Refining Fire Ministry was started by Kevin and Michelle Peterson (my parents) as a manifestation of the transformation that God was carrying out in their lives. It was under this ministry that we traveled across the country sharing the loving knowledge of Jesus Christ and leading people into a personal relationship with Him. In May of 2010, my dad felt led to begin “calling the church to her anointing and authority - to mobilize the Spirit of prayer.” My parents began teaching, equipping, and encouraging leadership to raise up houses of prayer across the nation. At home we began developing Deluge Prayer Furnace: a worship and Intercession gathering. Believers who shared this vision, from a variety of churches and backgrounds, came together to seek the fathers heart. As awareness began to spread, the Prayer Mobilization Network (PMN) began to form. However, It wasn't until January of 2013 that PMN truly gained its definition. After suffering from flu-like symptoms for over two weeks, my dad decided to visit the doctor. During this appointment my family received news that would change our lives and ministry forever. A diagnoses of Colon Cancer was given to my dad who was immediately rushed to the hospital for an emergency operation to remove a six pound tumor. Once this news was received, countless prayer teams from around the world began to intercede for the situation. In a six month span of time, a force of prayer warriors began to emerge and unite. My dad laid a foundation that would raise up many great ministries. As this step was finalized, he went to be with his Lord and Savior.
After my dad passed, my family went through a very difficult time of grieving and healing. We were all very lost, trying to pick up the pieces and wrap our minds around what had taken place. In this time, my mom, my brother, and I all became ordained ministers of the gospel and began to carry out ministry in different ways. My mom continued preaching under the name of RFM, but much of my dad’s vision had yet to be carried out - namely the 24/7 Prayer Center to be built in the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex (DFW).
This leads me to the exciting news:
Fast forward five years: God reignites the furnace. During our season of rest, the full vision of RFM continued to call out in my heart. As a young boy, I learned to walk teetering between the pew of Brownsville First Assembly (home of the Pensacola Revival). The images and experiences of this revival etched themselves into my impressionable mind. I grew up watching my dad tirelessly pursue the Kingdom of God, and influence others to do the same. This inspiration stuck with me well after my dad’s death and served as a beacon in my life. After prayerful consideration, my mom and I decided that it was time for me to begin uncovering the wells that my dad once dug.
My mom and the RFM board have invited me to step into leadership of the ministry. My mom will now take a step back and support the ministry through prayer and intercession. I am now in the process of reorganizing the ministry and prayerfully strategizing for the future. I have recently received ministerial credentials through the Assemblies of God General Council, and I will be graduating with my Master of Divinity this fall. My wife, Ashley, and I have a passion for seeing God do incredible things in the life of His Church.
I desire to finish the work that my dad started. I plan to do this in several strategic ways:
How can you help?
There are three ways that you can help:
Thank you for your prayers and support as we move into this new season!
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