Brief History of the Wings of Healing:
The Wings of Healing Radio Ministry was born of the aspiration and foresight of Dr. Thomas Wyatt. In 1942, it was a leap of faith to launch such a ministry during the depths of World War II. Yet with the spiritual insights and anointed messages, soon the broadcast expanded from its modest beginnings until it was heard on two national radio networks, and eventually around the world. In the early years the ministry expanded into many areas of evangelism, initiating the first mass evangelistic crusades, in Jamaica, followed by West Africa, and soon in many other nations. Bethesda Bible Institute was begun in 1947, and was followed with a call for 500 to be trained as Pastors and Evangelists. As a result hundreds of indigenous churches were established in Africa, India, South America, and the Islands of the Sea, and a great religious movement swept the nations of Ghana (then the Gold Coast), and Nigeria, that is still bearing fruit. The ministry has continued its landmark involvement with these indigenous works, and with various benevolent outreaches around the world.
After Dr. Wyatt’s passing in 1964, the leadership of the Wings of Healing passed to his wife Evelyn Wyatt, who continued its vision and passionate message right up to her death in 2004. Today the Ministry continues under the direction of Dr. Thomas Randolf Wyatt, grandson of its Founder.
What is the Wings of Healing?
The Radio Ministry: The broadcast is heard weekly over many outlets in the United States, Canada, and Overseas.
Christian Publications: Thomas Wyatt and Evelyn Wyatt wrote many inspirational, and challenging books which continues with Dr. Thomas R. Wyatt, a prolific writer in his own right.
Support of Children: For many years the Wings of Healing ministry has provided food, clothing, shelter, Christian and traditional education for countless children through the Wings of Healing Children’s Homes.
Bible Schools: The education of “Preaching Partners” in foreign lands continues as an important outreach.
Emergency Relief: Extending help in areas hit hard by natural disasters.
Indigenous Minister Support: Providing encouragement, equipment, and any help possible without jeopardizing autonomy.
Indigenous Church Support: Enabling native partners to build and maintain churches, assisting financially when circumstances require.
Intercessory Prayer: We believe in the efficacy of Prayer, as we intercede for the many needs of God’s people everywhere.
What We Believe:
Richard Baxter, one of the great Puritan Theologians said it best, “in necessarlis, unitas, in dublis, libertas, in omniis caritas” (in the essentials, unity, in the doubtful, liberty, in all things charity).
The “tradition delivered to the saints,” however, has not proved adequate to defend the established understanding of these essentials. Thus it becomes essential to state definitely that we believe:
Jesus Christ is the “only begotten of the Father,” conceived of the Holy Spirit, crucified under Pontius Pilate, He was buried and then “showing Himself alive after His death by many compelling proofs,” and is now “sitting at the right hand of the Father,” interceding as our High Priest.
We are “saved by the grace” of God, through faith “believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.” Through Him we become a “new creation” endued with the Holy Spirit. There is “salvation in no other name” than Jesus Christ.
The Church is called to be the very “body of Christ.” His invisible, universal, and undefeatable manifestation in the earth empowered by the Holy Spirit through the gifts and ministries to the church. This church, regardless of its past history or weakness, is called to be the spiritual depository of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ, and the tangible proclamation of the empowering gospel amid His creation.
By God’s own decree there will come a time when only goodness can exist. All evil will be thrust “into outer darkness,” and all who have been “born from above” will reign eternally with Christ Jesus in the very presence of the Father.