Friday, March 8, 2013

Don Powell, Pentecostal evangelist



 Don Powell

In the Garden of Gethsemane
P.O. Box 1961
Daytona Beach, Florida

AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE RECORDED IN
 THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE
 JERUSALEN, JORDAN, 
BY REV. POWELL BY MEANS OF A 
TINY BATTERY POWERED TAPE 
RECORDER
 
 This record made expressly for Brother Powell's Television Friends

1964



The good looking Pentecostal evangelist has recorded a lot of albums, wrote some books, travelled extensively in the U.S. and in the Canada between 1968 and 1975 before coming back to Daytona Beach.

He got his start, so speaking,, in the evangelism business after a miraculous recovery who has taking place, I'm guessing, between the publication of two of his pamphlets, "Footprints of Jesus" (1956) and "Faith In The Fire" (1961).

The circumstance of the miracle was advertised in Daytona newspapers when Don Powell was here, in 1962, for a three-weeks crusade (upper-case letters are in the original ad and preserved here)  :
ONLY ETERNITY WILL TELL HOW MANY SOULS HAVE BEEN SAVED AND HEARTS HAVE BEEN BLESSED!

DON POWELL AND HIS FAMILY AFTER BEING NEAR DEATH FROM THE EXPLOSION OF A BURNING BOAT IN THE BAHAMA ISLANDS    ...  THE SWIFT HAND OF GOD TAKING ONE DAUGHTER IN THIS TRAGEDY ...  YET MIRACULOUSLY HEALING DON POWELL OF THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER MOST OF HIS BODY   .....

THE SWIFT HAND OF GOD PUTTING FLESH WHERE MUSCLES AND SINEW HAD BEEN EATEN UP BY FLAMES   ... OVERNIGHT DESTROYING VICIOUS GANGRENE CRAWLING THROUGH DON POWELL'S BODY

THE SWIFT AND POWERFUL HAND OF GOD BRINGING COMPLETE RECOVERY ALMOST IN A MINUTE! ....SPECIALISTS SAID IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THIS MAN TO LIVE...  YET HE WAS IN THE PULPITS OF NEW YORK CHURCHES ONLY 19 DAYS LATER PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD AND BRINGING THE MESSAGE OF SALVATION AND HEALING THE LOST SOULS...


Don Powell albums discography (Rite pressings)


Miracle Groove label

1965 – Soul Of,  Miracle Groove xx  Rite #13943/13944
1967 – With The Angelic Strings   Miracle Groove  40    Rite #20155/20156
1969 – There Is Room At The Cross For You,     Miracle Groove 41    Rite #23571/23772 
1970 – Country Gospel Campmeeting Style   Miracle Groove 46   Rite #26835/26836 (Indiana, PA)
1972 – Very Best Of Don Powell   Miracle Groove  xx  Rite #29007/29008
1973 – Beyond The Sunset    Miracle Groove xx  Rite #30795/30796    (Don & Sandra Powell)
1973 – Sunday Morning At Our House   Miracle Groove xx  Rite #31905/31906

no details

? – Fill My Cup      Miracle Groove
? – Gentle Ever Sweet   Miracle Groove   (Don Powell And Sandr)
? – My Lord Is Coming Back Again 
? – Praise Ye The Lord
? – Where The Roses Never Fade
? – Revival Tabernacle in Daytona Beach, FL.    
? – It's Music Time         Tabernacle 13014 (Rite?)
    
   

 Sample from the Beyond The Sunset  LP


Note : there is another gospel singer named Don Powell, married to Anne, who has recorded country music in the past (on Country Picnic Records)

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