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About Us

The School of Revival is led by a team of leaders who are passionate about what they do. They love to teach, equip and pastor each of the students who are brought by God into the School of Revival. Our team is here year round and is committed to the growth and development of each of the students.

Aaron and Jacqui Mitchell


Pastoral ministry, leadership development, and church planting are their passion. Recently, after twelve years of ministerial service in the Army National Guard, Aaron was deployed to Afghanistan as an interim chaplain where he taught, led worship, and regularly counseled soldiers through various spiritual, emotional, and relational conflicts common to deployment. He holds a Master's degree in Theology with a concentration in Transformational Leadership Coaching from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Jacqui has been immersed in Christian Education as a Spanish teacher for over 10 years. They have a beautiful daughter, Macaulay, and two sweet twins, Aaron and Madison.

Duncan and Kate Smith

Presidents of Catch The Fire World

Duncan and Kate Smith are revivalists who carry the fire of God's love and power all over the world. Duncan and Kate are the Presidents of Catch The Fire World, a global network of revival churches, missions and ministries, birthed out of the Toronto Revival. They are the  Senior Leaders of Catch The Fire Church in Raleigh North Carolina, a vibrant, growing church full of the love and presence of God, which they started with their 3 beautiful daughters. They also founded the School of Revival in Raleigh. Duncan is most at home with the poorest, unreached peoples of the world. Wherever they go, the Holy Spirit does extraordinary miracles as the love of the Father and the grace of Jesus are poured out to the world.

Murray and Ash Smith

Lead Pastors

Murray and Ash Smith moved to Raleigh in August 2009 from Australia with their 4 gorgeous daughters. They are the lead pastors at CTF Raleigh and are crazy about the local church. They have a passion for seeing people of all ages walk in their identity, calling and destiny in Jesus. They teach the Prophetic Revelation and Heart Like Jesus classes. When they're not pastoring or teaching, you can find them on the tennis court or playing with their two gorgeous dogs. Prior to moving to Raleigh Murray spent 14 years working for KPMG and is also the church accountant.

Carlos Rodriguez

Creative Pastor

Carlos Rodriguez is originally from Puerto Rico but met his British darling Catherine while they were both involved in Catch the Fire Toronto. He was interning for pastor John Arnott while she was Small Group Leading at the School. After 4 years of pastoring in the Caribbean, they moved their family are now located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He has been reaching the city through prophetic evangelism, loving the poor and mentoring students while multiplying radical leaders and having lots of fun! Carlos is a passionate speaker who loves to challenge the "status quo" and the author of "Designed For Inheritance". He is passionate about revival, their baby boys Alejandro and Sebastian, their upcoming adoption, and anything with chocolate.

JoAnn Alexander

JoAnn Alexander has called Raleigh home since 2006, after living in Pensacola, Florida, for many years. True to her Moravian roots, she has been a student of prayer and revival beginning with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Brownsville in 1995. She is a founding member at Catch the Fire Raleigh where she oversees the training, development, and oversight of Pastoral Care.  She passionately embraces the challenge of raising up and equipping leaders. Whether it’s teaching, mentoring, or lending a hand, she is heavily invested in the discipleship component of the school. She has five incredible children, all married to their best friend, and seven amazing grandkids.

Jonathan Schunker

Connection Pastor

Jonathan and Hendria are excited about the local church and love to see people connecting and being in family with one another. Hailing from Canada, they carry a blazing passion to help build the church and bring about fruitfulness. They love speaking into people's lives, and calling out the destiny and future that God has for them.

Annie Blouin

Annie is passionate about Jesus. She is a seer who loves teaching people to hear from the Holy Spirit and to release His love to a world who needs to know they’re loved. Annie equips people in the diverse languages of God, including dream interpretation. She published her first novel, “Everlasting Doors: When the Supernatural Penetrates American Politics” in 2009 and is currently writing the sequel. Her novels illustrate through story how to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth. Annie is happily married to Joe, and they have 3 amazing children. 

Jesse and Michele Bridgers

Jesse teaches Knowing God 1 and 2, pastor's in the school and leads a small group in the school. Married to Michele Bridgers who also works for the school. School of Revival Alumni. Original and honest. Enjoys cars, video games, playing tennis and spending quality time with friends and family. 

Michele is the school's administration officer and one of the school pastors. Married to teacher and pastor Jesse Bridgers. School of Revival Alumni. Fun, bubbly and loves anything adventurous. Loves being around people and encouraging them to be who God called them to be. 

Micheal Finnon

Originally from the UK, Michael resides in Raleigh, NC and teaches a fiery message of the kingdom with passion and conviction. He longs to see the church unified in pursuing multi-generational revival which ultimately leads to the reformation of our cities and nations. He is married to Aisling, and has a 1yr old baby girl, Ryah and it is their joy to serve the local church body of CTF Raleigh

Students will have access to many other amazing teachers. Past guest teachers:  John and Carol Arnott, Rolland Baker, Peter and Heather Jackson, Mark Virkler, Jonathan David Helser, Dan Slade, Mark and Cheryl Perry, Danny Silk, Paul Manwaring,
 Trevor and Linda Galpin, Don Potter, Ivan and Isabel Allum, Gordon Harris, Mike Rogers, Bobby Conner, Tracey Armstrong, and Tony and Pamela Maxwell

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