curry and his wife Dawn were in charge of Dr. Sumrall’s prayer line ministry during our time at his Church and Bible School.

The Rev. Wilford Reidt (the son-in-law of the late Dr. John G. Lake) and his wife, Gertrude (Dr. Lake’s daughter) were good friends and mentors to Bro. Curry. Upon Rev. Reidt’s death in 1987, Curry was named as the General Overseer of the International Apostolic Council, an organization founded by the late Dr. John G Lake in 1914. In continuing Dr. Lake’s work, we have established John G. Lake Healing Rooms throughout the U.S.


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