Wendy Backlund

Wendy has a passion for setting Christians free from their past and empowering them to walk in the fullness of their spirit identity in Christ. She is a revelatory author and speaker, equipping people to see life from a supernatural perspective and leading the Body of Christ into life-changing encounters with God.

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Igniting Hope Ministries! I am passionate about Christians learning to live from their supernatural identities, as new creations and spiritual beings (2 Corinthians 5:17). I believe God is eager to encounter His children Spirit-to-spirit, and for us to rise up in the authority we carry in the spirit realm as His anointed sons and daughters.

I love to lead Christians on face-to-face encounters with our Heavenly Father, as well as teach others about how to lead encounters with God. In that beautiful place of communion, we are always changed by His immeasurable love for us.

My husband and I also love to travel the world teaching on the power of renewing the mind to transform lives into greater levels of freedom, hope, joy, and breakthrough. Personally though, I’ve been transformed most by this renewing the mind journey in my spirit awareness and connection to the Lord, and also in my emotions.

Years ago, I was a discouraged pastor’s wife with little self-confidence and a fear of speaking in front of people. The Lord has led me on a life-changing journey of renewing my mind to know and believe His deep love for me, to believe and love who He says I am, and to embrace the victory Jesus has won for us. I’ve been greatly set free from the lies about my life that were hindering me, and have now learned how to renew my mind to live from a default of joy. I share this journey and practical steps to renewing your mind to impact your emotions in my book, Victorious Emotions.

Thank you again for exploring our ministry. I pray you would find resources, revelations, and opportunities here that would lead you into your greatest breakthroughs yet (scroll below for resources from me and information about inviting me to speak).

May you be strengthened by God to experience the fullness of joy and peace which is our rightful inheritance in Christ.

Blessings on your journey,


Wendy has authored two books and has created several resources to lead the Body of Christ into life-changing personal encounters with the Lord and learning to live more from our spirit than our flesh.

Wendy’s most popular resources include:

Speaking Request

Wendy loves to equip the Body of Christ, whether at local churches or conferences, on renewing the mind with Truth, living more from your spirit, encountering God in life-changing ways, and cultivating victorious emotions. To invite Wendy to speak, please click the button below to fill out a Speaking Request Form.

Or mail donations to:

Igniting Hope Ministries
c/o Bethel Church / Steve Backlund
20 Lake Blvd. Redding, CA 96003