Marilyn McKenny has initiated a range of successful strategies in both prayer and evangelism. She has a passion to see the church awaken and arise into its destiny and purpose and fulfil its call to bring transformation and harvest in cities and nations.
She has ministered extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Her ministry has produced both citywide and local church breakthroughs and equipped many thousands in effective prayer, Spirit-led evangelism and healing the sick. Church growth has been outstanding in numerous places with one church growing 100-400 in 5 months and another from 16 – 37 cell groups in 18 months through one-on-one evangelism.
After training and leading the home cell leaders of a large city church in evangelism she chaired Operation Andrew for the Billy Graham Association’s Festival ’96 in Brisbane, Australia. The strategy she presented mobilized hundreds of the 750+ churches into personal evangelism across the city, reaching 360.000 homes.
Her own neighbourhood (of eighteen units) was transformed by God’s power from one of violence, drugs and wild parties to one of peace and caring with many notable miracles and over 60% of her neighbours being born again.
In 2014 she launched TRANFORMERS in Australia – a prayer-walking strategy focused on high schools adopting around 600 schools nationally, followed by a further 33 nations. Whole schools (and teaching staff) are currently coming to salvation and being transformed in several African nations, with powerful testimonies of miracles and widespread repentance from witchcraft.
Her current passion is to see transformation steps implemented in cities and regions – especially in poor nations. As well as training manuals she has written two books: When the Lord of Breakthrough Comes and Take Jesus OUT of Your Church.
Marilyn founded CHURCH ARISE MINISTRIES in 1996, AUSTRANSFORMERS in 2014 and TRANSFORMERS Global in 2020. She was commissioned as an Apostle at ARCGlobal by Che’ Ahn, international leader of HIM (Harvest International Ministry). She is based in Tamworth NSW. TRANSFORMERS is overseen by an apostolic advisory board.