Apostle/Dr. Arun Claudius Charles is an American televangelist, ordained minister and a Kingdom Ambassador of Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean descent. His biological father is of Puerto Rican descent while his biological mother is of Hawaiian, polynesian & Caribbean descent. His step parents are of English/Irish and Indian descent.
Apostle Charles received his prophetic call on April 2nd 1999 at 5:00 AM. The Lord spoke to Him from the book of Jeremiah Chapter 1:9-10
“Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
He heard a voice that was tumultuous, authoritative and it echoed like the waters of the seashore. The room was filled with brilliant light and the glory of God. The Lord said “You have reached the faith of Moses that the seas will divide and the mountains will move out of your path.” Apostle Charles saw himself walking towards a great sea and found the fire of God destroy demonic altars, witchcraft and demonic powers according to Luke 1:19 " “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
It was at the same time when he felt the demonic powers of witchcraft were broken by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ. God has also healed him from sexual abuse that he went through growing up as a child.
The Lord spoke to Apostle Charles again from Isaiah chapter 60 verses 1 and 2 and Joshua 1:5 -"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. "For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you “
“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Apostle Charles started his ministry in Florida in 2010. He joined River of Life Church located in Port Charlotte FL. as a Worship leader and later became a Youth Pastor in 2010. After serving in River of Life for almost a year God enabled him to join Step in Faith Hispanic Church in Deltona Florida in 2011 as a Worship Leader /Prophet. In the same year God opened several doors for Prophet Charles to minister the prophetic word of the Lord in both prophetic worship/Word in different churches in Florida.
In 2012 God opened doors for radio ministry in WRXB Praise 1590 AM when Apostle Charles launched Hour of Power- a gospel radio program under the guidance of the Holy Spirit in Jan 2012. He also launched Prophetic Voice Ministries in 2012 under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God opened several doors to minister in different churches all throughout Florida and God opened a new door to advance his education in ministry by enrolling into the Doctoral program with Tabernacle Bible College located in Brandon, Florida in 2011.
Apostle Charles completed his Doctoral degree in Divinity from Tabernacle Bible College located in Brandon Florida by Nov 2014. He also works as a Senior Instructional Designer in technology consulting and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He attended Western Governors University for his Master’s program in Instructional Design and Technology in 2014. He later completed his MicroMasters from Harvard University in 2017.
God has used Apostle Charles to minister to more than 140+ churches across various ethnic backgrounds – Latino, Black, Caribbean and American churches across Florida. In 2015 God began to talk to Apostle Charles about birthing out a new healing and deliverance ministry positioned around the Bethesda pool mentioned in John 5 and thus Bethesda World Healing & Deliverance Ministries was born. God also re-named the radio broadcast program from “Hour of Power” to “Overcomers Voice of Victory” that airs every first Saturday at 11:00AM EST on WRXB Praise 1590 AM. After walking 7 years with God in the ministry as Prophet Charles, God confirmed Prophet Charles to the office of the Apostle on Jan 18th 2017.