Hamon, Founder, Christian International
1967, Dr. Bill Hamon founded Christian International School
of Theology and in 1970 the first CI Extension Colleges were
established. During the last twenty-six years, hundreds of
CI Extensions have been established in local churches around
the world. Over 8,000 students have enrolled in CI
Off-Campus Bible College Courses with over 820 graduates.
For 30 years, CI has developed quality college courses in 10
In 1979, God challenged Dr. Hamon to add the "School of the
Holy Spirit" to the CI ministry. This "school" served as a
"classroom ministry" to teach, train, and activate
individuals in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In addition,
special Holy Spirit emphasis conferences and seminars were
held throughout the year at nearby hotel/resort facilities
to meet the registration demands.
In 1980, Christian International formed its first
ministerial association, Christian International Ministerial
Association (CIMA). Three years later, in 1983, Dr. Bill
Hamon received the revelation that God was going to raise up
a great end-time company of prophets to restore the
ministries of the prophet and the apostle.
He wrote the first in a series of three books on prophets
and the prophetic ministry. God began giving Dr. Hamon both
a vision and a burden for calling forth, activating, and
maturing that great company of prophets. CIMA was changed to
Christian International Network of Prophetic Ministries (CI
NPM) with the purpose of fulfilling that vision. CI NPM grew
nationwide with scores of ministers and churches. Hundreds
of prophets and prophetic ministers were called forth and
activated into prophetic ministry.
In 1991, apostles began to be recognized, along with the
prophets, as foundational ministries of the Church. The
Apostolic Movement was in its embryonic stages. A cry was
coming forth from the hearts of ministers and churches for
God's government, order, and apostolic miracles to be
established in local churches and ministries. CI NPM had
trained and activated thousands of ministers and saints
across the world as the Prophetic Movement sounded forth the
call of God to gather a company of end-time prophets. With
the birthing of the Apostolic, an understanding of oversight
and accountability began to be a strong desire. The
networking together of ministers and churches for
relationship, oversight, and accountability would add a new
dimension of covering for those relating to CI NPM. In May
of 1992, Christian International Network of Churches (CINC)
was formed to meet that need.
CI Ministries Network serves its members with a unique
apostle/prophet team ministry concept, while pursuing
excellence in all fivefold ministries. No other organization
or network offers what is available in linking together the
apostolic and the prophetic such as was demonstrated in the
book of Acts. For the last thirty years, Dr. Hamon and CI
have sought to present and promote the cutting edge of what
God is doing and saying in the Church.
Prophet Jim and Apostle Judy Stevens, President
and Vice President, Christian International Global Network
Prophet Jim and Apostle Judy Stevens serve as president and
vice president of Christian International Global Network
(CIGN), which is the base for CI’s international ministry.
and Judy are ordained with Christian International and serve
on the Board of Governors for Bishop Bill and Evelyn Hamon.
The Stevens travel nationally and
internationally as conference speakers and prophetically
minister the heart of God. They have helped to help
establish and strengthen many churches. They have also
raised up prophetic teams in churches and are regarded by
many as a father and a mother in the Kingdom. The
Stevens teach and activate saints through CI’s
Ministering Spiritual Gifts
seminar in the
as well as in other countries.
Stevens are based at Marion Christian Center
in Marion, Ohio, where they serve as directors and
staff. They have been part of this local church since
its beginning in 1973. Jim
and Judy teach in Eagle Christian
College based at the Marion church. They also lead the Friday
night School of the Holy Spirit, administrate the School of
the Prophet, teach and direct the Prophetic Teams and teach
in the School of Apostle.
Along with senior pastors Dr. John and Pat Watson, the
Stevens serve MCC’s own network (Network of Christian
Churches, NCC) as prophets and administrators.
Jim and Judy have been married for 44
years and have two married children and four adorable