Fire School is led by the leadership team of The River. Teachers will include members of our staff and other leaders from The River. In addition, teachers include other anointed revivalists from around the world, both live and by video.


Fire School's course materials have been developed from a rich base of the best resources, including other schools like Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Global School of Supernatural Ministry, and Zion College Ministry Training Center.


Pastors Paul and Margie Arends

Paul and Margie have a burning passion for the church to become that glorious Bride in the earth that fulfills its last days’ commission. As the senior pastors of The River, they co-lead a vibrant, healing community of believers who are preparing for the greatest move of God in history. Miracles and the supernatural works of the Kingdom of God are abundant in their ministry. Paul and Margie have been involved in planting churches and leading mission teams into other countries, equipping local believers and churches in power ministry. Fire School is part of their vision from the Lord to be a resource center that impacts Montana, the Northwest region, the United States, and several nations around the world. Paul and Margie have 4 children, all serving in the Kingdom, and 8 grandchildren.


Pastor John Gabriel Arends

John is part of the pastoral leadership team of The River, overseeing the worship ministry, youth and young adults ministry, and the church's media/communication efforts. John frequently leads worship and teaches at churches, conferences, and events locally, across the United States, and internationally. He graduated with a degree in professional communication from Regent University and was ordained through Global Awakening by Randy Clark, Bill Johnson, Rolland and Heidi Baker, John and Carol Arnott, and Georgian and Winnie Banov. John and his wife Unisha have one son.


The Lord has blessed us with a relationship with many key revivalists. At various times during the school year, we may get to have one or more of these teachers teach on-site at Fire School, and students will be given the unique opportunity to ask questions to our guests in a small group setting and to receive personal ministry. A regular part of your Fire School experience will also include video teachings from these people. All of them are radical lovers of Jesus, walk in the power of the Spirit, carry an anointing for impartation, and have a passion for revival.


Leif Hetland

Randy Clark

Dr. Bonnie Chavda

Will Hart

Danny Steyne

Shampa Rice

Ravi Kandal

Ian and Rosemary Andrews

Jamie Galloway

Stacey Campbell

Tracee Anne Loosle

Randy DeMain

Steve Swanson

James Maloney


(Please note that our list of guest speakers is based on previous years. Speakers for the school will vary, depending on Holy Spirit's leading, school scheduling, and the availability of particular speakers who travel around the world and have ministries of their own.)

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