About us

Lee and Vanessa Rios founders of Emerge ministries

Our life together has the strokes of many scars that paint a beautiful picture of reconciliation. Together we have overcome what most would say is impossible to recover from. Our marriage at one time, was the perfect storm that would devastate the landscape of both our already broken hearts. Together we would walk through addictions, abuse, adultery, and illness.  


False expectations

Our idea of marriage was full of lies and false expectations, which soon led to disappointment and hope deferred. Both of us were self proclaimed christians, yet we were a mess. In the midst of all the pain and struggle, God would come meet us where we were. He recognized something in us that we had not yet seen. He saw the reflection of the One we had asked to come in and rescue us long ago. He also knew we had lost sight of who He was and who we were in Him.

Emerge as gold

Job 23:10 says "Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.  Lee and I are called to help you emerge and come out of the darkness to the light. Our ministry is tucked away in a small part of South Texas called La Vernia. Our heart is to lift up our local churches in intercession and to sow unity in the community.


Isaiah 61 burns in us, and its that commission that has moved us forward in our ministry. We have no doubt that we have the anointing for reconciliation and connection. And in our new found authority we intend on establishing heaven here on earth. 


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 Mailing address

44 Cymbal Ln. Garner, NC. 27529


Emerge Ministries

Physical address only  

13791 US Hwy 87 W. 

La Vernia, Tx. 78121