How to prevent appium creating new session after eact @Test in junit

I am using appium with Serenity bdd and junit 4. I want to do setup only before first test and not reset the app or start new appium session after each @Test completes. Basically I do not want my app to shutdown after each @Test, but only start once before first test. How can I achieve this?
I already tried appiums noReset = true and fullreset=false in the file but nothing change.