MEET THE LEADERSHIP

Michael & Elisa French

President of Patria Ministries

Michael and his wife Elisa live in Leeds, Alabama. They have been happily married since 1988 and serving together in full time ministry since 1999. They have four sons, Joshua (and his wife Michelle and grand daughter Sarah), Caleb, Jacob and Noah. Michael graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Political Science in 1985 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 1986. He completed law school at The University of Alabama in 1989 and had a successful law practice for over 10 years. He continues to maintain his law license and is frequently called upon to provide legal consultation for ministries.

Michael has been actively involved in ministry since 1982. He founded The Bridge Birmingham in 1998 and pastored the church for 17 years.  Michael's work is devoted to training and equipping spiritual leaders around the world, and he has done so in countries including:  Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Ghana, Russia, Honduras, India, Pakistan, Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Switzerland. He and his wife are the co-founders of Pavilion Village Children’s Home in Kenya. Michael worked John Paul Jackson over 30 years and was mentored by John Paul (particularly in the areas of prophetic ministry, prophetic evangelism and biblical dream interpretation) during that time. Michael has been teaching on these subjects around the world since 2002. With John Paul’s blessing, Michael founded and now serves full time as Executive Director of Patria Ministries (www.patriamin.com), an international association of churches and ministries headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

He is the co-author of The Remedy, (a book written by he and his father to unravel the mystery and break down some of the controversy surrounding the ministry of deliverance) and the author of The Elisha Way (a book espousing the need for a return to spiritual fathering in order to see a double portion passed on to the next generation), Fresh Bread (an in depth look at the Lord's Prayer) and Dream Stories (testimonies of over 50 Dreams that changed peoples lives).

Sam and Lori Biggar

Board Member & Founder of 222 Ministries

House Parent at the Hershey School, Hershey, PA

Sam has been involved in some type of ministry capacity since 1975. He graduated from college with a bachelors degree in Theology in 1983. Sam has been and continues to be a teacher, preacher, pastor, mentor, spiritual and apostolic leader. He has been married to his wife Lori for 32 years and has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Sam and Lori are the founders and leaders of 222 Ministries.

Tony & Dwee Cooke

Board Member & Director of Streams Training Center, England

Tony and Dwee Cooke live in Cheltenham, England where they are the directors of Streams Training Center England.

Kristi & Gary Graner

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Gary and Kristi are both ordained ministers and share oversight of Dare to Believe Ministries.

For decades, Kristi has taught about the value of listening to, discerning, and following God’s leading. Kristi holds a Master’s Degree in Theology and Spiritual Formation from St. Mary’s College in St. Paul, MN, served on the Sr. Leadership Team at a Minnesota Mega church for 20 years, has mentored with John Paul Jackson and the Sozo team from Bethel Redding. She is Founder and Director of Dare to Believe Ministries, which specializes in teaching and training about Hearing God’s Voice.

For over 30 years, Gary has served in the marketplace as a manager, leader, and pastor, and consultant.  His heart is to combine his business leadership skills with Kingdom growth in the marketplace. He also loves to do outreach in a variety events in the greater Twin Cities area.

Kristi and Gary have been married since 1983.  They have two adult sons, and a growing family.

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ABOUT US

Patria Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association of churches and ministries, founded by Michael B. French to carry on and expand  the vision of John Paul Jackson's Association of Bridge Churches.

CONTACT 

4445 Crescent Road
Irondale, Alabama 35210
1-205-957-0080

info@patriamin.com

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