Announcement Date: January 1, 1968
Just like the two previous organizations, Kingsway quickly established a Bible School after moving to their new location in the heart of Des Moines.
In addition, in 1968, Kingsway Fellowship International (KFI) was born as God moved in the heart of founder, Dr. D.L. Browning. After having been a Pastor for many years and seeing the heart-felt desire of scores of men and women wanting help and direction for their ministries, God spoke to him to make that possible by providing a Spirit – Filled Ministerial Fellowship, not a denomination, for them. That was the beginning of KFI.
KFI began with only a handful of men and women ministers of great vision that endeavored to fulfill the word given in Isaiah 54:2-3, “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch for the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen they cords, and strengthen thy stakes: For thou shalt break forth on the right and on the left.” Those founding members were of the “Pentecostal Persuasion”.
Today, KFI is a fellowship of over 2500 ministers now affiliated and credentialed with KFI serving on five continents, including many churches, children’s homes, colleges and indigenous pastors and workers. KFI conducts regularly scheduled conferences, conventions and fellowship meetings throughout the United States and other countries each year.
In 1969, Kingsway Academy began for grades Kindergarten through 12th.
From 1970 to 1979, multiple properties were purchased around the campus and used for missions housing, youth outreach, and other ministry opportunities.