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 and Lisa along with the Ignite Leadership follow the Lord’s call to transition two 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.


In addition, a partnership with Southeastern University was cemented which granted students…while attending ISM.



Ignite expanded its reach to the West Coast through its launch of Ignite Summer Internship in Phoenix, Arizona.

After the completion of the first summer internship in Phoenix, Ignite reached its landmark of 1,000 graduated students



Following a powerful Summer Internship in Phoenix, Arizona, Ignite School of Ministry partners with SAGU American Indian College and establishes its first West Coast 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 leadership recognized the need for an online, fast paced, and holistic training program to grow ministers around the nation and beyond. A partnership with the Assemblies of God was started to provide institute classes online along with leadership electives in efforts to address the growing need for holistic ministers.

What We Believe

16 Fundamental Truths

1. Inspiration of Scripture (2 Peter 1: 21)
2. The One True God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 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 & Communion (Matthew 28:19; Corinthians 11:26)
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Luke 24: 49; Acts 1: 4,8)
8. The Initial Physical 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 (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)
11. The Ministry (Mark 16: 15-20; John 4: 23-24; Ephesians 4: 11-16)
12. Divine Healing (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
13. The Blessed Hope (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23)
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ (Zechariah 14:5; Revelations 20:1-6)
15. The Final Judgment (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelations 19:20)
16. * The New Heavens and the New Earth (2 Peter 3:13; Revelations 21 & 22)