Setting the Northeast on Fire

Since Ignite’s inception in 2006, it was our mission to see young people be equipped for ministry through informational, practical and transformational teachings. Over 10 years later we have seen over 1,200 students pass through Ignite and answer the call of God over their lives. In partnership with Refuge of Hope Church, we continue expanding this mission through our third permanent campus in New Rochelle, New York!

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Earn a Degree with SAGU AIC

Through our partnership with SAGU American Indian College, Ignite School of Ministry students will have the opportunity to earn a degree while enjoying the exclusive hands-on ministry training and classes that are unique to ISM-PHX.



· Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
· Bachelors of Arts in Church Leadership
· Bachelors of Arts in Education
· Associates of Arts in Bible
· Associates of Science in Business Administration

The Ignite Difference


Theological & Practical
The Ignite Classroom is the place to recalibrate, refocus and rebuild the necessary foundation of the Word of God. We offer many courses that will practically shape the mind and heart of each believer.


Training with Experts
Ignite’s courses, scheduled activities, trips and diverse opportunities to serve provide students the ability to apply what they have learned in the classroom through our unique hands-on leadership experience.


Life Together with Fellow Students & Staff
Doing life together is a core value of Ignite and breeds a culture of family, accountability and growth. Students will have the opportunity to be mentored by our leadership through one-on-one advisory meetings and scheduled Small Groups with fellow students.

Meet Our ISM-NY Leadership

OUR Founders
With over 20 years of ministerial experience, Mark has served in many areas including District Youth Director for the Florida Multicultural District of the Assemblies of God and Chaplain for the New York Yankees. He is also the author of the book, Don’t Wait for Me To Die, published by Thomas Nelson in English and Spanish. Mark and his lovely wife, Lisa, have founded Mark Vega Evangelistic Ministries, a ministry with local, national and worldwide reaches. Currently, Mark pastors Ignite Life Center and travels as an evangelist. Pastors Mark & Lisa and their son, Christian make their home in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Pastor Lisa Vega
Pastor Lisa Vega is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where she attained a BA in Business Management. Lisa was a florist and wedding consultant for over a decade. Pursuing the call of God, Lisa left her career to follow the full-time ministerial call with her husband, Mark and founded Mark Vega Evangelistic Minstries with local, national and worldwide reaches. Some of these ministries include: The Call of Duty Men’s Conference, Transformed Women’s Conference, Ignite School of Ministry, and Ignite Life Center. She enjoys Arts, Interior Design, and Broadway musicals.


Host Church: Refuge of Hope — 473 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Headquarters Phone: (352) 378-0078