Pastor Lloyd Longfield 1919-2012

 

Pastor Lloyd

Pastor Lloyd Longfield passed away today (March 29, 2012), at the age of 93.

As the founding Pastor of this Church he has been instrumental in inspiring thousands to embrace the Holy Spirit.

His passion was for the need to receive the Holy Spirit, with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues; His resolve was that Spirit-filled people should live a righteous life, and not return to their sinful ways; His clarity related to the prophecies of the Bible, and that the Lord will return as King of Kings; His determination was that the Revival Centres, like the early Church, should not compromise.

We salute a man, whose zeal for embracing the fundamentals of scripture is legendary.

We respect a man, who really understood that our God of the Bible meant what He said.

This Church is a beneficiary of Pastor Lloyd’s wonderful uncompromising vision.

Let us all play our parts in advancing the legacy of those that have gone before.

God Bless and thank you

Pastor Simon Longfield

 

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Pastor Lloyd preaching:

“give it your best shot”

“you’ve got no right to get your neck in a knot”

“don’t just wipe away the webs; kill the spider”

“whatever He says: do it!”

“they’re not the ten suggestions, you know”

“better get baptised while the going’s good”

on speaking in tongues: “the technical term is ‘glossolalia’ – and with such technicalities they hope to gloss over it”

“you can’t be optimistic if you’ve got a misty optic”

“I’ll do the funnies, if you don’t mind”

“we’ll rule and reign for a thousand years: and that’s just for openers”

“it is a joy and a privilege to make a stand for God”

“that’s it, there isn’t any more”

 
 

Pastor Lloyd Longfield with Pastor Simon in PNG

Pastor Lloyd Longfield was involved in missionary work, and ministered to assemblies all over the world.
Here he is with Pastor Simon Longfield in Papua New Guinea.

 
 
 

Memorial Service

 
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A Memorial Service for Pastor Lloyd will be held at:

The Revival Centre Hall
275 Middleborough Road
Box Hill

on

Wednesday 4 April 2012 at 7:00pm

~ followed by refreshments ~

 

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The Revival Centres Church was established after World War 2 in Australia, and has since grown into having assemblies around the world. We believe God is still answering people directly and personally today.

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  1. I never had a conversation with him in which I didn’t walk away uplifted, encouraged, and ready to take on the world.

    Until that day when we will all meet again. Vale Pastor Lloyd.

  2. ‘And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.’ Numbers 16:48
    Like The Lord himself and Paul the apostle, we have this vision (unto our salvation) because Pastor Lloyd was prepared to look into the Word of God, stand for it and do it.
    We must do the same.
    Thank you pastor Lloyd for your courage and example.

  3. Selwyn Palmer : March 30, 2012 at 7:13 am

    In all my life Pastor Lloyd was one man whom when ever I had the chance to see and talk with him in N.Z I was left uplifted and like a new man. He was a true apostle of GOD and will be greatly missed, his work must continue and we are all charged to stand and do that for which we are called.Thank you Pastor Lloyd, we are all blessed by his work and faith, till your return with CHRIST be at peace in JESUS our Lord..

  4. FROM PNG:
    The message received with heart breaking and thanks. Please pass our condolence and love to sister Norma and Pr Simon and family. Thanks he has fought a good fight of faith. We will continue in our prayers in this time of sorrow. May God bless u all. Yrs in Christ
    Pastor Titus Cephas
    Lae

  5. FROM PNG:
    Message received, we are saddened by the great loss, our prayers of comfort at this time.
    Pastor Sacky Gebia
    Port Moresby

  6. FROM PNG:
    On behalf of Spiritfilled of RCI Sabig, Wulukum PNG I congratulate late Pastor Lloyd Longfield a great modern Prophet, the Hero of Faith, I share a word of sorrow and condolences to Pastor Simon Longfield and family, Sister Norma. May the Grace of Our Lord comfort you all at this time with Our Father.
    From Pastor Urban Torowi
    Wulukum

  7. Ian McGregor : March 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    He fought the good fight.
    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
    May the Lord continue to bless and encourage Sister Norma and the family.

  8. FROM PNG:
    Condolence Message for LATE PS LLOYD LONGFIELD. Ps Jerry, o/sights and saints of RCI ENB wishes to convey our deepest condolence to Sister Norma and Family. Ps Lloyd was father to us all you brought us home. Now we enjoy salvation.
    frm Pr Jerry Gedi
    Rabaul

  9. Because Pastor Lloyd stayed solid,
    because he checked the word of God and believed IT rather than men,
    we have a great church founded on God’s word.
    Simple, powerful and without fear.
    Now it is OUR fight to keep it pure.
    Thanks Pastor Lloyd for the great foundation.

  10. I met Pastor Lloyd in February 1996 when i’d been spiritfilled about 6 weeks He told me he’d enjoyed my testimony but i was too blown away by the talk he’d just given to even reply. I still find his talks inspiring as i listen to them over and over. Thank you Pastor Lloyd for your uncompromising encouragement and wonderful humour and humility.

  11. FROM PNG:
    God bless, Pr Darcy – seen your text re Pastor Lloyd. On behalf of my WH zone and saints pls pass our condolences to all his family. You all are in our prayers. Bye!
    Pastor Wally Gumbahing
    Mt Hagen

  12. I really have not met anyone greater and finer than Pastor Lloyd Longfield and I have met many well known and famous people but none has his wisdom or vision. Most uplifting and amazing person that I have ever met. His vision is equal to what the Lord wanted. Every second spent with him was refreshing, inspirational and insightful.

    Thank you Pastor Lloyd for having the courage in sticking to the Word of God.

  13. Kathie Leckenby : March 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    It has truly been an honour and privilege to have known Pastor Lloyd and to have heard him preach over the years. He touched the lives of so many with his Love of the Lord, his fire and brimstone preaching and his sense of humour. Well done you good and faithful servant…

  14. Ria Anderson : March 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Farewell to a very special Brother in the Lord – Pastor Lloyd Longfield.
    You have been a huge inspiration in my walk since I came along in 1985.
    I was always encouraged & appreciated how you took the time to talk and listen. My thoughts and love to Norma, Pastor Simon and all the family at this time.
    Sleep well in Christ, Pastor Lloyd.

  15. FROM PNG:
    Pr Darcy, Jiwaka zone sending condolences to Pr Simon family and sister Norma on passing away of our great spiritual father, Pr Lloyd. We r in grief and the whole Church will mourn on sunday combine fellowship. Extend my thoughts to Pr Simon. We wish him rest in Peace.
    Pr Simon Wahl.

  16. Pastor Lloyd left you in no doubt that he was thoroughly furnished for the Lord’s work. He spoke with authority and assurance. At the same time, he was a humble man. He spoke to you as an equal. I never hear him speak without being uplifted.

  17. FROM PNG:
    The following Pastors have rung and asked me to pass on condolences to sister Norma, Pastor Simon and Wendi, the extended Longfield family and RCI Melbourne. Darcy (PNG co-ordinator):

    Dotaona Tasman (Port Moresby)
    Paul Poso (Madang)
    Edward Gunigasa (Wewak)
    Luke Yino (Wulukum)
    Gabriel Malise (Vanimo)

  18. Mardi Muirson : March 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I really looked up to Pastor Lloyd from the age of 18, till 36 (now 63) I still have fond memories of my time at the old Rialto Theatre, Kew, and remember Pastor Lloyd’s charismatic personality with his clever sayings, expressions and gestures he used to keep our attention! His teachings had a big impact on my life. He will be sadly missed by so many, including those many others who’ve moved on and loved him too. I’ll let some of them know, if they don’t already know. Thinking of you all as the fellowship he founded, as you mourn his passing on, as well as sending my condolences to all of the Longfield family. Sorry I cannot be there for the service.

  19. Bruce Pollock : March 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Best wishes and condolences to family and close friends of Pastor Lloyd. He was a shining light and a great ambassador of Gods work. We thank you for the rock solid foundation you have provided for us to build on, and a clear understanding of the word of God. Praise The Lord from the Coffs Harbour Assembly

  20. Marianne Griffiths : March 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Prayers and thoughts to Auntie Norma and all the extended Longfield family at this time. We have all had the privilege to be inspired by Pastor Lloyd throughout his years guiding the RCI. Thank you for your wisdom and strength to do what’s right. I am proud to be part of such a marvelous work. And though for a time we will miss you brother and your cheeky sense of humour we know we shall see you again soon. Until that day rest in peace Pastor Lloyd.

  21. Pastor Lloyd A soldier for the Lord, A Shepherd, Husband ,Dad, Grandfather,Preacher, Gentleman, larikan and who knows what else? Just thinking about him makes me smile. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Till we meet again. 😉

  22. FROM PNG:
    May he Pastor LLOYD LONGFIELD REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.
    Pastor Issac Wamin
    Dato

  23. Carl Gibbard : March 31, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Pastor Lloyd. What can I say about this much loved brother. A pastor in the true sense of the word, regarding the word of God, a man with a sharp and clear vision (Hebrews 5v14), and regarding committment, a preacher who meant business.

    From the early days to this time he has stood, unchanged in his conviction of the Salvation message: to repent, to be baptised and to received the Holy Spirit with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues. Some men have weakened over the years, they have grown weary and have watered down the word, but our brother has stood firm to the end, and for this, I for one, am truly grateful.

    Paul, the apostle instructed Timothy, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Tim 2v2). Unlike many modern day evangelists, Pastor Lloyd has not been full of his own self importance, he did not stifle those who would come after him, (those future leaders), but instead, has passed on this sound doctrine and has in recent years committed the work of this ministry to faithful men who share this same vision.

    Our beloved brother and those faithful co-workers have stood the test of time. Can we do less. Praise the Lord.

  24. Simon Longfield : March 31, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Since my dad’s passing, there has been a constant flow of text messages and Facebook messages. Thank you for the outpouring of love to the family. Thank you for words of encouragement. Thank you for telling us how much Pastor Lloyd influenced your life, as he did mine. It is extraordinary! God Bless!

    • Linda Poland : March 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      I am so sorry I can’t be there for you
      No doubt there will be many, not just a few
      So my thoughts are with your family today
      There aren’t many words I can possibly say

      But your battle is over now you have done your best
      Just sleep for a while, take a wee rest
      In the twinkling of an eye you’ll be there
      On that day when our Lord does appear.

      God bless

      Linda. Perth RCI

      • Linda Poland : March 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm

        For Pastor Lloyd (from Linda Poland, Perth RCI

        You are just asleep for a short while,
        One day soon you’ll be able to smile,
        Even though today seems a little grey,
        In time we know the clouds will fade away,
        For precious in God’s sight are you,
        Many are called, there will be few,
        In the Twinkling of an Eye He’ll be there,
        And you’ll surely meet Him in the air,
        To live is Christ, to die is gain,
        There will be trials and tribulations,
        much rain,
        So rest for a while, he’s not ready yet
        He’ll be back soon,
        His time is set.

        Written: by Linda Jane Poland

    • oscar and Anne meshack-kenya : April 25, 2012 at 2:14 am

      Dear pastor simon,am so sorry for tha great loss of your father,beloved pastor Lloyd.though have never met him personally but the death touched me so much having met you in kenya 1997.with pastor victor.you realy inspired me pastor.there arent much i can possibly say,but your dad is just asleep for ashort while.To live is christ, to die is gain.Take heart.we r very sorry.

  25. Craig Rawcliffe : March 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

    When I think of Pastor Lloyd I think of a man who was fully persuaded. There was never a shadow of doubt about his conviction and as I remember him I am encoraged to be single minded in this race for our souls and those that will hear us. I ask myself “why did I always feel great after speaking with him?” Because he spoke the word of God with the authority granted him by God. He always exhorted to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. I now rejoice that God has made a way for P. Lloyd to “forever be with Him”. God Bless Norma and family and all those that laboured alongside this precious earthern vessel who glorified God with his time.
    Love Craig, Petrice Luke and William.

  26. Unbelievable inspiration and always encouraging and sometimes correcting but in a very kind way! Loved his visits to canada, portland USA and meeting him at freshwater creek to chat about the lord. Need to keep on keeping on and make this the best year ever for us all in the lord.

    rgrds

  27. A mighty angel has fallen asleep…. Matthew 24v31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds , from one end of heaven to the other

  28. James Sandeman : March 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Through the insight & joy Pastor Lloyd provided through the Holy Spirit we have benefited beyond measure as a Church, as an individual my conversations with him, though brief in length, have had more of an impact on my life than most. I believe this is because he wasn’t afraid to correct & he did so from the desire to see a fellow soul saved. Just like God, Pastor Lloyd wanted all men to come to repentance and to stay on the straight and narrow. He has left us a great example.

  29. Brian Ferguson : March 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Through many times when others were being persuaded of men rather than God, Pr Lloyd believed and was fully pursuaded that the word of God Word was fundamental and that the individual needed to act on it. As a result I came to a fellowship that holds Gods Word High. I came to a fellowship that understands the importance of Doctrine, Righteousness, Unity. That enjoys an understanding of prophesy and Gods Plans for the nations, in particular, Israel and our part in it. That enjoys an understanding in Gods work in us, that we are overcomers and victorious through God and that we have a signs following ministry. That understands Gods Love.
    I thank God for oversight that have led the way over so many years faithfully. Pr Lloyds life is certainly something to rejoice in as it has bore fruit in so many ways.

  30. Nelson Mbewe : March 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    on behalf of Brothers and Sisters of Malawi we are sorry for the death of Pastor Lloyd Longfield.

    may his soul Rest in peace till we meet again in Gods Glory.

    our Condolence to the Family

  31. FROM PNG:
    CONDOLENCES
    In every human race there is always a great man, so is Pastor Lloyd Longfield.
    He is known as the modern day prophet, the hero of faith.
    We would like to take this time to thank him for bringing us to know the real truth.
    In this day of sorrow and grief, we extend our condolences to Pastor Simon Longfield, sister Norma and the Longfield family
    May his soul rest in eternal peace.
    God Bless
    PASTOR PASCAL REIMAU RCI AITAPE ZONE PNG

  32. Mark Claasen (NZ) : April 1, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Our respect and condolences to the family and friends, we shall all look forward to seeing Lloyd again on the other side

    Bless you all

  33. FROM FIJI:

    Pastor Simon,

    We say AMEN to the wonderful life of our dear Grand Pastor. I cannot say much but repeat II Timothy 4:6 “…….I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the FAITH.”

    God Bless Pst Simon and the RCI Vision.

    Pst Apenisa

  34. FROM FIJI:

    Vinaka ga na Turaga/PTL

    Condolences from the saints in Vanualevu RCI(Savusavu,Natewa,Kioa and Taveuni)

    When we received the news we’ve just finished 2days of Outreach in Natewa(a remote RCI outpost).A total of 28 visitors attended with appx 12 keen for followups

    All our days are numbered but as Pr Lloyd always remind us…occupy till He comes..

    All the Best

    Pr Pere(in Natewa,Vanualevu)

  35. Denis Vaughan : April 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Hello Pastor Simon
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mother and your brothers, sister and family. Your dad was a great example of dedication and service to us all. We will catch up soon.
    God bless,
    Gosford Revival Centre

  36. Malcolm Hills : April 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Pastor Simon……thinking of you and your family at this time.

    Your Dad has been such an enduring part of so many lives. He has inspired me in my darkest moments and been the reason for so many of my highest and most inspired times.

    With his passing also comes a strengthening of our resolve to be without excuse until that day……..I am so grateful for his leadership and courage and faithfulness.

    Deeply missed but never separated.

    God Bless

    Malcolm Hills

  37. Richard & Liz : April 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Hi Simon,

    All the best to you and your family at this time.

    When it came to being a truly remarkable and honourable person, your dad really blew everybody else out of the water. His testimony was always as impeccable as those awful white shoes he used to wear. I really admired him.

    I know it was expected but I guess you’re never really completely ready for a day like today.

    Warm regards, Richard and Liz

  38. Dirk Lynzaat : April 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    We wish to register our gratitude for the ministry, the vision, and the practical example of Pastor Lloyd, over many years. We are all so fortunate to have such an example of sound doctrine, and the manner in which to conduct oneself as God’s representative in this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Pastor Lloyd at this time. RCI Bendigo

  39. Bula Pastor Simon, the Family and the RCI saints
    Thanks for the Great News of a Great Man of God. Pastor Lloyd Longfield. He has shown us the only Way…. to GOD !! and led by example
    Our Prayers are with you ALL and the family.

    From the Saints from this uttermost part of the world …Fij

  40. Phil & Tamra : April 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Pastor Simon
    Tamra and I are praying for you and your family. I praise the lord that he has blessed me and my family with the wisdom and clarity of the Lord through your father, and now I praise God for you as the Lord continues to bless you and consequently my family.
    God bless

  41. He fought the good fight with a passion & vision 2nd to none. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your whole family. 1 Thess 4 : 13 – 18

  42. Robert Lee & Family, Kuala Lumpur : April 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Hi Pastor simon, my sincere condolences to you and family, on the passing of Pastor Lloyd.
    He fought a good fight and he is an inspiration to us all. GOD BLESS.

  43. Auckland Assembly : April 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Hi Pastor Simon, we have heard of Pastor Lloyd’s passing. We all benefited so much from his inspiration. He now rests waiting for our Saviour. The thoughts of the Auckland assembly are with you and your family. God Bless. DP.

  44. Bruce and Sue Judkins : April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Pastor Simon, Our thoughts are very much with yourself, Jonathon and your amazing mum.

    Your dad must have been very proud of you, to see you so capably leading the work. What a legacy he left. What a reward is waiting for him, hallelujah, and for the rest of us, thanks largely to his steadfastness. He surely was the Lord’s man, in his time.
    God bless you Pastor Simon, Bruce and Sue Judkins

  45. Hi Simon – have heard about your father’s death. Please accept our deepest condolences – for you, your family and, of course, your mum. The saints in Dunedin salute not only a great man but an exemplar of the faith.

  46. David and Marlene Swain : April 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

    The thoughts and prayers of all your brothers and sisters in Launceston are with you and all your family at this time. We will be forever grateful for the vision Pastor Lloyd has worked so hard to maintain against all opposition over many years. I do not think we will be able to be with you in person next Wednesday but will have you all in our minds as we pray and give thanks to our Lord for the wonderful opportunity your father has left us with. Love from David and Marlene Swain, Launceston

  47. Anna & I are saddened at the news of the passing away of our beloved Pr Lloyd our prayers & thoughts are with you & the family. Our joy is knowing that he is at rest no more to suffer having run his race fought the good fight & kept the Faith may we all follow after his example looking forward to meet with him on that day Philippians 4:7 God Bless

  48. Graham Argus : April 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    See you very soon Pr Lloyd Longfield, Son of God, Brother in Spirit.
    (You will know them by their fruits) – To be known because of, and by the ways of the Holy Spirit and not by the ways of this life. Is to have the reward of eternal life. I will tie a knot in the end of the rope so I will never let go. Love you.

    Love and comfort through the Spirit to Pr Simon and the rest of the family.

    Graham & Debbie Argus

  49. Michael Lucas : April 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    RIP Pst Lloyd… The Church in Mt. Hagen, PNG would like to pass their condolescense to the Longfield family. Our pastors Pst Wally Gubhaing and family and Pst Alphonse Taboeya and family and the saints in Mt. Hagen and Western Highlands Zone also pass their condolescense.. He was a model pastor. We will surely miss him.. 1 Corinthians 5:3, God Bless.

  50. Tony Barton : April 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    God’s Kingdom has lost a great general today. RIP till the Lord returns Pastor Lloyd. Lloyd will always be the model of a great Pastor in our fellowship, we are dedicated to carrying on his work in Australia.

    Regards Tony Barton
    Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Fellowship of Australia

  51. Craig Bowen : April 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    What an example! Its what we all want…to serve the Lord with everything we’ve got , without compromise until we fall asleep in Christ or make it alive until the day we are all raised. The dead in Christ first!

    I loved P Lloyd preaching, its something I longed for and I either got chills, laughed or thought to myself Hallelujah…more often all three.
    I loved talking with P Lloyd..as many have said. it was a positive experience every time. I could never be in the same room without saying
    G’day.

    I loved watching P Lloyd and Norma together…what a team!

    I loved P Lloyd as a brother in Christ and Im so thankful for his vision and his example.

    I thank God for P Lloyd and look forward to being reunited in the next age.

    God bless Norma and the family…thank you for sharing him and your tireless support over a lifetime.

  52. Melbourne Youngies : April 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you to Pastor Lloyd for preaching the whole gospel, and setting us up with the simple, clear message we enjoy today. He showed us that it’s only complicated if you leave bits out, and we have to follow his lead and preach the whole message, no matter what. He truly was a servant of the Lord, he leaves behind a legacy of standing firm on sound doctrine, and for that we will be eternally grateful.

    Thank you from the Melbourne Youngies.

  53. “I do the funnies around here” RIP Pastor Lloyd

  54. I learned much under those days back at the Rialto theatre. Fond memories of all the family. Sending my sympathy, love and condolences to Paul and Margaret who I remember particularly with love.

  55. Bob & Kaye Munro : April 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    There went a man of God. Thank you Pastor Lloyd for your joyful steadfastness and determination to be about the Lord’s work. The saints in East Gippsland send their love and condolences to Norma and the family. Till we meet again.

  56. Celia Dillon : April 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    We are so very grateful for Pr Lloyd’s zeal and determination to stand for what is right. It always has been, and will continue to be, hugely encouraging for us. His faithful ministry of the word of God has shaped our vision and understanding, and we are so thankful that we are able to worship the Lord in spirit and TRUTH because of this. We praise the Lord for raising him up to this, and Pr Simon as he has taken over the reins. Much love to Aunty Norma, Pr Simon and Wendi and the family, from the Dillon Clan.

  57. Peter Wilson : April 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I came to know Pr. Lloyd very well over the period of time that I was caretaker of the Forum Theatre and the 10 yrs I looked after the talk ministry in Melb. I had a great respect for him, like the Lord, Pr, Lloyd was no respecter of persons, he had no favorates, it was the Word of God or nothing. We had many a good chat about the scriptures, Bible Prophecy, the state of the world, etc. The conversations about me being a single man were very entertaining, I didnt mind being roughed up at times.
    I recieved a tap on the shoulder one sunday, “listen chum” was the response, “I really appreciate the roll you do looking after the Talk ministry, now! if you ever hear anything from the platform, even if it,s a talk of mine that you think should be erased, I support you 100% on it. ” Of course I could never do that to Pr. Lloyd, his ministry to me personally over the years has been more valuable than gold. I miss the chum already.
    Deepest condolences to Norma, Pr. Simon, Jonathon and families.

  58. chris smith : April 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Many of us owe Pastor Lloyd and the early founders of the ministry our Spiritual lives. The vision shown all those many years ago is why so many of us are Spirit Filled today. Thank you on behalf of my family and all of the Saints for our salvation and the unity into this great family of God. Without Pr Lloyd, many of us would still be wandering in the wilderness instead of rejoicing in the Spirit. Thoughts to the family for their loss, but rejoicing in the knowledge that his battle is won.

  59. Joan & Ernie Christie : April 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    A real evangelist and a good shepherd. It didn’t matter if you were a wee lamb or an old ram, you were important to him. He always looked after the sheep. To Norma, Pastor Simon and all the family – Deepest Sympathy.

  60. Leader Elizah : April 2, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Pastor Lloyd, you were the Shepard of the Lord’s sheep. You were faithful, much with wounds because of our friend and savior Yushuah. You were representative of the Lord, sow even with much physical lose but much spiritual gain. Becuase of Your courage, PNG and the rest of the world have the word (baptism, reciceving gift of H/Sprit, tongues and miracles),light is conquering some darkest regions of the world!

    In the time to come, the pearly gates of Heaven will be much surpriese and looking forward to meeting you, Jesus, Father. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord(2 Corinthians 5:8 )!

    Our sympathy to the immediate families.

    Navo fellowship
    WNBP,Kimbe

  61. Martin Murray : April 2, 2012 at 7:41 am

    There was a good man called Lloyd
    Whose ministry we all enjoyed
    ..He stood like a rock
    ..In good times and not
    Sleep well, dear Pastor Lloyd

  62. MAXINE GOLDSACK : April 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

    To Pastor Simon Longfield, Norma, and all the Longfield family. Our love, thoughts and prayers to you all. Pastor Lloyd an INSPIRATION WITH A GREAT VISION… Pastor Lloyd will be truely missed, but his LEGACY for seeing the righteous way to live in God’s plan..and the experience of receiving the Holy Spirit, that many shall be saved…. Always a friendly smile, I will remember…NEVER FORGOTTEN…. A MIGHTY SOLDIER FOR THE LORD… until we meet again…Deepest Sympathy… RIP PASTOR LlOYD LONGFIELD an HONOUR….PEACE TO YOU ALL….GOD SPEED.

  63. Dear Pr. Simon,

    Alicia and I just wanted to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Pr. Lloyd and are so privelaged to have been a part of his ministry. When I came to the Lord almost 12 years ago we began listening to Pr. Lloyd and loved it. I still can’t get enough of it and I still love listening to him. I have already told Alicia that everyone who attends my funeral (should the Lord tarry) will get a copy of Pr. Lloyd’s talk, ‘Believe…’ a classic that gets right to the point and doesn’t hold any punches. We’ll have to convert it from tape to CD though.

    He was also so inspiring and spoke with such conviction and refused to compromise the word of the Lord. I have always looked up to him and yourself like superstars – I even got to talk to him once on the phone when you visited Portland. We are so grateful to be a part of RCI and its committment to staying true to God’s word. Another wonderful thing is that you have had an awesome relationship with your father who loves the Lord – I think of my own dad and love him dearly but we differ on the Lord big time. I look forward to my family being as united in the Lord as you guys. You are a shining example of the same vision and perseverence that your dad had. I can’t imagine the experiences you guys must have had and the mentoring that took place – awesome, I’m sure.

    Thanks for being such a faithful leader for the church. We are deeply saddened to see Pr. Lloyd leave but soon enough he’ll meet the Lord in the air and we’ll just keep rolling. Just know that we love you and support you and reach out to you at this time – hard to put into words, of course, but what a man he was, having the courage to do the same thing he did for so long. Just awesome. We have all been so blessed. God bless you and your family!

    James, Alicia and Ella

    • Colin Church : April 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Hey Alicia and James,

      Bitter/sweet feelings upon hearing of Pastor Lloyd’s passing. Bitter for those of us feeling his loss. Sweet for him who has finally entered into the rest after 93 years of mortality. I too still listen to his ministry of yester-year and get thrilled everytime. There is nothing like it.
      Good to read your comments and glad to hear you are abounding in the Lord.
      All our love and God’s richness on you,

      Colin and Karen

    • Jimmy good to see you and AL still walking strong…..lol…….Pastor LLyod was the shizzle……..

  64. 1 Corinthians 4 v 15 for though you have 10 000 instructers in Christ yet have ye not many Fathers for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel.

    Thank you for your example and love.

    1 Peter 5 v 4 and when the cheif shepherd shall appear ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

  65. Neil and Lisa : April 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

    We feel privileged to have known and loved Pastor Lloyd, a man of great vision and faithfulness to God and His Word. Pastor Lloyd shared his revelation of the Word of God and we were inspired to believe.

    Millions in modern day “Pentecost” can’t seem to connect the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with the necessity to receive the Holy Spirit for salvation. Pastor Lloyd truly understood the simple scriptural fact that the measure of the sacrifice of the Son of God is not only the forgiveness of sin but the making available of God’s Holy Spirit, and this clarity is what has characterised RCI and benefited all who heard and believed over the decades.

    You knew exactly what Pastor Lloyd stood for. He provided an example and ministered to us on what it means to walk/live “in the Spirit”. He was a compassionate man. He opposed those who sought to compromise the Word of God or hurt the church. A true servant of God. And just as the Kingdom of God is “not of this world”, the legacy of Pastor Lloyd’s ministry cannot be bound by place and time. We thank the Lord for Pastor Lloyd and also for his wife Norma and others who played a vital role in his life and ministry.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Norma and the family of Pastor Lloyd at this time of loss.

  66. Brendon & Tina Backx : April 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Thanks Pastor Lloyd for your “no compromise” stand your direction and your inspirational talks you gave over the years, til we meet again!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Norma and the family during this time of loss.

  67. The Gowlland Family : April 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Our thoughts and best wishes are with the family. Pr. Lloyd will be greatly missed. His ministry was second to none and as mentioned above, we all felt uplifted after speaking with him. He was a great support in times of trouble and his solutions and words were very wise. We loved his sense of humour and many a time I was doubled over with laughter. We will see you again soon Pr.Lloyd. God bless.

  68. Malcolm Smith : April 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Sincere condolences to Pr Simon Longfield and family from Corrinna and myself. Being a Kiwi, I got to know Pr Lloyd via talk tapes, (volume on max to beat the 1000cc engine on my Morris Mini).

    Many paint being a Christian as too hard, mysterious and far off. The Apostle Paul was so confident in his experience that three times he wrote “be ye followers of me”.

    Many thanks to Pr Lloyd who always set the bar high and expected it to be reached by all he preached to.

  69. It was with great sadness we heard the news about Pastor Lloyd Longfield who has passed away, now asleep in the Lord. Many tears have been shed, but now much more rejoicing has taken place, as we remember the good times, listening to his ministry and the support he has given us in PNG.

    Condolences to sister Norma, Pastor Simon and Wendi and the Longfield extended family. Our thoughts are with the Melbourne assembly at this time.
    Pastor Bonny Kinea, Pastor Hendrick Wipul, Pastor Jack Auto and all the saints in Lumi and the West Sepik district. We salute you

  70. Sth side house meeting Townsville : April 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Pastor Lloyd what a shepherd you brought us to a safe place and left it in safe hands. So many of us have benefited from your faithful and uncompromising stand.You probably had no idea how you helped strenthen tthose of us who were afar of but your parting really does inspire us to carry on and grow in the things of our Lord. Look forward to eternity with you and all those who stay faithful and obedient. Thank you and may our Lord strengthen your family at this time
    Townsville south side house meeting

  71. Ben Burrows : April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Praise the Lord for our brother, friend and mentor who throughout the years stood strong and firmly on the Word. Who provided the wisdom and insight to fight a good fight and to ‘give it our best shot’. Who showed the passion and zeal that you must do it God’s way or else. Who always had something to say to put smile on your face. Whose favourite chorus to open a meeting was ‘Brighten the Corner’… Who is now resting in peace waiting to be called upon yonder in the air. 1 Cor 15:51-58
    Condolences to the family,
    love The Burrows

  72. Hey will someone video the service? Us kiwis would love to see it.

    Zane

  73. Peter & Joan Barnes : April 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Pastor Lloyd was such an inspiration to us. Someone we always looked forward to seeing and hearing.

    Norma, Pastor Simon and family, you are in our prayers especially at this time.

  74. Geoff & Judy Hulme : April 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    LRL STRENGTH and HUMILITY in Biblical proportions. Thank you.

  75. I loved this man who kept moving us forward. He was unwavering in his determination to have us meet the Lord in the air. Thank goodness for our ‘tape’ collections, that means we can dip into, and savour, Pr Lloyd’s wisdom and wit for many a day yet.

    Best love to Norma, who made it all look so easy, and thanks Pr Simon for following unswervingly on.

  76. Poem - Our Precious Pastor Lloyd : April 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    OUR PRECIOUS PASTOR LLOYD

    Once in a lifetime
    There comes a man
    Who helped change your life
    The way no one else had

    Who spent his life
    Serving the Lord
    And preaching faithfully
    God’s holy Word

    Who never would waiver
    No matter what was said
    Who followed the scriptures
    The way they were meant

    A man who studied the bible
    But didn’t pick and choose
    What he would preach
    Like so many do

    To have the courage
    To tell it like it is
    Not soften God’s word
    To please every man

    Who obeyed the Lord
    And guided his flock
    He preached true salvation
    As it is written in the word

    He put others first
    Even before himself
    And guided and prayed for
    Those who needed God’s help

    A rock, a leader
    A precious friend
    A true inspiration
    To family and Saints

    And he did all these things
    Not needing acknowledgement
    A humble man
    Never wanting a fuss

    He ‘fought the good fight’
    And ‘gave it his best shot’
    He practiced what he preached
    A true example for us all

    A friend of the Lord
    A friend of the Saints
    A spiritual brother
    A ‘good and faithful servant’

    What’s the name you may you ask
    Of this incredible man
    His name is Lloyd Longfield
    And he’ll never be forgotten.

  77. Chris & Marion : April 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Norma and the Longfield family. Pastor Lloyd touched our lives and those of many others who heard his preaching over the years. He will be remembered as a man of vision and passion in preaching the full gospel, his strong leadership and his great sense of humour.

  78. Every now and again throughout history someone gets a calling and to that individual the Lord reveals the mystery of His plan in a way very few have experienced.

    Having received this revelation with courage, commitment and dedication and not being swayed or influenced by circumstances in life has brought us to understand the fundamental reality of God’s plan and purpose that very few have had the privilege to experience.

    We thank the Lord for Pr. Lloyd’s god-given vision and his absolute conviction in the Word of God which can only be by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:58

  79. Lae Youth Group (PNG) : April 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    THE LEGACY OF A PATRIOT
    (Principle Pastor Lloyd R. Longfield)

    The Life of every men is a diary in which he means to write
    one story and writes another.
    Each new day brings another chapter of life and it dawn on us
    to encounter
    every circumstance that fate had in stored for us.
    Every golden era in human history proceeds from the devotion
    and righteous passion of some individual.
    They are no bona fide mass movements,
    it just looks that way.
    There is always one man who knows his God. Knows where He
    is standing, knows where His foundation is.
    Death is inevitable; it may come to pass,
    The individual may succumbs, but he does not die if he had left
    something behind.
    The legacy of a patriot is significant in life itself,
    A life is not significant except for its impact on other lives.
    The legacy of a patriot is next to none.
    God called you in the very beginning,
    He was with you when you tread the earth with His Gospel of Light,
    you were His and always be.
    You are before His countenance,
    Your legacy, your life, the serene, silent beauty of a wonderful, holy
    life is the most powerful inspiration in the world, next to the
    might of God.

    Indeed yours was a legacy of a prophet, an evangelist, a pastor,
    a father, Apostle of Christ and mighty man of God.
    Your legacy will always lingered within us,
    The Legacy Of A Patriot.

  80. Yawasoro assembly, Wewak : April 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    We received the news of the passing of a great champion of true faith, Pastor Lloyd Longfield with great sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sr Norma, Ps Simon and family at this time of sorrow.

    From the Pastor Gabriel Fito and saints of Yawasoro assembly, Wewak, PNG.

  81. Tony devincenzo : April 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    We will be thinking of you all as you celebrate the wonderful life of Pastor Lloyd,sadness turns to joy as you draw on the comforter for strength,we have just experienced the comfort with our sister marj now sleeping in the Lord also. What a great man he was,without him we wouldn’t be here,sharing his wonderful vision with all.
    Enjoy your rest,you certainly earned it
    Tony and Jill and the Mackay assembly

  82. Kini Kurisaqila : April 4, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Here is man in whose passing we can confidently say : rest in peace brother
    Go rest high on the mountain
    for your work on earth is done
    You have fought the good fight
    you have run the race ..

    What a blessing
    What an inspiration
    Rest in peace Dear beloved Pastor Lloyd.

    From Fiji with love and prayers.

  83. tll the family of pastor lloyd may the holy spirit bring you great comfort at this time,in knowing that soon our brother will be in that great number which no man can number,and will hear the words well done. may our God comfort and keep you all in jesus.God bless.vange pana adelaide.

  84. MADANG ASSEMBLY (PNG) : April 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I am sending this message on behalf of my family, church in Madang zone we thank late Pr Lloyd for bringing RCI the gospel of Acts 2:38 into our country may he rest in peace.

    Our condolences to sister Norma , Pr Simon and family, may our heavenly father bless you all AMEN

  85. I have just been reading all the wonderful memories that Pastor Lloyd has left to the Church, and what more can I add?
    From the day I first met him, I could feel his love for the Lord. Over the years he became more of a father figure. His ministry was inspirational, uplifting, edifying and powerful. His ministry and love for the lord, has left it’s mark on me.
    The Bible tells us we have not many Fathers, well Pastor Lloyd you were one off them.
    He is know where we are going.
    To all his family, may God Bless and comfort you all.

    Leo and Dorothy Borg

  86. Joan & Ernie Christie : April 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    POEM (Ernie Christie)

    A man named Lloyd did cross my path
    As I journeyed through this life
    He told me all about the Lord
    And his word cut like a knife

    “You must be born again” he said
    “With the spirit and with water”
    I said “My sins are really bad”
    He replied, “It doesn’t matter”

    He asked me then to confess
    That Jesus Christ is Lord
    He plunged me ‘neath the waters
    Then rising my spirit soared

    The overwhelming joy I felt
    Will never go away
    I will praise the Lord in this new tongue
    Every minute of every day

    And now I know the Lord is mine
    He is my sword and shield
    And grateful will I ever be
    To my Friend Pastor Lloyd Longfield

  87. Hawkes Bay NZ : April 5, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Hi pastor Simon. If you could send our warmest regards to Norma, yourself and family and the Melbourne saints. We have appreciated over the last 30 years the time that P Lloyd and many others have spent helping us in hawkes bay and NZ. We remember him as a man who walked in the spirit and ministered the truth to others in word and deed. Keep up the good work and thanks for all you do! God bless
    P Adrian and the Saints in Hawkes Bay.

  88. dear pastor simon,

    y,day in came to know that our beloved pastor Longfield Ld, has reached his Home with our our Lord.

    I pray to the Lord Almighty to give His comfort to all of our family members who are deeply grieving on his departure. we on behalf of RCI India send our condolence.I personally know that His matchless leadership in establishing and leading the Revival Centres International.

    We are very fortunate to uphold the light he lit, pls convey my condolence to the all members / saints in australia.

    thanks and rgds.

  89. Dearly beloved brother in Christ,

    It is a heartfelt sorrow to hear passing away of Humbling Father,Brother,a Pastor,a Prophet and an Evengelist of endtimes.It’s a appointed time and a ripe age for him to depart to Glrory Land when the last trumpet sounds.He has fought a good fight of Faith,he has been a influnced of my life because through him,the gospel came to PNG.Our father has left a legacy for us to follow and to walk a righteous life. We are of his labour,we are his crown and joy.
    In 1995,I stood with him when I confessed in the meeting after 1994 National Rally.

    On 11th June,RCI fellowship was started in my house with 8 people. It’s like Noah and 8 people in ark.This is how we are thankful for the great man of God.

    In this End times,who has the Zeal and determination of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reache all corners of the earth which he did.

    We have hoped to see him when the Lord returns in a twinkling of an eyein the last trump.
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
    1 Corinthians 15:51-52

    Finally but not the least,pass my love and kisses to the family and all the brethren and big HUG to mum Norma.

    May God bless You All.
    (Pastor Titus Cephas)

  90. HAWKES BAY NZ : April 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Hi pastor Simon. If you could send our warmest regards to Norma, yourself and family and the Melbourne saints. We have appreciated over the last 30 years the time that P Lloyd and many others have spent helping us in hawkes bay and NZ.
    We remember him as a man who walked in the spirit and ministered the truth to others in word and deed. Keep up the good work and thanks for all you do! God bless
    P Adrian and the Saints in Hawkes Bay.

  91. Simon Longfield : April 5, 2012 at 1:49 am

    It has been a big day! This afternoon Pastor Lloyd was buried quietly by the family. Tonight I stood before hundreds of people and told his story. As I felt willed on by an audience eager to hear his epic tale, I was barely able to suppress how I really felt. Devastation was overcome by pride. Yes, I am proud that my dad was instrumental in the lives of so many thousands of people; I am proud that so many cherish his absolute resolve to commit to God’s purpose and plan; I am proud to be his son as well as call him my best friend … Everyone has a dad or mum, I know that, but there will only ever be one Pastor Lloyd. Rest in peace dad … I’m gonna miss our chats! Simon.

    • Maxine Goldsack : April 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Pastor Simon… Your whole family are just inspiring people..lead by an inspirational man…as you said every one has a mum and dad.. and there is only one Pastor Lloyd… the legacy your dad has left..we will treasure .. and we will DO.. in PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.. SO THEY TOO CAN EXPERIENCE THE HOLY SPIRIT.. The Lord will never leave or forsake you…and your memories of your dad will always be there.. WE ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH YOU OUR PRINCIPAL PASTOR.. YOUR DAD IS PROUD OF YOU.. GOD BLESS … PEACE TO YOU ALL.Love Maxine & Phil and family…

  92. Don Sullivan : April 5, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Dear Pastor Simon,

    We heard this morning about Pastor Lloyd’s passing. Obviously, there is nothing that anyone can say that will make this time easier for you, your family, your mom, and others that were closest to him . It is times like this that we praise Jesus for his “peace that passes all understanding” because he offers us peace through the Spirit. I first met Pastor Lloyd in 1987 when he and your mom came to Canada. He has been such a vibrant influence in my life. We will all miss him. Praise God that we know that this is only the beginning and not the end. Kaye, the kids and I want you to know that we are praying for you and your family at this time.

    Sincerely,
    Don Sullivan

  93. Peter Johansen : April 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Hi all,

    I’ll miss Pastor Lloyd Longfield very much. He was such a very faithful man that he’s been preaching for about 50 years from 1948 until 1998. Since when I came into the church in 1981 or 1982, he gave us very good talks straight from the Bible – even back in 1970’s as well. The Bible has the answers to every problems in the world. Also we live forever if we do what the Bible says. Also the dead will be raised up, and we’ll meet him together in the air when the Lord returns. We’re the happiest people in our planet earth.

    1 Corinthians 15:51-58
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
    John 11:21-26
    Matthew 5:3-4

    God bless you all,
    Peter Johansen from Melbourne assembly in Box Hill

  94. Chris & Heather Reed : April 8, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Pastor Lloyd fought the good fight, finished his course, kept the faith. A man for the moment, like the company of the great bible characters he is in, called out to fulfil the plan and purpose of God.

    We will always remember Pastor Lloyd for his warmth, smile, encouragement and hospitality shown to us both here in the UK and when we visited Australia. Our prayers and thoughts are with Norma and the family.

    God bless,

    Chris & Heather Reed, UK

  95. I,am sending this message in behalf of my family,church in Madang Zone we thank late Pr Loyd for bringing RCI the gospel of acts 2:38
    Into our country may he rest in peace. Pass our condolence message to sist Norma , Pr Simon and family may our hevenly father bless you all AMEN
    Pastor Paul Poso

  96. Thank You Pr Lloyd for your consistency in sticking to the gospel, you will always be remembered!

  97. TO: Pastor Simon LONGFIELD and The Family of LATE Pastor Lloyd LONGFIELD

    FROM: Oro Church

    We pass our condolence message to Pastor Simon LONGFIELD and family.
    Late Pastor Lloyd LONGFIELD was a great man in this modern history of Spirit filled Church.

    For building this gospel on the foundation laid by Jesus Christ Himself, with the early apostles. May the good Lord continue to bless you Pastor Simon Longfield, Pastor Darcy Ryan and all Pastors with their families for the great task that Late Pastor Lloyd Longfield has now left behind. We will continue to give our support in this dynamic gospel.

    His faith will speak in future too. Praise the Lord!

    He (the Lord) will reward him when He returns in His glorious throne. Amen.

    God bless Pastor Simon Longfield and Family.
    Pastor Joe Vangeke – Popendetta (PNG)

  98. John & Kay Barker : April 29, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Pastor Lloyd thank you

  99. BR BENJAMIN MOUYAI : June 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I,am sending this message on behalf of Leader Philip Mouyai & family, personally,church in Aitape Zone, we thank late Pr Loyd for bringing RCI the gospel of salavation to our country which, Pastor Lloyd fought the good fight, finished his course & kept the faith.
    Therefore, my family would, pass our condolence message to sist Norma , Pr Simon and family may our hevenly father bless you all.Br. Benjamin Mouyai, student @ the University of Goroka, PNG.

  100. Thanks Lloyd for your encouragement in my early walk with Christ. You were faithful to the core with your convictions and vision and I honor that. Met you for a short time when I first got saved when Revival Centres were together as one. Kia kaha, kia toa kia manawanui..and see you on the other side my bro..arohanui

  101. Just heard about pastor lloyds passing ( sleeping ) don’t care too keep up with ex revival people s gossip anyway brought more than a tear to my eye but a sense of privilege to have known him as a true brother in the faith were many succumb to wolves yes he fought the good fight what a godly example to all of us not to waiver Jeremiah : 3 15 and I will give you pastors according to mine heart which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding saith The Lord look forward to seeing your smiling face in glory may our lord our father continue to bless Simon and all the Longfield family your brother in Christ chris putt

  102. Geoffrey Roberts : July 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Pastor Lloyd Longfield was definately a hero of the faith. My salvation was largely due to his preaching.
    regards
    Geoffrey Roberts

  103. Collins Gesa, Vanuatu : March 2, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you RCI and the late Pr. Lloyd for the truth thought to ALL, your consistencies in sticking to the gospel, you will always be remembered as the father to all! We are delighted to know the truth and become active doers and being saved through your inspirations and edification in the Word of God.

  104. we are still listening to his talks and they are still just as relevant today as they were yesterday. Look after the fundamentals and don’t worry about the incidentals.

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