History

Old staff photo from Generals International

The ministry known today as Generals International was incorporated as an interdenominational Christian church organization in 1985 by Mike and Cindy Jacobs in Weatherford, Texas. It started as a small group of local Christian leaders gathering to discuss and pray for significant issues facing the nation.

The Lord put it on Cindy’s heart to gather the “generals”—strategic leaders who would seek God’s plan for impacting their nations. She and Mike began to host Generals of Intercession prayer gatherings in cities across the United States. As many relational connections and ministry partnerships were birthed, doors also began to open for them to minister internationally.

Cindy preachingIn the mid-90s, Generals moved its headquarters to Colorado Springs in order to partner more closely with other like-minded prayer and prophetic organizations. This led to the hosting of a variety of conferences, the growth of a national prayer network, and the launch of a television ministry. Additionally, God continued to expand Mike and Cindy’s prophetic ministry, using them to speak healing and redemption into the lives of tens of thousands around the globe.

In 2004, Generals International (GI) moved back to the Dallas area; over the past decade, the ministry has continued to host conferences, seminars and prayer initiatives around the world, focusing on topics such as prophetic intercession, women in leadership, societal reformation, and marketplace ministry.

Today, GI remains committed not only to mobilizing intercession, but also to equipping God’s generals—anyone who is willing to wholeheartedly pursue the Lord’s calling in their place of influence—in all aspects of prayer and the prophetic gifts. With a renewed focus and passion for the mandate God has given us, Generals International is ready to partner with you to tap into your gifts, so that together, we can change lives and transform nations.