February 1949—Kenneth E. Hagin enters the field ministry
When Rev. Hagin entered the field ministry, his teaching gift was a needed complement to the healing revival of 1947–1958. He later said that his gift of teaching helped bring stability to what people received in healing meetings. “If people are going to maintain what they get from God, they’re going to have to possess it by faith,” he said, “and that’s the only way they’re going to hold on to it.” The more he taught on faith, Rev. Hagin said, the more people were able to stay healed.
May 1950—Kenneth E. Hagin told to ‘Go Teach My People Faith’
January 23, 1963—Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association Incorporated
December 30, 1965—Kenneth W. Hagin and Lynette Tipton Married
Six months later, his term of service came to a close, and he returned to the States. His father had been holding meetings in California where Kenneth W. was due to arrive. When he came through the Oakland Army Terminal, his dad asked him, “Well, son, what do you want to do?” Clutching Lynette’s picture in his hand, he responded without hesitation, “I want to go home.” Canceling plans to do some sightseeing in California, the Hagins drove straight to Garland, Texas.