Our History

How it All Began

The passion of Awaken Ministries was birthed in Daniel Jackson, our Executive Director, over 11 years ago as he traveled all over the US and the world. Throughout his travels, he saw the lack of empowerment of the church to properly train people to reach their communities.

In 2014 God gave Daniel the vision to start a ministry whose purpose was to equip and empower the Body of Christ to walk out the calling that God has given us all to seek and save those who are lost. We believe that radical transformation can happen in our cities through building partnerships with individuals, organizations, and businesses.

What if the body of Christ came together with one heart, one vision to reach our cities?

  • 2014

    Awaken Ministries is Launched
  • 2016

    Love Detroit is Launched

    This ministry is dedicated to connecting with churches and individuals who are passionate about seeing Detroit transformed. They help support local church outreach efforts as well as host their own outreaches with the focus on reaching those with need. Every year they put together a city-wide outreach with 24/7 prayer, worship and outreach. In April 2016, their first week-long event was a huge success with:

    1,626 People Prayed with | 146 People Healed | 114+ People Filled with the Holy Spirit | 44+ People Rededicated Their Lives | 55+ People Made Decisions for Christ

  • 2017

    Love Chicago Launched

    In 2017 God began to speak to Daniel, our Executive Director, about the great need the city of Chicago has for Presence of God. Over several visits to the city, God’s voice became a burden of Daniel’s heart and through several God-divine connections, he was able to connect with the Chicago House of Prayer. Out of this connection, God developed the core team for the Love Chicago initiative.

  • 2021

    The Church Launched