About Us

Dr. Elizabeth Alves began in earnest with a simple prayer:  "Lord, teach me to pray."  The result:  a praying, teaching ,and prophetic network that is transforming the lives of individuals and leaders worldwide.  Motivated by an unquenchable passion for God, she has invested her life in teaching believers how to hear His voice and how to prophesy in His name.  Using humor and simplicity, Elizabeth ministers globally, speaking and prophesying at schools, seminaries, and conferences.
Elizabeth's proficiency and accuracy in the prophetic has earned her credibility among world leaders and high ranking officials.  Since 1986, her prophetic and entrepreneurial anointing has resulted in much acclaim as a sought after consultant in the business community.  A multi-tasking dynamo, she serves on the board of directors for three international companies and offers prayer and counsel to many others.
Dr. Alves and her husband, Floyd, cofounded the ministry in 1973.  She is now president of Increase International, formerly Intercessors International, a ministry that trains and equips Kingdom people.  The outreach is sevenfold, encompassing the church, the family, education, arts, media, government, and science.  In 2002, she founded the International Strategic Training Institute, a school committed to mobilizing the Body of Christ in prayer, in the prophetic, and in training intercessors to pray not only for personal needs, but for government, business, and society as well.
Elizabeth is a gifted teacher, leader, and a distinguished author.  Her books include Becoming a Prayer Warrior, The Mighty Warrior, Daily Prayers, and booklets in the Praying with Purpose series.  She is coauthor of Intercessors:  Discover your Prayer Power.  Her publications have been translated into multiple languages with plans for expanding her outreach via radio and web casting.
Elizabeth has been a member of several leadership institutes and is an adjunct teacher at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas.  She is a member of the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (ACPE), and the prophetic and apostolic roundtables of Morning Star Ministries.  Elizabeth served fourteen years on the Board of Directors of Aglow International.  She presently serves on the Board of Encounters Network.   Elizabeth holds a position on the Advisory Council of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas.
Ordained a minister in 1979, Elizabeth has traveled to forty plus nations.  In Europe, Dr. Alves is a consultant to Prayer Outreach, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ and is also a Board member for Kainos International in Germany.  Increase International has offices in Germany, Korea, and the Netherlands.   
Elizabeth and her husband, Floyd, have been married for over fifty years and he is still her cast-iron hero.  Together they have accomplished great exploits for God.  Yes, they have reached the nations, but they agree that their greatest Kingdom contribution is witnessed in the lives of their fours daughters, seventeen grandchildren, and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren.
The Alveses make their home in Bulverde, Texas, where they are active members of a local church.  Though Floyd is now retired, Elizabeth is getting ready to re-fire.  THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
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