Growing, flowing, and satisfying a thirsty land. “Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.”
Healing Streams Word & Worship Center held its first service Easter Sunday, April 2003, at Pike Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. For the first 14 months of the ministry, weekly services were held at the historic Madame Walker Theatre in the heart of downtown Indy.
Healing Streams was built on the foundation of prayer. Prayer intercessors were called together prior to launching the ministry, to meet and pray with Pastor and First Lady Hill on Saturday mornings for clarity on the direction for the church. Intensive weekly prayers birthed the ministry name, the scriptural foundation of Isaiah 35:1-7, and the prophetic images of how this ministry would serve the Kingdom of God. Prayer continues to remain the foundation upon which we build. The GAP Prayer Ministry, led by First Lady Hill, continues to fuel this pioneering effort.
DRIVE-BY PRAYER VIGIL
The vision of Drive-by Prayer Vigil was implemented August, 2006. Homicides in the city of Indianapolis reached an all time high causing the headlines of the Indy Sunday paper to read: “WE ARE AT WAR!”. The mayor’s plea to the city in that article stated, “we’ve got to do something different”. Holy Spirit direction given to Pastor Hill who communicated the same to members that morning was “go and do something different!” The difference was the creation of the Drive-by Prayer Vigil (DBPV) outreach with a tag line: ”If drive-by guns can kill, then drive-by prayers can heal”. Thousands have been ministered to in the streets of Indianapolis where lives have been senselessly destroyed (click here for more on DBPV).
Continuing our call to bring healing, the Celebrate Recovery program was created to minister to individuals struggling with the addictive strongholds of drugs and alcohol. These meetings are held every Sunday morning at Healing Streams as well as The Unity Center at 21st and Illinois every Friday evening (a partnership with Stuarts Mortuary.) Life’s Healing Choices, a meeting that ministers to life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups, is also offered every Sunday morning at the church.
There’s healing flowing in The Streams!