ABOUT

Ignite School of Ministry is a radical institution of higher learning equipping people who dare to selflessly live their lives in service to God and others.

Purpose

Our purpose at Ignite School of Ministry is to see you radically transformed by the power of God through prayer, academics & intense discipleship.

Mission

In a generation that is looking to find its identity in everything, we are dedicated to go against the current stream of popular opinion, culture & society to provoke a generation to find its God-given identity and to live for what matters most.

Live for what matters most.

Our Executive Leadership

Mark Vega

Founder
mark@markvega.org

Lisa Vega

Founder
lvega@ignite.org

Adolfo gomez

Gainesville Exectutive Co-Director
agomez@ignite.org

Joey Cruz

Gainesville Exectutive Co-Director
jcruz@ignite.org

AZAEL NUñez

Gainesville Exectutive Co-Director
anunez@ignite.org

Esther Omeben

Gainesville Exectutive Co-Director
eomeben@ignite.org

Nick Bruce

Gainesville Program Director
nbruce@ignite.org
a brief HISTORY OF IGNITE

Building leaders since 2006

2003

While leading a missions trip, the Lord spoke to Pastor Mark on beginning a school dedicated to training young ministers.

2006

Ignite Internship is established and opened its doors in Tampa, Florida, welcoming the first seven students.

2007

After nine months of training, traveling and serving, the first group of students graduate.

2007

Summer

Ignite Summer Internship is launched in Tampa, Florida.

Fall

Pastors Mark and Lisa along with the Ignite Leadership follow the Lord’s call to transition two hours north to Gainesville, Florida.
Ignite Life Center is launched as a church dedicated to bringing life & service to the community of Gainesville.

2011

Ignite transitioned from a nine-month internship into a three-year school of ministry.

2013

Ignite took its first mission trip to Panama.

2014

In addition, a partnership with Southeastern University was cemented which granted students…while attending ISM.

2017

Summer

Ignite expanded its reach to the West Coast through its launch of Ignite Summer Internship in Phoenix, Arizona.

After the completion of the first summer internship in Phoenix, Ignite reached its landmark of 1,000 graduated students

2017

FALL

Following a powerful Summer Internship in Phoenix, Arizona, Ignite School of Ministry partners with SAGU American Indian College and establishes its first West Coast campus.

2019

Ignite traveled to the Dominican Republic for missions.
Seeing the growing need of ministerial training in the East Coast, Ignite New York is launched in August in the city of New Rochelle.

Ignite Online launches its campus on the web in the Fall of 2019.

2020

We felt building a program to identify holistic ministers around the nation
 
Ignite leadership recognized the need for an online, fast paced, and holistic training program to grow ministers around the nation and beyond. A partnership with the Assemblies of God was started to provide institute classes online along with leadership electives in efforts to address the growing need for holistic ministers.

"None of the positions I have held or the doors that have been opened for me would have been possible without Ignite. Now, over 10 years later, I still treasure the lessons learned through my time as a student and leader."

Pastor Alex Oquendo, Class of 2007

The Ignite Family

In response to the growing need to equip people from various walks of life, Ignite has developed various entities with a local and global reach.
Mark Vega Evangelistic Ministries
Ignite Life Center
The Call of Duty Men's Conference
Transformed Women's Conference
University of Forge
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