Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

Vance and Debbie Russell are an accomplished ministry team who are spreading the word of the Lord around the world. They are the founders and vision holders of Arise Ministries International which is head-quartered in Austin, Texas. The Russell’s are also the apostolic overseers of Arise Ministries International Network (AMIN). Through the network, they are providing covering, relationship, accountability, and training to five-fold ministers and ministries in America and England. They also established and served for many years as the pastors of  Arise Ministries in Austin and Arise Family Church in San Antonio.

By calling, Vance is an apostle/prophet and Debbie is a prophet/apostle. They are confirmed by the Lord and were commissioned twenty years ago by their covering, Dr. (Bishop) Bill Hamon who is the founder of Christian International located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Their twenty-one years of apostolic and prophetic ministry is marked by clear words of wisdom, knowledge and sharp prophetic direction. They have been raised-up by God to uncover and challenge the stronghold of the religious system. This couple’s greatest desire is to partner with the Lord as He expands His Kingdom in the earth. Through their apostolic and prophetic mantle and keen insight into the heart of Father God, many in the Body of Christ are receiving healing, restoration and deliverance. Internationally recognized as Apostles, Vance and Debbie are members of the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA), and they co-chair the American Advisory Counsel of the International Minister’s Fellowship.

Vance authored and published his first book, Victory at the Gates in 2009. This initial work offered fresh insight, concerning the truth about spiritual gates. He states, “We will never rule the gates of our cities without first allowing the Lord to rule the gates of our hearts.” Vance has written a new book that has yet to be published and is currently doing research for another.

The Russell’s reside in Austin, Texas. They have a daughter, Dana who is married to Josh, their favorite and only son-in-law. Their son, Ryan is a support to his parents and their ministry. Both their children work in the administrative area of Arise Ministries International. Vance and Debbie have one grandson, Noah who brings abundant joy to their lives.