The Founders – Todd & Julie Powers
Todd and Julie were called into the ministry at an early age, and began following God’s plan for their lives shortly after they were married in July 1983. They attended Bible College in Oklahoma from 1983 to 1985 and began working in various ministry positions from that time.
In 1983, Todd and Julie attended and began their involvement with Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty. In 1985, Todd entered full-time ministry work with Victory Christian Center in the area of helps, administration, management and teaching. Julie worked with Kenneth Hagin Ministries and served there for nearly three years. Julie also worked with Impact Productions and Victory Christian Center.
In 1987, they attended Victory World Missions Training Center, an intense missionary training program. In 1989, Todd became the Director of Victory World Missions Training Center until 1993.
During this time, Todd and Julie also served in Manila, Philippines, where they worked as missionaries for one year. Their first daughter, Stephanie, was born in Manila in 1990. In 1993, their second daughter, Tiffany, was born.
In 1993 Todd and Julie moved to Fort Worth, Texas to pioneer Heritage of Faith Bible Institute and School of World Evangelism, a two-year Bible College with a missions emphasis. Todd and Julie were the Directors of Heritage of Faith Bible Institute and School of World Evangelism, full time instructors and associate ministers with the Heritage of Faith Organization for over 9 years.
In January 2003, Todd and Julie began their own mission organization, Empower International, for the purpose of empowering next-generation leaders, planting churches and helping tons of people while sharing the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone, everywhere.
Their USA offices are located in Chicago, IL and they’ve established international bases in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Lahore, Pakistan and Yangon, Myanmar.
Todd has earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and his Master of Religious Education degree. Julie has earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Todd and Julie hold their ministerial credentials with Victory Leadership Network in Tulsa Oklahoma.
With hearts ignited with a passion to help people, Todd and Julie are filled with an unstoppable ambition to fulfill Jesus’ mission. They have ministered in over 50 countries around the world. They also speak in churches, schools and conferences in the United States.