Tom Edwards makes his home in St. Augustine, FL. Tom has two adult children--a son & daughter, eight grandchildren & a great grandson . Tom was born and raised as a Roman Catholic. In 1974, Tom resigned from his management position in retail to answer a call to full-time ministry. This step soon evolved into an international mobile outreach of lay Catholic evangelization with an emphasis on the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. His conference speaking, retreats, and the presentation of the Journey into Scripture Parish Mission has been widely received throughout the United States, Belize, England, Wales, Canada, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Trinidad, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Asia, Brazil, and South Africa. Tom’s goal is always to bring the Word of God alive and applicable to one’s life today.
The WQOP Friday LIVE Show Tune in every Friday from 5 to 6 PM!
This radio ministry strives to communicate Christian truth as expressed in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and in accord with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. The radio programming we air is to communicate the truth, foster charity, defend justice, spread joy, and foster and confirm among all people the peace which Jesus Christ the Lord brings.
Lunch & Dinner will be served on site at nominal prices.
Or you may bring a bag lunch or eat out.
No child care is available. Please arrange care for your young children. Thank you.
"Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
Philip Militante is a gifted singer & worship leader. Many years ago, God brought about his conversion, using music as a catalyst. As he grew in his love for God, he joined a religious order called the Brotherhood of Hope. Here he grew in love of God and anointing in worship. He left the Brotherhood after discerning that his vocation was not to live as a religious. He and the love of his life, Rebecca married in 1999 and live with their 3 sons in Jacksonville, FL.
Music has always been an important part of Philip's life. God continues to use and grow that gift in Philip. He ministers in many venues in the diocese, including various parish activities, the Life Teen Program at Christ the King, Rachel Vineyard Retreats, diocesan youth rallies, March for Life, and for the last 3 years, at the annual Diocesan Eucharistic Congress. He and his wife are founding members of Families Following Christ where Philip helps lead worship and adoration on a regular basis. Charismatic prayer is an integral part of Philip’s spiritual background and he looks forward to helping with the Catholic Charismatic Conference.
Note: Interpretation will be provided for the deaf at most sessions
Sister Sarah Burdick is an evangelist who has ministered to many people at missionary rallies in Eastern Europe and Africa She is the Director of Formation for the Servants of God’s Love, a new religious community canonically established in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. She is also a co-host for a radio program called Notes from Above on Ave Maria Radio. She is presently teaching Theology at Fr. Gabriel Richard High School and serves as the Chair of the Department of Theology.
Jean has been active in the Charismatic Renewal since 1974. She serves as a Pastoral Leader to the People of Praise Prayer Group in Gainesville, Fl. She has led an intercessory prayer group for the past 25 years. She is a published Christian writer and believes the Holy Spirit is calling her to lift up the name of Jesus through her publications.
In 1996, the Lord called Mary to the ministry of healing prayer, bringing the Lord's comfort and healing to the broken-hearted and freedom to those in captivity (Is. 61:1). Her desire is that all come to know Christ and receive His gift of salvation.Since 1998, she has served as a short term missionary, team leader, and teacher, to Eastern Europe,often with Renewal Ministries. She teaches and ministers extensively on healing prayer and life in Christ. Since 2014, she has been sought to teach Priests, Seminarians, Religious, and Catholic leaders in Slovakia and the Czech Republic on healing prayer, primarily inner healing and deliverance. She is active as a conference speaker, retreat leader, seminar leader, and teacher nationally and internationally. Mary is a certified Spiritual Director (2012) through The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in affiliation with Franciscan University. She serves as Director of Healing Prayer at her local parish.
Rev. Lavilla was ordained in 2005 and is a member of the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph. He was educated in the Philippines and graduated from St. Francis De Sales Regional College Seminary Lipa City Batangas Philippines. He ministered extensively in the Phillipines and California. Currently, Father serves as the Associate Pastor St. Paul Parish Jacksonville Beach Florida and as Spiritual Director of the Filipino Ministry for the Diocese of St. Augustine. He is also a Presbyteral Council Member of the Diocese of St. Augustine, FL and serves on the boards of the Diocesan Pastoral Council and Catholic Charities of Jacksonville.
Rev Carrillo-Paris was ordained to the Priesthood in 2007 and a member of the Immaculate Conception Community since 1997. Father Ivan was born and educated in Colombia, South America and became a Canon Lawyer from Pontificia Universita Gregoriana. He has ministered in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Ecuador and Gainesville. Now Fr Ivan, because of his dedication to Our Blessed Mother, is the Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of la Leche and Mission Nombre de Dios in Saint Augustine, Florida , where he compassionately ministers to many a pilgrim seeking Our Lady's intercession to her son, Jesus.