Leadership

Our Global Senior leaders pioneer, inspire, and facilitate our vision across New York and the rest of the World.

Global Senior Leadership
Dr Robyn Kassas & Ps. Tony kassas
Global Leaders & Pioneers

Dr Robyn is the Senior Leader of Times Of Refreshing Christian Centre along with her husband Ps. Tony Kassas who is the executive Pastor. Since founding TORCC Sydney in the 1980’s they have gone on to grow their vision to a thriving Church & ministry training facility located in the heart of New York City.  They are ordained international Apostles and Prophets with Christian International, and for the past 35 years have helped to  equip and mature thousands of people all across the globe in prophetic and apostolic ministry and offices. Their passion and purpose is to see the saints of God fully equipped and matured in their God-given callings so that an end time army of believers is raised up to bring Heaven to Earth and see His Kingdom come.

Ps. Nathan & Natalie Kassas
Associate Global Leaders

Ps. Nathan and Natalie are the Associate Global Leaders of TORCC. They serve as the Associate Pastors of our New York City Campus alongside Dr Robyn and Ps. Tony Kassas. In addition to their many roles, they help to oversee all arms of ministry, media and production, and the vision of TORCC in all locations.
Ps. Nathan is involved with outworking our vision in every location and is a key member involved in pioneering the growth, reach, and mission of our church.
They both have a vision to see the church raised up in it's God given mandate and see each person succeed in their call and sphere, while living not just an experience of a transformed life, but a consistent lifestyle that is evident of their relationship with Jesus.

Meet Our TORCC New York Executive Leadership Team
Dr Robyn Kassas
Senior Minister | Overseeing Prophet

Dr. Robyn Kassas is the founder of Times of Refreshing Christian Center(TORCC) in both Australia and the United States.

TORCC began as a small house church in the outer western suburbs of Sydney back in 1982. Dr. Robyn, alongside her first husband Pastor Ken Mackie (now deceased) set the foundations for what now has grown into an international ministry. TORCC is comprised of two worship centers (one in Parramatta, Australia and the other in Manhattan, New York), two performing arts schools (Next Level Generation(SYD), New York Generation(NYC), and the School of Apostles and Prophets (SOAP), also in New York City. Robyn has been in ministry for over 30 years, and has ministered extensively in Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Israel, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the United States.

Dr. Robyn’s passion is for equipping believers to be excellent in their vocation and calling in life.  She believes that the Church will become the greatest source for good, and for the very presence of God through the Holy Spirit on the earth before the return of Jesus. Robyn is determined to bring the Church out of irrelevance and organized religion, to a body of people connected to their culture and who can contribute excellence in every field of society.

As a prophet, Robyn’s grasp of the prophetic ministry and its function in the local church is groundbreaking.  She demonstrates how and prophetic ministry needs to impact the various societal platforms in our culture.  From pastors to politicians, princes and the poor, sporting heroes to musicians and actors, all have experienced the positive effects of Robyn’s prophetic ministry and wisdom.  Robyn is also committed to restoring the ministry of the prophet to the church with the highest level of integrity and accountability!  

She is widely recognized for her challenging messages and inspired words from the Spirit of God.  Her ministry gifts include the prophetic, teaching, leadership and vision-casting. However, her abilities stretch much further, and include the performing arts and community services as well.

Robyn has been an ordained Minister of  Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) since 1995, and has achieved a Doctor of Divinity from the Christian International Seminary (CIS).  Robyn has also received a Doctor of Ministry through the Christian Leadership Seminary(CLS), headed by Rev. Mark Virkler 

She has written numerous courses on the prophetic, and is the contributing editor and lead writer of Canaan Land Prophetic Journal. She is a qualified instructor of the Communion With God Ministries whose courses including: Communion with God, Counseled by God, and Spirit-Born Creativity.

Robyn lives in New York City where she is the dean and teacher of Biblical Studies of the School of Apostles and Prophets (S.O.A.P.), and director of the performing arts school New York Generation. Robyn has been married to Tony Kassas for 30 years and has five adult children.


Ps. Tony Kassas
Executive Pastor | Overseeing Apostle

Tony Kassas has been a member of Times of Refreshing Christian Centre Sydney ever since he was saved in the ministry in the early 1980s.  Six years later, he joined their leadership team. He married Robyn in 1989. Although Tony’s teaching ministry generally spans the Australian, South East Asian, and North American continents, he has also ministered in England, Israel, and Kenya.  

Tony Kassas is an ordained and proven prophetic minister and teacher, preaching and prophesying to thousands of people over his 30 years of ministry. Among his spiritual gifts are teaching, prophecy and governance. His teaching is designed to help believers grasp the ‘big picture’ regarding the Church in the last days.  His has a unique ability to give believers the ‘panoramic’ and ‘macroscopic’ view of events that are about to take place in the world and in the Church. His goal is to prepare the Church to overcome the challenges and experience the victories that will lead to the Second Coming of Jesus!  

His heart’s desire is for everyone to experience what he calls ‘New Testament Church Dynamic’ or the power, insight, and boldness that filled the early Church in the Book of Acts.

This is the dynamic that the apostles took to every corner of the world turning it upside down. Tony is actively and prayerfully committed to restoring the same dynamic in our churches today.  


In Sydney, Tony established the Community Assistance Team (CAT) back in 2002, which serves food with a friendly smile to the underprivileged in Parramatta’s City Center.  In New York City, he oversees TORCC NY’s Humanitarian Emergency Relief Team (HERT), which collaborates with other churches and agencies as a first response relief group in the aftermath of natural disasters, supplying basic necessities to victims and their families such as in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

Tony also established Visioncorp where Christian men and women with business interests meet regularly to discuss how to better serve and inspire budding entrepreneurs to be excellent in the marketplace.  He believes establishing credibility in the marketplace creates a platform for Christians to share the Gospel with businessmen and women as they demonstrate the blessings that accompany righteousness in business ethics. 

He lives in New York City with his wife Robyn, son and daughter-in-law and his three youngest grandchildren.


Ps. Nathan Kassas
Assoc. Pastor | Director of Ministries

Nathan is apart of our Global Leadership team serving as Associate Global Leader. He alongside his beautiful wife Natalie is the Associate Pastor of our New York City Campus. 

Nathan originally moved to New York on a dance scholarship. Nathan’s experience as a dancer, choreographer, singer and songwriter span the globe.  As a featured soloist, he has performed all over the world for the last 20 years and at significant events such as: Cutting Edge Composers III at the NYMF Festival in New York City, the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Pacific Youth Opera, World Youth Day, Australian National Rugby League (National Anthem soloist), and the United Nations Universal Peace Federation Awards, The Today Show (NBC), The Today Show (Aus), So You Think You Can Dance (Aus), and many more. 

Nathan’s choreography has been featured at major events like World Youth Day 2008, Global Youth Festival 2008, Peace Ambassador Awards, Living for Others Awards and the Sydney Royal Easter Show (six years running).  He has trained in dance at iconic schools such as: Broadway Dance Center The Edge L.A., Millenium Dance Complex, IDA Hollywood, The Ailey Shool, and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. Nathan has performed with and assisted the world’s best choreographers and teachers and has danced with artists such as Chris Brown, Rihanna, Jessica Mouboy, Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), and many more. Not only is Nathan an expert in dance, but he has also trained in classical voice at the Sydney Conservatorium Of Music, Pacific Youth Opera, and The Juilliard School.

Nathan has had extensive experience as the head instructor, artistic director and choreographer at Next Level Generation Performing Arts Company (NLG) in Sydney, Australia, a company he helped founded with Dr Robyn Kassas. During His years with NLG, Nathan directed and choreographed for TV shows, live concerts, musical theatre, arena concerts,, and festivals. He also trained and taught over 300 students each week and has conducted master classes and workshops all over the world. 

Transitioning into full-time ministry when He become a dad, Nathan is the Director of Ministries for all TORCC locations. He has a M.Min from Christian Leadership University, and been active n ministry since a very young age. 

He is currently the Worship Pastor of Collide Worship -- the sound of our church in NYC -- and can be seen leading worship at our Sunday Services, during Broadcasts, and at all major events. Not only does Nathan serve as Director in the Worship department, but he is the oversight for all ministries. He is pioneers new ministry ventures for our church, is on the global leadership team, and is responsible as the director for all arms of ministry which include: media, production, creative, worship, broadcast, music, technology, and publishing, . 

He is a powerful minister with over 20 years of experience moving in the prophetic, freedom and deliverance, transformation, and counseling. 

Not only is Nathan a well rounded minister, he is also a gifted teacher. He has a unique gift in communicating many unknown processes behind understanding how the spiritual and supernatural works. He has pioneered and taught groundbreaking courses and seminars for our School Of Apostles and Prophets such as: “Spiritual Roots Of Disease”, “Hearing God Through Your Dreams”, “The Fragmented Soul Pt I & Pt. II”, “Recovering My Soul - The Next Layer”,” God’s Purpose For The Arts”, “Connecting The Dots”, “Davidic Worship”, and many more.

As the Director Of School, he works closely with Dean of School to help create, facilitate, and administer current and new courses and programs. His role also includes guiding students through their coursework and practicum, and conducting sessions for courses and classes. 

His gift of being a “jack of all trades” has led him to influence many different ministry arms within our church. Nathan established and spearheads our technology initiatives such as TORCC TV, SOAP Online, The Portals Podcast, Canaan Land Prophetic Journal, Dipping Night Online, TORCC.ORG, and our in house church management system and database. 

He is often seen inputting our transformation teams with powerful truths that help to set people free and bring healing, and works side by side with our Senior Leadership in counseling and mentoring leaders and members alike. He has a passion to see each believer no longer a victim but living as a victor in Christ Jesus. 

It is safe to say that whatever arm of ministry, Nathan is involved. He is crucial in the building of church vision, culture, and reach. His call as an Apostle is seen by the way that he pours and guides all of our teams both locally and internationally -- building team culture that is encouraging, mature, accountable, and relational. 

He and his beautiful wife Natalie have three amazing children -- Keren, Levi, and Zeke. 

Nathan has graduated with distinctions in the following courses of study in the School Of Apostles and Prophets New York:

  • The Great Doctrines of the Bible (Theology 101)
  • The Beginning of The End (Eschatology)
  • The Theology Of Prophecy
  • Prophetic Foundations
  • Operating In the Prophetic
  • Advancing In the Prophetic
  • Communion With God
  • Counseled By God
  • Abiding in Christ
  • Beyond Abiding
  • Joseph Daniel Company (Market Place Ministry Training)
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts.
  • Freedom and Deliverance Training
  • Counseling and Guidance
  • Adjusting The Atmosphere
  • Joseph Daniel Company
  • Genesis Record
  • Creation Vs. Evolution
  • Every Wind Of Doctrine



Natalie Kassas
Assoc. Pastor | Women's Pastor

Natalie Kassas serves as an associate pastor at TORCC NY alongside her husband Nathan. 

Natalie has been a dedicated minister all of her adult life and was a vital member of our performing arts mission trips to Malaysia, Kenya, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and New York. Natalie is a professional Hip-Hop dancer and teacher, and has performed for audiences of all ages and walks of life across the world, which she says has given her a unique insight and appreciation for people from every culture.

Before moving to New York City, She has had a career both as a professional performer and dancer with Next Level Generation Performing Arts Co. -- the company founded by Dr Robyn and Ps. Nathan Kassas. Natalie held the position of assistant choreographer and has performed in arenas, stadiums, festivals, concerts, as well as on television and video clips. She has trained with some of the world's leading choreographers and has even danced behind artists such as Chris Brown and Rihanna. She still uses her gift of dance in TORCC NY's productions, musicals, and showcases.

Upon moving to New York City, Natalie stepped into full time ministry with her husband Nathan. Over the years, Natalie has worked alongside our Senior Leaders to develop a culture of identity, strength, and beauty in each woman. She oversees the "Identify Her" Women's ministry, and has a passion to see each woman encouraged, and equipped to realize their identity that comes from Christ within them.

Natalie loves the performing arts, and now uses her gift to train the next generation. She loves to use dance whether in children's events, live performances, or productions to showcase the creative power of God.

As a married woman herself and the loving mother of three children, Natalie has a vision to see young women and married couples discover the riches in Christ that God intended for all aspects of their family relationships.  She is passionate about being a ‘hands-on’ leader and believes that good leadership is about being ‘reachable’ to the follower.  She is instrumental in counseling and mentoring couples and young mothers within our church.

Natalie uses her strong Biblical knowledge as the foundation of all she does. Natalie and her husband have three beautiful children -- Keren, Levi, and Zeke.

Natalie has completed our Leadership Training Module in the School Of Apostles and Prophets New York including these courses:

  • The Beginning of The End
  • Every Wind Of Doctrine
  • Prophetic Foundations
  • Operating In the Prophetic
  • Advancing In the Prophetic
  • Communion With God
  • Counseled By God
  • Abiding in Christ
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts.
  • Freedom and Deliverance Training
  • Counseling and Guidance


Tim Byrnes
Asst. Pastor | Men's Pastor

Tim has been apart of TORCC New York since it's conception and founding. He is a vital member and contributor to our mandate and culture. Tim Byrnes’ ministry gifts are pastor, teacher and leadership. Tim is also an avid historian with a particular aptitude for Early Church History.  He is also a capable apologist for all the essential foundational Christian doctrines that seem to have been tainted or ignored in most recent times in many Christian circles.  His passion for the early church writers and the revivalists of the 19th Century has influenced him in such a way that Tim has in many ways become a ‘Revivalist Advocate’.

Tim’s heart is as large as his theology.  A true shepherd, he is always ready to Guide and guard the Lord’s people in practical ways as well.  He is always looking for ways to assist men in the calling and responsibilities as priests to their homes.  For this reason Tim heads up ‘Strengthen Him’ - a ministry specifically for men, dealing with ‘manly’ issues.

Tim is a graduate of NYU with a Masters in Teaching in Music. He graduated with distinctions in the following courses of study in the School Of Apostles and Prophets (SOAP) New York:

  • The Great Doctrines of the Bible
  • Every Wind Of Doctrine
  • The Beginning of The End
  • The Theology Of Prophecy
  • Prophetic Foundations
  • Operating In the Prophetic
  • Advancing In the Prophetic
  • Communion With God
  • Counseled By God
  • Abiding in Christ
  • Joseph & Daniel Company
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts
  • Freedom and Deliverance Training
  • Counseling and Guidance



Sonia Jones
Asst. Pastor | Connect Pastor

Sonia is passionate about seeing the Body of Christ enter into a deeper level of relationship with Jesus, a relationship she fosters and relies upon every day. Growing up in a Christian home committed to their local church and knowledge of the Scriptures, Sonia realized she desired more than a religious experience. After moving to New York in 2009, Sonia was introduced to the Holy Spirit in a new and real way. She discovered a tangible connection with the living God not only as Lord but also as a loving Father. As a founding member of TORCC New York, Sonia continues to be a vital part of the running of Sunday Services, events, and developing connection with our church family. If you’re new to TORCC New York, you will no doubt recognize her smiling face and gentle voice. She ensures the door is never closed to those who knock.

Outside of her ministry role, Sonia is a respected and qualified teacher and adjudicator in the arts community of TORCC NY and New York City. She works in the Education Department of American Ballet Theatre, as a faculty member in the ABT JKO School, and is on its Artistic Board of Examiners. In 2016, Sonia founded the Sojo Performing Arts School in New York City which gives children  all ages the opportunity to learn ballet in an encouraging environment. She is determined to see the Arts redeemed and used as God originally intended, both in the Church and in the World.

Sonia is committed and genuine leader who faithfully serves in her fivefold ministry callings as Pastor, Teacher and Leader. She has successfully completed and graduated the following Leadership Training Modules in the School of Apostles and Prophets including:

  • Prophetic Foundations
  • Operating In the Prophetic
  • Advancing In the Prophetic
  • Communion With God
  • Counseled By God
  • Abiding in Christ
  • Marketplace Ministry Training
  • Freedom and Deliverance Training
  • Counseling and Guidance
Wendell Wyatt
Elder | Healing & Wholeness Pastor

Wendell was born again in 1975.  Two years prior he received an Associate of Electrical Engineering Technology degree(1973).  He received his Bachelor of Computer Science degree  in 1976 and then a Master of Business Administration degree in 1977.  Wendell met his wife Julie during their study time at the Elim Bible Institute where he completed his Diploma in Bible in 1983.  They were the pastors of the English congregation of a Chinese church in Queens for over twenty years before joining TORCC NY in 2014.  

Both Wendell and Julie are a vital part of our ministry, and have been established as Elders with a shepherding heart for God’s people. 

Wendell and Julie oversee the Inner Healing and Wholeness department of our transformation ministry. They both carry a vision for the Body of Christ being a fearless end time army, disciplined by the Spirit of God, who have been healed and restored to intimacy in Christ, free from the past, and walking in their God-given identity. 

Wendell is ordained in ministry through Elim Fellowship, Lima, NY, and has also completed the SOAP leadership training modules that include the following courses of study:


(Theology Stream)

  • Every Wind of Doctrine
  • The Genesis Record
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts
  • The Beginning of the End
  • Theology 101]


(Prophetic Stream)

  • Foundations in the Prophetic
  • Operating in the Prophetic
  • Advancing In the Prophetic


(Relationship Stream)

  • Communion With God
  • Counselled By God
  • Abiding In Christ
  • Beyond Abiding


(Seminars)

  • The Fragmented Soul
  • The Fragmented Soul: Recovering My Soul
  • Demolishing Strongholds
  • Spiritual Roots Of Disease


Julie Wyatt
Elder / Healing & Wholeness Pastor

Julie came to Christ in 1975 and has been walking with the Lord ever since.  She received an Associates Degree in nursing in 1977 and pursued her nursing career achieving her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1993 and then a Masters of Science in Nursing in 1996.  Julie spent the last nineteen years of her professional career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, right up to her recent retirement from the same.  

Julie received a Diploma in Bible Studies from the Elim Bible Institute in 1980.

Alongside her husband Wendell, Julie heads up the Healing and Wholeness arm of TORCC NY, ministering grace and healing to the Body of Christ.  Julie's heart cry is to see people made whole & walk in freedom by the power of God through His Holy Spirit, a vision her and her husband have faithfully contributed to since joining TORCC NY.

Julie has also completed the SOAP leadership training modules that include the following courses of study:


(Theology Stream)

Theology 101

Every Wind of Doctrine

The Genesis Record

Ministering Spiritual Gifts

The Beginning of the End


(Prophetic Stream)

Foundations in the Prophetic

Operating in the Prophetic

Advancing In the Prophetic


(Relationship Stream)

Communion With God

Counselled By God

Abiding In Christ


(Healing & Wholeness Stream)

The Fragmented Soul

The Fragmented Soul: Recovering My Soul


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