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Javon Ruff is the Campus Pastor of Free Chapel Spartanburg. He has served at Free Chapel for the past 18 years collectively at the Georgia campus, the Orange County campus (10 years), and currently the Spartanburg campus under the leadership of Senior Pastor Jentezen Franklin.
Javon is a four year graduate of Spirit Vision Bible Institute and also a graduate of the National Institute of Christian Leadership.
His ministry responsibilities over the years encompass School of Discipleship, Small Groups, Men’s Ministry, and Pastoral Care. Combined with his ability to uniquely preach and teach the word of God, he has a deep passion to help others discover their purpose, develop their leadership qualities, and a desire to see lives changed and generations impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Javon is married to Shana Ruff. Shana is a Licensed Counselor and has her Masters Degree in Counseling. Together, they work hard to see people healthy and whole spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. They have been married for 18 years and have two children, Sydni and Jacob.
Rev. Melissa Swindle is a 2000 Graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK. Upon graduating she then attended Domata School of World Missions also located in Tulsa where she cultivated vision for the nations and a nation-taking faith. She served faithfully for seven years at Kenneth Hagin Ministries working in the Prayer & Healing Center where she ministered to the sick and saw tremendous miracles.
Melissa was a vital part of Eagle Mountain International Church in Fort Worth, TX for over 13 years. Working side by side with Senior Pastors, George & Terri Pearsons, she has led Healing Team Ministry and pioneering all Evangelism and Outreaches both locally and internationally. She has ministered in the nation's of Africa, Argentina,
Brazil, France, Colombia and India.
Using her God-given leadership skills and coupling them with the strategic skills she previously gained as an executive in the corporate world, she trains staff and leadership teams mobilizing them for Kingdom assignment! Through her inspirational and dynamic teaching ministry she heavily emphasizes “In Him Realities" making these truths come alive and demonstrates how to put them into practice. She often ministers on the topics of Prayer, How to Receive Divine Healing and The Ministry of the Holy Spirit. Her ministry is marked by impartations of the Holy Spirit, boldness, healing and miracles.
Melissa currently resides in Tampa, Florida, and travels across the United States as well as internationally declaring the word of God and making His Name known around the world!
Tony Suárez is a sought after speaker, author and serves as the Executive Vice President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the country’s largest Hispanic Christian organization.
Through his role with the NHCLC, Pastor Tony regularly meets with members of Congress, the White House, and speaks at events where the voice and participation of the NHCLC has been requested. Newsmax has named Suarez as one of the 50 most influential Republican Latinos in the United States.
His greatest passion is preaching the Gospel. His ministry is known for bringing hope and healing to countless people. He is a regular host on TBN and his television program, “Faith Alive,” can be seen daily on Christian television.
Suárez’s new book “The Triumphant Church” examines how from century through century the Christian church has faced insurmountable obstacles, yet has continued to thrive. He is also the author of "Use Me Lord,” published in 2012.
Tony and his wife Jina, along with their five children, reside in Tennessee.