Dr. Joseph Davis PhD


Dr. Joe Davis not only has strong academic credentials but also possesses extensive experience in pastoral ministry and counseling. An ordained Assemblies of God minister, Dr. Davis planted New Exodus Fellowship in 1986 in Maryland and served as an Elder there until 2004.

Dr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy and History from Towson University, Towson, Md.; a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla.; and a Ph.D. in Apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa

In addition to teaching in the classroom, Dr. Davis also travels the country as a speaker and advocate for apologetics. He travels throughout the year, holding debates at universities and “doubt nights” for youth groups where he tackles the most difficult questions about the Christian faith. In the past, Dr. Davis has debated entire faculties of local universities and ardent atheists on topics pertinent to the Christian faith. On weekends, Dr. Davis regularly fills the pulpit as a guest speaker in local churches.

****Dr. Davis teaches the following classes at Maranatha School of Ministry: Apologetics, Theology I & II, Ministerial Leadership, Ministerial Ethics, and Pastoral Theology.

Jeremiah Johnson


Jeremiah graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelors degree in Church Ministries and a minor in Missions. He planted Heart of the Father Ministry in 2010 and currently serves on the Eldership Team.

Along with his pastoral responsibilities in Lakeland, FL, Jeremiah has traveled and ministered in 39 states and more than 20 foreign nations. He has authored multiple books on Christian ministry and been on national television, radio, and written for several magazines.

Jeremiah was raised in a Charismatic environment where his father pastored a church outside of Indianapolis, IN for nearly 15 years. From the time he was 7 years old, Jeremiah began receiving regular prophetic encounters from dreams and visions at night, to sharing the word of the Lord as he matured in age. God pouring out His Spirit through miracles, prophecy, signs and wonders, and the five fold ministry were all part of the foundation and heritage that Jeremiah was privileged to be raised in as a child and youth. Jeremiah loves revival history and has a passion to see a Third Great Awakening sweep through America through a message of repentance, holiness, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Jeremiah is married to his beautiful wife Morgan and they have four children: Bella Grace, Israel David, Lydia Joy, and Hadassah Faith.


Barry Nichols


Barry Nichols earned his bachelors degree in ``Teaching the Bible`` from Rhema Bible Institute. He has served in various church leadership capacities for more than 30 years as well as operating his own successful Landscaping Business in Lakeland, FL.

A deeply devoted family man, Barry and his wife Diane have spent many years raising and discipling their seven children Fathering and investing into the next generation are two of Barry's passions in life. He desires to see a generation know their identity in Christ and find victory in the mundane and trials of life.

Barry currently serves on the Eldership Team at Heart of the Father Ministry and is involved in weekly preaching, small group discipleship, and counseling. He has a special love for the Word of God and deeply desires to see people young and old rooted and grounded in the Scriptures.


Sarah Coker

Sarah Coker had an encounter with the Holy Spirit at age 6 during a prophetic worship class at school, where she was baptized in the Holy Spirit and began weeping and speaking in tongues without anyone praying for her. That moment marked her life. Through extreme difficulties in her family and life, the Lord began teaching her the depths of the power of prayer when partnering with the Holy Spirit that can transform people, circumstances, and places. After being a part of a House of Prayer for a year and a half in Sarasota, Florida, Sarah moved to Lakeland where she has been the director of the House of Prayer at Heart of the Father since February of 2017.

Sarah spent 8 years in full-time ministry before moving to Lakeland doing young adult conferences, serving in leadership and a preaching rotation at a ministry, and serving in a House of Prayer. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Bible. Sarah is passionate to see a powerful, pure, and equipped body of Christ raised up in the earth.