OUR Mission
We are a holistic ministerial training institution equipping those who
dare to selflessly live their lives in service to God and others.

What is Ignite Ministerial Institute?

Our vision is to offer individuals who are seeking to obtain ministerial credentials the ability to meet their academic requirements from the comfort of their own home at an accelerated pace. Our students are taught by world-class leaders within the Assemblies of God.


Ignite began in 2006, as a nine-month internship for young adults seeking ministerial training and credentials. As the years passed, Ignite responded to the growing need to equip individuals from various walks of life, such as ministry leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and those who desire to grow in the knowledge of the Bible.


Building leaders since 2006


While leading a missions trip, the Lord spoke to Pastor Mark on beginning a school dedicated to training young ministers.


Ignite Internship is established and opened its doors in Tampa, Florida, welcoming the first seven students.


After nine months of training, traveling and serving, the first group of students graduate.



Ignite Summer Internship is launched in Tampa, Florida.


Pastors Mark & Lisa, and the Ignite leadership follow the Lord’s call to transition 2 hours north to Gainesville, Florida.
Ignite Life Center is launched as a church dedicated to bringing life & service to the community of Gainesville.


Ignite transitioned from a nine-month internship into a three-year school of ministry.


Ignite took its first mission trip to Panama.


Ignite opened its doors outside of Gainesville and a temporary summer internship campus in The Bronx, New York was launched.
The partnership with Southeastern University, grantied students the opportunity to earn a degree while studying at ISM.



Ignite expands its reach to the West Coast with launching Ignite Summer Internship in Phoenix, Arizona.

With the completion of the Summer Internship in 2017, Ignite graduated 1,000 students.



Following a powerful Summer Internship in Phoenix, Arizona, Ignite School of Ministry partners with SAGU American Indian College and establishes its first permanent campus.


Ignite traveled to the Dominican Republic for missions.
Seeing the growing need of ministerial training in the East Coast, Ignite New York is launched in August in the city of New Rochelle.

Ignite Online launches its campus on the web in the Fall of 2019.


We felt building a program to identify holistic ministers around the nation
Ignite Executive leadership felt in our hearts to continue building holistic ministers who weren’t able to join the school of ministry therefore launching Ignite Ministerial Institute for people to join all around the nation to received biblical training from the comfort of there homes. Ignite Ministerial Institute Virtual launched September 2020

What We Believe

16 Fundamental Truths

1. Inspiration of Scripture (2 Peter 1: 21)
2. The Only True God (Deuteronomy 4:4; Isaiah 43: 10 – 11)
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 1: 23)
4. The Fall of Man (Genesis 3: 6; Romans 5: 12 – 19)
5. The Salvation of Man (John 3: 3, 16; Romans 10: 13 – 15)
6. The Ordinances of the Church Water Baptism and Communion (Matthew 28: 19;     Corinthians 11: 24 – 26)
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Luke 24: 49; Acts 1: 4,8)
8. The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 4; Corinthians 12: 10, 28)
9. Sanctification (Romans 12: 1-2; 1 Peter 1: 15-16)
10. The Church and its Mission (Eph. 1: 22-23, 2:22; Heb. 12:23)
11. Ministry (Mark 16: 15-20; John 4: 23-24; Ephesians 4: 11-16)
12. Divine Healing (Isa. 53: 4-5; Matthew 9: 16-17; James 5: 14-16)
13. The Blessed Hope (1 Thes. 4: 16-17; Romans 8: 23)
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ (Zach. 14:5; Apo. 20: 1-6)
15. The Final Judgment (Matthew 25: 46; Mark 9: 43-48; Apo. 19:20)
16. New Heaven and New Earth (2 Peter 3: 13; Rev. 21:22)