Our Journey

Apostle ted and prophetess shami mahabir

The journey began many, many years ago. After graduating Valor College (previously, World Harvest Bible College) in Columbus, Ohio in 1998, and serving in several ministries, in 2015, God woke Ted up and revealed the vision that is presently unfolding. Little did we realize that a one-time prayer meeting in a house with 8 people would turn into an apostolic center. The power and presence of God showed up in a mighty way and God spoke to His people. That night, at 2 am God downloaded His plans.

We continued to meet and after several months, we outgrew the space and started to meet in our present location. Ted and Shami knew that they did not want church as usual, but it was God who was moving through them to birth an Apostolic/Prophetic center right in the heart of the religiously diverse community of Queens Village, New York.

God connected Ted and Shami with Apostles Gerhard and Eulalee of Germany and the next level of the ministry was birthed. In October of 2016, God confirmed a word He gave to Shami that they were to align with Chuck Pierce and Global Sphere Inc.  Ted and Shami were commissioned by Apostle Chuck Pierce by the laying on of hands and were set into the offices of Apostle and Prophet to  activate the Apostolic center in this region.

Ted and Shami are the Apostolic founders of Christian Life Center. Ted is ordained as the Apostle and Shami is the Prophet. These visionaries are uprooting the fallow ground and taking territories for His Kingdom. They are building people, envisioning them with their kingdom purpose and training them to take up their mantles and walk in the fullness of their purpose.

Apostle Ted is an anointed second generation minister whose father preached the gospel in Trinidad and St. Croix for over 40 years, simultaneously providing governmental oversight to pastors in the Leeward island. Today, Ted and Shami are stewarding the word and seeing revival come as people are coming into an encounter with God. They are dedicated to seeing the people and the region come into biblical influence and prosperity. They are working to create a culture of opportunity, motivation, and joy in embracing the purpose of God for their lives. People are encouraged to believe what God says about them, find their place in belonging in the apostolic center and become who God says they will become.

It is time for the Ekklesia to arise and take its place in the seven mountains of society, education, family, arts & entertainment, business, government, media and religion.

The Ekklesia, the called out ones are to embrace their true identity in God and take authority in every domain.


Our Covering

Apostle GERHARD and prophetess Eaulalee BALS

Gerhard Bals has been a born again believer for thirty years. He is a Bible school graduate and has functioned under the Assemblies of God as Assistant Pastor, Associate Pastor and Pastor in Germany over the years. Most recently, he and his wife Eulalee were Pastors of Hamm Apostolic Centre. His prophetic training was received in various countries throughout South America and Europe. God has used Gerhard as an apostolic teacher with emphasis on the reformation of the Church to mature into its God-ordained purpose. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked internationally with teams from Wales, Guyana, South Africa and the United States on strategies of restoration of land and nations through reconciliation, strategic intercession, repentance and proclamations. His background as hotel manager and realtor has given him vital experience in understanding land, buildings and trends. He believes “freedom to the land releases freedom to its people." Currently, Gerhard and his wife Eulalee are itinerant ministers who travel extensively throughout Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and Guyana, South America. They have established and worked with ministry teams which have been instrumental in bringing a major shift in the direction of the Church in the nation of Guyana. They saw the restoration of a nation’s destiny unfold before their very eyes with measurable and sustained fruitfulness. Eulalee pioneered the first interdenominational School of the Prophets in Guyana, from which nearly one-thousand individuals have graduated since its inception in 2004. Gerhard and Eulalee have recently opened another School of the Prophets in Germany where they currently reside. The school has more than seventy students in which immediate and significant changes in prophetic ability is evident. Gerhard and his wife are focused and passionate about establishing an apostolic and prophetic training center which will serve to train leaders and believers from around Europe to realign the Church to its God-ordained purpose. Their strengths lie in apostolic government and the laying of foundational principles for the body of Christ.