Saved in Las Vegas in the late 70’s as a radio news director, Mary and her husband Keith started a church in Santa Barbara, CA, in 1980. At the end of that decade, the Hudson’s became traveling evangelists. Mary also wrote for Charisma and Christianity Today.

Keith and Mary have always had a strong prophetic ministry together. The Lord spoke to them during a Pat and Buddy Harrison conference in 1979 that they would flow together in the gifts for the rest of their lives. In 2004, Mary was called to minister in France. After two years of preaching throughout the nation, a minister told her they don’t allow women preachers in that country; Mary laughed and said, “Too late now!”

Mary’s book Smart Bombs is about how to tear down strongholds “with the explosive word of God,” is available in French and Spanish. Her newest book, Joyful Parent = Happy Home is available now!


“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life],

shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come,
And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.
“For in fact, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness will cover the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem]
And His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.

ISAIAH 60:1-2 [AMP]

Mary hosts Arise Women’s Conferences nationally and internationally. The Lord gave her a word in 2006 that He would use her to raise up bold, trailblazing women who think outside the box. 

Over thirty Arise conferences have empowered women in such diverse locations as Hawaii, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Panama, Switzerland and the USA. 

Women from domestic violence shelters and drug rehabilitation homes are invited to attend and be transformed from victims to victors. Prophetic words are downloaded to Mary as she ministers throughout the congregation.  Her ministry of encouragement has brought many out of darkness into His marvelous light.


Arise is for those who desire to have all that God has given them through Jesus. The bible urges the believer to arise from the depression and prostration your circumstances have kept you in.

The freedom we have personally experienced and witnessed in others who have attended Arise Conferences propels us to continue. When you attend a conference you are saturated in the Word of God about who you really are and you experience His presence.