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About Us

The School of Revival is led by a team of leaders who are passionate about what they do. They love to teach, equip, and pastor the students whom God brings into the School of Revival. Our team is here year round and is committed to the growth and development of each of the students.

Duncan and Kate Smith

Presidents of Catch The Fire World

Duncan and Kate Smith are revivalists who carry the fire of God's love and power all over the world. Duncan and Kate are the Presidents of Catch The Fire World, a global network of revival churches, missions and ministries, birthed out of the Toronto Revival. They are the  Senior Leaders of Catch The Fire Church in Raleigh North Carolina, a vibrant, growing church full of the love and presence of God, which they started with their 3 beautiful daughters. They also founded the School of Revival in Raleigh. Duncan is most at home with the poorest, unreached peoples of the world. Wherever they go, the Holy Spirit does extraordinary miracles as the love of the Father and the grace of Jesus are poured out to the world.

Murray and Ash Smith

Lead Pastors

Murray and Ash Smith moved to Raleigh in August 2009 from Australia with their 4 gorgeous daughters. They are the lead pastors at CTF Raleigh and are crazy about the local church. They have a passion for seeing people of all ages walk in their identity, calling and destiny in Jesus. They teach the Heart Like Jesus classes. When they're not pastoring or teaching, you can find them on the tennis court or playing with their gorgeous dog. Prior to moving to Raleigh Murray spent 14 years working for KPMG and is also the church accountant.

JoAnn Alexander

Pastoral Care Pastor

JoAnn Alexander has called Raleigh home since 2006, after living in Pensacola, Florida, for many years. True to her Moravian roots, she has been a student of prayer and revival beginning with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Brownsville in 1995. She is a founding member at Catch the Fire Raleigh where she oversees the training, development, and oversight of Pastoral Care.  JoAnn has championed the brain science- based Thrive classes here at SoR and CTF.  She has five incredible children, all married to their best friend, and seven amazing grandkids. JoAnn and her husband Michael inspire the whole community with their devotion to living joyfully in the Lord’s presence. 

Jonathan Schunker

Connection Pastor

Jonathan and Hendria are excited about the local church and love to see people connecting and being in family with one another. Hailing from Canada, they carry a blazing passion to help build the church and bring about fruitfulness. They love speaking into people's lives, and calling out the destiny and future that God has for them. They have two adorable children, Wesley and Hazel. 

Michele Bridgers


Michele is fun, bubbly, and loves anything adventurous. Michele is an efficient organizer who is a true people person, passionate about encouraging others to be who God has called them to be. She and her husband Jesse are Eastern North Carolina natives and School of Revival alumni.

Michael Finnon

College Pastor

Originally from the UK, Michael resides in Raleigh, NC and teaches a fiery message of the kingdom with passion and conviction. He longs to see the church unified in pursuing multi-generational revival which ultimately leads to the reformation of our cities and nations. He and his wife Aisling have two young daughters Ryah and Charis, and it is their joy to serve the local church body of CTF Raleigh as we’ll bring revival to the local university campuses including NC State and Duke. 

SoR students are also included in small gatherings with many other well- known leaders at various points throughout the school year.

Some of these past leaders include:  John and Carol Arnott, Rolland Baker, Kris Vallotton, Patricia Bootsma, Jonathan David Helser, Dan Slade, Mark and Cheryl Perry, Danny Silk, Paul Manwaring, Sean Feucht, Trevor and Linda Galpin, Don Potter, Isabel Allum, Danny and Shara Chalmers, Gordon Harris, Mike Rogers, Bobby Conner, Dylan Long, Abi and Justin Stumvoll, and David Wagner and many more.

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