Welcome to Willis Ministries International, a 501(c)3 tax-deductible ministry. We are excited by the many new and innovative things the Lord has allowed us to do since 2001. We’re MORE excited by what we believe He’s calling us to do. Come join us!
Willis Ministries International: Mission, Ministry and Goals
Foundation Scripture: “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Our Mission: To equip and empower believers in spirit, soul and body to answer the call of Christ–by combining Faith AND Fitness.
Evangelist Laurette Willis outlines the mission, outreach and vision of this worldwide ministry–currently reaching hundreds of millions throughout the world on TV, radio and internet, as well as via DVDs, CDs, books and in person at live and virtual events.
Tools for believers and our evangelistic outreaches:
- Teachings resources on faith and fitness – downloadable online, CD & DVD
- 2 TV Shows: PraiseMoves Kids on TBN’s Smile of a Child TV (reaching 250 million) & CNL (reaching 125 countries in the Russian language) – as well as our PraiseMoves TV show for adults – combined, these shows reach an estimated 350 million souls. PraiseMoves Kids is the first faith and fitness show for children (An Invitation to receive Christ concludes each TV broadcast around the world.).
- Free resources online such as ChristianFitnessKit.com and ChristianMeditation.info
- Fitness for His Witness radio nuggets on the Oasis Radio Network—also interviews w/Christian influencers such as Stormie Omartian, Jentezen Franklin, Dr. Gary Smalley, John & Lisa Bevere, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Thelma Wells & others.
- PowerUP Conference – Faith & Fitness Events; in person and virtual events
- PraiseMoves National Conference and regional conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada
- PowerMoves Kids program – in public schools—the first Character Education program that incorporates Fitness—“Winning the War against Childhood Obesity with Character!” Entire curriculum for pre-K thru 8th grades—Teaches Judeo-Christian values through teaching character education—endorsements. Also an alternative to yoga—doing stretches while reciting character-building quotes.
- Build a new TV/internet broadcast studio and office for the ministry on our 40 acre property, the Prayer Farm, in northeastern Oklahoma.
- Translation of our DVDs into Russian and Spanish.
- Reach new audiences around the world with the message of Jesus Christ, Faith & Fitness.
- Tape a new PowerMoves Kids DVD Character education workout for public schools.
- Tape new PraiseMoves DVDs (including MIRA!–Christian Fitness with a Latin Beat!
- New certification program for MIRA! Instructors – a success!
- A variety of new faith and fitness programs to equip believers to be leaders in health and fitness so others will want to emulate them.
How you can partner with us (And WHY):
Since 2003, Willis Ministries has funded all of these outreaches through sales of PraiseMoves fitness products, Laurette’s speaking engagements and DoveTale Productions performances (Laurette’s original historical dramas and storytelling she presents at schools, museums and theaters).
What this has enabled us to do is build a solid foundation based on the Word of God without being dependent on outside contributions. We are now expanding to welcome others in our ministry efforts so we can offer more resources to believers and enable more children and adults to hear the Gospel around the world through a variety of media outlets.
Our staff consists of 2 full-time (Laurette & Paul Willis) and one part-time paid staff (NolaJeanne Baird), as well as a number of volunteers who give of their time and prayers.
Paul (between the rainbows on the Prayer Farm, at right) disbanded his sign business of 20 years to work full-time alongside Laurette in 2008. This has also freed him up to devote more volunteer hours to the community as a Firefighter and EMT/First Responder, which he has done since the late 1990s.
The indispensable NolaJeanne Baird (below right) came on board with PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry in April 2005, and works part-time as Laurette’s Administrative Assistant and head of the shipping department for PraiseMoves.
Nola also generously volunteers her time for many PraiseMoves-related activities, such as encouraging and mentoring Certified PraiseMoves Instructors around the world, and being our #1 Prayer Warrior.
Several of our CPI Trainers in the US and Canada (MaryAnn Haslett, Jennifer Scheidt, Barb Selfe and NolaJeanne Baird) hold Certifications for PraiseMoves Instructors and go out of their way to love and mentor our growing family of CPIs.
Considering what the Lord has enabled us to do thus far, IMAGINE what can be done with more who come on board to join us in this global outreach!
Here are several scriptures which outline the power and purpose of partnering with a soul-winning, believer-equipping ministry such as Willis Ministries International:
“He who wins souls is wise” (Prov. 11:30).
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?“ (Romans 10:14-15).
“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account“ (Phil. 4:17).
When King David’s men grumbled that he was sharing the rewards with those who were not on the front lines of the battle he said, “But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike“ (1 Samuel 30:24).
* Prayer – We pray for our partners daily. Will you pray for us and for the outreach of Willis Ministries, Int’l.?
* Financial Support – Your financial “seed” is being sown into good ground with Willis Ministries Int’l., and your donations are tax-deductible. Donation button and mailing address are below.
* Volunteer Support & Supplies - Could you help us?
– Online: Do you have skills with SEO or Marketing? We would like to get the word out to more people. Skills with Search Engine Optimization and Social Networking are most appreciated.
– Technical/Computer/TV: Do you have Video Editing software, computer, microphones, HD cameras or other equipment that could be used to record and edit our new media projects for TV and internet?
– Radio & TV: Who are decision makers you know at Radio or TV stations that would like to broadcast our programs? We offer these programs free-of-charge. Radio: One-minute “Fitness for His Witness” nuggets. Television: PraiseMoves Kids TV Show (13 HD episodes), PraiseMoves Fitness Show (20 episodes). There are also one-minute PraiseMoves Kids FitMinutes segments TV stations can run in-between childrens’ programs. They can Contact us via the website or call 918-458-1800.
–Translation Services: Are you fluent in Spanish, Russian, Chinese or other languages? Would you like to use your gifts to translate “PraiseMoves for Children” or one of our other DVDs into another language?
If you would like to join us, let us know! Contact us, phone or donate at the button below. We welcome your prayerful support as you come alongside Willis Ministries and help us equip believers and labor together to reach more and more and MORE for Christ in these last days! May God richly bless you and your family.
Or you may make your tax-deductible gift to Willis Ministries, Intl and send to:
Willis Ministries, Int’l
P.O. Box 1449
Tahlequah, OK 74465
We will send you a receipt for your giving. Thank you for your generous support.
May God richly bless you. Let us know your prayer requests! We’re here for you.
Praise moves God…deeply. So, keep praising the Lord!