Jerry and Judy Ball are founders of Breaker of Dawn International and Ignite Ivy and Ignite Ivy/America.
Their calling is to Israel, America ,and College and universities campuses in the US with emphasis on the Ivy's where 50% of the world leaders are educated
Israel- 26 intercession groups to Israel 17 of which were the intercession team for the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem attended by thousands from the nations. They also serve on the host committee for the Israeli Embassy in D.C.
America-Members of America's national prayer committee, national day of Prayer . Intercessors for THE CALL and promise Keepers. Hold three day Holy Convocations in big cities for transformation.
Youth - Ignite America - During the last five years students have been ignited in the Ivy's and America to bring hundreds into the kingdom. Studied transformation in Fiji on student trip and in Alalamonga . Transformation of this generation in America is their passion day and night. They are willing to gather,to pray,to go for this to happen.
Married for 53 years, they have 18 in their family that include children, spouses, and grandchildren who love the Lord. Jerry was a football player at Wake Forest and has a MA degree from Chapel Hill Carolina. Judy as an English teacher for the gifted was English Teacher for N.C. and was also an administrator teaching expressive writing from K-college.She survived a deadly brain tumor 20 years ago and she and Jerry have been on every continent and all states since then preaching , praying, worshi pping and spreading the Father's blessing and God's love.
Denny Duron is a pastor, coach, entrepreneur, inventor, educator, author, composer, producer, communicator, motivator and student of God’s Word. His burning desire is to awaken destiny one heart at a time. Denny is the pastor of Shreveport Community Church in Shreveport, Louisiana and Northpoint Community Church in Bossier City, LA. He is married to DeAnza and is the father of six children. Pastor Denny’s speaking schedule has sent him across the nation into countries around the world. He says, his greatest delight is to see an individual “come alive” through the power of the Holy Spirit! Pastor Denny is also known as “Coach Denny.” Coach, Pastor Denny now serves as Chancellor of the Evangel Christian Academy along with his pastoral duties. The outreaches of Shreveport Community Church are expansive and include The Educational Center for Autism, Winner’s Circle, a camp for inner-city children; a full service food and clothing center and a live-in facility ministering to men with addictions.
Matt Lockett is a husband and proud father of four children. He and his family live and serve as full-time missionaries in Washington, DC. He is a student of culture and revival history. Matt's passion is for Christian community, corporate breakthrough prayer, and to help father a young consecrated generation.
Matt moved to DC in 2005 to join with Lou Engle. He is now the Director of Justice House of Prayer DC, which is a missions base on Capitol Hill and headquarters of Bound4LIFE International. Through the mobilization of Bound4LIFE Matt has engaged hundreds of thousands of Christians to become "prayer activists" for the ending of abortion.
Matt travels and speaks with a focus on contending prayer and its role in shaping government. Matt's background is fine art, advertising and marketing. He often wishes that he'd paid more attention in government class.
Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and conference speaker. He travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. Dutch’s greatest passion is to see America experience a sweeping revival and return to its Godly heritage. He burns to see people find God’s “dream” for them and tap into their destiny. Dutch is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening in our day and reformation in our lifetime. Dutch has written over 20 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold nearly 1 million copies worldwide. Dutch’s newest book, The Pleasure of His Company, was released January 2014.
Jonathan’s life is marked by an abandonment to see Jesus Christ known in his generation. One of Jonathan’s primary gifts is to bring vision to reality – both individually and corporately. He carries a strong burden and anointing to reach college campuses for Christ. His heart is to see every individual unleashed to strategically live out God’s dream for their life. Sharon has been called to be a voice of justice in this generation – to speak on behalf of those who have no voice. She is an advocate and spokesperson to see sex-trafficking and other global injustices end. Both Jonathan and Sharon are graduates from the University of Southern California and Fuller Theological Seminary. Together, they serve on the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, and are Prayer Leaders on the Reformation Prayer Network under Mike & Cindy Jacobs. They are parents to 2 wonderful sons, Elijah & Ezekiel.
Brian Barcelona is the visionary and founder of One Voice.Brian’s passion is to set high school campuses in America ablaze that they might become the very place of worship and preaching of the Gospel to this generation. Brian founded One Voice in Northern California with a group of high school students who started preaching the Gospel in their high schools and began seeing thousands saved. They then began to hold hours of prayer meetings on their school campuses and at local churches, calling students to rebuild the alters of prayer and worship in the public schools of America. Brian says this happened within two years of him meeting Jesus. “I was a depressed, atheist high school kid before I met Christ in 2007. God turned my life around with one touch of the His Spirit, and I was never the same again.”Now, Brian is a voice that calls the youth of America to surrender their lives to Jesus.
God has given Jeremy a strong desire for mobilizing united prayer movements, college students, simple church planting movements, and uniting Christian leaders.
He is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. While he was a student God gave him a vision for transformation of The University of Texas through prayer and partnerships between the ministries and churches involved there. Since that time the percentage of the student body that is following Christ has doubled and the number of total people coming to Christ across the campus has increased five fold.
Over the past thirteen years he has worked to encourage and train Christian ministry and church leaders on campuses across the nation and world to fervently pray and work together to transform college students and the society these students graduate to lead. Jeremy worked with hundreds of campuses and has personally traveled to over 40 states and worked on 5 continents towards this vision. Along the way he has consulted with and trained CEO’s of collegiate non profits all the way to hundreds of local campus ministers.
For more than thirty years, Susan Michael has pioneered the development of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in the United States and around the world. She currently serves as the ministry’s USA Director and is a member of the ICEJ’s international Board of Directors. A graduate in Theology from Oral Roberts University, Susan is often called upon to address complex and sensitive issues such as anti-Semitism, Islam, Jewish-Christian relations and current events in the Middle East to a diverse range of audiences. Her experience working with Arabs, Jews and Christians from many national and denominational backgrounds has equipped Susan to handle delicate topics central to an understanding of Israel with extraordinary clarity and grace. Susan and her husband have lived and worked for many years in Washington D.C. where she has developed a close working relationship with the Israeli Embassy and strong connections with the US Jewish community at large. They currently reside in South Florida.
Chaplain (Major General) Douglas Carver, is a retired American Army officer who served as the 22nd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army, the first Southern Baptist chaplain to be promoted to the position of Chief of Chaplains in more than 50 years. Carver holds theology degrees from the University of Tennessee and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Carla Debbie Alleyne received a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. in Film and Television and Dramatic Writing from New York University. Carla is currently working on a Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she is the Student Government President 2014-15. Carla currently serves as an intern at Princeton University Office of Religious Life.Carla works professionally as a playwright, screenwriter, director and designer of clothing line Arm Candy Culture Inc. ™.
Forever Jones is a Christian gospel group formed by husband and wife DeWitt and Kim Jones and their five children. The Jones family is a remarkable family that illustrates the Father Heart of God for the family unit in the earth - a consecrated family walking together in love, unity and fellowship. We are so encourage by this family passion and dedication to the place of prayer & worship. We are honor to have them a part of leading worship and intercession around the throne of God at Ignite Ivy America this year.
Joe Salzano has been a professional musician and composer for over 40 years. In January 2000, he received Jesus Christ in an upstate N.Y. rehab and was set free from lifelong addiction to alcohol and drugs and miraculously healed of a fatal liver disease. His life since then has been dedicated to teaching music and equipping others to worship God with passion, integrity and freedom. Salzano is on the faculty of the Cornell University Music Department as Jazz Saxophone/Woodwinds Instructor, teaches privately and works with Christian youth. In 2012, the Lord opened a door at Cornell for Joe to offer a weekly Christ-centered 'Worship Workshop' devoted to raising up, training, and releasing worshipers seeking more of God. Salzano has worked with notable Christian artists such as: Don Potter, Martin Smith, JoAnn McFatter, John Patitucci, Julie Meyer, Caleb Quaye, Dr. William Edgar and is currently a frequent member of the Steve Swanson Worship Band. Joe's deepest passion is to see people connect with their purpose and destiny in Christ.
Zenzo Matoga, a missionary from Malawi, Africa, is a young apostolic leader who has gathered thousands upon thousands of people, hundreds of pastors and churches to worship God in unity across New England. United Night of Worship (UNOW), a ministry he co-founded with his wife Michelle in 2007, has exploded into one of the largest gatherings of believers in New England--gathering people from across cultural and denominational lines to worship Jesus in unity. UNOW meetings are marked with fervent worship, desperation for God, earnest prayers and mass salvations. Zenzo and UNOW are currently planning their next night of worship which is scheduled to take place at the historic Fenway Park in the fall of 2015.
Zenzo is a seasoned worship leader and teacher of the Word of God with a passion to see revival and true worship return across America and all over the world. He is married to his best friend Michelle and together they have four kids: Zenzo jr, Sarah, Joshua and Anaya.