I don’t feel that there is a greater investment of my life than to transfer to women what God has given to me, so they can then give it to others in the context of their local church.
— RuthAnn Cannings
 

Biography of Rev. Cannings, founder of arise ministry: for such a time as this

Dynamic prophetic conference speaker and counselor

RuthAnn Cannings, is the Founder of Arise Ministry. She has risen up for ‘Such a Time as This’ to proclaim God’s truth to any who will hear. God has called her to be His Ambassador and she states: “I must do what God has called me to do and He will do that which I cannot do”. She recognizes that God was preparing her for His purposes throughout her career and ministry background.

RuthAnn is an Ordained ECI Minister of Elim Pentecostal and Foursquare Gospel Churches. In 1998, she experienced a dynamic encounter with the Lord when He was urging her to move into a new ministry called: “ARISE! For such a Time as This”. A ministry to: empower and equip men and women to rise to their full-potential and purpose in the Lord, specializing in the area of Relationships.      

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 RuthAnn has preached and spoken at conferences in countries. in the Middle East, the Far East, Europe, Africa, the US and throughout the United Kingdom. She also enjoys the Opera, Ballet, Classical music, old Classics, reading, travel and as is evident through her life, primarily loves the Lord with all of her heart.

She was born in Guyana, South American and has lived in London for forty-four years. Serving as a Nurse for most of that time, she also had had the privilege of serving as a nurse-companion to the International Cellist, Jacqueline du Pre. RuthAnn studied Theology at Philadelphia College of the Bible and in 1990, she joined the staff of Kensington Temple as the Director of Pastoral Care and from1994-1998, became Director there, with the primary purpose of linking the Church with the community.

 In addition to her itinerant ministry, RuthAnn represented Kensington Temple as a Borough Dean for five years; and as a member of the Evangelical Alliance Council for two. She is an active trustee of ‘CARE’ (Christian Action Research and Education) and has had training as a Volunteer Chaplain. RuthAnn is also a soloist and with a deep love for God and a tender heart towards people, she counsels and mentors in the areas of marriage, singleness, spiritual warfare, apologetics and missions within the frame work of her church. Her goal is to equip women to in turn equip others.