Louis and Kathy DeSiena-(Senior Staff) Senior Leaders Louis and Kathy DeSiena are the Senior Leaders of Torch Bearers Church and Apostolic Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida. In their many years of serving in the church there was a stirring passion for greater truth. Kingdom revelation came to the DeSiena’s before it was a popular topic at church and a fire started to burn more deeply to see this truth revealed to the church body. Ordained as a prophet and with a heart of a reformer Louis and Kathy began VFR ministries “Voice for Restoration” in 2002 (Now Torch Bearers Ministries). This began their personal ministry to see Christ’s church raised up in present truth and power. In the years following, the Lord began a work through them to prepare them for their apostolic call. The word of the Lord came to Louis to release His power in Jacksonville and in 2007 Louis and Kathy joined hands in what is now Torch Bearers Church, a house with one focus “The Presence of God”. In this presence and with a father’s heart they continue to train spiritual sons and daughters for the Kingdom of God to be a people of power and prayer. With a fire of passion for the Lord and revival beating in their hearts they are a generation determined to see their city, their nation and their world changed forever.
Margaret Burk-(Senior Staff) Senior Associate Leader Margaret Burk is the senior associate leader of Torch Bearers Church in Jacksonville, Florida along side its founders Louis and Kathy DeSiena. She has served the ministry of Louis and Kathy since 2006 during which time she worked in various areas of ministry into her current assignment. With her heart grounded in prayer with a gift of prophetic song, worship and teaching, Margaret was called as a prophet. Her desire for all to know Christ intimately and walk out their lives with uncompromising truth had her soon teaching on some of the more foundational yet revelatory subjects of God. Included in her teachings were; The New Generation of Mystics, Revealing the Mysteries of Dreams, Kings and Priest and the Power of Sound.
Margaret’s life experiences from the secret place to the market place ignited a passion for training and equipping the Body of Christ to advance and mature in their God given callings. This passion led Margaret to become a co-founder of Metron Institute, an organization that is devoted to unlocking the potential of the saints in realizing their full potential and purpose for advancing the Kingdom of Heaven in the earth.
Jerry and Denise Grubb-(Senior Staff) Pastors/Pastoral Care Sozo/Inner Healing We all need help now and then. Jerry and Denise head up the pastoral care at Torch Bearers Church. With a passion to see people get free of the things that hold them back and a strong prophetic gift that enables them to see things hidden, Jerry and Denise are there to help the body get whole.
Kyrie Norris Worship Leader Kyrie’s passion for the Lord and desire to worship is contagious. Her ability to worship the Lord with simplicity makes it possible for the members of Torch Bearers to follow her lead.
Jeremy Norris Media Production Jeremy has years of training and experience. Jeremy is an award winning greater and he brings that along with His passion for the Lord.
Jerry Grubb Associate Leader The men’s ministry is with Jerry Grubb. Jerry gathers the men monthly for Meat for the Men. All men are welcome. Check the calendar for next meeting.