Getting to know us:
We are Chris Ryder and Chantal Ryder, married since 2014. We have three children. Chris is a graduate from the Apostolic Bible Institute, St. Paul, MN. Chris and Chantal were ordained with Christian Leaders Alliance in 2021. Chris established Flaming Wings & Swords Ministries, an online Ministry in Germany, which now is serving the local community in the US. Before that, Chris pastored numerous churches within the Apostolic Pentecostal denomination. We now serve the community as fellowship soul center ministers full time.
Our Coming to Christ and Calling to Ministry:
Chris has been walking with the Lord since 1995. It was in 1995 when Chris discerned God was calling him into ministry. Chantal has been walking with the Lord since her early childhood and is helping Chris in ministry.
Joshua 1:9 NIV best describes our family motto:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
After our marriage we grew through the persecution we had to endure in Germany. This forced us to mature in God and to be courageous, relying solely on Christ, who protected us wherever we went. In the United States of America we serve a local United Methodist Church, while offering pastoral care counseling and life coaching to the community through our counseling services and now through the soul center.
Our Calling to this Soul Center:
We are thankful that Christian Leaders Alliance gave us the necessary ministry training so that we could help our community as best as possible. We believe that every healing starts with a relationship to Christ, and that’s where we lead people to. Nothing is impossible to those who believe.
Who We Serve:
We serve every broken soul in crisis who needs encouragement and a friend to talk to.
We love healing the broken hearted. Therefore we focus on, but are not limited to: Pastoral Care Counseling, Life Coaching, Teaching and Preaching, Bible Studies, Family and Marriage Counseling, Family Reconciliation, Abuse and Trauma Survivor Counseling.
Online: about 2’000
In person: 5 and counting
Pastor Christopher Ryder’s CLA Directory Link