In 1983, Billye Brim held a series of meetings she called “Secrets of Intercession”. In these meetings, men and women who had spent their entire lives in their prayer closets were asked to share their experiences. God had revealed to her that there was an art of intercession that would be lost to the next generation unless these things were shared.
Tim, along with several other in the Dallas/Fort Worth LGBT community had the honor of being in those meetings, and learning from those men and women of prayer. God began some Glorious Connections. From that time, Tim began to cultivate his hunger for prayer This group returned to Dallas/Fort Worth and turned their Bible Study into a prayer group. A few years later, Kidder joined this prayer group, and as those times of prayer began to grow, Tim and Kidder became prayer partners, and have spent many hours in prayer for the LGBT community.
In 1993, while at SpiritFest, God gave Tim a vision regarding the LGBT community being the Jewels which adorn the Bride of Christ. Intercession is the key to bringing such great things to pass.
Both Tim and Kidder have a heart for intercession, and for sharing the things they have learned in prayer; namely, Kingdom Authority, Faith, and being Led by Holy Spirit. It is in their heart to teach prayer, and they both have an understanding that prayer is more often “caught” than “taught, so they have learned to be obedient in demonstrating as they flow with Holy Spirit in prayer.
Tim and Kidder were married in June, 2010. Tim has served as Pastor in the community for many years. Currently, Pastors Tim and Kidder are the senior pastors of New Covenant Dallas. They both recognize very strongly that their highest call is to prayer, and helping others learn, or “catch” the wondrous place that is intercession.
Pastor Joan Castle from NCCA has a passion to teach the body of Christ in a simplistic way their Authority as a Believer, the importance of Confessing the Word, How to Live by Faith, Pleading the Blood of Jesus, Intercessory Prayer, Watchman Anointing and much more. Her main focus is to teach, train and activate the Intercessory prayer team in the direction God is leading the church and Covenant Network churches by being led by the Holy Spirit. She is the Dean of the school of Supernatural Ministry Training also known as Fire Institute where she is also a teacher. Joan (pronounced JoAnn) is an ordained Pastor and Intercessor/Teacher where she has attended and served at New Covenant Church of Atlanta since 2005.
Rondah Kentch was raised in the Southern Baptist Church and began her prayer ministry at the age of nine while praying for the salvation of her daddy. She received her first Bible for her 10th birthday and decided to read it cover to cover. She came to Isaiah 6:10 and told God, “Here am I, send me”. She decided to become a missionary to Africa because that was the only option for the women in that church. But then she came to Ezekiel 22:30 and she could feel the heartache in God’s heart when He said, “I searched for a man among them who would build up a wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one . . .” She began to cry and say to God that she would do anything just so He would have at least one to stand in the gap. The rest of the story, she began a search for God’s perfect will in the line of Intercessory Prayer. She kept looking for the more. She discovered the “more” with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Then she was introduced to Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Billye Brim Ministries in 1984. That was her Bible school even though she already held a Masters Degree in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1975. She has learned more from them and other great Intercessors that have since gone onto heaven. She loves to teach on prayer and leads an Annual Prayer Conference in Austin, Texas with special guest speakers. Most of the books in her library are on the subject of prayer. A prophecy was given to her about 1994 that every time she teaches on prayer new prayer babies are born. And it has come to pass.