During the cold weeks of November, 1989, as the first chisels began picking the Berlin Wall into rubble, the pastor of a small church in Schaumburg, Illinois witnessed the invisible walls in his church disintegrating into a new kind of Spiritual freedom. Indeed, Phil Miglioratti remembers it well: an awakening from deadened ritual to vibrant worship, a subtle movement from pretence and insensitivity to humble honesty and real concern for the poor, a shift from spiritual silence to sustained periods of group and individual prayer. “It was a time of real revival,” says Miglioratti, a short, dark-haired man with a comfortably warm demeanor, “we all experienced a real freedom in the Spirit that we hadn’t had before.”
For Miglioratti, these winter months were to mark the beginning of a lifelong passion to see a prayer-filled revival sweep the churches of Northern Illinois—a passion which continues to be hammered out in his life and vision as he consistently works to see the whole church bring the whole gospel to the whole city in the Chicagoland area. Click Here to read more on Phil M.