ABOUT US
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY:

H.C.C. is a non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation specializing in counseling, healing, teaching, ministering in the Spirit and deliverance. It is based on Matthew, Mark, Luke & John and patterns its practice after the Book of Acts. It’s board members include one licensed Assembly of God pastor and one former Arizona prison chaplain. The ministry also operates the House of Healing and the Charity Counselor’s Association in central Phoenix.  The Biblical theme of the ministry is Acts 10:38:  "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost & power.  He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil."  One of the main services provided by the ministry is to provide free counseling services to the poor.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Acts 26:18/Mark 7:27:  “To open the eyes of born again Christians & turn them from the deception of spirits to the real truth of Christianity.  To turn them from the lies of the devil to the Truth of God. That they might understand that evil spirits have over-run the church in North America & that Christians can be infected (not possessed) with spirits.  That they can receive forgiveness of sins, physical healing & deliverance from demonic disease & mental illness.  That they can receive an inheritance among those that are sanctified by Faith in Christ & understand that the Children's Bread of deliverance is for all saints.”

MICHAEL W. SMITH:

Mr. Smith has a Master’s Degree in counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in rehabilitation and worked as a certified counselor, certified rehabilitationist & certified labor market consult/expert witness in Maricopa County for 23 years and in the field of rehabilitation for 25 years prior to entering the ministry on Christmas Day 2005.

His prior certification credentials included work as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor (Arizona), Certified General Counselor (Nebraska), Certified Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Earnings Analyst, Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Job Placement Specialist and Certified Forensic Vocational Expert.  He was an expert witness in Superior, Federal & Industrial courts in Arizona, Nevada, Texas and California.  He provided expert witness testimony in legal court cases over 200 times in his 25 year professional career.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Anaheim High School and Emporia State University in Kansas and he has two daughters and two granddaughters living near Tucson, Arizona.  He studied Greek at Western Bible College in Gilbert, AZ.  Mr. Smith has been on the radio for over 15 years and his current radio programs and testimonials, which contain dramatic healing & deliverance testimonies, can be accessed on this web site.  His unusual and very popular radio programs currently air on KXXT/1010AM, M-F @ 7:30 AM and KXEG/1280AM, M-F at 7:00 AM, Arizona time and can be accessed 24/7 on soundcloud.com/hardcore-christianity

Mr. Smith’s experience includes work as a jail preacher at the Maricopa Country Sheriff’s Office, Bible teacher at Along Side Ministries, prison preacher at the Arizona Department of Corrections, Bible teacher at the Central Phoenix Day Program, Bible teacher at the Phoenix Dream Center, Chapel teacher at the Casa Grande Home of Hope, prison preacher at Correction Corporation of America, intern probation officer at the Lyon County, Kansas Juvenile Probation Department, drug/alcohol counselor at Teen Challenge Christian Life Ranch, Bible teacher at Teen Challenge in Tucson, AZ, Bible teacher at Streets of Joy Rehabilitation Center, Bible teacher at House of Refuge Rehabilitation Center, altar service director at AX 29 Ministries, guest lecturer at Aglow International & private Christian counselor & evangelist.  His ministry specializes in soul healing, counseling, physical healing, teaching & deliverance.  His ministry & teaching schedule can be accessed on this web site.

Mr. Smith was twice Volunteer of the Year at Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Center in New River and was awarded Outstanding Volunteer certificates at the Arizona Department of Corrections and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.  Mr. Smith has been a guest in Phoenix on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Joy in Our Town television shows discussing mental health issues and how Christians can be healed from addictions and mental & emotional illness.  He formerly had a television show on AZTV Ch. 7 in Phoenix, AZ.

KAREN L. SMITH:

Mrs. Smith has a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Education and has worked as a licensed middle school teacher in Downey, CA. and Scottsdale, AZ. for 22 years.  She was the 2011 Teacher of the Year in the Scottsdale Unified School District and was profiled on Channel 3 News in Phoenix.  She is a graduate of Long Beach State University and Arizona State University.  She is a licensed realtor in Arizona and her WestUSA web site can be accessed on the Home Page of this web site.  She is involved with H.C.C. in the areas of administration & banking.

KELLY BECK:

Mrs. Beck brings a unique background to the House of Healing.  She worked 19 years in the photo processing industry and worked on the political campaigns of her mother when she ran for the U.S. Congress in Arizona.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Clayton College of Natural Medicine in natural health.  Her music skills include playing the trumpet and piano and she has a great love for the outdoors.   She is an expert in the ARP Wave rehabilitation system.  She is married to a retired U.S. Airways pilot and has 2 children and 8 grand children.  She works at H.C.C. in the areas of video/audio, administration, deliverance, mangement, healing and heads up our weekly services and helps with our telephone prayer ministry.  She is on the board of H.C.C., Inc.

 

RICK KATT:

Mr. Katt brings extensive healing and deliverance experience to the House of Healing.  He has a significant evangelistic and healing ministry at the Maricopa County Jail and sees detainees healed and delivered at almost every service.  He is also the leader of the AX29 Crusade altar ministry; praying for the sick and demon oppressed.  As a former football defensive end for Arizona State University, Mr. Katt is accustomed to working in the trenches and is a powerful altar worker, comfortable fighting for the lives of the broken and needy.  He works as a real estate investor and his wife, Wanda Katt, is a middle school teacher in Chandler, AZ.  They have 3 children.  He ministers at H.C.C. in the area of deliverance, teaching, healing and preaching.
 PAULA GRAFF:

Mrs. Graff works in the technology industry as a Software Engineer for over 35+ years. She lives in Minnesota in the summer and is a Arizona snowbird in the winter.  She traveled and assisted in conferences with an international ministry that reveals the spiritual roots of diseases for 5 years. She was event planner and board member of the Blessing House in Victoria, MN. She has been a part of the Hardcore team since 2012.  She works in the area of healing, deliverance and coordinates our telephone prayer ministry team.  She is married to a retired Systems Engineer who helps out at HOH in the audio/video department.  Together they have 6 children and 8 grandchildren.

VIVIAN JOHNSON:

Ms. Johnson brings a unique background to the House of Healing.  Her experience includes seminar speaker, Sunday school teacher, television talk show host & missionary to Africa.   She is a former Ms. Black Arizona.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and experience in non-profit management, fundraising and micro-enterprise development.  She ministers at H.C.C. in the areas of administration, baptisms, equipping disciples, fundraising, internet prayer and personal deliverance and healing.  She is married to a musician.  She is also the author of the book "Revival in the Pews."

DIANE BLACKER:

Mrs. Blacker brings varied experience to the House of Healing.  She has taught hundreds of classes and seminars and was a former talk show host for several years in Chicago.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in New Testament Studies, has authored 7 books and over 60 television scripts and was a former professional figure skater with the Ice Capades.  She ministers at H.C.C. in the areas of teaching, counseling, deliverance and praying for the sick.  She is currently teaching the inner healing service on Wednesday evenings at the House of Healing.  She is married to a contractor and has 3 grown children.  She is on the board of H.C.C., Inc.

CORRINA TORRES:

Ms. Torres was an ordained minster with over 10 years of service as a church worship leader and youth pastor.  She has over 15 years of experiens in the medical field in administration, accounting and billing, including cancer treatment.   She ministers at the House of Healing in the areas of deliverance, inner healing, internet prayer and praying for the sick.