In 1998, Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, began the renewal ministry and Fr. Soji Olickal, Fr. Reni Pullukalayil and Fr. Binoy Karimaruthinkal joined to serve this ministry over the course of time. Through their ministry, thousands of missionaries became active in this mission all over the world. By 2014, all missionaries were united in one coordination by the name of Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is the Founder and the Director of AFCM, while Fr. Soji, Fr. Reni and Fr. Binoy are co- founders.
His Excellency, Most Rev. Jacob Manathodath, the Bishop of Palghat Diocese is the patron of AFCM.