Wade was raised on a farm in Franklin County, IN, by Christian parents. He was active in sports through high school and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Wade graduated with a B.S. in Engineering in 1969 and was commissioned an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He was qualified airborne and ranger and served various assignments, including Vietnam where he was three times decorated for valor in combat. He has owned several businesses, served as a pastor, evangelized, and taught. He and his wife minister and travel, taking the message of the GLORY of GOD as HOLY SPIRIT leads. Their first co-authored book, Our Holy Spirit Arsenal, was released in 2015.
Connie was born in Oxford, OH, to Christian parents. Her father was a Full Gospel pastor, so she learned early about operating in Holy Spirit's gifts. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in secondary education from Miami University. She taught high school for 33 years before retiring in 2009. She and Wade have worked for the Lord in many capacities: pastored; evangelized; taught and now speak at conferences and churches, conduct workshops ,and minister fluently in the gifts. Her goal is to be about the Father's business. Her first book, God’s Plan for Our Success, Nehemiah’s Way was released in 2012. Her second book, The Elijah Anointing, was released in 2014.
Established in 1997 as a charitable foundation to publish the Gospel of the Kingdom, Restoration Ministries is devoted to spreading the message of Jesus Christ and His purpose for Holy Spirit to live in and through believers today. Founders, Wade and Connie Hunter-Urban teach, train, and demonstrate the reality of Christ through the Gifts of Holy Spirit. Their ministry is accompanied by signs and wonders, and their primary message is "Living in the GLORY ZONE of God's presence." Wade and Connie now write, teach, publish a newsletter, blog, do a weekly streaming, speak at services and conferences, host workshops, and operate in their Holy Spirit gifts. Both Wade and Connie minister with an urgency for believers to awake "for such a time as this" and begin to walk in the covenant authority given them through the "Finished Work of Jesus Christ."