Founder Aquilla Nash


Pastor Larry Wilkins


The Dove Christian Fellowship

Longview, Texas


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Pastor Larry Wilkins * Founder Aquilla Nash




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Pastor Larry Wilkins, son of Aquilla Nash, has lived a life as a dedicated and anointed servant of God. His ministry began at an early age traveling with his mother leading praise and worship in her meetings throughout his teenage and college years. The Lord called Larry into full time ministry in 1982 and he has Pastored ‘The Dove Fellowship Church’ for over 25 years. 

Larry is esteemed as a pastor of wisdom, integrity, strength and inspiration. He is blessed with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit operating in his life and ministry. He has a powerful God given ability to love, encourage and teach people to find and reach their purpose and ultimate destiny in God and to commit themselves to a deeper faith in Jesus Christ. Larry speaks a steadfast word in unsteady times. “Destiny is born of God. Destiny brings peace. Destiny is restfulness. Destiny is for God's glory. Destiny has a finished work. DESTINY IS THE WORK OF GOD.” In a time of gross darkness in the earth Larry teaches it is time for God's people to arise and shine for their Light is come for the Glory of the Lord is risen upon them. 

Larry was miraculously healed in 1995 of what physicians diagnosed as a form of crippling arthritis. He was told that his body had permanent, irreversible damage and that he would not be able to work again. Throughout this many month health battle, God spoke repeatedly to Larry that "God's Word is true and the devil is a liar"! He preached Sunday after Sunday that it was impossible for God to lie! (Heb. 6:18) He taught continually that God's word was true.... more true than man comprehends. Larry's absolute and steadfast faith and trust in God brought forth a total healing in his entire body seven hours after the fourth physician - rheumatologist had given him a "doomed diagnosis". He shares his miraculous testimony to countless people in churches, on radio and television. 

Larry and wife Brenda have been married more than thirty years and are blessed with three children: Melissa, Lindsay and Brett.


I’m Pastor Larry Wilkins of The Dove Christian Fellowship. I am Aquilla’s oldest son and have been the pastor for 30 years.  I will be sharing with you on the website whatever the Holy Spirit is speaking to my heart several times each month.  Much of it will be things I preach at The Dove on Sunday mornings.  So even though you can’t be with us you can be a part of what God is doing here. The Church is no longer confined to one location but it is linked together all over the world.  Isn’t it wonderful to live in a time such as this?  I have a heart for the Body of Christ. I have a vision of a Glorious Church of God in the earth and I believe it is coming together in this day.  You are the apple of His eye and very special to Him and to me also.





These truly are trying times we are living in, but the Lord promises when the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard.   I don’t know about you but I see a lot of flood water out there.  I see a lot of Satan’s attacks upon God’s people. It seems we are surrounded on every side at times. It’s not just in our personal lives, but beloved, our nation is in real trouble. I feel in my spirit a troubling greater than any time in my life. The Body of Christ has lost tremendous ground to the enemy in the last few years at a pace that is astounding to the degree that if we continue to lose as we have in the last few years, America will be unrecognizable and lose the glory God has so wonderfully bestowed upon her in the past. 


In recent flooding in Texas I heard one man interviewed on television.  He said in a matter of a few minutes water was up to his porch.  Then less than 10 minutes later water was in his house knee deep. A few minutes later they had to swim out. He said he lost everything. 


Listen children of God, the enemy is moving fast. One minute everything can seemingly be alright.  In a moment’s time all can be lost. But, The Lord! But, God! Those may be incomplete sentences but, The Lord God is all we need. The Lord! God! says, He will raise up a Standard!


Isaiah 59:19 (AMP)


So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.


First of all, the world is going to once again fear the name of the Lord!  Man has lost his fear of the Lord because man thinks he has explained away all things that are God. Sad to say, but a great many Christians have lost their fear of God because they don’t think God actively intervenes in the earth today. But God says, “They shall fear my name from the east to the west.” 


And because God wants His true Believers to know things before they happen He tells us “the enemy is going to come in like a flood.” Beloved, God knows exactly what is happening in the world and in your life.  God has a plan and He has always had a plan. He is going to raise up a “standard”. The word standard means to cause someone or something to flee, to be put to flight. 


The second part of that Scripture says, “and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].” 


Oh, let me tell you how I see that.  Just like Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water,” (John 7:38 )I believe “the standard” that God is speaking of is His people that are filled so full of the power of the Holy Spirit that it is like rivers of living water. 


The devil has brought his flood but it is no match for what God is going to do through His people! I tell you rivers of the Spirit are coming to God’s people!


Isaiah 59:20 (KJV)


And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. 


The “standard” is the Spirit of Christ (anointing) rising up in Zion.  Zion is God’s holy people with the highest calling of God upon their lives. They are completely sold out Believers. But, even Zion Believers have to have a repentant heart.  Do you know that Believers needing to repent is a controversial subject today in many churches? Many preachers that designate themselves as “Grace Preachers” teach that Christians don’t have to repent because they are under grace.  I don’t want to get side tracked here on another message. I’ll leave that for another time.  But the truth is, God is waiting for Zion Believers to repent and make themselves ready for the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit that we have ever experienced. 


Just as in the days of Moses when the enemy (Pharaoh) was coming in like a flood God had a plan. 


Exodus 14:13-14 (KJV) 


And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 


I don’t know about you but I’m ready to hear the Lord say “the enemy you see today you shall see them no more forever”!


And God raised up the waters of the Red Sea to destroy the enemy. God is raising up the waters of the Spirit in His people in this hour. 


Isaiah 59:21 (KJV) 


As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.


See, it is God’s Spirit upon you, God’s Words in your mouth. As Jesus said, out of your belly shall flow rivers; rivers of Anointed Spirit--filled Words of God so powerful that it puts the enemy to flight. 


Isaiah 60:1-3 (KJV) 


Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 


The Scripture is clear. The change we are looking for, waiting for, is the Spirit of God rising upon His people in an awesome way that the world has never seen! 


It’s your time to arise and shine! There’s a brilliant light of God that is coming upon His people in this hour and it is going to make the darkness flee and set the captives free!


I hear a song in my spirit:


“The Light upon thee shall make the darkness flee and set the captives free, saith the Lord! The Light upon thee shall make the darkness flee and set the captives free, saith the Lord!”

Pastor Larry



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