Dr. William and Susan Means
Dr. William and Susan Means
Dr. Means was born to Rev. W. A. Means and Mildred Means in Booneville, Arkansas in 1949. His father was a Southern Baptist minister that established Churches in west central Arkansas. He was saved at the age of 7 and at age 9 the Lord told him he would preach the gospel. Like many preachers kids the devil was able to distract him for many years. He spent 10 years in the United States Navy seeing Vietnam (the first of three tours) when he was 17 years old. In those ten years he was a Quarter Master, Jet engine mechanic, and worked as a criminal investigator in the Criminal Investigation Department. He also worked for a year with the San Diego Police Department as a reserve officer working street patrol in San Diego, Ca. After he left the Navy he worked as a Sargent in charge of the Homicide and Robbery Division for the Pulaski County Sheriff Department in Little Rock, Ar.
Dr. Means was certainly adventurous, but little did he know the adventures the Lord had in store for him. One afternoon after work while sitting alone at home, the Lord began to speak to him. It had been a long time since he had heard the voice of God, but he still recognized it. The Lord said to him, “You've tried everything this world has to offer, are you ready now to follow me?” He answered him, “Yes, if I can have what you talk about in the Bible. You said to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. I’m tired of useless dead religion that does nothing and has no life to it.” The Lord’s answer was short and simple, “Follow me and I’ll make you.” That began an awesome adventure with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Dr. Means sat under Pastor Jonathon Payne at a Southern Baptist Church for about five years who began his training learning how to study the Word. He was hungry for more than what this Pastor could teach him. One day the Pastor gave him a book about Smith Wigglesworth and said, “I think this is what you are looking for.” That was all it took. Smith Wigglesworth said that you needed the baptism of the Holy Spirit to do what he was doing, and that was healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead. He immediately began seeking the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Soon after receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit the Lord told him to go sit under Dr. Jeff Thompson the Pastor of a Charismatic Pentecostal Church. It wasn't long under the instruction of Dr. Thompson that the gifts of the Spirit began to manifest. Prophecy, miracles, healings and creative miracles, along with in-depth teaching of the Word became the corner stone of his ministry. While under Dr. Thompson he graduated from Faith Bible Institute, a two year Bible College, and made his first missionary trip to Chile in South America. The trip was so successful that he was invited to come back the next year and hold a crusade in the city soccer stadium.
Just before going to South America the first time Dr. Means attended an outreach meeting held by Prophetess Susan Cook in Van Buren, Arkansas. She prophesied many wonderful things to him that night, but the Lord also spoke to him and said that Susan was to be his wife. The next year they were married.
Dr. Means and Susan founded Inner Circle Ministries a 501c3 nonprofit organization an Apostolic/Prophetic ministry located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Their heart is in Fathering and raising up Spiritual Sons and Daughters and sending them forth demonstrating the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Overseas missions is also a major part of the vision of ICM. Dr. Means received his Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian University, in Jacksonville, Fl. in April 2019.
Dr. Means has been used mightily by the Lord in both teaching and working of miracles. This includes, the opening of blind eyes and deaf ears, mute speaking, people healed and coming out of wheel chairs, blood diseases healed, blockages in the heart totally cleared, legs growing out, scoliosis of the spine healed, a creative miracle of flesh manifested on a woman’s heel where there was no flesh, many devils cast out bringing deliverance to many.
Pastor Susan's ministry for many years has taken her across America and into South America preaching the Word of God. She also conducted a successful monthly miracle outreach for 3½ years in Van Buren, Ar. She and Dr. Means Pastored Inner Circle Ministries for 14 years.
With great delight, Pastor Susan served and was mentored for many years under Prophet Emmett Spencer and his wife Pastor Judy Spencer of Van Buren, Arkansas.
Pastor Susan delights in seeing individuals transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, move into spiritual maturity, and fulfill their God-given destiny.
Pastor Susan has an anointing to impart God’s Love to the Body of Christ through preaching, teaching, and demonstration by the Holy Spirit. God confirms His Word through her in the Prophetic, Healings, and Miracles.
Pastor Susan’s delivery and impartation of God’s Word is with Truth, Confidence, and Strength. She recognizes and accepts the responsibility of delivering the Word of God that will stir and challenge others in reaching their highest potential in Christ as they soar to New Heights in their relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Susan has a heart to mother, mentor, and raise spiritual sons and daughters for the Kingdom of God. She believes it is vital for spiritual impartation and activation to come through the Five-fold ministry gifts. She fully understands that it is the Design and Will of God, so each son and daughter can be matured, equipped, and made effective for the work of kingdom ministry.
Pastor Susan carries a strong conviction of Holiness and Right Living. She believes that if a person will uphold the Word of God with conviction mixed with the Fear of the Lord and not compromise in any area of their life that they can accomplish Great Things for Him.
One of Pastor Susan's greatest joys is writing. She and some of her spiritual daughters write a blog, articles and is working on some books that will uplift and encourage others.