We Rise Above the Call
(Luke 5:31-32 NLT) Jesus answered them, Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent. RISE is the platform for this atmosphere for those who are weary, hurting and hopeless enter into this safe space. Where there will be no judgement and no condemnation only love and the greatest of these is LOVE. Creating the ideal environment to host the Holy Spirit’s presence and mend the broken areas of our lives.
Our Mission, Vision & Nucleus
To live and walk in the light of biblical truth and the fruits of the spirit.
To plant good seeds that reproduce and multiply good seed.
To use ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Walk in spiritual authority and identity in Jesus Christ.
To create judgement-free environments for people to unmask and to walk in their authenticity.
To create safe small groups to apply the word of God daily in order to draw others to Christ.
Our Missions & Projects
RISE International Church carries out various missions and projects throughout the world, including the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Congo and Liberia. Read more about how we help and spread the word of God.
Free mattresses for the elderly, free community pharmacy and on-site doctor, and more.
Feeding the elderly and widows, providing food and discipleship classes to 150 people.
Sanitary dignity program for young girls in two locations, providing pads for girls ages 8-10.
Small discipleship groups supporting mental health, women dealing with abuse, domestic violence and more.
Pastor Mavis Castillo
Founder of Above the Call Ministries, is a mother of 4. She surrendered to the Lord at the age of 16 and is no stranger to heartache, pain, depression, rape, abuse, suicide, homelessness and years of searching for her purpose in life. After her third failed suicide attempt, she found her calling to help women of all races and ethnicities. God spoke into her life that He would build a platform for her to share all her life struggles, trials, failures, triumphs and victories to bring release, forgiveness and healing to women globally. Being a former pastor’s wife, Mavis wanted to create a confidential atmosphere where God’s presence and love could be felt. God’s presence can lubricate the broken areas of our lives through transparent and authentic conversations while building bridges of relationship through missions and outreach with women. Mavis believes In tearing down the walls and removing the masks through discipleship and raising up the leader that lies in each woman. She is a pastor, minister of the gospel, motivational speaker, leadership developer and mentor. She has made it her mission to create safe havens and small group communities where women can escape, and grab hold of their true value and purpose in life. Mavis says, “I want women to know that they are women of purpose, women with value and God has need of them in their generation.” Mavis lives in Maryland with her children and grandkids.
Minister Jonnie Ross
Minister Latanya Turner
Outreach / Events Ministry
Minister Lisa Laboard
Minister Linda Miles
Minister Kristy “Love” Mundell
Ministry of Worship & Exhortation
David & Carolyn Ross
Ministry of Helps
Call us if you're interested in getting involved or have questions about our ministry.
RISE is based out of White Marsh, Maryland but we carry out missions and projects throughout the world.
11131 Pulaski Hwy
White Marsh, MD 21162