| Billye Brim's family heritage on every
side was Christian. The Bible was a guidebook and a study from
childhood. At three years of age she sensed the call to preach and
began preaching to any congregation she could gather from neighborhood
children to family adults.
She was married, however, and mother of four children when an
experience in God (the baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1967) reawakened
her call to the ministry.
In 1971 she changed from working in the business world to working
for a ministerial association. From 1971-1980 she worked for Kenneth
Hagin Ministries in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The greater part of those years
she served as editor of publications editing Kenneth E. Hagin’s
teachings into books and a monthly magazine The Work of Faith.
During those years she taught regularly in the local church, and
began to travel and teach on weekends and vacations, etc. She also
taught selected classes at Rhema Bible Training Center.
In 1980 Billye Brim resigned from KHM to answer the call to
travel and minister full time.
In August 1980 she began what proved to be repeated trips to the
Soviet Union where she witnessed the dramatic changes there. The
ministry behind the Iron Curtain began with actually running from the
KGB. Ministry teams took in past hostile borders, ink to the
underground press, Bibles, books, and engaged in teaching, preaching,
and ministry. Later she has witnessed the relative freedom to preach
the Gospel behind the former Iron Curtain and has been part of
organized ministry in the CIS.
Billye Brim's life has been especially blessed and enriched by
close association with people wholly given to God, particularly in
prayer, who were a part of the move of the Holy Spirit in the earlier
part of this century. Some of those are: Elsie Ford, Reverend and
Mrs. J.R. Goodwin, Dr. Kenneth E. and Oretha Hagin, Phillip and Fern
Halverson, Dr. Frank and Irene Lindquist, Carrie Pickard, Wilford and
Gertrude (Lake) Reidt, Carl and Grace Roos, Rachel Teafatiller,
Jeannie Wilkerson. Billye Brim considers these, among others, to be
A twenty year “knowing” that she is to work with and help people
of prayer has found direction in the developing of Prayer Mountain in
the Ozarks. A 102 acre site near Branson, Missouri will include log
cabins nestled in the woods for people to stay in for times of
individual prayer. And a multiple story Prayer Tower will be used as
a place of united prayer.
Billye Brim's parents, Willie and Marie Combs, taught her from the
cradle about the Lord and exhibited His love in their home as she was
growing up and to this day. She in most blessed in that her two
daughters and two sons and their families, including eight
grandchildren, love and serve the Lord. (1 John 5:4.)
Billye Brim's ministry has literally transversed the globe
through multiplied thousands of teaching cassettes. Her writings have
been widely published in various magazines and through her periodic
newsletter Glorious Connections. She also has edited books for Dr.
Kenneth E. Hagin, Dr. Lester Sumrall, Dr. Fred Price, Reverend and
Mrs. J.R. Goodwin, and others.
In 1986, after her beloved husband, Kent, moved to Heaven, Billye
went to Israel and began to study and to watch Bible prophecy unfold
in the Holy Land. About twice a year she leads seminar study groups
Billye considers her ministry to be that of a witness –
witnessing the work of the Lord and telling others about it. A key
Scripture the Lord gave her is, “Give none offense, nether to the
Jews, nor the Gentiles (Nations), nor the church of God” (1
Corinthians 10:32). Therefore her ministry is three pronged. She
watches the Jews and their place as God's time clock in these last
days. She watches ministers in the nations (particularly the other
nations of Bible prophecy in Europe and the Middle East). And she
loves to watch for the Glory of His presence prophesied to the Church