“See, 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)
Arise 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 Internationals network of churches which is now known as the Christian International Apostolic Network. The Russells 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.