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.

Ap 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.
Today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant." (Jeremiah 1:10)

Ministries began its relationship with Christian International in 1989. In 1991, CI ordained Vance and Debbie Russell with the laying on of hands and prophetic presbytery as pastors and the church became a member of Christian International’s network of churches which is now known as the Christian International Apostolic Network. The Russell’s were later commissioned as apostles. Christian International is under the leadership of Dr. Bishop Bill Hamon. Dr. Hamon serves as overseer of the varied ministries of Christian International and is the Bishop of Christian International Apostolic Network. He is Senior Pastor of Christian International Family Church, and Chancellor of Christian International School of Theology.

Dr. Hamon's fifty plus years of experience and balanced Biblical approach have equipped him to be a senior leader of countless prophets and apostles in the church. Because of his faithfulness in the office of Prophet, God added the ascension gift and anointing of Apostle. This enables Bishop Hamon to fulfill Christ's divine commission to him of raising up prophets and apostles.

It is an honor and a privilege for Arise Ministries International to be covered by such a powerful and favored servant of the Lord.

Bishop Bill Hammond

Today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10) Ministries began its relationship with Christian International in 1989. In 1991, CI ordained Vance and Debbie Russell with the laying on of hands and prophetic presbytery as pastors and the church became a member of Christian International’s network of churches which is now known as the Christian International Apostolic Network. The Russell’s were later commissioned as apostles. Christian International is under the leadership of Dr. Bishop Bill Hamon. Dr. Hamon serves as overseer of the varied ministries of Christian International and is the Bishop of Christian International Apostolic Network. He is Senior Pastor of Christian International Family Church, and Chancellor of Christian International School of Theology. Dr. Hamon’s fifty plus years of experience and balanced Biblical approach have equipped him to be a senior leader of countless prophets and apostles in the church. Because of his faithfulness in the office of Prophet, God added the ascension gift and anointing of Apostle. This enables Bishop Hamon to fulfill Christ’s divine commission to him of raising up prophets and apostles. It is an honor and a privilege for Arise Ministries International to be covered by such a powerful and favored servant of the Lord.