Seeker of Truth
By Thomas Hoopes
Seeker of TruthSep 20, 2023
0027 Thomas Hoopes
Thomas has a passion for the things of God, mainly people. God has given him a heart to love people, strangers, friends, anybody. He loves to see people come into their identity as children of the living King. Like his father Bill Hoopes says "Thomas does not know a stranger". From a very early age Thomas would "work" the room going form person to person and speak passionately about God. Throughout his life God has used Thomas as a connector of both people and resources, from his time on the missions field, to connecting people from various churches and ministries in his hometown.
At 41, Thomas feels like he is just coming into some of the things God has for him and his Family. Thomas and his wife Taira of nearly Ten years have Four beautiful children. Zoe 7, Willem 5, Aria 2 , and the latest edition Darla.
0026 Patty Sodmont
Patty is a transformer by heart.
She works to transform people's lives and communities.
Patty is an apostolic builder both at LIFE CHURCH and in an organization she founded in 2007 called CITY PLAN. (www.cityplan.tv) She is licensed through Global Awakening and is also part of their Apostolic Network.
Patty serves in leadership positions nationally and internationally in the area of Community Transformation and Discipling Nations. She loves to write, create, equip, and interpret dreams.
Patty partners with her husband Chris in life. Together they bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth pastoring Life Church , as well as running a strategic Organization called City Plan. Patty & Chris are a dynamic couple in the ministry. They aim to support and compliment one another.
0025 Frank Viola
FRANK VIOLA is a conference speaker, blogger, and bestselling author. He helps serious followers of Jesus know their Lord more deeply so they can experience real transformation and make a lasting impact. Viola’s blog – frankviola.org – is regularly ranked in the top 5 of all Christian blogs on the Web and his podcast – Christ is All – reached #1 in Canada and #2 in the US on Apple podcasts.
0024 Sara Jackson
Sara Jackson is a passionate lover of Jesus, mother of three strapping young men and a worshiper in Spirit and in Truth. Sara leads worship and ushers others right into the throne room. She is a true overcomer, her testimony is filled with story after story of God's faithfulness. With a call to release a sound from Heaven on the Earth, she is growing as a Spiritual Mother who comes alongside younger musicians and worship leaders to help them find their voice.
0023 Eli Oliveri
Eli grew up in the church and has known the Lord his whole life which led to many life-changing encounters with Jesus along the way. He grew up in the backwoods of Michigan where he loved to make people laugh and bring peace and joy wherever he goes. Eli has a passionate desire to, not only worship the Lord through song and music, but usher in those around him into the presence of the King.
In 2021 Eli joined a missionary school in Brooksville, Florida rather than complete his four year degree. As a missionary Eli has served as worship director, youth leader, composer, and theatre performer.
At 22 years old God has given Eli a heart to see people come into freedom through Jesus. This passion has led Eli on tours to perform in Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and all over the United States. Consider sowing into Eli's life as he continues serving the Lord.
Venmo is @Eli-Oliveri
0022 Will Rest
Will Describes the wealth of knowledge we can get from Kingdom minded business professionals;
"Imagine having a supernatural edge and an unfair advantage in business! God is raising up Entreprenuers and Sales Professionals that drip with divine favor. These Spirit-Filled Professionals will be endowed with oil upon their tongue, skilled in the art Kingdom Persuasion and carry the power to create wealth! These men and women will be innocent as doves yet wise as serpents just as Jesus instructed. They will influence and impact every person they meet for the Kingdom of God. Heaven will come to Earth and Revival will be released in the marketplace as the supernatural is manifest!"
Entrepreneurs, Sales Pros, Marketing Gurus, Business Executives, and Influencers are awakening to something more than just business as usual! Listen to interviews with individuals who've experienced the extraordinary, supernatural and even mystical in their business. Let their stories transform you to walk in a new way by erasing any line between the natural and the spiritual. Thank you for listening and subscribing to "The Spirt-Filled Sales Professionals & Entrepreneurs Podcast!"
0021 Thomas Cross Hoopes
Psalm 139:23-24. Has literally been my life verse. I Recently preached on it, wrote about and talked about it on my podcast. The Lord showed me the importance of living that King David lifestyle, taking time to let the Lord search us and respond accordingly, nearly 20 years ago.
But it was only in the last few years that he really helped break down what one of the key words in that scripture mean.
Psalm 139:23-24 NASBS - Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any HURTFUL way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.
That word “Hurtful” means,
pain, sorrow, idol.
Jesus Loves to show us blind spots where we have things keeping us from receiving his Love. The same word used here is the same word in the verse
0020 David & Sue Taiz
David and Sue Taiz have over 20 years of ministry experience. For the past decade, they have been on a wild adventure, through ups and downs with an amazing and faithful God. Through losing their faith, regaining it and falling in love with Jesus all over again they realized that there was so much more to this Spiritual life in Christ than than they had ever realized. They have been married for 32 years and have three wonderful grown children. They currently live in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, with their mini Australian shepherd, Magic.
0019 Antonio Vincenti
I have watched Antonio's journey with the Lord for nearly 20 years. A true evangelist with a shepherds heart. Antonio and Gloria love to see people come to the Father and receive the same Love and Restoration that they themselves received when they met Jesus.
In 2000, they walked into a Church. Gloria was struggling with illness in her body, and Antonio was high on drugs. They were both in a place where they very much needed a mighty touch from the Lord. Long story short, Gloria was miraculously healed, and Antonio was set free from years of drugs and a shattered upbringing. God had come in a mighty way and completely turned their lives around!Soon, they made the decision to give their entire lives to help further His Kingdom. They both attended and graduated from River University in Tampa, Florida and have been preaching the gospel and ministering since 2002. From church planting to small groups, prison ministries to street evangelism, travel and online, they have worked to spread the gospel and bring glory to Jesus Christ.In Spring of 2023, Senior Pastors Caleb and Kirsten Ring of the River Clermont sent them out to launch a second campus, the River Kissimmee.
0018 Jordan and Sonya Tetley
Pastors Jordan and Sonya Tetley have over 17 years of global ministry experience. They are passionate about raising up leaders and bringing the church to people in ways that are both innovative and life transformational. Pastor Jordan and Sonya currently live in Canada and have four children.
During the Pandemic they launched a global church movement C365 Where they use variety of digital platforms to connect together. Join a reading plan, connect in a small group, serve, or meet some of the global family via video in our post service virtual lobby.
C365 is a global church with a local presence. "We are a church family across more than 4 continents and more than a dozen countries and growing. We are a network of site churches and campuses found in online communities, homes, coffee shops and other venues around the globe."
0017 John Garcia
John Garcia is an internationally recognized Empowerment Expert, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Master Life Coach. He has a global audience, inspiring them to embrace their unique identity in order to achieve their maximum potential. His philanthropic work has allowed him to work in some of the most impoverished parts of the world where he has partnered with both local and foreign teams to impact these devastated regions. After spending years in ministry around the world, John currently lives in Puerto Rico where he is working on some new philanthropic projects.John has two Beautiful Children Devan and Katryel. Devan is a recording artist based in L.A. and Katryel is an entrepreneur.
Dr. John Garcia Twitter @drjohngarcia
0016 Mark Tedder
Mark Tedder is a worship leader, pastor, and singer/songwriter. ‘The Door’ project, (Integrity/Kingsway Music) was the first ever live worship project recorded in in 2008 during the Olympics in Beijing, China. In addition, the Tedders were featured in the China Daily, China’s state-run newspaper, and have played “live” worship sets for Beijing Radio1. A chronicle of his experience as a Christian recording artist in Beijing was produced for a documentary by China Central Television - CCTV. RESTORE project (2010), was recorded live in Europe’s Cathedrals, calling a continent to return to Christ from a post-Christian state. Mark & Carrie also lead worship events for Compassion International, Focus on the Family, Intl. Students Inc., and Navigators. Other humanitarian involvement includes Care for Children and The Chinese Disability Federation. Mark & Carrie have their Bachelors in Theology, Worship, and Mission through Durham University in the UK.
Mark & Carrie Tedder have two sons, Benjamin, and Daniel and seven grandkids.
0015 Thomas Hoopes
Thomas has a passion for the things of God, mainly people. God has given him a heart to love people, strangers, friends, anybody. He loves to see people come into their identity as children of the living King. Like his father Bill Hoopes says "Thomas does not know a stranger". From a very early age Thomas would "work" the room going form person to person and speak passionately about God.
Throughout his life God has used Thoms as a connector of both people and resources, from his time on the missions field, to connecting people from various churches and ministries in his hometown. At 41, Thomas feels like he is just coming into some of the things God has for him and his Family. Thomas and his wife Taira of nearly Ten years have Four beautfiul children. Zoe 7, Willem 5, Aria 21 months, and the latest edition Darla is Three weeks old.
0014 Kevin Bennett B
This episode is actually the first Podcast that we recorded together, but do to tech issues it was delayed and released a month after it was recored.
Kevin is a modern day Renaissance man. Comedian, Actor, Musician, Author. He even does Historical Re-enactments.
As a believer in Christ Kevin is, not only a Truth Seeker but, a Truth Teller which sometimes gets him in trouble with big tech. He has a quick whit and a deep insight into all things Spiritual, Theological, Historical, and even Political.
"Head spinning in a caffeinated fugue, Kevin Bennett once found himself shredding down a Martian ski slope with a thousand irate Nephilim howling in his wake. On the way, he rescued twenty damsels, had lunch, and fully calculated Pi. In close company, he goes by “Bennett,” but moonlights as an accordion-bearing comedian with an eye-patch and a beret called “French Accent.”"French Accent", AKA Kevin Bennett, entertains any crowd, young, old, clean or "adult". His technique involves crowd participation and a musical element with no contemporary parallel.
He has been seen on America’s Got Talent, season 13, as well as GSN’s “It Takes A Church”, Season 2, Episode 2. He has headlined in ten states, performed comedy in 23, and has several non-comedic works of fiction (Amphibian and The Thief and the Sacrifice) published as well as a few concept albums (Between Dystopias, Weather Local). Presently he has one comedy album widely released, "I'm From Wyoming, Obviously." He lives in an RV with his cat, and for the most part haunts coffee shops in NoHo or Orange County. If he’s not doing that he’s driving to a comedy event, or at a gym or, like, a bar or something. Maybe a church. Who knows. He certainly doesn’t. Standup is the main thing"
0013 John Brown
John's Story In April of 1974, at the age of 19, my life took a dramatic shift in direction when I died in a car accident. I experienced an encounter with the Lord and asked Him to send me back. I expressed my desire to make things different, not realizing what that request would eventually lead me to. For the next four years, I would experience multiple visitations from the Lord and from the enemy. I was beginning to get my "sea legs" in the spirit world, of which I had no grid for understanding other than what I had witnessed under the influence (through the gateway) of drugs. In January of 1978, I was transported into another realm, within the sacred veil, where I experienced both the fear of the Lord and the Liquid Love of my Father. It was in me, around me and all through me. It was like what the mystics of old would refer to as ecstasy. To me, being in such a love as this was the state of well-being. Yes! I was home! Jesus then said to me, "Go and tell them that I am Alive." This declaration set in motion my journey from carnality to the Spirit, all the while experiencing pain and loss in order to be able to fulfill His words. Because the youth of this generation is perishing without Christ and the Bride is imprisoned, I was being called to tell them He lives! Over the course of several years, I had three dreams about the Bride of Christ and what the Lord would have me do. In the first dream my wife Susan and I dreamed the same dream in which I got married. This revealed the commitment to the Bride. The dream also showed that the Bride appeared to have her house in order by having established such things as programs and services; however, the Bride was emotionally dead and her love had no depth.In the second dream, I saw the Bride situated in the middle of a harvest field. She was in a house that was being controlled by the father of religion. The Bride also was deaf and mute. I knew that her only hope for survival would be in her awakening to the love of the Father. In the third dream, the Bride was still in the house and was being held captive by the father of religion. The spirit of Jezebel was also seducing her through fear, divination and the witchcraft of control. Seven years ago, the Father began to give me revelation of the Cross and of His Kingdom. Again, I experienced a series of visitations of the Lord. He told me to meet Him outside the gate, that is, beyond the control systems of the father of religion. His declaration, "You will Know (be intimately acquainted with) the Truth and it will make you free," became a teaching or a foundation supporting a process of coming out and entering in for the purpose of telling the Bride that He is Alive. For me, this process is the journey Back to My Future and into the ecstasy of my King, my Lord, my Beloved. - John Brown -
0012 Joel Morales
Pastor Joel was born and raised in Tampa, Florida . He is a third generation pastor with over 15 years of ministry experience. Joel is also a Senior Manager in the Technology field that seeks to help people develop both spiritually and professionally. Joel's wife Briana, was born in Hawaii and raised in Tampa.
Briana has been called to be a “Mother of Many” with a passion to see people reach their highest potential through nurture and support. They desire nothing more than to see the Kingdom of Heaven come to the Tampa region. Together they own a home right in the heart of Carrollwood with their three beautiful children Zion, Cyrus and Esther.
They are coming up on their One year anniversary of launching the Resting Place Carrolwood Campus, a dynamic, growing church that seeks to reach the Carrolwood area for Christ.
0011 Kevin Bennett a.k.a. "French Accent"
Kevin is a modern day Renaissance man. Comedian, Actor, Musician, Author he even does Historical Re-enactments. As a believer in Christ Kevin is, not only a Truth Seeker but, a Truth Teller which sometimes gets him in trouble with big tech. He has quick whit and a deep insight into all things Spiritual, Theological, Historical, and even Political. Check out https://seekeroftruth.co/f/episode-0011-kevin-bennett for links to Kevin's pages.
0010 Chuck Ammons
As the Lead Pastor at Overflow Church in Valrico, FL, Chuck delights in sharing God’s love through writing, speaking and music with people of all ages and backgrounds. He is married to the love of his life and his best friend, Jill. They have five incredible — and very vibrant — kids: Bradley, Josiah, Gabriel, and twins, Andrew and Annabelle. The 7 of them also count it a great joy to partner in reunifying families and are a foster family to some amazing little ones. Chuck’s greatest passion is to lead people into a deeper relationship of expectation and intimacy with God as their Father through preaching, visionary leadership, and worship leading alongside his friends as a third of the vocal band "Valley's End."
For more info about Pastor Chuck Ammons visithttps://seekeroftruth.co/blog/f/episode-0010-chuck-ammons
0009 Tracy Erwin
Tracy is the Senior Prophetic Leader and Co-founder of The Resting Place Prophetic Company, the Director of The Jesus Lab School and leader of our Activate Tampa Prophetic Workshops. After 20 years of leadership roles, Tracy has a certification in Leadership Training & Development from Bethel Church Redding, CA. She is passionate about helping others live to their full potential and the reformation of the Church to continue to become healthy and whole. She and her husband David Erwin have been married for 32 years and have 3 young adult children.
0008 Caleb Hyers
Caleb Hyers is an author, church planter and leader, public speaker, worship leader and missionary with a deep passion to see every worshiper of God believe and express the finished work of Christ. As the Senior Leader of The Resting Place Church, he leads with an all out reliance on the voice of God. https://seekeroftruth.co/blog/f/episode-0008-caleb-hyers
0007 Dave Vaughan
No sound issues were going to keep us from getting this episode out!
Dave Vaughan is a restored prodigal, a happy mystic, a lavish lover, a complex contradiction, a practicing poet and an ex prisoner. A published author, ex reality TV contestant and pioneer of a global move of God which focused on the new wine from heaven, Dave has seen Gods glory manifest in over 40 nations and 30 states in America. Dave presently lives on the west coast of Wales where he is presently encountering a glory which he believes will result in revival in his nation. You can contact Dave by email at Ezrealdavid@yahoo.com
0006 Bill Davis
Bill, son of a Florida police detective, had a rebellious attitude which led to his premature discharge from the Air Force. His continued antisocial behavior led to a life of crime, drugs, and repeated imprisonment. With his body suffering from the ill effects of alcohol, drugs, and a rebellious lifestyle, he was dramatically changed by Jesus Christ in 1972.
After his dramatic transformation, Bill engaged in street ministry where he saw many lives radically changed. He began working with young people, and shared his story in high schools, churches and universities throughout the world.
His message of hope and the ability to make a fresh start through God's grace has affected many.
Darlene has been walking with the Lord since she was eight years old. She has been active in the leadership of a Bible Study for the past 20 years. She is also a favorite speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she delights both young and old alike.
0005 Joel Morales
0004 Abraham Villanueva
Pastor Abraham has an ecstatic joy in seeing others come into the knowledge of Jesus Christ. His passion is to see people discover their kingdom identity and freedom in worship. One way Abraham does this is through helping to discover hidden talents as they abide in the manifest presence of God.
He is fervently passionate about seeing the global church rediscover her first love as they journey through the word of God by hearing the voice and tone of God in love, gentleness, honor, empowerment and faith. https://trpfamily.org/south-tampa-church-campus/
0003 George Wood
George loves Harley Davidsons, tattoos, and Jesus, takes his years of being a pastoral counselor, a person in recovery, an inner-city missionary, founder of 2 recovery ministries, and a trauma and suicide survivor to engage in raw real conversations revealing how to walk out faith and recovery in a radically different way. Time to change the way the world looks at addiction!
0002 Mike Hawkins
Mike met Jesus in 2007 as University Student, after going on holiday to Beijing, China and getting filled with Holy Spirit he moved to Amsterdam to began a career with a reputable firm. Working in a corporate environment After 2 years Mike quit and followed his passion and sense of call to China where he pursued God and grew to know God as his provider, Lord and friend.
In 2017 God invited Mike to go on an adventure unlike anything he could have imagined. It was an journey into his own heart where he found deep intimacy with the indwelling God, Jesus.
In 2020 Mike moved home and has been living a counter cultural lifestyle making space for God to give him the desires of his heart. In April 2023 Mike will be getting married and moving to Wales.
Mike is passionate about intimacy with the Lord, relationship with people, using the gifts of the spirit in partnership with God to further The Kingdom of Heaven,
0001 Mark Jones
Dr. Mark T. Jones Sr. is the senior leader and founder of Manifestations Worldwide Inc. a 501©3 corporation located in Tampa, Florida
Check out Seekeroftruth.co for some more info about Mark and how you can hear more from his heart.
Dr. Jones has years of experience in Leadership both in and out of the Church. He currently hosts a Podcast that is listened to in over 50 countries https://anchor.fm/mark-jones57. He has a passion to see people come into their Kingdom Identities and walk out the plans that God has for them. Episode drops Wednesday March 1st. Listen on Spotify or wherever listen to your podcasts.