1. How did Marilyn Hickey Ministries get started?
Over 40 years ago, Marilyn Hickey responded to God’s call on her life to ‘cover the earth with His Word’ (Isaiah 11:9). At the time, Marilyn couldn’t imagine what that would mean, and how God would send her around the globe teaching the Bible and building bridges with people of all cultures and religious backgrounds, especially Muslims. . In the past three decades, the Lord has continually opened doors of opportunity for Marilyn in 126 countries.
From humble beginnings to the international organization known today as Marilyn Hickey Ministries, Marilyn and Sarah share a calling for bringing people into relationship with Jesus Christ, helping those in need, and taking the gospel to the nations.
2. What does Marilyn Hickey Ministries do?
Marilyn Hickey Ministries is a Bible teaching ministry led by Marilyn Hickey and her daughter, Sarah Bowling. They work together to fulfill their mission to “Cover the Earth with the Word” as they teach the Bible and minister healing and victory all over the world. They have helped millions of individuals overcome setbacks, receive healing, and reach their full potential in Christ.
Marilyn is also a highly sought after international public speaker. She has taken the message of healing and hope to over 130 countries. Her events have broken records in several countries for the largest public meetings ever held in some of the most hard-to-reach countries. Marilyn has had audiences with government leaders and heads of state all over the world.
Sarah is also an internationally recognized speaker and humanitarian who founded Saving Moses, a global humanitarian organization saving babies (five and under) by meeting the most urgent and intense survival needs where help is least available. She is a discerning Bible teacher, and her insights equip her to deliver authentic messages wherever she speaks, empowering people to connect to the Holy Spirit in their everyday living.
Marilyn Hickey Ministries sends a clear message of love, hope, and healing to people around the world through Bible teaching, international healing meetings, group ministry tours, as well as pastors’ and leaders’ conferences. Marilyn and Sarah also have produced nearly 1,500 CD and DVD teaching and more than 110 published books (in 27 languages). Their daily television program, Today with Marilyn and Sarah, is a worldwide program broadcast in 130 countries with a potential audience of 2.2 billion households worldwide.
3. What is Saving Moses?
Saving Moses’ heart is to rescue the lives of children 5 years and younger by assisting with physical, medical, food and water needs. God has given arms to Sarah Bowling and Saving Moses to impact Africa and Asia, ministering and rescuing the forgotten and over looked. Sarah knows the future of these continents depends on the lives of these children.
In Africa, Saving Moses helps save lives by enhancing the mal-nutrition clinics. These clinics provide key nutrients for these little lives to overcome malnutrition and starvation, which have been the source of so many deaths. Sarah’s heart is to radically change the under 5 mortality rate (U5MR) of this continent.
In Asia, babies and young toddlers are raised in an environment where their mothers know only one way of life—prostitution. In 2012 Saving Moses’ opened its first-ever “NightCare” facility that allows young children to come to a safe place to eat and receive not only healthy food, but a healthy environment that extends the love of Jesus, while their mothers work. Children are given food; a bath; new, clean clothes; playtime; story time; and a good night’s sleep. Saving Moses has plans to open more NightCare facilities in the future.
4. What is Encounter Church and how is it connected to Marilyn Hickey Ministries?
Encounter Church is a non-denominational local church in the Centennial, Colorado area that was founded by Wally and Marilyn Hickey in 1960, known at the time as Full Gospel Chapel. Pastor Wally preached and led worship, while Pastor Marilyn taught Sunday school and home Bible studies.
Today, Encounter Church has a passion for the Bible and the change it can bring in a person’s life. You will enjoy the instruction and encouragement from our Senior Pastors Reece and Sarah Bowling or occasionally world evangelist Marilyn Hickey.
Our mission is to help people become who God has created them to be, to teach people the power and importance of Reaching Out to the hurt and lost and Raising them Up to a greater knowledge of who God can be in their life.
5. Are Marilyn and Sarah ordained ministers?
Dr. Hickey was ordained under Word to the World College, Kenneth Copeland and Oral Roberts and holds various respectable degrees of education:
Bachelor of Arts in Collective Foreign Languages, University of Northern Colorado, 1953 Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Oral Roberts University, 1986
Sarah Bowling was ordained by Marilyn Hickey Ministries and holds degrees from: Bachelor of Arts in German, Oral Roberts University, 1990
Master of Arts in Modern History, University of Missouri, 1995
6. What is Marilyn Hickey’s connection to Muslims and Muslim countries?
Marilyn Hickey Ministries is a bridge builder for people of all cultures and religious backgrounds, including Muslims and Muslim countries.
Because the suffering of mankind from poverty, violence, racism, and deficiency is counteractive to the philosophy of a bridge, Marilyn Hickey Ministries is predominately focused on positively affecting negative circumstances in countries across the globe. At the heart of the organization lies the desire to connect people of all cultures, backgrounds, and religious beliefs with understanding, education, and humanitarian acts in order to benefit mankind.
Marilyn and Sarah’s passion to share God’s great love and truth often lead them to difficult places, including Muslim nations and lands oppressed by communism, cruel dictators, poverty, disaster, and disease. Marilyn has been working with various political, religious and ethnic groups in Pakistan for over 16 years building bridges of friendship and cooperation with all religions and races of the Muslim, Hindu, and Christian faith. Her recent, sixth-trip turned out to be one of the most successful in Marilyn’s 40-plus year history of international ministry.
7. Is there spiritual and financial oversight for Marilyn Hickey Ministries?
Marilyn Hickey Ministries is governed by an independently controlled Board of Directors who exercise both spiritual and financial oversight. For example, the Board of Directors’ review and approve an annual budget, and monitor monthly performance against the budget. As part of its oversight function, the board annually retains an outside accounting firm to perform an annual independent audit of the ministry financial statements.
8. Are Marilyn Hickey and Sarah Bowling affiliated with a denomination?
Marilyn and Sarah are Christian Bible teachers and are not affiliated with any specific religious denomination. They consider themselves bridge builders to all people, cultures, backgrounds, and religious beliefs.
9. What does Marilyn Hickey Ministries’ tagline, “Live the Bible, Experience the Miracles”, mean?
“Live the Bible, Experience the Miracles” states simply that when we live the truth of the Bible, we can experience the blessed, miraculous life that God’s Word promises, including bringing people of different faiths together, leading people to Christ, and helping those in need.
10. What is a Marilyn Hickey Ministries partner?
As a ministry Partner, you join with us, committing to a monthly gift of support for the mission God has given us. We pray for our Partners every day and our ministry staff joins us weekly to pray for your needs. We also ask our Partners to stand with us in prayer on a regular basis, and when urgent needs arise.
We believe by becoming a Partner with Marilyn Hickey Ministries, you will share and benefit with us in three significant ways: bringing God’s miracles and healing to the sick, experience a deep love for the Bible, and a passion to take the gospel to the nations.
11. Why does Marilyn Hickey Ministries ask for donations and what does Marilyn Hickey Ministries do with the donations?
Together, with our friends, partners, and supporters’ donations, we are impacting thousands of lives with the reality, compassion, and power of God’s Word through our daily television program, Today with Marilyn and Sarah, Bible teachings, International healing meetings, the Internet, and print publications. Donations also make an eternal impact on orphans, disaster victims, pastors in undeveloped nations, and the hurting and hopeless around the world.
With donations and partners’ financial gifts:
- We’ve traveled 126 countries, hosted 55 group tours, and more than 40 International Meetings, with more every year
- In 2012, we held Pakistan’s largest religious gathering ever: 400,000 attended, and thousands gave their lives to Christ
- Sent tents, water, and blankets to Pakistani earthquake survivors
- Held healing meetings in Sudan: 200,000 attended, 40,000 responded to give theirlives to Christ
- Built water wells in Ethiopia, and bomb shelters in Sderot, Israel
- Funded a community center in Indonesia following the Tsunami
- We reach 130 countries though TV and media (with a potential audience of 2.2billion households worldwide)
The need has never been greater for the hope of the truth of God’s love for His people, and all financial donations help make this possible.
12. Where can I watch Today with Marilyn and Sarah?
Click here to view where Today with Marilyn and Sarah can be seen in your area.
13. Where can I find Marilyn Hickey and Sarah Bowling resources?
Our Store on our website contains all of Marilyn’s and Sarah’s previous and current resources for you including CD’s, DVD’s, Bible Study resources, Booklets and Books for purchase, as well as free downloads. Each resource contains a brief description for your review. You may also call our Customer Service Department toll free at 1-888-637-4545 for any resource questions you have.
14. What is the best way to get in touch with Marilyn and/or Sarah?
The best way to get in touch with Marilyn and Sarah is through our contact information either by mail or by phone:
Phone: (888) 637-4545
Fax: (303) 770-2752
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Marilyn Hickey Ministries
6825 South Galena Street
15. How do I put in a request for Marilyn Hickey or Sarah Bowling to speak at my church?
If you would like to invite Marilyn or Sarah to speak at your event, please submit a written invitation detailing the type of event, date options, expected attendance and any other pertinent details regarding expectations that would assist in their consideration.
We will make every effort to respond within two weeks of invitation receipt. Feel free to email invitations to Patsy Rosales at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Marilyn Hickey Ministries
6825 South Galena Street