I am Annette Rivers, Lead Pastor of The SURGE Experience, an individual honored to have
been called, chosen, and sent by God to share the TRUTH of Jesus Christ. Some would like to
refer to me as a Bishop, because of the ministries I oversee. Some would prefer to call me Apostle, because of the mandate to plant and establish. I do not possess a desire to hold any title for the recognition of man. I am honored with theopportunity to serve God in any c apacity He purposed for my life. For His glory, I am Annette Rivers the Apostle, sent by God, for the equipping of saints and the edifying of the body of Christ. I am the Pastor, to watch and shepherd His flock. The Preacher, to deliver the gospel of Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. The Teacher, to make known His love,
deliverance, and power for mankind. The Prophet to reveal the supernatural, unveiled,
revelation of God encounter. My preference for reference is very simple. I am Annette Rivers, a chosen Vessel of God.
Vantashia Shontale serves as Vice Pastor of The Surge Experience. Her primary role is to
oversee ministry operations. As an ambassador of Christ, through the power of God working
through her, she snatches souls from the clutches of the enemy, and ushers them into the
Kingdom of God. Through streams of pulpit speaking or workshop teaching and mentoring, Vantashia carries an anointing of God unique to her purpose. The anointing on her life and power of God within her, releases the thunderous sound of God’s love, power, and deliverance, causing individuals to have a life changing encounter with God.