Becky Castle brings such powerful clarity to the classroom because she has worked out and walked out the Word of God in a deep way in her personal life. She is a gifted apostle who brings together many kinds of ministry leaders and people to advance Kingdom initiatives. She has impacted the lives of countless people over her past 40 years of ministry. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Cornelius Connection International. She also founded Freedom Outpost Houston and Teleios Institute. Becky is also aligned with Chuck Pierce and Peter Wagoner with Global Spheres International. You can learn more about her by visiting Becky Castle’s Biography page.
Kerri is the DFW area Exchange Director and the Director of the Exchanged Life Track in Fort Worth. She is also a Teleios instructor and staff member. Others have noticed her ability to take the hard things in life, suspend and encounter the Lord, walk it out with Him, and then create a language to testify in a way that connects with people that empowers them to encounter the Lord for themselves. Click on the section headings (+) to the right to learn more about Kerri. You can learn more about her by visiting Kerri Shepard’s Biography page.
Evie Swayne is a passionate teacher who imparts her passion for the Lord and His Kingdom to her students. She has been an integral part of Cornelius Connection International (CCI) for the past seven years serving in various leadership capacities: children and youth ministry, worship, outreach, and, most recently as the Director of Regional Expansion for The Exchange. You can learn more about her by visiting Evie Swayne’s Biography page.
Don Hazelwood served as senior pastor of a church plant for over eleven years. During that intense season, with his whole family involved in the ministry, the message of generational reconciliation and the emergence of a Benjamin generation was born. He is currently serving on staff at Freedom Outpost Houston and mentoring several young adult groups. Don and his wife, Cheri, have been married for over thirty-two years and have two Benjamins of their own, Joshua and Halee. You can learn more about him by visiting Don Hazelwood’s Biography page.
Cheri Hazelwood brings her experience and practical insights to her classroom. She has walked with a “restoration of the prophetic” vision and anointing for the past 35 years. She was a “stay at home mother” of two children in a small Texas town on the outskirts of Houston. Cheri has served as Director Houston Section Women’s Ministries of The Assemblies of God, conference speaker, and co-pastor alongside her husband.
She now finds her greatest joy and fulfillment raising up a remnant driven by a hunger and passion to know what God is saying. As a mother in the faith, Cheri’s heart is turned toward the next generation she calls her “Benjamins.” (Genesis 49:27) She is now training these sons and daughters of God to see themselves as seated “with Him in the heavenly places” to hear what heaven is saying (Ephesians 2:6). You can learn more about her by visiting Cheri Hazelwood’s Biography page.
Barbara has walked with the Lord for over 40 years in Houston. While teaching children in the public schools, she also received her training in the ministry of the Lord through several powerful local ministries. She is a prophetic intercessor, a teacher of the Word, and has a gift of faith to see healing and restoration come to individuals. One of her favorite things to do is to encourage others through personal prophecy, words of wisdom and knowledge and the inner healing ministry of the Holy Spirit. She is committed to and energized by her continuing love of helping the Body of Christ “attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” Ephesians 4:12. You can learn more about her by visiting Barbara Browning’s Biography page.
John Tisdale is a worshiper who loves experiencing God’s presence and receiving revelation of Him and His Kingdom. He loves engaging people through writing to help them understand who they are in Christ and to bring their lives more fully into alignment with Him and His purposes. He also enjoys teaching and interacting with people as they intake this revelation to break off old mindsets and discover the fullness of life available to them in Christ. He is passionate about helping people break free of religious paradigms and move into deeper levels of intimacy with the Lord. As a teacher, he turns things inside out to see familiar truths from new perspectives to gain new insights into God’s kingdom and how it operates and interacts with this temporary reality. He enjoys helping people break out of their self-imposed constraints and barriers and into their destinies to make an impact on the earth. You can learn more about him by visiting John Tisdale’s Biography page.
Anita loves to make His Name glorious, to serve others and to bring people together to achieve a common goal. One thing that stands out about Anita is her ability to enter God’s Presence quickly ascending into high worship and taking entire groups of people with her. She has a childlike faith and contagious energy believing in the kindness of God’s heart to welcome us into His Throne Room. You can learn more about her by visiting Anita Tisdale’s Biography page.
Virginia is called apostolically and prophetically to the marketplace and to ministry. She is the Broker Owner of Grace & Company Realtors. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Development & Psychology, with minors in Nutrition and Business. She began her Masters in Adult Psychology here in Houston. Because of the difficulty of aligning her faith with the curriculum, she moved her focus into the marketplace and ultimately into real estate industry. She has experienced a life long call to intimacy with the Lord through dreams, visions, and a deep love of the Word. Through the truth and the power of the gospel, the Lord has taught Virginia how to bring healing and freedom “to those whose hearts are turned towards Him.” She is a prophetic intercessor releasing strategic revelations to legislate and establish His righteousness and justice on earth as it is in heaven. You can learn more about her by visiting Virginia Grace Green’s Biography page.
Jill O’Brien is the Founder and President of Kingdom Connections International, Inc. and the President of another non-profit, The Hamilton Group. After 14 years of marketing in the fashion and financial industries utilizing her Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Jill was thrust into full-time ministry. Since being ordained by Dutch Sheets and commissioned apostolically by Dr. C. Peter Wagner, Jill has ministered in over 50 nations, and along with her husband, Michael O’Brien, oversees their KCI Apostolic Network in the US, UK and Africa. You can learn more about her by visiting Jill O’Brien’s Biography page.
Adam is a student at heart who loves the Bible and theological study. Adam is filled with a passion for the advancement of the global church. He desires to see unity and charity amongst the Body of Christ, which transcends denominational lines and cultivates effective social justice reform in the earth. He is convinced of his calling to preach, teach, and spread the message of truth found only in the testimony of scripture and activity of Christ’s church. You can learn more about him by visiting Adam Chaney’s Biography page.
Megan’s mission is to facilitate continual transformation in the Body of Christ into more of the character and nature of Jesus. Serving with The Exchange, Megan has seen nothing but the miraculous when hearts and minds are freed from decades of lies and spiritual strongholds. Seeing God’s people free and equipped for greater endeavors is her greatest delight serving in ministry. You can learn more about her by visiting Megan Sandy’s Biography page.
John is a graduate of Houston Baptist University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies in 2014. He has worked several years in camp ministry with Pine Cove Christian Camps, serving in a leadership role of oversight and discipleship. He has also worked as a college ministry intern at Houston’s First Baptist Church. John has been on multiple overseas mission trips for church planting and evangelistic endeavors to countries including India, Thailand, Kenya, Jordan, and Bosnia. He currently serves as Administrator for Cornelius Connection International, as well as missionary and teacher under Becky Castle, his mentor. John is passionate to see the nations filled with the knowledge of God, as well as establishing the maturity of the Bride of Christ in every region. His heart is for the nations, cultivating truth within men, discipleship, and teaching. You can learn more about him by visiting John LaChapelle’s Biography page.
David currently facilitates the Pastoral role in the fivefold ministry of Freedom Outpost Houston. His vision is to connect people to the help they need. He enjoys impacting the Kingdom by ministering to the individual’s inner being with God’s message of the cross leading to wholeness. You can learn more about him by visiting David Ramos’ Biography page.
Liz has a vision is to see that individuals who are stuck in life’s circumstances get to encounter God’s Powerful Love. She enjoys impacting the Kingdom by working behind the scenes. You can learn more about her by visiting Liz Ramos’ Biography page.