Just last year alone Rubens did crusades with over 300,000 in attendance! He asks the Lord regularly for compassion towards the lost, and innovative ways to reach them. The impact made by their strategy results in dramatic church growth and many people coming to Christ! Rubens Cunha is a Brazilian born missionary evangelist, author and international speaker who has led hundreds of thousands to Christ around the world through massive evangelistic campaigns. His global evangelistic ministry is marked by an impressive healing anointing after the model of Jesus: proclamation and demonstration of the salvation message with signs and wonders. Many have received miracle healing at these events but even more importantly: multitudes have experienced salvation and peace through Jesus Christ. In his campaigns, Rubens boldly proclaims that Jesus Christ is the same every day, everywhere and for everyone (Hebrews 13:8).
Rubens holds a Bachelor of Theology and a postgraduate degree in New Testament Theology. He is also a graduate of the Haggai Institute in Maui, Hawaii and President of Global Gospel Action. Rubens, with his wife Stefanie and their three children currently reside in Northeast Brazil.
In 2011 Awakening Hope Ministries was founded by Dean and Cassie Goossen. Beginning as a grassroots ministry, they have since ministered in an array of environments from living room floors, to stages in front of thousands. Being faithful to the call to stir up hope in people and see them follow Jesus AND fall in love with Jesus. As they cross denominational lines ministering in many different churches, nations, and events, they are committed to use what God has given them to bless those that are in front of them. Preaching the uncompromising word of God with boldness, and praying with faith over everyone that is willing, they are not afraid to pray for miracles. Rooted in verse by verse teaching they value the teaching of scripture and experiencing God's love. It's always exciting to see the Lord perform miracles, signs, and wonders, but nothing quite compares to the joy of a lost person coming to a saving faith in Christ, or a believer coming on fire for Jesus!
With their 5 kids Awakening Hope Ministries has expanded in more ways than one! Now with a team of friends they are working hard to make an impact for the kingdom of God wherever the doors may open.
Kristen enjoys teaching, training, and equipping people all over the world as well as writing, taking i-phone photos and sampling every kind of unique food possible. She is a professional at helping people take steps of faith in praying for others, and hearing the voice of God for themselves. It is a profound skill to do these things in a mature way; and one that sets people at ease removing the weird practices that can be associated with this kind of ministry.
Kristen graduated from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, CA where she interned in the Prophetic Arts, and also from Iris Ministries’ Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique. Kristen has her undergraduate degrees in Cross-Cultural Missions & Third World Studies from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Kristen is the founder of I Go Global, a mission minded resource and equipping organization, and is the author of over nine books, including the Kingdom Culture School of Ministry manuals and curriculum. She travels teaching live taught Kingdom Culture Schools and is happy to call Minnesota her home where she is a part of The House Church family.
Dave Hauer is one of the most servant hearted men of God you will ever meet. His military background provides a loving authority, matched with his unwavering commitment to see the next generation raised up to reach the world for Jesus. He is a natural father figure to many, and one who works tirelessly to empower others to take risks for Jesus and step out in ministry. He pushes others forward more than he desires to take the stage. After decades of being a crusade director he has recently founded, "Under The Influence Ministry" to host crusades around the world. Working hard to unite churches and pastors for common goals, he is not afraid to lovingly challenge his listeners to pursue unity in Christ. He has led teams all over the world, and has been a part of crusades that have amassed up to 400,000 people at one event.
Todd "PapaBear" Finney is a singer/songwriter who has enjoyed using his musical talents to bring peace, hope & love in many different places. It has been said that his music stylings seem to usher in the presence of Heaven. From music festivals like Urbana Illinois' Audio feed Music Festival to David's Tent on the Washington DC Mall PapaBear brings his own style and brand of worship to whatever place he plays. Some of his favorite moments include praying & playing on the top of a building in the middle of the the Minneapolis riots to keep the building from being burned and playing in the middle of Baltimore Maryland's toughest neighborhood for overdose awareness and education. Whether some of today's contemporary hits and battleship hymns to driving road house blues style worship Papa Bear's music will move you and create an atmosphere of peace, hope, joy and love.