John G. Lake
“Children make a cry in their travail that adults do not make. When you hear the children travail, know that Jesus has one foot in the door.”
(Transcribed from a sermon given by daughter of John G. Lake, Gertrude Reidt when she spoke at a Billye Brimm conference at Mac Hammond’s Church in Brooklyn Park, MN)
John Graham Lake, (1870-1935) usually known as John G. Lake, was a businessman who became known for his ministry as a missionary, faith healer, and founder of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa. He began to practice “divine healing”. From 1915 to 1920, Lake ran “Healing Rooms,” a healing center in Spokane, Washington. In 1920, he moved to Portland, Oregon, for a similar ministry that lasted for a few years. He later on returned to Spokane and practiced his healing ministry until his death. Part of his legacy is that in 1999, the Healing Rooms in Spokane, Washington were opened by Cal Pierce, though are not affiliated with John G. Lake Ministries. The Healing Rooms place an emphasis on not only serving the city of Spokane, but in duplicating the ministry of healing globally, with currently 1,026 Healing Rooms in 45 nations.