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About Us


Rev. Michael Perkins is the Pastor of Oakland Church of the Nazarene. He, along with his wife, April, are the founders of Firebrands Global, which was founded in 2022 to spread revival fire across the nation. They have also pastored churches for nearly 13 years in Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, and Kentucky, where they planted River City Hope Church.

Michael’s calling is to raise up a generation of Burning Ones who incite global change and transformation through the releasing of the Kingdom of God and to equip The Body of Christ to live a lifestyle of revival by walking in day to day intimacy with The Lord. Michael and April are burdened to help others see The Kingdom of God manifest in their lives and churches. 

Michael and his wife, April, were married in 2003. They live in Cedar Rapids with their son, Ethan (18), their daughter, Wonder (2), and their goldendoodle, Duncan. 

April is wildly in love with Jesus. She desires to see people activated into a Kingdom Lifestyle of devotion and proximity to The Father. It is her heart’s cry to witness others experience transformational breakthrough by way of face-to-face encounters with God, that reveal His beautiful nature.

April is also the founder and director of Kingdom Identity “A Supernatural Women’s Conference” where women from around the country come to engage in prayer and become equipped in what it is and looks like to go deeper in intimacy with Jesus and live a Kingdom lifestyle that is Presence conscious.

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