CATCH THE FIRE LEADERSHIP
Catch the Fire Leadership
John & Carol Arnott – Presidents and Founding Pastors, Catch the Fire Ministries
John and Carol Arnott are the Founding Pastors and Presidents of the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (now CTF Toronto) and Catch the Fire Ministries (CTF).
As international speakers, John and Carol have become known for their ministry on the Father’s Love, where they have seen million of lives touched and changed through encountering the Father’s embrace and His incredible love for them.
Duncan & Kate Smith – Vice-Presidents, Catch the Fire Ministries
Duncan & Kate minister alongside John and Carol Arnott and have invested a great deal in establishing the Catch The Fire network of leaders and coordinators. They are also leading the first Catch The Fire church. The church, based in Raleigh, is part of a new church planting initiative that aims to raise-up radical revival leaders and plant churches all over the world.
Jeremy & Connie Sinnott – International Trainers, Catch the Fire Ministries
Jeremy and Connie have been worship leaders and associate pastors at TACF since the church began in 1987, and more recently becoming the Int’l Trainers for CTF Ministries. Jeremy and Connie travel extensively, training and mentoring teachers and speakers globally to take the values of CTF out to the nations through schools, seminars and weekends. They have taught and ministered on five continents, focusing on worship, soaking in God’s presence, renewal and healing of the heart.
NW Regional Team – Catch the Fire USA
Bill & Linda Boone, NW Regional Coordinators, Catch the Fire USA
Bill and Linda are the NW Regional Coordinators for the US Catch the Fire In His Presence Groups, serving all the In His Presence Groups (f/k/a Soaking Prayer Centers) in their 7-state region (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming) along with their Area Leader Team. They travel their region spreading the message of the Father’s love.
Their passion is to help people know, experience, and encounter the love of the Father in an intimate way that results in love being central to their way of life, releasing them into their destiny. They do this by providing an environment of His love through imparting, teaching, and soaking in His love.
Bill was saved in 1981 and Linda in 1973. We have been married for 17 years and Linda has 4 children, Michael, Karina, Brian and Amanda, and one granddaughter, Seaena.
Terry Koepke, Montana State Coordinator, Catch the Fire USA
Terry is the Montana State Coordinator for Catch the Fire USA. Born and raised in Western Montana, Terry has been involved with Catch the Fire since 1997.
Residing in Missoula, Montana, she is a former business owner and an active and long-term member of Clark Fork City Church. Here she manages the church’s bookstore; oversees The Father’s Love Encounter Weekends, Restoring The Foundations ministry, and various In His Presence events; and leads a small group.
Terry is widowed with 5 children (two still at home) and 3 grandchildren. Her sons are on staff at City Bible Church in Portland, Oregon, and the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, while her daughter is on staff at Bethel church in Redding, California. Terry enjoys training others to minister at Encounter Weekends and sharing her testimony of the Lord’s abundant and sustaining love during and following the loss of her husband.
Craig & Ann Spingath, Washington State Coordinators, Catch the Fire USA
Craig and Ann Spingath are the Washington State Coordinators for Catch the Fire USA. Craig and Ann have been involved in church leadership since 1995, serving on the core leadership teams of two churches. It has always been in their hearts to build lasting relationships in the church.
As a result of attending Soaking Prayer Center training and the “In the Father’s Presence” conference at Toronto Christian Airport Fellowship in 2007, Father God drew them into a more intimate relationship with Him. Receiving and walking in a deeper love relationship with Father has transformed their lives and ministry. They began to work closer with Bill and Linda Boone at the Soaking Prayer Center and have partnered with them ever since to share the life-changing impact of intimacy with the Father, walking a lifestyle of resting in Him and receiving His love.
Ann was saved at a Billy Graham movie as a young teenager and shared her faith with Craig when they meet in 1969. As a result, Craig gave his life to Jesus. They were married in 1973 and have raised 3 sons, Toby, Andrew and Jeremy. All their sons are now married, pursuing and serving the Lord and have given Craig and Ann 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
Tony & Carla Purkerson, Oregon State Coordinators, Catch the Fire USA
Tony and Carla Purkerson are the Oregon State Coordinators for Catch the Fire USA on Bill and Linda Boone’s team. They have had an active In His Presence center in their home since August 2003, where God has met them mightily and many lives have been dramatically changed by the Father.
Over the last 15 years they have served in various church leadership capacities, including pastoral staff, overseeing worship, adult and children’s ministries. Tony is an ordained minister through G.S.I.F. Ministries since 1999. Carla teaches at the local Christian school.
They are passionate about the Father’s love and people. Hosting the presence of the Lord is their greatest joy.
Tony and Carla were married in 1983 and have two children, Kendra and David. They live in Prineville, OR and are active in the Body of Christ throughout the Central Oregon area.