Captivated Ministries

We believe that everyone has the right to hope. Hope isn’t set apart for only a select few…hope is for everyone. We have a passion to share hope with the whole world, and all over the world. At Captivated Ministries we are committed to the vision of sharing and showing the greatest hope of all…Jesus.Simply put, our mission is to lead people to be truly captivated by the love of our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus, and His Holy Spirit.


The vision of Captivated was born on January 3, 2010 and has since grown into multiple books and has exploded into other areas of the world. Our books and study guides are being shared and used throughout the U.S. India, Africa, China, Pakistan, and throughout the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Throughout all of these areas we have successfully partnered with various ministries, organizations, and visionaries to join in the effort of sharing the hope of Jesus.


Over the past six years our Captivated team has grown to take our vision to the next level. Our president and founder, Shannon Formby, has been in ministry for over 25 years. As the author of Captivated and The Captivated Study Guide, his passion is to continue to share the vision and passion that God started within his heart back in 2010. Since that time he has expanded Captivated in many areas, including being mentored by his friend and mentor, Marilyn Hickey. Our Vice President, Kelvin Thomas, is a passionate leader and communicator. His power packed messages have been throughout the city of Chicago and throughout the country on iHeart radio. He is an author and speaker, and is currently publishing his first book to be released early 2017. These two visionaries head up the effort to expand Captivated and it’s message to cover the globe with the hope of it’s message.


Although our message is simple, our challenges are great. Our desire is to continue to place our resources within these areas and others. Several of the areas are very sensitive and unsafe. For example, our representatives in the Himalayans are at great risk and for us to get our material into these areas is very costly. Our team in Pakistan is in great need of Bibles as well as resources for food. Our Pakistan team travels to the marketplaces to feed the people spiritually and physically with a rare but hearty meal of rice and chicken. Our team leader in India, Joshua Yen, is working internationally to take our message abroad.

In addition to our International efforts our team is working tirelessly to develop many areas throughout the U.S. Refuel431 is one of our ministries that has grown to reach people all over the country and even globally. Our weekly Refuel431 Men’s Prayer conference call has grown to develop passion and community through our weekly calls, as well as, special events. Our hope is to develop more events. There are plans to develop a Dads and Daughters ministry where dads will celebrate in events set aside just for them.


Our passion is great but so are our needs. We need your help. By partnering with us you are helping us to develop our teams in Alabama, New Jersey, and Texas. You are sowing into the regions throughout the world and helping us carry this life changing message to areas that we cannot reach without your help.