Dennis’ passion is to help raise up ambassadors for the Kingdom who are passionate about God, committed to serving Him with excellence, and determined to honour God with a life lived well.
Drawing on his vast experience as a career ambassador, consultant, human rights advocate, author, newspaper columnist, itinerant preacher, and motivational speaker who has travelled extensively, he brings a unique perspective to the challenges of staying passionate for God, finding purpose, and living the faith we believe.
Dennis was a Malaysian diplomat for 36 years serving in London, Beijing and Washington, D.C., before being appointed ambassador to Chile and subsequently to Argentina. While in Latin America, he served concurrently as ambassador to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
From 2001 to 2008, he served as High Commissioner (Ambassador) to Canada before retiring from the foreign service.
Following a dramatic encounter with Jesus in 1986 in Washington, D.C., Dennis has been active in sharing his faith, preaching and ministering internationally. He has appeared on Christian television and speaks at conferences and seminars.
He is the author of Fire Begets Fire, a book about the passionate pursuit of God. His email devotional, Fuel For The Fire, has an international circulation.
Dennis has also been engaging Christians in politics, business and diplomacy with a view to helping them define their purpose and strengthen their role in public life. Christians in the public square who understand their purpose and are committed to their calling have a tremendous capacity to influence culture and disciple nations.
He is a fellow of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, a Toronto-based evangelical Christian organization committed to the training and equipping of Christians in the areas of Christian apologetics, missiology and the cultural mandate.
Dennis is also deeply concerned about human rights and justice and seeks to voice the concerns of disenfranchised and persecuted groups. He is Diplomatic Advisor to First Step Forum, a Helsinki-based group of Christian professionals, business leaders, and politicians committed to helping persecuted minorities of all faiths by building bridges and promoting dialogue with national governments.
As well, he is an international affairs columnist & commentator.
Dennis and his wife, Cherry, divide their time between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Ottawa, Canada.
Arise Ambassadors is committed to helping Christians fulfil the charge given them by the Holy Spirit to live as ambassadors for Christ by pursuing God with passion, serving God with excellence and honouring God with a life lived well.
We live at a time of great challenge and change. Faith in God is under assault like never before. Denominations are collapsing and churches are closing. The Word of God has been compromised, minimized and neglected.
There has been a loss of passion for our King, a loss of faith in the power and authority that has been given to believers, and a loss of purpose and direction. Without purpose and vision people lose their way and perish.
There is a clarion call for the ambassadors of the Kingdom to rise up. God is summoning His ambassadors to take their place in the Kingdom at such a time as this. Heaven is calling forth the men and women who are passionate for their God, unashamed of His Gospel, convinced of their identity, power and authority in Christ, and determined to fulfil God’s purpose for their generation.
The call has gone forth for the ambassadors to take their place, discern the times, equip themselves, exercise their gifts and train for leadership and ministry that they may forcefully advance the Kingdom in this time of challenge and change.
Arise Ambassadors Ministries seeks to help believers respond to the clarion call of the Kingdom through teaching and training conferences, itinerant ministry and books and publications.
What We Believe
The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm His virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory
- The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit empowers and enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and continue the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ
- The Church, the body of Christ, consists of all true believers
- Ultimately, God will judge the living and the dead; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation