ITF Team Members

Kenneth and Christina Holder

Kenneth and Christin Holder have a heart and passion to serve the Kingdom of God. They have committed their time and resources to Ignite the Fire, a calling placed on their hearts several years ago. 

Theresa & Efrem Mcknight

Bio coming soon

Angel & John Arroyo

John Arroyo grew up in a loving home in Whittier, CA. He never considered the military until his life was in dire need of change and discipline. He enlisted as a truck driver prior to the infamous attacks on 9/11. Having no desire to serve as a transporter in combat, he was selected and completed the qualification course serving as an elite Green Beret in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

John was fortunate to be selected for the active duty Green-to-Gold program and was commissioned as an Army officer, May 2013. Five months into his assignment at Fort Hood, TX, John was shot in the neck when a fellow Soldier went on a deadly rampage shooting 19 Soldiers, 02 April 2014. 

Today, with his spirited style, John Arroyo is fervently received as a public speaker. He is a remarkable communicator and speaks in an assortment of settings including schools, military instillations, business, non-profit venues, etc. John’s message is one of: Second Chances. Using his life as an example, he speaks to issues applicable to his audience and presents tangible solutions to real life struggles.

Regularly pulling from his experiences of influences, addictions, failure, disappointment, and overcoming adversity, John entwines a message of resiliency, courage, and survival that touches and transforms those who hear him. The substance of his hope is his faith, supported by the relationship with his wife, children, and extended family.

Adam Brakefield

Adam Brakefield loves to serve and help bring Jesus Christ to the people all around him. He has recently received a calling into worship and will be instrumental (lol) in worship on some up and coming crusades out of state. He also loves being part of the ITF team and really loves praying with all and speaking life into people. Adam is married to his beautiful wife Amy and has 2 awesome daughters with a son on the way!  

Mirtha & Ernie Pelaez

Mirtha, Jeremiah 20:9 “His Word burns in my heart like a fire. It's like a fire in my bones and I cannot keep silent.” My heart desire is to be united with believers that have a passion for God and together became a powerful force ignited by The Holy Spirit to go and proclaim that His Kingdom is at hand and we will see healings and total transformation in minds, bodies and hearts all for the Glory of God.

Ernie's desire is to serve in advancing the Kingdom of God through mission trips and serving in Ignite the Fire ministries, bringing the message of hope through His word to all who are willing to receive it.

Julia & Tony Stephens

Julia was born and raised in Dominican Republic and moved Florida. She never missed a step in ministering to all (Jew and Gentile) who came across her path. I was born and raised in the great state of Michigan. While stationed in Florida, I met and married Julia in 2015. We moved to San Antonio, TX where I retired from the Military and on August 5th2015 at 1150pm the lord called us to “Full Time Ministry”. We’ve since travelled to several countries ministering to his precious gems (Math 10:8): in prisons, Leper clinics, small towns, pastoral environments, malls, all guided by the Holy Spirit.

Hashem has placed on our heart to go to the nations to: Share what’s on his Heart: (your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven), Equip the Saints, Teach of his Grace and Righteousness, and release his Fire with Signs and Wonders.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

5 Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding.

6 In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths.  Ephesians 4:3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.