He met an anointed mother of Zion, the late Dr. Theresa Martin of Fort Worth, Texas who also played an instrumental role in his life and ministry. Apostle Curlin continues to do the work of an evangelist as God leads him to accept invitations to run revivals, host and co-host conferences, and speaking engagements. In addition he has a radio and television broadcast that can be seen and heard on Sunday mornings in the Hopkinsville/Ft. Campbell/Clarksville area.
Upon the leading of the Lord, Apostle Curlin moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1981 where he met his wife Mary. After a citywide crusade conducted in August of 1985, All Nations House of Prayer was founded. Pastor Curlin is a true shepherd called and sent by God. He has a real compassion for souls and is a man after God's own heart. God tremendously blessed Apostle Curlin in the pastoral ministry by filling every structure that the church has occupied, moving from faith to faith and glory to glory. The church started with a meager beginning in a one car garage that was transformed into a small sanctuary. Apostle Curlin built a 350 seat sanctuary from the ground up and later adding a Fellowship Hall and Classrooms. We have completed a new house for God that seats 900 with the capability to expand to 1200, a prayer tower, executive suites, a bookstore and a recording studio. God has given Apostle Curlin a great vision for the church which encompasses the entire region.
The teaching gift that Apostle Curlin possesses is dynamic. His thirst and hunger for the Word of God lead him to develop in-depth study habits and a consecrated life which has given him a high anointing and deep revelation into hidden truths of the Word. It is his sincere desire to teach and instruct in the way of holiness as a life style. His teachings are available on audio and video through the All Nations Media Inquiry on a vast number of subjects and topics.
Jesus Christ has given Apostle Curlin the power to act in and on his behalf to do the work he did upon the Earth. Although Apostle Curlin received the call to be an apostle many years ago, he patiently waited upon his calling, working faithfully in the ministry. The demonstration of signs and wonders followed his preached messages. At God's appointed time Apostle Curlin was ordained to the office of the Apostle. Currently he is Pastor and Founder of All Nations House of Prayer Full Gospel Temple in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He is also the President and Founder of the Light of the World International Fellowship of churches. Currently Apostle Curlin is President and CEO of Garfield Curlin Ministries Inc.
A prophet is one who delivers a divinely inspired word from God to groups or individuals. They are also known as seers. A prophet of God is the genuine version of the counterfeit psychic. Apostle Curlin's prophetic gift is very keen, having changed lives, astonished believers and been proven according to scripture as the things he has prophesied have come to pass.
During the early years of his ministry Apostle Curlin trained by traveling throughout the United States on the evangelistic field with his brother, the late Pastor Donald Curlin.