Bishop Lorenzo Watkins III was led to start an independent ministry where he could preach the unadulterated word of God and operate in the gifts that the Lord has given him. The Lord gave him the name “LIFE DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES” along with a mission to “win the lost at any cost and encourage the redeemed by Godly means while building people of faith, power and praise.”
Life Deliverance Ministries was first organized in 1993, holding its first business meetings in local community centers and various churches. With about 15 people, a ministry was born.
Bishop Watkins’ first divine instructions were to purchase a tent. While he did not have the funds to purchase the tent, he was led to hold a pledge drive that resulted in nearly $16,000 in pledged financial support. Bishop Watkins was then able to purchase the tent, some chairs, a PA system, a U-haul truck, generator, lights and other things needed to hold LDM’s first tent revival.
The first tent revival took place May 12-14, 1994 at the North Florida Fair Grounds. Many people were truly blessed, saved, delivered and restored by God those nights. Conducting services under the tent set the atmosphere for God to move greatly and pour out a strong anointing during every service. Continue reading