Gerald Derstine was born and raised in eastern Pennsylvania and reared with a conservative Old Mennonite heritage. Gerald and his late wife Beulah, married in 1949, and born-again the same year. They moved in 1951 to northern Minnesota to serve as missionaries on the White Earth Chippewa Native American Reservation near Detroit Lakes. In 1953, Gerald was ordained Pastor of the Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church on the reservation. In the first week of January, 1955, a most phenomenal supernatural visitation of the Holy Spirit fell upon the congregation subsequently leading him into a world-wide evangelistic and teaching ministry.
Roger Armbruster, together with his wife Marge, were deeply impacted by the Jesus People Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and subsequently by the Charismatic Renewal shortly thereafter. This movement radically changed the direction of their lives and ministry. Roger began to have a vision to see a similar type of family retreat centre come to Manitoba. The birthing of Rock Lake Ministries occurred in 1979. Today Roger and Marge are still building upon that legacy.
June 29 - July 2
Pastor Ken has served as the senior pastor of Crossfire Worship Centre since July 2015. Prior to this he served the church in various roles such as Sunday school teacher, director of education and associate pastor. Ken gave his life to the Lord at an early age but like many walked away from the Lord as he grew into his teenage years. It was in 2001 that he felt the call of God and committed his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. He now has a passion to teach the word of God; carefully unpacking the truth of the scriptures in a way that all people of all ages can understand it.
Ken also has a passion for the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and bible prophecy. He believes we are living in the last days and that it's time for the church to rise up and take the gospel to all the world! pastor Ken has said that "Christians need to know that the time is short, they must take the mandate of the Lord Jesus Christ seriously and go and preach the gospel to all people in the power of the Holy Spirit"
July 5 - 9
Randy was on pastoral staff of Zion Apostolic Church in Winnipeg for 25 years. Nineteen of those years as Senior Pastor. One of the passions of his heart during that time was church planting and equipping leaders in the body of Christ. They helped to plant four churches in that time. In 2009 the leadership released Randy and his wife Leslie to travel full time ministering to churches and leaders wherever the Lord would lead. The passion is still to equip leaders and churches to move forward into what the Lord is calling them to. One of the changes they feel happening is the Lord is establishing family dynamics in the church. The scripture from Malachi 4:6 of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers is becoming a reality. The main heartbeat of it is to release the sons and daughters into their destiny. This has become a desire to empower and equip leaders, ministries and families to come into heir destiny the Lord has for them.
July 12 - 16
Femi Ogunrinde with his wife Remi lead an apostolic team of leaders based out of Lighthouse to All Nations Church in Regina. Femi is graced with apostolic-prophetic anointing and operates in the gift of faith as well. He desires not only to see the church mobilized to engage every sphere of human endeavour but also to contend for the founding principles of our nation.
July 19 - 23
Married to Svea Braun, having four beautiful daughters, David Braun travels and teaches about the Father's life and adventure for believers in Christ. David grew up in Manitoba, experiencing God's dynamic power and love in his high school, college and work years. After meeting Svea Peterson in YWAM Colorado, they married in 2002. Over the years, they have been involved in leading a variety of outreaches, both locally and to dozens of nations. David helped found and establish a leadership school, as well as served with Svea as youth and administrative pastors. Presently, David has moved on from pastoral work to start, "All Things New," an initiative with a thrust to see believers established and released in their Christ-identity for the advancement of God's Kingdom in every realm of culture. This initiative carries a heart for unity among believers, unlocking relationship synergy across various realms of society to release God's love and power.
July 26 - 30
Robert and Kimberly travel across the USA. They eagerly share the loving heart of the Father. Together they founded the Christian Call Bible Institute. The ministry aims to equip the body of Christ with the powerful love of Christ. Robert and Kimberly Garret are also known from their music and worship as "The Garretts". Robert and Kimberly have been married for 24 years and have two young adult sons. Michael and Jordan. They currently reside in Philadelphia.
August 2 - 6
Anne is passionate about seeing the Church of Jesus Christ rise up and take it's place as fiery warriors in God's end time army. She and her husband David are leaders of Flood and Fire ministries which is a training and equipping center for the body of Christ. Anne and her team (Freedom Band) have been leading worship for many years and find great joy in leading others into the manifest presence of God. She especially enjoys her ministry at Stony Mountain Correctional Institution where she teaches inmates to lead worship. She and her husband have been married for 36 years and have 2 daughters, one son and 5 grandchildren, as well as many spiritual sons and daughters
Shirley's main calling from God is to equip, encourage and build up through God’s love, the prophetic, prayer and teaching in order to produce a sustainable move of God. Sent from her church she’s connected with Manitoba Apostolic team ministering to both the Church and leaders including First Nation Regions. She also co leads National Stand on Guard Prayer network. She hosts Regional gatherings, Equipping FIRE, and Equipping School her motto in the Lord is “Connect, Ignite and Explode"
August 9 - 13
Francis Armstrong is currently the senior pastor and founding apostle of Third Day Worship Centre in Kingston, Ontario. In 1994, God placed a call within Francis’ heart to “raise the standard” of God in Canada. His heart’s desire is to work and build the church into a storehouse of power, with the outpourings of the gifts of the Holy Spirit – a weapon and a centre of manifold effectiveness. His ministry and church are distinguished by the viable manifestations of signs, wonders and healings through means of extreme praise. He is respected as an anointed pastor and an accurate prophet who has been the catalyst to launch an apostolic move in Canada, as well as the United States.
August 16 - 20
Duane’s passion is to see the body of Christ rise in revelation as to our rightful position and identity as Sons and daughters.
Duane has travelled to Africa, Philippines, Trinidad, and various regions in the United States and Canada with the message of the Father’s Love.
Duane has been pastoring in Winnipeg for 26 years with the last 2 years being at The Wave Church which saw Waves of Glory and Harvest Family Church be reconciled together. Along with his wife of 27 years Tamara, they have 3 sons – Braden(23) and wife Cassidy-Anne, Caleb (20), and Joel (17).
Duane’s heart is to see people walk in the Father’s love & live in the power of the blessing and then give it away in the world in which they live!
Establishing Your War Room
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