Christiaan J. de Ruiter
Praise and Worship, Messianic, CCM, Brass
|Program Day :
|Mon - Fri
|Favorite Artists :
Michael Eliyahu ben David, Ofra Haza, 8th Day. Miquedem
|Favorite Bible Verse :
|Phil 4 : 13
Married to :
Wilma Jean Hawthorn
Father of :
(Great) - Grandfather of :
Dr. Christiaan J. de Ruiter, also known as Pastor Chris, was born in the Netherlands as the youngest of six children. Growing up in the Salvation Army, he had a vibrant upbringing, actively engaging in the choir and brass band. When he moved to the United States, his involvement in the American branch of the Salvation Army continued, where he served as a local officer, bandmaster, and instructor.
During his time in the Salvation Army, Dr. de Ruiter embarked on numerous ministry trips across the western US, spreading the Gospel through his powerful words and musical talents. However, a longing to explore more began stirring within him. Prompted by his dear friend, Dr. J.B. Davidson, he started contemplating whether it was time to make a definitive decision for Christ and answer the call to pastor a church. Seeking divine guidance through prayer, he received confirmation from God.
As a result, Dr. de Ruiter and his friend collaborated to establish New Beginnings Christian Center, bringing much-needed ministry in prayer and healing to the community of Murray, Utah.
Unfortunately, due to family circumstances, the ministry had to be dissolved when Pastor Christiaan relocated to Texas in 2007. However, after a period of personal struggle and growth, a small church was born, giving rise to Eagle Wings Charismatic Ministries International in December 2009.
Over time, the church transformed into the teaching ministry it is today.
On average, the ministry's websites attract six to seven thousand visitors per month. In 2021, the radio station garnered over 30,000 listeners, with 16,000 of them being returning listeners.
If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, I encourage you to visit ewcmi.com. You can actively participate in their work by volunteering your time or becoming a partner through your financial contributions.