The revelation of this ministry was given to Howard McClearin Lee on December 27th, 1981, after preaching his trial sermon at the Second New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, Indiana. After 8 years of practical ministry training he was ordained in January 1986, at the House of Prayer/Hope Center Church in Dayton, Ohio. On February of 1989, a prophecy of this Network was spoken at HOP/HC in a powerful Worship Service by a visiting Pastor.
In February 1999, during a prayer meeting with Church Leaders from around the World, Rev. Lee saw the vision for the HML Network. Since 1999, and after several television appearances including TBN and CBN, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews, the Chaplain has traveled extensively ministering in churches, schools, speaking in legislative committees, prisons, and corporations and on college campuses.
On November 27, 2005, by scriptural charge, prophetic release and, the laying on of hands, a spiritual mantle was passed to Howard McClearin Lee by Bishop Charles V. Lee. Howard was commissioned to organize this Network of Ministries worldwide. In accordance with this commission, the first consecration service of the HML Network and the Global Christian Network Church took place in the month of November 2006
From its inception, there has been a rebirth of Hope Center,Inc. and the emergence of HML University, HML Business Services, the Global Christian Network Ministerial Association, and the Hope for the Nations Campaign.