Are you called to ministry? Christian Leaders Institute delivers you generosity-driven formal ministry education.  Your ordination credentials are documented and maintained here at the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Here is a current list of ordained ministers. These ministers have been ordained as ministers and function as Christian Leaders in various roles.  These leaders received training are were in good standing at the time of their ordination.

If you know of someone in the Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination Directory who is no longer living a life in accord with an ordained minister, please contact

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Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination Stories

CLA Deacon Ordination

CLA Deacon Ordination

CLA Deacon Ordination I am Michele Lindo from Hope Mills, NC and I am excited to receive my CLA Deacon Ordination. I am the wife of Kirk and together we have three children and one grandson. I worship the Lord among friends at a Kingdom center…
Deacon Ordination Story

Deacon Ordination Story

Deacon Ordination Story "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (1 Peter 2:9 NIV). I can only…
Becoming Ordained in Ohio

Becoming Ordained in Ohio - Deb Rhoads

Becoming Ordained in Ohio Hi! I'm Deb Rhoads. I am becoming ordained in Ohio - USA.  I grew up in church and was saved when I was nine. Through the years my faith has been shaken several times by some tough life circumstances. I have learned…
CLI Deacon Ordination

CLI Deacon Ordination

CLI Deacon Ordination My name is Krystal and I am excited about this CLI Deacon Ordination. I'm a post vocational student with medical retirement from the military. I have goals in the area of social entrepreneurship and a continuation of global…

Pastor Rudi Ferreira

Gospel Addicts Global Church was founded in 2014 by Pastor Rudi Ferreira; from Durban, South Africa. Running a virtual church for the last 4+ years, we have reached many souls globally in more than 80 countries within the first year of operation.…

Dean Dudding Deacon Minister

My name is Dean Dudding. I live in northern Indiana in the United States of America. The Deacon Ministry Ordination will assist my ministry journey as the first step to an expanded role in service to the Lord and His church. While new ministry…
United Kingdom Ordination Story

United Kingdom Ordination Story

United Kingdom Ordination Story I am Gerhard Struckmann and I am sharing my United Kingdom Ordination story. I was born and raised in a traditional Christian household in South Africa. I spent seven years in the army and lost my way a bit.…
Free Women Ordination Study

Free Women Ordination Study - My Sister's Keeper

Free Women Ordination Study Christian Leaders Alliance works closely with Christian Leaders Institute to offer a free women ordination study. This free women ordination study offers over 180 college credits of ministry training classes. Twyla…

Connecticut Ordination - ARLINE PETTWAY

Connecticut Ordination My name is Arlene Pettway, (Arline, legally - long story). I am 49 years old. I was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where I still reside with my husband, (Richard) and 2 children, (Amanda and Jordan), 21 and…

The Christian Leaders Alliance

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is connected to the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI)! The Institute does the training, the Christian Leaders Alliance guides the ordaining in a local process with local church leaders. Internet scams make your ordination a transaction. Christian Leaders Alliance connects you with an ecuministry ordination.

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is blurring the line between clergy and laity. CLA is passionate that local revival leaders are identified, trained with high-quality classes, and mobilized in their local communities. You do not move away from their centers of influence but stay where you are to champion more gospel impact!

CLA wants to go back to how the early church mobilized local leaders.

Sign up now for to begin your generosity-driven ministry training. You will receive a scholarship after you finish the introductory class. Then you only need to take one more class and you can apply for legitimate ordination that is connected to local Christian leaders.

Click Here to read more about the ordination study process at Christian Leaders Institute.

History of the Ordained Minister in the Early Church

The line between clergy and laity was blurry in the first two centuries of the church. In the 300s, around the time of Roman Emperor Constantine, churches stopped identifying local leaders out of their congregations. Instead, they began “calling” them from other places. Eventually, the church hierarchy placed the clergy.

The grassroots way was lost.

At the time of the early church, local churches planted leaders everywhere by generously ordaining deacon ministers. The deacons were the ministers. In fact, the word “minister” is the Latin translation of the Greek word “deacon.” These “deacon ministers,” men and women, were heroes of faith. Few were ever paid. Many died as martyrs.

Christian Leaders Institute is exponentially training and mobilizing Christian Leaders through online training. The Christian Leaders Alliance is recognizing these local “deacon ministers!  A locally ordained minister is ordained as a partnership between CLI-CLA and local mentors, pastors, and leaders.

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