Ignite Stories


As a dual enrolled student of ISM and SEU, I was genuinely molded into a well-rounded minister. Ignite’s approach of accountability and discipleship transformed, restored and rebuilt me into a Man of God. Through SEU I was able to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Ministerial Leadership. These two components have encouraged me to pursue my Master’s Degree in Business Administration and become a Church Administration Consultant to assist churches in building their administration departments.

JOVAN HEMENEZ

Class of 2017
Administrator of Ignite Life Center in Gainesville, FL

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.

Alex Oquendo

Class of 2007
Associate Pastor of Bethel International A/G in Spartanburg, SC

We received a lot of refining during our time at Ignite. Classes on time management, teaching, preaching and servanthood prepared us for the life ahead. The most important lesson was the realization that within each school year there was a limited time in which we had to invest in young people . This helped us to “count our days” and apply our hearts with wisdom to maximize our time in the Philippines. Through these lessons, the move to Gainesville in 2007 and the pioneering of Ignite Life Center, we were afforded the opportunity to be prepared for ministry and be the church.

Marcio Gonzalez

Class of 2007
Former Missionaries to The Philippines and Founders & Pastors of Faith Endeavor in Tampa, Florida

As a graduate from one of the best universities in the country, I believed that my training as a professional was thorough and complete. However, coming to Ignite not only continued my training and development but it refined me into a well rounded professional and minister. It has shaped me into an ever growing leader and catapulted me to some of the best career opportunities I have had in my life.

Nicole Gomez

Class of 2015
Emergency Shelter Program Director & Youth Pastor of Ignite Life Center in Gainesville, Florida

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