Pastor John grew up in rural Vermont and was raised Catholic. At age 19, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. A few months later, he enrolled in Bethel Bible College, affiliated with Bethel Revival Center in Boston, Mass.
After Bible school, John spent about a year in ministry in Omaha, Neb. He then returned to the church in Boston, to help in the construction of a new administration building. Soon afterwards, he and Judy fell in love. They came to realize that God had placed that love there because His calling for each of their lives would be fulfilled in them as a couple. They were married the following May.
Judy grew up at Bethel Revival Center, where her father (now deceased) was senior pastor. Through the years she experienced many periods of revival and became quite familiar with the miracle-working power of God. She also graduated from Bethel Bible College.
Shortly after John and Judy were married, they became involved in ministry at their home church.
During their first year of marriage, the DiZazzos sensed the Lord calling them to Wichita. In November 1985, they headed for the nation's heartland, with God's promise of bringing revival to Wichita burning in their hearts.
They believe God's plan for revival requires His people to surrender all to Jesus, following Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.