Our Vision

We long to raise up a generation of teenagers loving Jesus with all their hearts, souls, minds, and strength! Longing and crying out in the context of day and night prayer for Christ to return for His beloved bride. A generation made ready with hearts zealous for preparing the way of the Lord in the likeness of John the Baptist. A Generation of Luke 1:17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous-to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.


As a running theme in this New Year, the Lord has directed us as a team to focus on LIFE IN THE SPIRIT.  Though we live in a world of darkness that is tainted by sin, God still calls us to love Him, and to be holy.  We are commanded to walk in the newness of life that is made available to us through the finished work of Christ. But we are incapable of doing this in our own strength.  We need help.  We need The SPIRIT! The aim and focus of "Life in the Spirit" series, is to help SFM students become more acquainted with the person of the Holy Spirit, as distinct from the Father and the Son, and to help them understand His role in their lives as their leader, friend, and most important of all, their God!

We Meet Friday Nights

7:00pm - 9:00pm

One of the resources that we will be using as a tool to grow in our understanding of the Holy Spirit, will be a book written by Francis Chan entitled, THE FORGOTTEN GOD. The book will be available to you and your youth for a small fee. We encourage every parent to purchase one of these books for their teens, as much of our discussions and teachings will be framed around the contents found in this book. The book will give many opportunities for your youth to engage in deep introspection as the Spirit leads, as well as provide context for group discussions and teachings. We look forward to embarking on this intimate journey with the Holy Spirit as He instructs and teaches us how to lovingly obey our God and King and leads us in the life of the Spirit!



The vision of the Summer Intensive is to equip and give tools to sustain the youth in prayer and intimacy with Jesus. This intensive is meant to refresh and replenish students for the upcoming school year. We know the difficulties our students face in school every day and we want to prepare them through the Word of the Lord and have them experience God in a tangible way.

Meet the team.

Josh Leal

SFM Director
Josh Leal is a  full-time missionary at International House of Prayer Eastern Gate where he serves as a worship leader on several sets.  He also serves as the Director of Student Forerunner Ministries.  Josh is  passionate about discipling this next generation into the heart of the Father, and preparing them to make an impact in this world leading up to the return of our Lord.  

Brandon Casey

SFM Leader
Brandon is diligent about learning and studying the Bible. He is always diving deep into the Scriptures and this adds so much to our weekly lessons and discussions. He is dedicated to  Youth Ministry and he serves the Missions Base as an intercessory missionary. Brandon is always willing to lend a hand wherever he is needed.  

Lorraine Felix

SFM Leader
Lorraine is a worship leader, songwriter, recording artist, speaker and mentor.  She is passionate about God’s presence and her worship leading and teaching provokes freedom, hunger and a radical response to the reality of who the Lord is.  

Bernie Felix (Pastor Bernie)

As the Director of the School of Ministry, Pastor Bernie oversees all of the equipping  ministries of IHOPEG including CEC, SFM, Small Groups, Internships and Intensives.  Also serves as an Elder in preaching/teaching and pastoral counseling to the Sunday Community that gathers at Eastern Gate.  

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