Dr. Bill Hamon is the founder of Christian International Ministries, a premier prophetic ministry for over 45 years. A prophet for 60 years, he has prophesied to more than 50,000 people and provided training for over 250,000 in prophetic ministry. He has authored eight major books, specializing in the restoration of the Church and what to expect next on God’s agenda.

Dr. Bill Hamon is respected by church leaders around the world as a senior leader of the prophetic/apostolic company God is raising up in these last days.

He serves as bishop to over 3,000 ministers and churches and CI’s headquarters on five continents. Bill resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, along with his three children, eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. “Mom” Hamon’s legacy lives on through their family and the work that continues at Christian International Ministries.


Dr. Melodye Hilton

Dr. Melodye Hilton works with individuals and workgroups around the globe as a  leadership consultant, behavioral analyst, and personal coach. Her recognition extends over all ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds through her work in corporate and local business, government, and public and private educational sectors.

She, alongside her husband, pioneered Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. Over 30 years later, they continue to see God’s hand at work within the vision to “equip all ages to discover destiny and activate purpose for local and global Kingdom impact.” Dr. Melodye is ordained and under the oversight of Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) founded by Bishop Bill Hamon. She and her husband, Steven, serve CIAN as regional oversight for the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes six states and Washington, DC. In 2002, she founded International Training Center, which continues to expand with a passion to equip and empower emerging and established leaders.

Dr. Melodye travels nationally and internationally ministering, training, consulting, and coaching. She has two grown children and three active grandchildren. 


Samuel Rivers

Assistant Majority Whip
SC House of Representatives District 15
Berkeley – Charleston Counties
Education and Public Works Committee

Samuel Rivers, Jr. is a Prophet, a Pastor, and a Motivational Speaker with effective communication skills. Samuel Rivers is also a current Member of South Carolina House of Representatives, District 15, for Berkeley and Charleston Counties, the Assistant Majority Whip, the 1st Vice Chairman for Berkeley County Republican Party, the Vice Chairman for South Carolina Legislative Prayer Caucus, and the Governmental Liaison for The Medal of Honor Bowl Game.

Additionally,  he serves on the House Legislative Oversight Committee,  the Economic Development Sub-Committee and the House Education and Public Works Committee. His accomplishments have garnered  the attention of the Business and Industry Community; they have recognized his efforts by various awards,  including the “Number One Rated Pro-Jobs  and Business Legislator” in South Carolina’s entire General Assembly. This award from the State’s leading Business and Industry group (South Business, Industry Politics and Education Committee). Since being elected in 2012, Samuel has repeatedly received the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Business Advocates Award.

Samuel is a Senior Pastor/Apostle-Prophet  ordained by Bishop Bill Hamon of Christian International, and a member of Christian International Apostolic Network. Being the Founder and President of The Voice of the Lord International Ministries, and Samuel Rivers International Services, he is instrumental in helping other leaders start new ministries. He established three education collectives: a School of the Prophets, the Emerging  Leaders Apostolic-Prophetic Academy, and a Prophetic Training College. He conducts Healing School and Prayer Academies and assembled The International Corporation of Prophets—specializing in training and equipping student-prophets with the influence, skills, and tools necessary to stay relevant and effective.

Samuel teaches that everyone has the opportunity to live a remarkable life of answered prayers regarding healing, miracles, breakthroughs, and faith for a prosperous and fulfilled life.  His seminars, teachings, and programs have touched and affected thousands of individuals. He is an articulate, powerful, and a life-changing speaker helping people to think with greater perspective and empowers change as a result.

Samuel is in demand to provide trainings, keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars throughout the U.S. and has been invited to other nations. Samuel’s perspective and delivery on Prayer, the Prophetic, Empowerment, and Personal and Spiritual Development is powerful and passionate. His mandate is to educate and empower individuals that will penetrate and demonstrate God’s Wisdom, Power and Authority in all aspects of life, throughout all systems of this world, branches of government, the family, arts and humanities, entertainment, education, business and the religious community.

Allen and Diane Lake

Diane and Allen are ministers ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. Diane is also a writer whose articles are featured regularly on Generals International, as well as on The Elijah List and other media platforms. Diane and Allen serve as Church Mountain and Montana Coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network (led by Mike and Cindy Jacobs), and as Media Mountain Leader/Facilitators for Christian International’s emerging “7 Mountain Kingdom Influencer” Network. Together they founded Starfire Ministries

with a vision to see the Kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They have three grown children and are blessed to call beautiful western Montana home.

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Ron Rayon

Ron is uniquely called to leadership roles in both the Church and the marketplace.  He and his wife Mary were married in 1965 and have two children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Ron was widowed in January 2015 when Mary went on to be with our Lord.

Ron and Mary founded and have been Sr. Pastors of Grace Christian Center in St. Joseph, MI. since 1996. Apostle Ron is an ordained through Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) and serves Bishop Hamon and Christian International as a member of the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors. Ron also serves as “Facilitator for the Business Mountain” of CIAN’s 7MKI Initiative. (Seven Mountain Kingdom Influencers)

For over 40 years Ron has worked in major corporations to create products, improve product creation processes and develop leaders in engineering and business. He retired in 2009 as General Manager, Global Product Development for Whirlpool Corporation’s Food Preparation Business. He is currently a business leadership coach. His work in the marketplace has always been contiguous with an equal effort helping people of faith in Jesus Christ to find their place and destiny in the Kingdom of God; this includes our families, our places of worship, our assignments in our communities, and our life’s work in each area of influence.

Ron teaches that strategy, leadership, and management acumen is required in all our work. Kingdom Principles, based upon Truth, together with fact-based business and personal development practices, assure our success. God gives us the power to create wealth and build his church that he may establish his eternal covenant in the earth. Ron’s life message is that, like Barnabas, Lydia and Cornelius of the Bible, we can all experience the help of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the will of the Lord in our family, our church and our workplace. His life is an example of the mercy and grace available to followers of Jesus today.

Dr. James D. Treadwell Jr.

Dr. James D. Treadwell, Jr, D.D. is married to Deana R. Treadwell, BBS and they have one son, James David the third.  Dr.  James has established GateKeepers Fellowship Church, JDT Christian Academy (K-12th grade), GateKeepers School of the Prophets, JDT Entrepreneurs, JDT Bible College Training Center (formerly known as TEIA School of Ministry) and Kingdom Impact Ministries.  In 2002, Dr. James received his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Christian International Seminary where he was given Christian International’s first “City Transformation” Award.  Dr. Treadwell has traveled as an international speaker to Japan, South Africa, Ghana, West Africa, India, Haiti, South Korea, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

As an “Apostle of Power,” Dr. James goes about activating leaders and prepares them for the end times. He preaches with apostolic revelation and flows in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Apostle Treadwell is a foundation layer.  Apostle James’ passion is to release the power of God for demonstration and transformation. 1 Corinthians 2:5….that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.


In 1990, Apostle James moved his ministry to Admiral Wilson Blvd, the notorious seedy strip of land in Camden that reminded you of the red light district of New Orleans.  Along the boulevard,  across from the church’s new home was the “Baron of the Boulevard”, the manager of the French Quarters Lounge.  He openly declared that he did not know why the church moved to an area that was known for prostitution and other perverted adult activity.  He stated that it would have no affect on his business.  Apostle James declared that within 10 years, the boulevard would not be recognized and he & the GateKeepers family received victory after victory to prove his prophetic declaration true and the baron’s statement false.  In April 1991 the city’s zoning board unanimously voted to change the law and allow the first church to be zoned in a commercial area thus allowing GateKeepers to keep their new found home.  After years of spiritual warfare – one glorious day in June of 1995, Apostle James received a phone call to let him know that the owner of the French Quarters and a 63 unit motel (The Wilson Motel) wanted to give him this combined property (approx. 4 acres of land) for $1.00.  Well, on November 5, 1995, GateKeepers Church family marched into the former French Quarters and the Wilson Motel – their church home from 1995 – 2000.  In 2000 transformation took place on the south side of Admiral Wilson Boulevard and all establishments representing “ill-repute” were removed and GateKeepers relocated to their current

Gale Sheehan

Director of Technical Services ERS-USA

Gale has 35 years of combined experience in industrial toxicology, chemical manufacturing, health and safety, and environmental consulting. He has trained thousands of management and production employees in EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance. Gale has a B.S. degree in Chemistry, M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering and a M.S. degree in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering.

Mr. Sheehan’s background includes research and development, process engineering, environmental applications, along with EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance in several industry sectors. His previous employers have included an industrial toxicology laboratory, a polymerization specialty corporation, and a Fortune 500 Chemical producer where he functioned as a Senior Process Engineer for six years with responsibilities for productivity improvement for a 1 million pound per day production facility. He has also served as the Technical Director for a 500 client EPA/ OSHA consulting firm specializing in Air Emissions, Hazardous Waste, along with EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance. Gale is the author of “Blood Borne Pathogens in the Workplace” a practical compliance manual along with several other books.

From being able to relate to the foundational aspects of industrial toxicology and health and safety to the practical day to day encounters of major production facilities, Mr. Sheehan brings a diverse history of scientific experience to ERS.  The combination of his unique experiences enables Gale to assist clients in maintaining up to date EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance at their locations with an economical view of cost minimization.

Dr. Timothy Hamon

CEO, Christian International

Dr. Tim Hamon wants those he influences to succeed. As an instructor, author and international keynote speaker, Dr. Tim equips leaders to hear God’s voice and change their world.

Christian International, a premier prophetic ministry around the world, trusts Dr. Tim as ChiefExecutive Officer to expand their impact and they have reached record constituency in 2013 while sustaining 45 years of proven ministry.

With a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, leadership is Dr. Tim’s way of life.  Dr. Tim’s leadership style believes the best of others, empowers proactive responsibility, and celebrates the value of each team member.

Notable organizations like the International Leadership Embassy and the Academic Council for Education Accountability, and various ministries, businesses and schools around the world, have partnered with Dr. Tim, inviting his cutting-edge leadership on their boards. Dr. Tim continues to enhance his leadership and influence by participating in organizations such as International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders and Christian Leadership Alliance.

Dr. Tim leads in Christian education as the President of Christian International School of Theology. He serves on the Executive Team for Christian International Apostolic Network, and on the Pastoral Team of his local assembly: Vision Church @ Christian International.

Dr. Tim lives in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with his wife Karen.  His appreciation for wit and her love of laughter keep them young and entertaining.  They have four children (two married) and five grandchildren, all of whom serve the Lord.