Awake Ministries was launched in the year 1998 as an evangelistic ministry. Pastor Michael Fernandes who is the founder of Awake Ministries had an amazing encounter with the Lord in the year 1996 with his encounter with the Lord, there birthed in him a desire to know more of this God and a passion to draw people closer to Him. Since then Pastor Michael has been passionately pursuing his call to reach the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Since the ministry began in the year 1998 Awake Ministries has had the privileged of taking the Gospel to the multitudes in various parts of the country. Initial Gospel meetings were conducted in the remote areas of the state of Goa, India. Where Pastor Michael and Team would minister to hundreds of people. In these meetings Awake Ministries witnessed amazing moments of manifestation of the Holy Spirit, Healing, Deliverance, Signs, Wonders and Miracles.
Then later in the year 2004-2005 God took Awake Ministries to the interior places of Aswaraopeta in the state of Andhra Pradesh which is now the state of Telangana. As Awake Ministries faithfully continued in their call of great commission God made way for them to have mass meetings in the same area in the year 2006-2007 where more than 15000 people heard the good news of Jesus Christ. Thousand accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
As God Worked, the passion for His kingdom grew even more. God would lead and we would follow. After Aswaraopeta it was Salur in year 2008 where more than 6000-8000 people received the Gospel, then in the year 2009 God took us to Bhimavaram and the vicinity. God also opened doors for us in the state of Jharkhand in the same year.
Awake Ministries have not only been conducting meeting or visiting various congregations to preach but we have also been going to bible schools to impart the fire and passion that God has put in our hearts.
In the year 2011, God took Awake Ministries to the next level of faith as God led us to start the broadcast our preaching videos on local Christian TV channels without any resources, nor any financial support Awake Ministries took the step of faith and began our TV program titled “ Touching Heavens Changing Lives” It was a miracle as Gospel is going to houses where people would have never opened doors personally and we hear so many testimonies of how people have been blessed through media ministry.
In addition to preaching the Gospel as Awake Ministries we desire to have a worship center, a bible study centre, a bible school to raise up disciples, to impart into their lives to same passion that God has birthed in our spirit. Right now we 12 hour prayer tower where we have dedicated group of people praying for the prayer needs of people, which we receive though phone calls or emails and even personally, and we want it to grow to 24 hrs prayer network. Because we believe in touching heaven changing lives.
Today Pastor Michael with his wife along with Awake Ministries team travel around different parts of the country and the world with a burning desire to preach the Gospel and that have been the vision and the heart of Awake Ministries to draw people closer in relationship with their savior.
Till date we have seen thousands of people take their stand for the Lord Jesus Christ and we believe for even greater move of God in the days to come.