A native New Zealander, Wheeler embraced the Latter Rain revival when it landed in his part of the world in the late 1940s.
Told of Wheeler's passing, Latter Rain pioneer Charles Green said, "I preached with Rob in Oregon. He also preached one time in our New Orleans church [Word of Faith Temple]. He and Kevin Conner [from Australia] were the best preachers in that part of the world - great Word & Spirit theologians."
David Schoch, Howard Carter, Rob Wheeler in Australia 1972 Sat, Dec 23, 1972 – Page 29 · The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) · Newspapers.com