The Founder and the Director of AFCM Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil began his charismatic renewal ministry by starting Sehion Retreat Centre, Attapady in Kerala in 1998. Over the course of time Fr. Soji Olickal, Fr. Reni Pullukalayil and Fr. BinoyKarimaruthinkal were all brought together through the works of the Holy Spirit to serve to this ministry. They went around preaching the Word of God and doing Deliverance Ministry all over the World. Through their ministry, Holy Spirit has touched thousands of people and they were all on fire to take up their duty in the Church. They wanted to dedicate their self for the building up of the Church and for the work of Evangelization. Many people all over the world became missionaries.
Prompted by the Holy Spirit, in 2014, all missionaries were brought together under one global ministry named as Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry (AFCM).
In 2014, Fr.Xavier Khan founded a Monastery for women religious called Abhishekagni Sisters of Jesus and Mary (ASJM) and in 2018, founded a Monastery for Priests, named Preachers of Divine Mercy (PDM). Now AFCM, PDM & ASJM work together as one missionary movement with a common goal of salvation of souls.
His Excellency, most Rev. Jacob Manathodath, the Bishop of Palghat Diocese is the patron of AFCM.