About This Ministry


Portals is a special podcast from Times Of Refreshing Christian Centre New York where we dive into deep discussion about elements of faith, spirituality, and all things Jesus. Pioneered by Dr Robyn Kassas and hosted by Shenaya Anisse, portals unlocks truths and key gems that are shared in prophetic conversation through the teachings at TORCC NY & SOAP NY.

Join us for enlightened conversation that is full of challenges, encouragement, and answers to questions that you may be asking, which will deepen your relationship with Jesus.


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!

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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

Shenaya Annise Mccumings
Youth Pastor | Media

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:

  • The Great Doctrines of the Bible (Theology Stream)
  • The Beginning of The End (Eschatology Stream)
  • Communion With God (Relationship Stream)
  • Counseled By God (Relationship Stream)
  • Abiding in Christ (Relationship Stream)
  • Ministering Spiritual Gifts.  (Theology Stream)

Jonathan Paredes
Creative Pastor | Visual & Media Director

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:

  • 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




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