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Robby Gallaty: ‘God Turned Off Our Megachurch’s Power — So We Could Witness His Power’

The powerful service ended without a trace of electricity and only an acoustic guitar and the voices of God’s people filing the room singing “Death Was Arrested.” “It felt like a Book of Acts service,” said Gallaty. “No lights, no frills, no electric instruments, no show; just the people of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Gallaty told ChurchLeaders.com, “I don’t think it’s any accident that while I was preaching the final sermon of the Holy Spirit series, during the final service, on the second to last line of the message, the Spirit manifested His presence. He definitely left a lasting impression on all of our minds.”


A Prophetic Journal Entry

Gallaty shared later that Sunday that his wife Kandi had written a journal entry the day before the power went out about 1 Kings 8:10-11, when God’s glory fell on his people and disrupted the service. Kandi wrote, ”Can you image not being able to minister or do anything because of The Lord’s glory?! You can’t move or sing or form words because all you can do is just be in his presence. Nothing you do would scratch the surface of being sufficient.”

In her journal entry, Kandi had asked, “Lord, may we experience that in our Sunday morning services! All we can do is be still and sit in the awe of your glorious presence. Holy Spirit come!!!”

On Saturday, Kandi sent an image of her journal entry to her husband, saying, “I’m praying that happens at Long Hollow.” Less than 24 hours later, God answered her prayer.

Long Hollow Baptist Church’s Baptisms

Since December of 2020, Long Hollow Baptist Church has seen over 1,200 baptisms, some of those were from people who don’t even live in Tennessee that felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to drive to the church and obey what the Lord was telling them to do. The revival started after Gallaty says he started to deal with personal sins of pride, arrogance, and jealousy after hearing God tell him, “The problem is not with your church, it’s not with your staff; the problem is you.”

“I’m convinced prayer births revival and revival births prayer.”

After 10 months of dedicated prayer on his front porch, Gallaty says God revealed to him that he was to begin leading spontaneous baptisms. Although he was hesitant at first, he says his obedience to God’s instruction has allowed him to witness 1,235 baptisms to date.

Join Gallaty in Prayer at the SBC’s Annual Meeting

Gallaty will kick off an hour of prayer at the NAMB’s Send Conference on June 13, 2021, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting at IMB’s SEND Conference. The ‘Prayer for Spiritual Awakening‘ event will take place at the Music City Center (Davidson Ballrooms, A&B on the 1st Floor Mezzanine) at 5:30 PM and will last an hour. No preregistration is required.

Read more of Gallaty’s story here.