Synan, dean emeritus of Regent University's School of Divinity, goes on to note that national television and magazine outlets covered the conference, which occurred in July of 1977 and was officially titled, the Conference on Charismatic Renewal in the Christian Churches.
An example of that coverage was this article published in the August 8, 1977 issue of TIME magazine.
"At one point, the Rev. Bob Mumford, a nondenominational evangelist from California, halted his speech at the Arrowhead Stadium, where the Kansas City Chiefs play football, and called time out for a 'Holy Ghost break.' He began to shout: 'Glory to God! Jesus is Lord.' The audience rose and joined in," TIME reported.
|Mumford at Arrowhead Stadium|
A video clip of the conference can be seen below. Five minutes of Mumford's talk can be seen beginning at the 15:30 mark.
New Wine's coverage of the momentous Kansas City conference --- including prophetic words that were given, and the text of Mumford's message, The Beauty of Holiness --- can be read here in the October 1977 issue of New Wine. Readers without a high-speed internet connection should be aware that that link connects to a 64-page .pdf file --- the entire October 1977 issue.
(Mumford was also featured on this blog December 20, 2008, easily the most-viewed item ever on this blog. Over 20 percent of the traffic on this blog goes to that item).
1977 Kansas City Gospel Meeting from Clarissa Lather on Vimeo.
|Media coverage of the conference|
[UPDATE August 29, 2015 - Charisma News just posted an article online about the conference. It was printed in the September-October 1977 issue of Charisma magazine.]