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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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Every Wind of Doctrine
The Genesis Record
Ministering Spiritual Gifts
The Beginning of the End
Foundations in the Prophetic
Operating in the Prophetic
Advancing In the Prophetic
Communion With God
Counselled By God
Abiding In Christ
(Healing & Wholeness Stream)
The Fragmented Soul
The Fragmented Soul: Recovering My Soul
Virginia is one of the founding members of TORCC NY. She began praying for many years to find out more about God’s reality and relevance in her life after being dissatisfied with the religious experiences she was entangled in. The Lord had Virginia praying for this movement to start after the 9/11 attacks -- she earnestly seeking God to refresh New York City.
The story started unfolding when a friend introduced ‘Ginny’ to our pastors one evening in Manhattan. She began attending nearly every meeting in the small two bedroom apartment in Midtown. Soon she brought all of her friends who were ‘dying on the vine’ to TORCC. That same year she followed our pastors to Sydney, Australia to visit our base and spent one on one time with them learning their heart and being mentored by them in her relationship with Jesus. She returned with new understandings and challenges for her walk with Christ, as now she was being confronted to live in a deeper level of intimacy and faith. Ginny knew she had found the connection that she was praying all those years for.
Virginia is president of the Board of Directors at TORCC NY. She is an established musical theatre director, producer, and composer on and off Broadway. She currently works for famed Broadway composer Charles Strouse (Annie; Bye, Bye, Birdie), assisting with, and musically directing, his latest works. Ms. Pike’s own compositions span a range of styles including choral, art songs, and contemporary musical theater. Her works have been performed at The King’s College, the Jubilee Chorus and Orchestra concerts (various NYC venues), Christ Church of NY, St. George’s Episcopal Church, and by a dance company she co-founded called Skylight Dance Theater. Her six-movement song cycle, First and Fairest, was performed at an Off-Broadway theater in Times Square, as well as her chamber work, The Prodigal Daughter. Virginia and Nathan Kassas are currently developing a musical called City of Dreams, songs from which have been featured in Cutting Edge Composers concerts at the NYMF festival, Joe’s Pub, and on broadwayworld.com.
As a pianist and keyboard player, Virginia has played on Broadway in James Joyce’s the Dead and Amazing Grace, the Musical. She has musically directed many concerts and readings at various venues, including Joe’s Pub, The New York Theater Barn, and the NYMF festival, as well as readings of musicals by Charles Strouse with performers including Montego Glover, Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano, and Lili Cooper. At The King’s College, Virginia co-produced and musically directed the NYC premiere of A Pound in Your Pocket, the first musical written by famed writing team, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. Other regional and NYC musical directing credits include Ordinary Days (The King’s College), Christmas is Coming Uptown (at Medgar Evers, dir. by Ben Harney), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Fordham University), The Drowsy Chaperone (Fordham University), A Wonderful Life (Theater Virginia), The Lively Lad (NYSAF Festival), and The Night Governess (The McCarter Theater). She’s also assisted musically on the development of Amazing Grace, the Musical and on several shows at the City Center Encores! Series.
Virginia has worked with children of all ages as well as adults as a voice teacher and musical director. Her current private students ranging from age 8 to adulthood. Having studied the Fitzmaurice technique with masters Joey Bates and Joan Melton, her teaching method incorporates a holistic approach integrating the body, mind and soul. She currently holds the position of Lecturer of Musical Theater at The King’s College, where she trains students in musical theater performance and history.
Virginia has also directed choral music for The King’s College, The Jubilee Chorus, Christ Church of New York, and St. George’s Episcopal Church. She has held the position of worship leader at Grace Church of Greenwich, St. George’s Episcopal Church and Christ Church of New York.
Virginia holds a M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Musical Theater Writing where she studied under acclaimed opera composer Ricky Ian Gordon. She also holds a B.S. from Duke University in mathematics and music.
Virginia is the musical director of Collide Worship and oversees the morning worship services. She has a fluent gift of prophecy and word of knowledge and is called as a prophet to the Arts mountain.
Deborah Jarvis is the TORCC NY ministry coordinator and outreach pastor. Debbie joined the TORCC NY team as a volunteer in 2012 and has become an integral part of our core leadership structure. She is currently serving as a missionary plant from our Sydney, Australia campus and has been in NYC for seven years now.
Her background is from the performing arts and fashion industries, but she has had extensive experience in ministering on mission trips in Asia and Africa. 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. With her experience in NLG, Deborah has performed on multiple tv shows, stadiums, arenas, video clips, and festivals. She has a love for music, dance, the arts, and fashion. Before moving to New York, Deborah worked in the fashion industry as a retail coordinator and model.
Her involvement in the ministry is vital to the running of TORCC both on a local and international scale. Deborah has been personally trained by Dr Robyn Kassas and serves as her right hand executive assistant. She is a crucial part in preparing all course materials for the School Of Apostles and Prophets alongside the dean of the School Of Apostles and Prophets.
Not only has Deborah travelled the world as a performer but also as a capable and anointed minister. She has accompanied missions teams in Asia, America, and Africa. Here she worked closely with our Senior Leaders in the prophetic and was instrumental in workshops and seminars as a trainer and lead minister.
Deborah is involved in all aspects of ministry at TORCC and assists in media, broadcasting, ministry coordination, and The School Of Apostles And Prophets. She works closely under Ps. Nathan Kassas to outwork all the vision and ministry objectives, especially in the transformation arm serving as coordinator for Wholeness and Counseling ministries.
Deborah has a heart for young people and young adults. She is a friend and mentor to young female adults aged 18 - 30 , and is apart of mentoring their relationship with Jesus and with others. She also heads up our “F4” events -- an outreach event catered to connect with those who necessarily aren’t comfortable coming to church. At F4, Deb creates an environment of fun, fellowship, and friendship over great food.
She is a powerful minister who moves in the Prophetic, Counseling, Healing and Wholeness, Freedom, and Discipleship ministries. She has a passion to see the gimmicks of the church done away with, and for the church to reach the dark industries with the truth that is Jesus. She anticipates the edge of God’s heavenly inspiration to transform and restore these areas through each believer and restore what belongs to His Kingdom.
Deborah has completed the Leadership Training Module in the School Of Apostles and Prophets New York which includes the following courses of study:
Amanda is one of the founding members of our church and is on the leadership team of “Identify Her”, our women’s ministry, and also is the lead pastor of the “CityWatch” prayer ministry. Amanda has a deep burden for seeing women reach their fullest potential and fulfill their God given destinies. She fully supports and propagates the concept of women in Marketplace Ministry and is on the Healing and Wholeness team.
She is a fully qualified Licensed Massage Therapist and has developed a unique series of movement classes called “Unwind”. Amanda has founded her own company called The Movement Habit, where she works with clients and students through hands on work and educational seminars to give them tools to maximize their personal movement.
She is currently developing a partnership with TORCC to create new exercise methods that are creative in expression, effective in transformation, but grounded in biblical truth. Amanda has a passion to see the fitness and dance communities embrace methods that are not rooted in soul expression, but true spiritual identity in Christ. It is for this reason that Amanda’s extensive knowledge of the body and it’s grand design equips her to work so effectively in the Healing and Wholeness department of the Transformation Ministry -- with a special emphasis on physical and emotional healing.
We are excited for new techniques and tools that our team and Amanda are pioneering. Look out for instructionals, classes, and courses coming soon to TORCC TV.
Amanda is also a prominent choreographer, dancer (primarily modern) and actress. She earned her undergraduate degree from St Olaf College majoring in Fine Arts with concentrations in Dance and Theatre. Upon arrival in New York at the age of 20, soon thereafter, she trained at The Ailey School and then at Peridance as a member of the Peridance Training Ensemble. She has had a textured career in the arts including performing in and choreographing for several Off-Broadway productions (musical theatre and concert dance) including that of her own dance company (co-founded with Virginia Pike), Skylight Dance Theatre as well as regional musical theatre productions and producing several outdoor dance events in Times Square.
Amanda is also a direct descendant of Rev William Brewster, the pastor of the Mayflower. It is our great honor to have Amanda as part of TORCC NY’s leadership team fulfilling her part in Rev Brewster’s dream of one nation under God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Amanda has completed the SOAP leadership module including the following:
Colleen is our Children’s and “Kidztown” pastor where she oversees all children’s ministries, programs, and volunteers. She is also the chief educator of our in house private homeschooling network.
She is a graduate of Belhaven University in Jackson, MS with a BFA in Dance. Colleen specializes in ballet and modern dance forms and has forged them as tools of evangelism to not only fulfill her dreams as an artist but reach the next generation.
Colleen is a successful businesswoman who owns her own babysitting management company in NYC - “The Sitter Connection NYC”. Here Colleen has built her business from the ground up. She employs trusted, reliable, and relational babysitters for the New York City area. Over the years through building relationships and developing trust, “The Sitter Connection NYC” has become a trusted and reliable business and source to help families and employees alike. As her business is growing in reach and size, she looks forward to conquering new ventures and seeing the Childcare industry transformed with the revelation of Jesus.
Colleen is adored by our children, and for good reason. Her love and care, her gentleness and solemness are all sources of security and comfort. She has a love to see the next generation rise up and take their place in the End Time Army Of Saints. Colleen is instrumental in training leaders, volunteers, and other team members to carry the vision that we have for all our children. She is apart of creating innovative programs, curriculum, and activities that don’t exclude children from encountering the love of God but include their expression of worship and communication -- as we know there is no such thing as a “junior Holy Spirit”. Her vision is to see each child understanding the God that lives within them and help them to grow a relationship with the Holy Spirit where they hear His voice just as Samuel did at a young age.
She is also active in helping to pioneer our children’s freedom department where she works closely with the transformation ministry of our church and parents to see each child walk free from oppression and fear.
Look out for more from Colleen and our Kidztown programs on TORCC TV.
Colleen has also completed the SOAP school leadership modules as follows:
Vanessa has been an active member of TORCC NY since joining us in 2014. God used her background and experiences to develop a compassionate heart for the oppressed and tormented and she quickly began to show great fluency and accuracy in discernment of spirits and faith. Within two years of ministry training and setting captives free of all manner of oppression, Vanessa was promoted to lead TORCC’s Freedom Ministry in our Transformation Arm. She leads a very dedicated team of ministers who compassionately set the Lord’s people free from all manner of oppression. Testimony after testimony keep coming back from people who have experienced the freedom from bad habits, personality disorders, and depression through demonic infestations. These people are living testimonies to the grace that the Lord has poured out through Vanessa Nandram.
When ‘V’’ as she is affectionately known by her peers, is not ministering freedom, she is a full-time Pilates instructor. She has also studied modern dance and has completed the SOAP school’s Leadership Module including:
Brandon has been called to the mountains of business, entertainment, and the church. He is a qualified personal trainer and works outside the church in the financial arena. He ran his own business for many years out of state before obeying the call of God and moving back to New York. Since joining our team Brandon has become a leader in the Freedom Ministry arm and also assists as one of the lead men’s leaders in “Strengthen Him”. Brandon has accumulated the knowledge and experience in Freedom ministry that has enabled him to be an effective minister of God’s liberation power in the deliverance ministry. He has helped so many men receive freedom from bondage and to maintain it in their daily walk. His personal training classes are ego – crushing, spirit - gushing events that our men (and sometimes women) love!! Brandon operates in the gift of faith and encouragement - two gifts that are desperately needed in the Body of Christ.
Brandon’s heart for people is what sets him apart. He is a friend, brother, and leader that is passionate about seeing people be set free from the lies of the enemy that have kept their identity in Christ bound up.
Brandon has completed the leadership training modules of the SOAP school as follows:
Counseled By God
The Fragment Soul
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Jihye has worked for the United Nations Headquarters in New York City since 2012. Jihye worked in social services in Huddersfield, United Kingdom, from 2008 - 2009, and was attached to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in the Office of the Director-General in Paris, France, from 2013 - 2014. Currently, Jihye has been operating as the Assistant to the Director of the Middle East Division of the Department of Political Affairs. Jihye has a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Interpretation, and Master Degree in International Relations.
Jihye is called to the mountain of government and politics and has a heart to see the power of God be demonstrated on the world political stage. She speaks five languages, and her knowledge of international affairs helps our church to stay relevant with what is taking place on an international scale. She uses her prophetic training and insight to be used by God to reach those in high position and influence.
Throughout TORCC, Jihye plays a key role in ministering and assisting in the Freedom Ministry of our Transformation Arm. She is a dedicated prayer warrior and intercessor and often lays her own personal needs down for the needs of others giving her time and energy to see the body of Christ set free.
She is the director of the Preps ministry in NYC. This is a unique ministry designed by TORCC where through conversation the person willingly shares their individual story, and any areas of the past, present, or future that play an important part in the healing and freedom of each person. Through her prophetic training and the gift of discernment of Spirits, Jihye has a unique ability to be able to discern and locate what the Holy Spirit reveals is the root for true freedom of the mind, will, and emotions. She has trained alongside our Senior Leadership and has been instrumental in helping so many to walkout the freedom process. She is a gifted communicator and proactive team member that is apart of training others to serve in this department. She loves people, family, and passionate about pursuing all that God has in store for her both in the church and in her calling to government.
Jihye has completed the following courses in the SOAP leadership module:
Mansi is also a founding member and has been with us since our humble beginnings in 2010. She is called to the mountain of business and government has a passion for social justice. She allows the Holy Spirit to use her heart to see the love of Jesus reach the marginalised and oppressed, no matter what their environment or circumstances.
Mansi is a leader in the women’s ministry “Identify Her”, and often leads our women through a number of challenging concepts and tradition shaking methodologies. Before coming to Christ, Mansi religious background was rooted in eastern religion and practices. The desire for more than just performance based love sent her on a journey to find truth and she found it in Jesus. As someone who herself has been freed from significant oppression and bondage, Mansi wants each woman to experience the freedom that Christ has died to give them in their identity so they can walk in their God-given destiny to the fullest.
Not only does Mansi help to lead and facilitate the women’s ministry, but she also has an intense passion to see those of other beliefs and religious systems be touched with the real, relevant, and relational love and power of God.
She is active in marketplace ministry - often applying kingdom principles in worldly institutions and seeing the rewards of faith towards God. She is a powerful prophetic minister and values the reality that God wants to communicate with us, and that everyone should have the ability to hear God’s voice and have communion with Him.
In her marketplace ministry, Mansi is a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company, and has a hands on approach to business. All of what Mansi has journeyed through is preparing her for a place within the political arena, to be a modern day Joseph/Daniel.
Mansi has completed SOAP school leadership module including the following courses of study:
Anders and his wife Tennille are deacons and established leaders in TORCC NY. They both have a heart for connecting with people and establishing community, friendship, and God centered relationships.
Anders is a businessman and runs his own telecommunication efficiency service to large companies. Anders has written a book about the telecommunication industry and its strengths and weaknesses in the US and abroad. Anders has a BA in Communications and has helped others in their web publishing pursuits. His background and experience in communications and publishing has played a part in him leading the TORCC NY Publishing department along with his wife .
They both oversee the distribution of teaching materials, books, e-books, etc and are key team leaders in the publishing of Canaan Land Prophetic Journal. They have a desire to see the prophetic word of God reach all forms of communication and all industries.
Anders also leads the “Walk Out” ministry for men. Here Anders is involved in mentoring men to walkout their freedom in their everyday choices and lifestyle. He has a heart to connect with men and see them built up in confidence and knowing who they are in Christ. Anders mentoring is not just spiritual but practical. He is usually seen giving some great business advice, helping with resume presentation, or teaching some cool excel tricks.
His vision for each man is that He become compassionate and sacrificial love for others just as Christ laid down His life for the church. He loves family and children and He and Tennille are eagerly awaiting and believing God for children of their own.
Anders has completed the SOAP leadership module including the following:
Shenaya or Shenaya Anisse as she is widely known, is a youth pastor and media presenter for TORCC Television. She is also the main host of the TORCC NY Podcast “Portals”. As someone who is called to the Arts and Entertainment mountains, Shenaya is widely recognized as the “face” of many TORCC TV programs. She has allowed God to broaden and direct her gifts, and is now having fun discovering the many facets and colors of her creative potential.
As a professional dancer, she has been in the entertainment industry for the last decade and travelled the world performing on cruise ships, live shows, tours, and music videos. Coming up in the underground dance scene of Atlanta and NYC, Shenaya has trained with some of the best names in dance, and under some of the most famous commercial choreographers in the world.
Her creativity is not only limited to dance, she also is a gifted television presenter and radio host. She has had the opportunity of hosting a few radio shows in the New York City area, including her own show called “The Platform.” Shenaya’s unique flavor is powerful as she is known to ask the hard questions and always keep it real. Shenaya has a heart to reach the dark areas of the entertainment industry with a Gospel that is not compromising but firm in conviction and confession. She longs to see prominent artists and creators alike, come to Jesus and is not ashamed to preach the word of God and say it like it is -- speaking the truth but in love.
Her infectious personality and joy, but also, her maturity in Christ is what makes her such a great mentor and leader for youth. Shenaya’s personal testimony of being set free from the lifestyle of the industry is so powerful and life-changing. She is gifted with making the gospel ‘real’ to young people by demonstrating practical application of God’s grace and breaking performance mindsets!
You cannot be a leader unless you have followers, and you will not have followers unless you demonstrate an attitude and life worth following. Shenaya has both!
Outside of her involvement at church, Shenaya is a successful hairdresser and is moving into the business arena by working toward owning her own Salon. She has worked NYC fashion week and for other prominent events and clients. She is excited to see where God will take her in this adventure, and who she will get to touch with God’s love next.
Shenaya has completed the SOAP leadership module including the following courses of study:
Tennille and her husband Anders are deacons in our church and have a love for people and for building community, friendship, and relationship.
She has the gift of administration that goes beyond just organising meetings and events - she is able to connect people in a way that is both efficient and refreshing.
Tennille has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in School Counseling. She was a youth counselor in a public school for ten years.
She is the overseer of the walkout ministry of TORCC NY -- the follow up ministry that works directly with the transformation arm of the church. She is active in helping those that have been ministered to learn to walk out their freedom and see them activate the change in their everyday life and relationship with Jesus. In this ministry, she mentors younger women as a “big sister” in Christ and helps direct and guide them in their walk. Tennille is a gifted communicator and is a great listener. She helps heal people by creating needed conversation that lifts them out of their isolation and let’s them know that God and people care.
She plays a major part in TORCC NY Media, Marketing, and Events.
Tennille also heads up the Publishing side of TORCC with her husband Anders. They both oversee the distribution of teaching materials, books, e-books, etc and are key team leaders in the publishing of Canaan Land Prophetic Journal. They have a desire to see the prophetic word of God reach all forms of communication and all industries.
Outside of her involvement and position at TORCC, she also owns and operates her own online business. Her infectious smile, laid back personality, and love for fashion is something that makes her such a joy to have on our team.
Tennille has completed the leadership module of the School Of Apostles and Prophets (SOAP) including the following:
Jonathan is the Creative Pastor of TORCC. He and his beautiful wife Ashley are deacons in training and are involved in leading each part of the creative and production teams.
Jonathan is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, he graduated with a BA in Illustration. His design skills and artistic vision gives him an edge when he ministers to the Body of Christ. While other prophetic ministers primarily speak the word of the Lord – Jon prophesies in pen, pencil, brush and photography. He is also a very capable prophetic minister through the spoken word. He is the founder and director of “Second Breath Art” where he and other trained artists use their God-given talents to illustrate the prophetic word of God. He has been in demand by churches and other ministries to teach his method of prophetic illustration and using it to engage the voice of God.
Jon, or “JP” as we love to call him, joined the team at TORCC back in 2014 and has had one of the most remarkable transformations we’ve seen since our founding in 2010. Through the love of God and beautiful shepherding of our Senior Leadership, Jonathan was able to live behind an alternate lifestyle and embrace his true identity in Christ Jesus. He has seen that truth doesn’t change based on experience, and is thankful for the Holy Spirit revealing Himself the way that He did. Now Jonathan is ready to share his powerful testimony with others that are stuck and caught in cycles different lifestyles. He is excited to share there is hope and that hope is...JESUS!
Jonathan also recently married his amazing wife Ashley Brandford in May 2019, and together they are being prepared for more pastoral and leadership responsibilities.
Jonathan is the main overseer of the creative, media, and production arms of TORCC. He directs all illustrations, visual concepts, and graphic design. In addition, he works closely with Ps. Nathan Kassas in the production of TORCC TV, and is in charge of all Service Broadcasts, Live Tapings, Short Films, Documentaries, etc.
He also is the chief designer on all graphic media produced by our team which includes: logos, branding, design, concept, graphics, visual presentation. Jonathan works closely with Dr Robyn Kassas on Canaan Land Prophetic Journal and the Annual Season Casting Prophetic Blueprint to uniquely but clearly communicate what God is saying. He helps to shape the face and the look of our ministries to the world. Basically if anything requires film, media, graphics, visual concept, or art...Jonathan is there. It’s for this reason that we like to call him our “Visual Worship Leader”. Jonathan works with his team to bring the message through creative and visual expression with clarity and power.
Jonathan has also completed the SOAP leadership modules as follows:
Ashley Paredes is a newlywed member of TORCC and alongside her husband Jonathan has been an integral part of our artistic and media production arms. She and her husband Jonathan are deacons in training and are a vital part of the creative and production teams.
Her joyous personality and positive demeanor is a source of great happiness and conviction to all in her sphere of influence. On top of all of this, Ashley truly possesses the servant heart of Jesus. She constantly makes herself available to serve the leaders of the church – a true deaconess.
An FIT graduate, with a BA in illustration, she has a powerful artistic gift. She uses this gift actively alongside her husband every Dipping Night where she is one of the principal prophetic artists. Her prophetic drawings have helped to shape a visual of what God is saying and give people hope and anticipation for what God is revealing in their life. She is a contracted artist with Second Breath Prophetic Art and uses her unique gift to deliver the pure prophetic word of God to saints all over the world.
Ashley is also trained in acting and voice overs. She has so many different skills, one being that she is a talented TV presenter and can also be seen as another “face” of TORCC NY. She is actively involved in tapings, performances, documentaries, short-films, and is the host of our weekly announcements which is broadcasted all around the world. She has a face and a smile that will light up any screen, but don’t let her smile fool you, because underneath is a powerful woman of God and a beyond-capable minister in her own right.
Ashley serves in the Transformation ministry, particularly in the freedom department. She works closely with the Freedom Ministry Director and The Director Of Ministries as their executive assistant. She is involved in handling all scheduling and coordination of the department. She is has completed extensive training alongside our Senior Leadership and can usually be seen administering preps and follow up preps.
Ashley’s heart is to see each person find their worth and value in the uniqueness of who God has made them. Her testimony is living proof that God can turn your scars into stars.
Ashley has also completed the SOAP leadership modules as follows:
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