… and continues to work hand-in-hand with that organization. Christian International was founded by Dr. Bill and Evelyn Hamon in San Antonio, TX in 1967 as a correspondence Bible College with courses available from the Associate through Doctoral levels of study. In 1975, CI was relocated to Phoenix, AZ where the Friday Night School of the Holy Spirit was born. With an emphasis on activating people in their spiritual gifts and restoring apostles and prophets to active function, Bishop Hamon became a world-wide leader in the Body of Christ.
After relocating the ministry of CI to Florida in 1984, we began meeting mid-week in the shipping room of CI Ministries. CI Family Church held our first Sunday morning service in January of 1987 with the on-going Friday Night School of the Holy Spirit each week. Since that time, we have raised up and sent out numerous leaders who now serve the Lord as successful local church pastors, apostles, prophets, business people and government leaders, throughout the US as well as many nations in the earth.
As the headquarters church for Christian International Ministries Network, we work closely with Dr. Tim Hamon, CEO of CIMN and their staff. Each year we are privileged to host several conferences, most notably our Prophetic Watchman and Intercessor Conference the first week of April and our International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets (IGAP) the third week of October. In addition, we host monthly training modules to equip the saints. We also house our Ministry Training College (MTC) which is our on-campus Bible College. Our conferences and our college draw people nationally and internationally on a regular basis.
Our local church ministry teams have ministered to thousands of people, bringing the prophetic Word of the Lord, healing, deliverance, salvation and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Since we believe that every saint is a minister, we have the joy of seeing our members thrive as they discover their gifts and callings in Christ. Our local church ministry teams have ministered to thousands of people, bringing the prophetic Word of the Lord, healing, deliverance, salvation and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Our worship teams have written and recorded hundreds of songs releasing present truth messages. Our prayer teams have opened the heavens, bringing change to our area and even nations. Our outreach teams have seen hundreds saved and delivered. Our family ministry teams have brought breakthrough to many and raised up a generation of young believers that are changing culture today.
As an apostolic sending center, we have sent teams to over fifty nations. With a growing emphasis on having a vision for our future, we changed our name to Vision Church @ Christian International in 2010.