Fabian and Carol Grech are the founders of Freedom To Captives.
Fabian was raised in a Christian home in his birth-country Malta. After pursuing a career in professional cooking, in 1998 the fire of God came to my life when I visited the Revival in Pensacola. There I fell in love with Jesus and started my journey with Him. Both Fabian and Carol graduated from the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in 2000.
They live with a passion to see the body of Christ revived by coming to their first Love, experience the presence of God and have a burning heart to follow Jesus Christ.
Fabian has preached the gospel in evangelistic crusades overseas, churches, Youth Gatherings, and equips believers for the work of the ministry. For many years he has been involved in making disciples in class room settings at schools of ministry, healing rooms, discipleship/ rehab centers, and hands on training in over 20 countries. Fabian and Carol have a passion to finish the task of reaching the unreached with the gospel with a special focus to the Muslim world.
Carol has a passion to see people set free from the power of darkness. She has ministered the gospel to intercity children, women in prisons, and in discipleship/ rehab settings.
Fabian and Carol have been married since ’03 and have two children.
Our team in the Middle East
David and Danielle Popovici
David and Danielle are the founders of Kingdom Gospel Mission. They have served the Lord together in world evangelism as well as training and equipping believers in both the local church and the ministry school setting. David’s passion is two-fold in regards to Christ’s body. First is towards awakening, by calling believers to a radically committed life through the experience of the Spirits power, embracing the simplicity of devotion unto Christ and remaining alert for His impending return. The other would be to reach a lost world with the liberating message of the Gospel, with special focus on the un-reached.
Danielle is a prophetic woman with passion for intimacy with the Lord. The Lord has called her to invest her life in leading and equipping women and children for Christ and His Kingdom. The Lord has called them to preach His Gospel with boldness and love to the Muslim world. David and Danielle have been married since ’02 and they have 4 children.
Alisha came to know the Lord at the young age of five years old. Along her faith journey, there has been a steady series of both large and small stepping stones. From working behind the scenes in Hollywood’s film industry to serving at an inner city after-school program in Chicago to living abroad and teaching elementary English in India, her adventure with God continues to unfold.
Wherever she is Alisha’s mission remains to “Love Jesus with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and love my neighbor as myself” and out of this heart posture a simple yet fervent desire for prayer and worship has grown. As a teenager it was igniting a high school morning prayer and Bible study group. Now it is co-laboring with our team to set hearts ablaze to worship Jesus Christ in the Middle East. Whether through music, film, or building friendships over a bold cup of coffee, Alisha’s passion is to usher others into our Father’s presence. To have His smile — it’s really all that matters.
Our Mission in the Middle East
By the Spirit, God gave us a divine blueprint as how to co-labor with Him in building His work in the Middle East – a vision of a wheel within a wheel as in Ezekiel 1:16-21. The vision of the wheel came with three different components: Hub, Spokes and Rim.
Hub (Prayer and the Word)
At the center of the wheel is a hub. This represents the foundation or support for the entire wheel. The hub then has a two-fold purpose: Mesopotamia House of Prayer and Mesopotamia School of Ministry. The House of Prayer aims to ignite and sustain a Spiritual Revival in the Region, and to model lives that are given over to worship, prayer and intercession. (Isaiah 56:7; Acts 6:4; Acts 4:31). The Training and Equipping Center aims to provide theological and practical training for the raising up of Spirit possessed leaders grounded in the Word of God and the Spirit of God. (Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-12).
The spokes represent the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The spokes come forth from the hub, extend in every direction from the center. God has specifically emphasized to us love, boldness and miracles which leads to “soul-winning” and “supernatural manifestations of power”. (Matthew 10:7-8; Mark 16:20).
Rim (House Churches)
At the end of each spoke there is an intersection with the rim of the wheel. This point represents the planting of self-reproducing, discipleship-oriented “house churches” to be the communities of light in the region. God has called us to work with the “local men of peace” (Luke 10:5-6). The ultimate goal is of raising up the locals for the pastoring of their own people.
- First Love
- Passion for People
- Godly Character
- Covenant Relationships
- Strong Prayer Life
- Identity & Responsibility
When we repented of our sin and put our faith in Christ, we fell in love with Jesus! We became addicted to His love, to knowing Him more closely and abiding in His presence. If we ever lose this intimate love, we lose everything.
Jesus is our passion and our priority! Everything else comes in its place under Him. We understand that intimacy with Christ must be a continual pursuit, and that the evil one will try his best to distract us from this place.
When we are intimate with Him, no sacrifice is too great.
God’s compassion for all who are captive by sin, sickness, the powers of darkness has been given to us by Christ (John 17:26). The closer we get to Jesus, we get impacted by His heart for people. Jesus was moved and so should we be. This should be the motivation of ministering life to people (Matthew 9:35-36).
A Godly character must be the foundation of anything we build if we want the building to last. Whether we are building our relationship with God, marriage, family or ministry. According to Romans 5:4 proven character results in a mature hope that does not disappoint.
Walking life and ministry together with covenant brothers and sisters is the model that Christ has set for us. We see this firstly revealed through:
-God’s nature (Colossians 2:9),
-God’s wisdom (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
-Christ’s sending of His followers (Luke 10:1, Mark 6:7, Acts 15:39b-41).
What has united our hearts together and what will keep our hearts united is God depositing His heart in us and pouring out our hearts to God together. We have witnessed the words of Charles Finney to be true: “Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.”
The Scriptures tells us God makes His ministers a ‘flame of fire’ and that the fire must keep burning. In the secret place is where History Makers are made!
Leonard Ravenhill express it really well: “No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.”
“In Christ we become God’s sons, man’s servants and the devil’s masters.” -John. G Lake
The life and ministry of Christ continues through His body today until He returns. Throughout His earthly ministry Christ expressed this mandate to His followers: “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21). “Your are the salt of the earth”, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-14).
We are Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:21). This is both a high honor and also a great responsibility. We have a mandate to reach the unreached with gospel of the kingdom. (Matthew 24:14; Romans 10:14; Romans 15:20-21).
God’s goal in molding and shaping us is to reproduce His Son in and through us. God’s kingdom is advanced and sustained through making disciples.
“Go and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:18
“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1
“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9