About This Ministry

Overview

The new life in Christ is such a beautiful blessing that fills a person with hope and expectancy. Most Christians start their walk with Christ with great faith and zeal, but sometime afterwards, many begin to see some old habits flare up that they seem to have no control over. Previous bad habits and negative mindsets may not only be rooted in the way we were brought up or the company we kept, but these negative personality and behavioral patterns may be linked to something more spiritual at the core.

In the study of the New Testament, Jesus spent approximately one-third of His ministry on earth setting free those held in spiritual bondage. By recognizing this, we see the need for the each believer to live a life free of demonic oppression, suppression, and depression. Therefore our Freedom Warriors are called to minister the wholeness of Jesus Christ in our body, soul, and spirit. And to break strongholds by the Word Of God and authority in Jesus name. (Ephesians 6:12). Freedom from depression and oppression is only available by the supreme power of Jesus Christ; only He can break the chains and set the captives free.

WHAT IS FREEDOM MINISTRY?

It is from the understanding stated above, that our Freedom ministry is a unique inner deliverance ministry aimed to get to the root of –point of entry– of what may be hindering you from entering into a deeper relationship with Jesus. During this time our ministry team will sit down with you in a private setting and guide you through the process of freedom and wholeness. This is not a counseling session-if counseling is needed then other ministry alternatives can be arranged. Instead, this a time of delayering the soul from demonic oppression and filling you back up with the experiential reality of who Jesus is, so that you can pursue and fulfill your complete calling and destiny as a child of God!

Types of Wholeness ministry

TEam LEADERs
Our team is made up faithful people that have an intense passion to see the Body Of Christ set free and walking in total liberty.
Vanessa Nandram
Freedom Director
Vanessa Nandram
Freedom Director

Vanessa Nandram

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:

  • The Genesis Record
  • Theology 101
  • Every Wind Of Doctrine
  • Spiritual Roots Of Disease
  • Fragmented Soul Pt. I
  • Fragmented Soul Pt. II
  • Recovering My Soul - The Next Layer
  • Demolishing Strongholds
  • Intro To Inner Healing and Wholeness


Jihye Shin
Prep Director
Jihye Shin
Prep Director

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:

  • Prophetic Foundations
  • Communion With God
  • Counseled By God
  • Abiding in Christ
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts
  • The Beginning of The End (Eschatology)
  • Spiritual Roots of Disease
  • Hearing God through Your Dreams 
  • Freedom and Deliverance Training
  • Counseling and Guidance

Brandon Hill
Men's Freedom Director / Men's Leader
Brandon Hill
Men's Freedom Director / Men's Leader

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:

Foundations in the Prophetic

Operating in the Prophetic

Advancing In the Prophetic

Communion With God

Counseled By God

Abiding In Christ

Ministering Spiritual Gifts

Theology 101

Every Wind of Doctrine

The Beginning of the End

The Genesis Record

The Fragment Soul

The Fragmented Soul: Recovering My Soul

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Ashley Paredes
Freedom Coordinator | Media & Events
Ashley Paredes
Freedom Coordinator | Media & Events

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:

  • Foundations in the Prophetic
  • Operating in the Prophetic
  • Advancing In the Prophetic
  • Communion With God
  • Counseled By God
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts
  • Theology 101
  • Every Wind of Doctrine
  • The Beginning of the End
  • The Genesis Record

RECEIVE MINISTRY

Freedom

Ministry Process

Step 1

Submit Your Appointment Request

If you would like to receive freedom ministry please click the button to fill out you ministry appointment request form. One of our team will get back to you with an available time slot and the next steps in the process.

Step 2

Confirm Appointment and Submit Your Waiver

Once you have confirmed your appointment details you will be sent a liability waiver release form. Please sign and submit your waiver promptly. For accountability sake, we require that your waiver first be signed in order to successfully book your appointment.

Step 3

Complete Your Freedom Prep

After receiving your complete waiver, our team leader will book you for your prep interview. In order to receive ministry, each person must complete a preparatory interview first. Here you will work with our team member to locate strongholds, hinderances, and things that are blocking your relationship with Jesus from moving forward.

Step 1

Submit Your Appointment Request

If you would like to receive freedom ministry please click the button to fill out you ministry appointment request form. One of our team will get back to you with an available time slot and the next steps in the process.

Step 2

Confirm Appointment and Submit Your Waiver

Once you have confirmed your appointment details you will be sent a liability waiver release form. Please sign and submit your waiver promptly. For accountability sake, we require that your waiver first be signed in order to successfully book your appointment.

Step 3

Complete Your Freedom Prep

After receiving your complete waiver, our team leader will book you for your prep interview. In order to receive ministry, each person must complete a preparatory interview first. Here you will work with our team member to locate strongholds, hinderances, and things that are blocking your relationship with Jesus from moving forward.

Step 4

Come and Receive Ministry

Upon completing your preparatory interview, our team will pray into your application and then schedule you for your ministry appointment with a freedom minister. You will receive the details of your ministry appointment via email and will need to confirm this once more. Once confirmed, you are all set to come and receive from our freedom ministry.


Additional Information

Appointment Guidelines and Details

The sessions are conducted at Times of Refreshing Christian Center New York Campus. Deliverance prep appointments are conducted on site and in person with one of our team members –over the phone appointments are available for those with special needs and circumstances.

It is necessary for all first time participants to first complete a deliverance preparation appointment before moving onto a freedom ministry session with our team.

At this time, Skype and over-the-phone freedom appointments are not available.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us and we are more than happy to assist you.


Book Your Appointment

Hello Vanessa, I didn't get a chance to talk with you on Sunday when I saw you, I had to run out. Nonetheless, I want to say thank you to you, the team of people and Pastor for praying for me, and exhorting me that night. After I left I felt so light and free, I felt like a child excited and eager to see what was the next step or my journey going to look like. Well, it has been an interesting turn of events, I still struggle in some areas but I know I am being changed. I'm still walking on the pathway of deliverance.
Since that time God has been speaking to me daily training my ear to hear Him differently. He has begun the work of transforming what I believe a relationship with Him looks like to what He intends and what He wants a relationship with Him to look like. All these years I have been working to gain His approval and working to gain the approval of people not realizing that I'm allready accepted by Him. That's a major revelation to me. It's as if all this time I have been saved I knew nothing about true relationship with Him, I was saddened, shocked and yet hopeful too about that revelation. He reveals to redeem.

The days prior to Sunday God has been speaking to me about how I handle His money and how i speak to people and to come to service on Sunday and hear those two things be spoken about from the pulpit was mind blowing. I'm not sure what God is up to but I know He's up to something good.
I wanted to share this testimony with you all but public speaking is something I have a very difficult time doing.... I hate public speaking in all honesty but I wanted to share this testimony because of a dream that I had this morning that reflected the scripture that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

Didn't mean to be this long winded but thank you again to everyone for surrendering yourselves to be God's mouth piece, His hands, His feet. Thank you again!

Sophia

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions that we think might help you in understanding freedom ministry

Why is a "Prep" necessary?

A Prep is a meeting that precedes the deliverance. During the session the ministers asks the individual about their background or about current matters of concern. As series of questions are asked by the minister that may reveal certain key entry points of demonic oppression.  This helps the ministers focus their attention on these areas so that less time is wasted. A Prep also helps determine whether deliverance or healing is the best avenue of grace for each individual.

Is freedom ministry the same things as "Sozo"?

No, Sozo ministry makes no room at all for demonic oppression. This is because of the theological error mentioned above. To deny the affect of demonization on believers is already game over as far as full freedom is concerned, as the enemy keeps in the darkness working havoc while the saints are being devoured. It is our conviction that Sozo is not a Biblically based ministry method and therefore is not productive to the saints full freedom and walking in wholeness. Rather, this form of ministry -- as with many other forms presenting themselves in today's modern church -- is based on a new age method called "theophistic editing". In new way does TORCC endorse or practice sozo as it is a direct contradiction of scripture. If you would like to know more information then we encourage you to speak to one of our ministry leaders during your appointment.

Statements regarding Sozo and it's practices:

Is Deliverance necessary for today?

Absolutely, as long as any saint is not walking in the fullness of the measure and stature of the Son of God, then this ministry is necessary.

How long have you been active in this type of ministry?

TORCC churches have been active in Freedom and Wholeness ministry for over thirty-five years. Our freedom ministry was trained and equipped by one of the main father's of the deliverance movement within the church, Win Worley. For over 35 years our teams have been effectively apart of setting people free in the Name of Jesus and have ministered to thousands on every continent.

Can christians have demons?

YES. Have you ever met Christians with habitual problems, personality defects or chronic mental and physical illnesses? For many decades the modern church has come to realize the power of healing through the Holy Spirit and many sicknesses have indeed been healed. But Christians facing unending battles with anger, lust, addiction, greed, mental and emotional sicknesses have had their problems categorized as ‘the flesh’. By doing so the root problems of these believers have remained unchecked, and they continue to go about their daily lives getting more and more oppressed as the enemy keeps under the radar of the undiscerning. The apostle Paul made it clear to the Roman church that the flesh is crucified with Christ.
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. (Rom 6:6) And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Gal 5:24) The flesh indeed has been crucified with Christ and the lives we now live in our bodies are by faith in the Son of God (Gal.2:20). God doing all the work Himself has now given us a new nature (born again spirit in the image of Christ) – one that does not sin – but requires our obedience and participation in regaining the ground withheld by strongholds in our minds, will and emotions. The born again believer is engaged in the three tenses of time past, present and future, by mere fact that we are tripartite creatures. They are saved – past tense, being saved – present tense, and will one day be saved – future tense. Let me explain.


Born again believers are redeemed – past tense. This is in the realm of their spirits.
Born again believers are being redeemed – present tense. This is in the realm of their souls.
Born again believers are going to be redeemed – future tense. This is in the realm of the body.

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Where in the Bible does it talk about deliverance?

1. Where is deliverance in the Bible? 

 In the four Gospels, one third on Jesus’ ministry on earth was casting out demons.  Basically, Jesus preached the gospel, healed the sick and cast out the evil spirits that were oppressing the people. 

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, (Matt.8:16)

 Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him. (Mar 1:34) 

On many occasions demonization was connected to various sicknesses and conditions such as epilepsy, deafness, mute, fever and mental illness.  The continued Helenization of the modern world and the over emphasis of intellectualism above God’s Word has led our societies to reject the spiritual realm almost altogether.  Sicknesses, whether physical or mental are seen as biological or biochemical imbalances rather then rooted in spirituality.  Jesus would not medicate the mentally ill or write a script to deal with sickness.  He would do exactly what He did when He was on earth – lay hands for impartation of healing or forcefully cast out demonic infestations.

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Why is there a suggested donation?

All of our freedom and healing ministers volunteer their services to the Body of Christ. The prophets and Jesus both received offerings of support for their ministries.  Mega churches may have an advantage financially to offset wages for full or part time staff. The disadvantage of this is that some may begin to see the ministry as a job and not a calling.  Smaller churches rely on the voluntary services of its members to do the work of the ministry as an offering to God. A suggested donation is not mandatory, but encouraged as a way to say thank you to our volunteers for making the grace of God available to you.

When will I know that I have been fully delivered?

When those areas of torment in our lives are no longer dictating the way we think or feel, and we are genuinely living the word and not just hearing the word, we have been delivered in that area. Many times physical healing accompanies freedom.  The barrage of ‘voices’ pushing us stops.  We can breathe and rest and our sleep becomes sweet.  Our interactions with people -even our enemies changes. They no longer get the advantage of controlling us.

Will I be free instantly?

No, little by little we regain what our souls have been deprived of. The Lord told Moses, “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.” (Ex.23:30). Like Israel of old, our land of promise is guaranteed, bit in need of liberation.  It is a day by day process.

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