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1949-1993

Lonnie Ray Frisbee was an evangelist, missionary, artist, and the original "hippy preacher" of the early 1970s Jesus People Movement. Born in 1949 and raised in Southern California, Lonnie played a key role in the growth of Calvary Chapel with Chuck Smith, as well as Vineyard churches with John Wimber in the early 1980s. Lonnie Frisbee influenced ministers and ministries around the world.

Prior to his death in 1993, Lonnie asked Roger Sachs, a close friend, to ghostwrite his life story. Together, they recorded hours of audio and video testimonies to ensure that the stories of God's working would be preserved for generations to come. The Not by Might, Nor by Power series is the personal, compelling result of their collaboration, covering the life of this powerful minister of the gospel.

 

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." — Zechariah 4:6

 
 
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"The Jesus People Movement

changed my life forever. I tasted, experienced, and absorbed an entirely new and different culture to Christianity. Lonnie Frisbee was a forerunner and trailblazer of this amazing movement where Jesus Christ was kept central."

-Dr. James W. Goll Founder of God Encounters Ministries and International Best-Selling Author

 
 

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you..." — Acts 1:8

 
 
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"I saw a radiant vision, clear as crystal...

thousands and thousands of young people at the ocean lined up in huge crowds along the coast, going out into the water to be baptized."

-Lonnie Frisbee Not by Might, Nor by Power: The Jesus Revolution