On December 6, 1975 Pastor Rohde received a supernatural calling into the ministry as the Lord revealed to him the “charter” of the ministry he was later to enter. The calling consisted of words from Isaiah. 59:19b “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”
In 1978 the Rohde’s moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training Center, a two year school for ministers. While going to Rhema the Rohde’s attended Faith Christian Fellowship and were greatly influenced and inspired by the ministry of Pastor Buddy Harrison. Both graduated in 1980 and returned to found what is now Jubilee Christian Family Church. Pastor Rohde was ordained in 1981 by Faith Christian Fellowship and in 1986 by Rhema Bible Church, both in Tulsa. After Harrison’s passing in 1998, Pastor Rohde has looked to Pastor Mark Barclay and the Righteous Preacher’s Network as his spiritual authority.
Since entering the ministry in 1980, Pastor Rohde has labored to fulfill the holy calling given to him to “stoutly defend the truth that God gave once for all to his people to keep without change through the years.” Jude 3, TLB