“Arise” is the by-word of Mary Hudson’s ministry. Saved in Las Vegas in the late 70s as a radio news director, Mary and her husband Keith started a church in Santa Barbara, CA, in 1980. At the end of that decade, the Hudson’s became traveling evangelists. Mary also wrote for Charisma and Christianity Today.
Keith and Mary have always had a strong prophetic ministry together. The Lord spoke to them during a Pat and Buddy Harrison conference in 1979 that they would flow together in the gifts for the rest of their lives. In 2004 Mary was called to minister in France. After two years of preaching throughout the nation, a minister told her they don’t allow women preachers in that country; Mary laughed and said, “Too late now!” The author of Smart Bombs, a book dealing with tearing down strongholds “with the explosive word of God,” Mary has recently translated it into French and Spanish. She is currently working on her next book, Joyful Mother.
Mary hosts Arise Women’s Conferences nationally and internationally. The Lord gave her a word in 2006 that He would use her to raise up women who are bold, trailblazers and think outside the box. Over twenty Arise conferences have encouraged women in such diverse locations as Hawaii, Malaysia. France, Belgium, Panama, Switzerland and the USA. Women from domestic violence shelters and drug rehabilitation homes are invited to attend and be transformed from victims to victors. Prophetic words are downloaded to Mary as she ministers throughout the congregation. Her ministry of encouragement has brought many out of darkness into His marvelous light.