Dr. Elise Banks is an International Keynote Speaker, Kingdom Strategist, and Spiritual Mentor. She is the Founder and CEO of Restored Ministries International Incorporated, an itinerant ministry of prayer, restoration, and deliverance. The mandate on her life is the call of a kingdom revivalist and apostolic spiritual mid-wife. Her kingdom assignment exists to encourage, empower, and restore the hurting, downtrodden, and outcast. She fulfills this mission through the support she provides various churches and ministries having traveled extensively preaching, teaching, counseling, and equipping God’s people for kingdom service. Dr. Banks is a Prayer General with an apostolic voice that provides oversight and spiritual covering to numerous churches and ministries.
With a passion and unyielding commitment to prayer, she serves as the Chief Prayer Intercessor of The Recovery Zone Prayer Encounter. This mantle of prayer later culminated in the establishment of The Recovery Zone Prayer Revivals, the Prophetic Shift Encounters, and biblical teaching seminar titled Dress for Warô.
Her innovative and thought-provoking messages of hope, healing, and restoration have inspired and transformed incalculable lives. She is best known for her profound teachings and keynote messages entitled “Something Crazy is About to Happen”, It’s Just a Smoke Screen”, God Is Getting Ready To Make Some Noise, and “Don’t Panic”.
Restored Ministries International, Incorporated, is under the spiritual covering of her Apostolic Father, Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., Pastor of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, Washington, D.C. and he is the Presiding Prelate of Mount Calvary Holy Church of America, Incorporated.
After many years of kingdom service, Dr. Banks established Elise Banks Ministries which provides spiritual mentorship, leadership training, annual conferences, seminars, and workshops toward the empowerment of the Body Christ. As a part of this ministry, Dr. Banks has founded Soldiers in Stilettosô (S.I.S.). S.I.S. is an annual women’s prayer encounter with the purpose of equipping women to unlock the power of prayer while in engaging in spiritual warfare. A dynamic and visionary leader with a message of inspiration, Dr. Banks has authored three companion books: The Threat is Over, It’s Just a Smoke Screen, and Things Happen at Midnight. She is also the author of a newly released book Releasing the Mantle of Prayer.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Banks holds a Master of Theology (Th.M.), Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.), and a Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from United Christian College in New York City. She is a Bible Institute professor and certified chaplain.
Dr. Banks is the proud mother of two daughters, Doria and Keesha, and the grandmother of one grandson, Kamron.