PASSION TO REACH MINISTRIES (PTR) IS A REGISTERED CANADIAN CHARITY OPERATING SINCE 2005 WITH THE MISSION OF REACHING PEOPLE FOR JESUS! THE MINISTRY HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF BEING A CONSISTENT, EFFECTIVE AND STRATEGIC MISSIONS MINISTRY OVER THE PAST 11 YEARS. FOUNDED BY EVANGELIST FINU IYPE, THE MANDATE OF THE MINISTRY HAS BEEN CLEAR SINCE DAY ONE – PRESENT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS TO MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN BOTH IN CANADA AND AROUND THE WORLD. WE HAVE WITNESSED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COMING TO CHRIST IN OVER 19 NATIONS OF THE WORLD. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE HELD YOUTH AND PASTORAL CONFERENCES, LEADERSHIP TRAININGS AND SEMINARS AND EQUIPPED CHURCHES ALL OVER THE WORLD.
REV. FINU IYPE
PASSION TO REACH MINISTRIES FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Finu Iype’s passion is to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ. Finu’s journey to worldwide evangelistic ministry began with a life altering vision in December 2000, at the age of 15. In the vision Finu saw thousands of people falling off a cliff into a lake a fire. For the first time he began to intercede for the lives of people far from God.
After a supernatural healing experience in his late teens, at the age of 19, Finu founded Passion to Reach Ministries and serves as the Lead Evangelist for a truly international ministry. A theology graduate from Canada Christian College, Pastor Finu’s preaching ministry has impacted nations such as Brazil, India, U.S.A, U.K., Germany, Spain, Bahrain, U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar, Canada, Singapore, St. Vincent, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Ghana, Guyana, Rwanda, Kenya & South Africa.
Currently, Finu’s preaching and teaching ministry takes him across the globe as well as to neighbourhoods all across the GTA. His desire to ignite a missional thrust in the local church has led to a coaching and mentorship program that is impacting thousands in the GTA.
Finu married his lovely wife Tresha in 2012. She is a great partner in the ministry and serves at Passion to Reach Ministries helping with various community outreach initiatives as well as leading worship at ministry events.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
Emily James is a certified counsellor and social service worker. She has 7+ years of experience developing and implementing leadership, life skills, and mentoring trainings. In her career as a social worker she assisted young adult women transitioning from foster care to independent living, and as a settlement worker for youth new to Canada. Emily has experience running peer to peer mentorship programs, along with 4 years working at a local church in administration and operations where she leads a leadership training program.
Emily is the Director of Development and Training at Passion to Reach Ministries. She has developed curriculums and trainings in leadership, mentorship, discipleship, outreach and evangelism. Emily’s wide range of experience working with and developing people has given her a deep passion to be a part of equipping and training the church to be effective disciples.
Emily is also wife to Earl James, Director of Missional Media Services, and mother to three, Micah, Jaden and Eden.
Kimone has a passion to serve, and it is evidenced in her commitment at Passion to Reach Ministries’ head office in Mississauga where she collaborates with Pastor Finu and the team, on the behind the scenes administrative details required daily, to practically carry through the vision of getting the word of God to the world. She has 14 plus years of Customer Service experience gained from her background in Payroll and Office Administration.
Kimone’s journey with God began at an early age growing up in a Christian household where she attended church religiously with her family. However, her true conversion was in 2007 when she surrendered her heart and life to Jesus Christ. Ever since she has been dedicated to learning and growing in faith and relationship with God. This dedication extends to weekly service at her local church where she has been faithfully ministering for over 9 years in various departments.
It is a passion for people that connects Kimone to the vision of Passion to Reach Ministries. She believes that one of the best gifts that we can share with others is our knowledge of the Father heart of God, and the hope of eternal life in Him.
Caterina is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, and a Bachelor of Religious Education: Youth Ministry graduate from the world renown Tyndale University College and Seminary. She has over 15+ years of solid experience working with children, youth and families in various environments. This includes her work with The Body Of Christ through service in various ministries at her home church throughout the years.
Caterina’s life was dramatically changed at the age of 20 when God encountered her in a way that has set her free from a life of destruction, depression and despair. His unconditional love has taught her how to love herself and others. Some years ago after going through a significant health transformation journey, she started a business in Life Coaching. Since then she has been coaching individuals from all walks of life, with the ultimate desire to be able to impact them with the truth of the Gospel.
Her purpose in life is to be a strong woman of faith that would encourage, coach, and inspire others to live a life spiritually, mentally and physically free.
It is Caterina’s passion, and her heart of evangelism that has drawn her to Passion To Reach Ministries as the Outreach Coordinator. We are delighted to have Caterina as part of the Passion to Reach staff, knowing that together we will equip churches, embrace communities, and empower missional leaders.
Jason comes from Nova Scotia, growing up in a small town not knowing the Lord. After many years of struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol, he began to feel as if life had no purpose. When he eventually decided to search for answers he had a miraculous and life changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Shortly after this encounter, he committed his life to Jesus through water baptism. Since then God has placed on his heart a call to minister to others, especially young people. Having a passion and desire for helping others through God’s word, Jason continues to press on toward the destiny that God has called him to by pursuing a Bachelor’s of Theology at Canada Christian College.
Tabish comes from a Muslim background, with his father being a Muslim, and his mother a Christian. At the age of 11, Tabish received a vision from God that transformed his life. Now, Tabish has committed his life to pursue his calling by serving God in Passion to Reach as an intern. He has also devoted himself to learn more about Jesus at Canada Christian College, where he’s attaining his Bachelors in Theology.