Uniting people to pray in the communities of the Greater Sacramento Region.
SacramentoPRAYS was formed out of the prayer group that came together to support and pray for the 2012 Luis Palau Sacramento Festival. The express purpose of forming SacramentoPRAYS was to continue to unify, strengthen, and encourage believers to pray in and for the Sacramento Region. Since that time, SacramentoPRAYS has continued to identify and bring together existing prayer ministries, and has developed three key elements to sustain and grow prayer relationships and activity:
- Sacramento Regional Prayer & Praise meetings draw together diverse people to seek God together and to call upon the Lord for his increased presence and work in our region.
- Prayer Leaders Fellowship identifies and honors leaders of church prayer ministries through a quarterly lunch or dinner that provides a relational time of encouragement, connecting and prayer.
- Gospel Advancing Prayer (GAP) Groups are community based groups equipping and growing prayer in the region through the development of prayer in local congregations, communities and regionally. Groups meet regularly to pray for the increased transformative impact through followers of Jesus in the church, the community and the culture.
SacramentoPRAYS is a collaborative work of prayer leaders and pastors operating according to the prayer of Jesus Christ in John 17 and the reality expressed in Ephesians 4:4-6, that “there is One Body, One Spirit, just as also you were called in One Hope of your calling. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God and Father of all Who is over all and through all and in all.”
SacramentoPRAYS is a part of The ACTS Group which is uniting the Church for collective impact that demonstrates and communicates the love of Jesus Christ throughout the Greater Sacramento Region.
PRAYS EXPLAINS OUR VISION
Prayer: Promoting deliberate prayer as one body made up of many congregations.
Resources: Organizing and communicating information regarding prayer ministries and events in the region.
Awakening: Coming alive to the knowledge of the many other people of prayer and intercession in the area.
Yielding: Seeking the heart of the Father together and submitting our desires to His will.
Shepherding: Equipping, encouraging, and loving intercessors in community areas throughout the Sacramento region.
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:4-6
Adena Hodges: Adena has a passion to see people ignited in prayer. She is the director of Intercessor’s Workshop, a ministry to train and equip the Body of Christ to advance God’s kingdom through intercession. Adena and her husband, Gil, offer monthly workshops at two different locations as well as speaking frequently at regional churches. For more information, check out their website at: www.intercessorsworkshop.com. One of their specialties is training strategic intercession teams around pastors and leaders in all walks of life. It is their joy to hear incredible testimonies as these teams are formed and God’s kingdom advanced.
Adena has also written two books, "3 Easy Steps Toward Revival and the Inheritance" in addition to a weekly blog on prayer at www.1000WaysToPray.com.
Adena lives in Roseville with her husband Gil and their children.
Gil Hodges: Gil works for International Association of Ministries with his wife, Adena, under the DBA “Kingdom Cover,” a ministry offering strategic prayer teams for leaders. Gil was a full time pastor for 7 years before feeling called to the business field. After 12 years in full-time business with American Dream Homes and Loans, Connect Realty, 5 Smooth Stones and Fred Pryor, Gil has initiated the connection of Business resourcing groups through Christian Business Intersection (CBI). Gil is a Real Estate broker and runs 5 Smooth Stones (a small online business selling various products). He received his Bachelors Degree in Theology from Pacific Union College and his Masters of Divinity in Theology from Andrews University.
Gil and his wife Adena live in Roseville with their children.
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Annie Fish has a passion for prayer, specifically Healing Prayer. She is one of the founding leaders of Sacramento Christian Healing Prayer Ministry, a Christ centered, para-church ministry, devoted to praying for wholeness and health in all areas of body, mind, and spirit. Annie was co-leader for the Luis Palau Sacramento Festival prayer effort in 2012. Prior to that, she spent 7 years as a Women’s Ministry leader at Fremont Presbyterian Church.
Her business career focused primarily on computer software sales, entrepreneurial startups, and business development. She is a graduate of Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. Annie lives in Sacramento with her husband Jim and son.
Eric is a Physics Theoretician, Licensed Pastor, and Chaplain. His primary calling is sharing the gospel and love of Jesus Christ by equipping Christians through media with: Feature films, television, informational, and web based teachings. Eric serves as a prayer ministry leader and Biblical counselor at several Sacramento area churches.
As an entrepreneur Eric has created four businesses from the ground up, understanding the eccentricities of taking an idea from paper to reality; with twenty years experience working on projects from entertainment, design, and construction to ministry and evangelism.
Entrenched in the northern California prayer movement Eric, is encouraging the good news of the Gospel with actions and words.
Gabriella Martucci leads City Worship, an initiative that seeks to connect the regional church in order to strengthen, grow and raise the quality and creative expression of worship to God. She is also a regional worship leader and music coach, sharing her passion for worship and supporting teams with the musical and spiritual insight she has to offer. Through Martucci Music in downtown Sacramento, she seeks to provide worshipers and musicians with individual training in order to equip them with the tools needed to be constantly better at their musicianship and to give the best quality of their musical expressions back to God.
Jeff Kreiser is the Executive Director of the ACTS Group, which is dedicated to advancing city transformation strategies in the greater Sacramento region. Jeff has worked in several contexts of urban ministry, started a new church, taught as an adjunct faculty member at William Jessup University since 2005 and was most recently the outreach and mission pastor at Lakeside Church in Folsom. Jeff has his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his Master of Arts in Education/ Counseling and Guidance from Cal Poly. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Cal Poly in Speech Communication and Rhetoric, where he also minored in Psychology.
Jeff lives in Folsom, California, with his wife Heather and their three boys.
Judy Trent-Whitnack is the Regional Coordinator of SacramentoPRAYS, with the calling to weave together the diverse prayer strands in the Sacramento Region. She is also leading intercession as a part of “Leading in these Times”, with emphasis on unity of the Body of Christ. Judy was wholeheartedly involved in the Luis Palau Festival, praying and evangelizing on the prison yards, and ministering as an intercessor on the festival grounds. Her passion for the Lord has also been utilized by God as a part of a team development of “A Call to Worship”.
Judy lives in Orangevale with her husband Kip and their children.
Peter Henderson: Peter Henderson is a consultant to non-profit organizations, high net worth families, and executive leaders. Peter has over 30-years experience in marketing, strategic relationship development, and consulting in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Peter began his career in Southern California serving on staff of a mega-church in Santa Ana. His position required church growth strategies and development of adult education. His career continued as the National Director of a Computer training company, developing and directing training programs for Fortune 500 companies. He later entered the world of public policy. He founded the Capitol Resource Institute of California.
He served as Chief of Staff for the California Republican leader. After that he advanced the marketing and capital growth of the Alliance Defense Fund, an international Christian law firm that specializes in protecting religious speech. Peter also served for ten years on the adjunct faculty of William Jessup University teaching classes in theology, leadership, and ethics. More recently, Peter has been managing the philanthropic objectives of a private foundation in Southern California. In addition he serves as an Associate Mentor for the nationally acclaimed The Masters Program, a three year mentoring program for Christian executives.
Peter’s true passion is to help men and ministries understand their calling and mission before God and help them fulfill and leverage their gifts and assets for maximum impact to reach the nations for Christ.
Peter and his wife Joanie have four adult children and two grandchildren. They reside in Folsom, California. One of their lifelong goals is to foster four generations that honor and serve God.
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Shari is the Director of City Gates Pray and also serves as the Northern California Regional Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer. Shari has a passion for prayer, mobilizing and encouraging those in the body of Christ to rise up in prayer. She also serves as a trainer and mentor with EE International, in her second passion, sharing the gospel of Good News. Shari serves the community as a Law Enforcement Chaplain, in addition to serving in her local church as a prayer leader and discipleship mentor.
Shaun Gartman is a “Joseph” to the Sacramento community, Northern California and the CalVada region…he owns Cornerstone Technology and TEAMCornerstone a High-Tech Photography Company. He has served in the mission field overseas, regional ministry and counseling for many years… He is on the advisory board for SacramentoPrays, The Governor's Prayer Team and Pray California…All ministries committed to covering the State of California with ceaseless prayer and intercession
Shaun is the Director of TEAM 187 a ministry dedicated to bringing Justice Worldwide through Night and Day Intercession…He operates in a director and advisory capacity for many prayer ministries far and wide.
His calling is to ignite the hearts of the sons and daughters of the King showing them fully into His
Light as Flamerunners of The Gospel … Shaun is a spiritual father to our generation bringing to earth the governance of Heaven and ushering in our Kings return!
Shaun has the privilege of being married to Molly Gartman the most beautiful girl on the planet!!!
"Covering Leaders with Strategic Intercession for the Advancement of God's Kingdom."
"Uniting Christians, churches and their pastors throughout the Sacramento Valley to partner in using their unique gifts and God-given passions in order to see a regional move of God."
"Uniting Pastors in the Area toward Kingdom Purposes through Prayer, Fellowship, Networking, and Serving One Another."
"Our vision is to equip, organize and mobilize communities and cites to assemble together in prayer, lifting up those that are without Christ, our churches, neighbors, families and leaders in our communities."