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Date Posted：31/03/2010 7:33 AMCopy HTML
The National Revival Crusade (NRC) Becomes the Commonwealth Revival Crusade (CRC)
By Troy Waller
For most of 1953 both Longfield’s and Foster’s assemblies were operating under the name National Revival Crusade. During the split, Thomas Foster was advised by his solicitor to register the name and draw up a constitution.
The bank made it clear that they would not “unfreeze” our accounts until after the matter was settled legally as to who had authority - Tom Foster or Lloyd Longfield. This meant that that we had to have legal advice, seeing that we had as yet no Constitution. The Solicitors - Braham & Pirani - requested the Minute Book for the Assembly Special meeting, which they examined and found it in order. They then drew up a Constitution which also would require Registration under the Companies Act. The bank examined these documents, found them correct and the “unfroze” our Bank Accounts for our use. 
This made it illegal for Longfield’s group to operate under the name and so they adopted the name Commonwealth Revival Crusade. A somewhat bitter sounding statement appeared in The National Revivalist,
Readers are advised that the brethren with whom we once had fellowship
As we are not prepared to challenge this act of infringement, nor to become in any way associated with the non-Scriptural claims and extravagances held by these brethren, it has been decided to change our Victorian name from National Revival Crusade to COMMONWEALTH REVIVAL CRUSADE.
associate Assemblies in
It was not until January, 1954 that The National Revivalist magazine also changed its name and became The Commonwealth Revivalist.
The Victorian assemblies aligned with Leo
Harris and the South Australian
assemblies and pulled together after the split with Foster and Dawson.
They successfully continued on with the original vision of the National
Crusade. In a show of support, Harris visited
the times of testing have been severe during the past two months, we are
praising God for a real period of consolidation and blessing here in
Longfield began to see himself as the head of the Victorian assemblies and took a greater involvement in their affairs than Foster had. Longfield began to develop a stronger unity amongst the groups than had existed before. In March 1953, he organised a meeting of the Victorian pastors in which unity was affirmed and plans were laid for an interchange of ministry between the assemblies.
The meeting was blessed in the mutual exchange of confidence and satisfaction of the policy of the Victorian stand to continue the work now laid upon us. We look forward to gathering together in such manner again in three months time. 
In September, 1953 another pastor’s meeting
in which Longfield gained an even greater
the Crusade work in
month a meeting was held of representatives from all Assemblies of the
Revival Crusade in
By October, 1953 Longfield was named the Victorian State Co-ordinator of the Commonwealth Revival Crusade.  When perusing CRC magazines of the 1950s, one can see that Longfield’s talk of assembly autonomy seemed to be only talk. He was slowly setting himself up as the head a new movement which would be one day called the Revival Centres.
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Re：1952 to 1958 - The National Revival Crusade (NRC) Becomes the Commonwealth Revival Crusade (CRC)
Date Posted：31/03/2010 7:36 AMCopy HTML
The National Revivalist Reports the Name Change