I’m really excited about Ignite:Engage. If you don’t know what Ignite is, it is basically some of my pastor friends and I trying to get as many churches, as many Next Generation groups (jr. high through college) to get together a few nights a year to tear down the barrier walls and come together worship and learn together. It is really exciting as more and more churches are coming out for this completely free event to be encouraged as believers to go out and love God and love people.
If you live any where near SoCal, you are invited to come and hang out with your entire group. It’s going to be an incredible light and God is going to move.
Little about the May 3rd’s Ignite teachers and bands:
Brian Holland: Along with being part of the founding duo of Ignite, Brian Holland has been in ministry for 19 years in Southern California. While 17 of those years were spent serving in high school ministry, he is currently the young adult’s pastor at Pomona First Baptist Church. He is an outstanding speaker; he’s captivating, funny, but most importantly passionate to see people come to know Jesus. He is asked to speak at many camps, chapels, and special events all over the country throughout the year. He has an amazing wife, Kelley, who passionately loves Jesus, and two boys, Tyler (8) and Dylan (6). Brian’s purpose for ministry is to exalt Jesus as the greatest – one life at a time.
Ronny Roa: He has been a driving force among Next-Gen leaders for the past 5 years. Having been lead pastor at “Generate” in Corona, CA, he has inspired literally thousands with a desire to see the world changed for Jesus Christ. Ronny is passionate about the local church and training up the next generation. Ronny now works at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA.
Valley Worship:They are a community of songwriters from Christ’s Church of the Valley dedicated to using the medium of song and lyric to equip and empower others into a life of fully devoted worship. They are a movement birthed by a community whose prayer is to be the voice of truth, hope, and inspiration in their community and beyond; to bring forth the Gospel through music that is from the church, for the church. Each of the songs from Valley Worship are rooted out of the desire to worship by the Word, worship daily, and worship unashamedly. Their most recent projects are their self-entitled album, Valley Worship, and their newest released sing, “Alive.”
Ryan Hall: Along with being the second part of the founding duo that started IGNITE, RYAN HALL is active in leading worship and Next Gen ministries at Living Waters Church in Pasadena. He has been leading worship for over 10 years, and in 2009, he released a debut album of original songs. Last year, three of Ryan’s songs were featured on the Pasadena International House of Prayer’s (PIHOP) first worship album “Worthy of it All.” Ryan has been blessed with a number of opportunities to lead worship at Mexico Outreach with Azusa Pacific University, at PIHOP and at several churches and events in Southern California and around the world. Last year, he and his wife Karen welcomed with joy their first baby girl, Lily. Their heart is to see this next generation not only catch the transformational power of worship but to see them lead lives fully surrendered to Jesus.