Calling our Campuses back to Christ


Register for Ignite Ivy 2019.

February 14-16, 2019

Lorimer Hall at Tremont Temple
88 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

$25 Local Students | $125 Non-local Students
$200 Non-Local Adults & Intercessors


Register before January 20, 2019

Meals are included and will be served at Tremont Temple.
Housing for three nights at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston is included in the registration fee for non-locals.

Scholarships are available for students only, and may be requested through the registration process.

An invitation is open to all registrants who sing, rap, dance, or play instruments and would like to be on stage to be part of the worship ensemble.  A lot of room exists for many people.  Use your gifts to glorify God.  Please indicate your interest in joining the worship by answering the questions on the main registration form.  We look forward to seeing you all in Boston!!!

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Ignite Ivy

His answer was to gather on-fire students from each Ivy League School and from MIT, and He would ignite and bond them together as an army for Himself.

A Note from our Founders


After a meeting with students in Harvard Square, I laid on the floor and asked the Lord, “What can Jerry and I do? Only five percent of the students in the Ivy League are believers in Jesus, and they make up fifty percent of the world leaders!” 

His answer was to gather on-fire students from each Ivy League School and MIT, and He would ignite and bond them together as an army for Himself. He gave the dates and the place in His answer—what was then called C.S. Lewis College in Northfield, Massachusetts, where D.L. Moody was born and buried. We immediately began the search for on-fire students through our network of relationships, and in January 2011 we had a gathering at the Northfield campus.

We met others each day. We beheld a miracle of love and power as we assembled despite four feet of snow. That weekend started an on-fire youth movement at the Ivy League schools that has come to be known as Ignite Ivy.

Since then, Jerry and I have ministered at these schools several times.

In January of the following year, the Lord said, “Ignite America.” Dick and Dee Eastman invited us to host the Ignite America conference at the Jericho Center in Colorado Springs. 

Seventy-two students, worshipers, intercessors, and speakers gathered there to declare a mighty spiritual awakening on all campuses. On our last night, we spent three hours worshipping, interceding, declaring the Father’s blessing on all the fatherless children in America and calling forth this generation from darkness into His glorious light in the name of Jesus.

In 2013, we gathered again at Church on the Rock in Oklahoma City and the Lord continued His work, drawing students into deeper relationship with Him.

In 2014 we gathered again for Ignite Ivy/America in Shreveport, Louisiana.

For 2015, the fifth year, the Lord spoke to us to have two separate gatherings, “Ignite Ivy” and “Ignite America.” Ignite Ivy 2015 took place at Hope Christian Church in North Haven, CT near Yale. Ignite America 2015 took place at Campbellsville University.

We returned again to Campbellsville in 2016 for Ignite America and moved Ignite Ivy to the winter for February 2017 in Boston.

Students are singing and declaring all over America that another Great Awakening has begun, and we’re watching as they radically serve the Lord, go from place to place to preach the gospel, heal the sick, and bring salvation to the lost.

We hope that you will join us as we seek Him together at Ignite Ivy.

With love,

Jerry & Judy Ball
Breaker of Dawn Ministries 

In the last two years that I have taken part in Ignite Ivy/America, I have been buoyed by a resurgence in my spiritual sensitivity, encouraged by firsthand accounts of transformations among my fellow igniters as well as empowered by heroes of faith who have been more than kind to spend time with us.

To me and to many others, Ignite Ivy/America is a valve, a connection between the overly analyzed physical world with the underrated yet all-important spiritual world.
— Edwin Chui, student participant, Cornell Alumnus


What is Ignite Ivy?


Awakened: Transformational Encounters with God.

Ignite Ivy is more than a conference. Ignite Ivy is about encountering God. When we take the time to shift our attention to Jesus, He transforms us.  You will experience dedicated times of worship and prayer as we encounter the Lord together. We believe that it's not by man's might, nor power alone but by His Spirit that we will walk like Jesus. Be Awakened to life-changing relationship with the Father.

United: Family Connected Across Ages, Denominations & Campuses.

Ignite Ivy is more than a one-time event. Ignite Ivy is a family. You will meet like-minded believers at other campuses and be connected with a wealth of brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers in the Lord who want to stand with you, pray with you and walk with you into the purposes of God. Be united with like-minded, counter-cultural people who want walk in the light of Christ.

Commissioned: Empowerment to Fulfill Destiny & Expand God's Kingdom.

Ignite Ivy is about the nations of the earth. God sends many world changers to these campuses. The family and experience of Ignite Ivy is about empowering you to fulfill the destiny the Lord has for you in finding your place in His grand purposes of the redemption and liberation of all creation. Be commissioned back to your spheres of influence in the power of the Spirit.



Our campuses are in desperate need of something more. These assemblies of the brightest and the best are starving for truth.


The Encounter | FAQs:


Why we do hold the Ignite Ivy gathering?

Read Note From the Founders on the Story behind Ignite Ivy. We hold the Ignite Ivy conference because the world and our campuses need a light. God is not done with our campuses! We believe that light for our campuses is found in Jesus. Ignite Ivy gives access to get intimately acquainted with the person of Jesus and walk in the mystery that is Christ in us, the hope of glory.

What is the gathering about?

The Ignite Ivy Experience is a gathering and sending point for students from influential campuses to come together and be transformed by the power of God. There is deep prayer, worship, connection with one another, declaration of the word of God and demonstration of the Spirit and power of God.

Who is warmly welcome to participate?

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Campus Ministers of the Key Campuses are all invited. In addition, if believers of all ages who would like to stand with the students are welcome. This year, residents of the Boston area and students from New England are invited!

When and how regularly do we hold the Ignite Ivy gathering?

The Ignite Ivy gathering usually happens annually but we are subject to the leading of the Lord in where and when to host. This is the Lord's ministry.

Where were past events?

2011: Northfield, MA | 2012: Colorado Springs, CO (Ignite Ivy/America joined) | 2013: Oklahoma City, OK Ignite Ivy/America joined) | 2014: Shreveport, LA (Ignite Ivy/America joined) | 2015: North Haven, CT | 2016: (Only Ignite America) at Campbellsville, KY | 2017: Boston, MA. | 2018: Boston, MA.


I could not create an excuse to keep from attending Ignite when I was invited. Despite not knowing what to expect, I was blessed immensely. I talked with people I had never met as though they were kin! I obtained deeper insight into the body of Christ in hearing the different challenges and perspectives my brothers and sisters have.

I do not know what God did in me at Ignite, but it is certainly the beginning of a great season for me. I feel that I now truly comprehend what it means to be redeemed, to feel an urgent need to pray and worship, and what it is to wait on the Lord. Going to the conference was definitely worth it.
— Jonathan Garcia-Mallen, student participant, MIT


Speakers & Worship Leaders

Jerry & Judy Ball | Founders Breaker of Dawn Ministries

Jerry and Judy Ball are founders of Breaker of Dawn Ministries International, Ignite Ivy & Ignite America. Their calling is to Israel, America, college and university campuses in the United States, with emphasis on the Ivies where 50% of the world leaders are educated. Married for 56 years, they have 18 (and counting) in their family that include children, spouses, and grandchildren who love the Lord. They have been full time ministers for 21 years, have traveled to all continents, to all the Ivy League campuses and many campuses across America. They have taken 32 ministry trips to Israel and have been members of America's National Prayer Committee for 15 years.

Jerry had a full 4 year football scholarship at Wake Forest, was a "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" and has a MA degree from Chapel Hill Carolina. Judy was an English teacher for the gifted, was English Teacher for N.C. and was also an administrator teaching expressive writing from K-College. She survived a deadly brain tumor 20 years ago and she and Jerry have been on every continent and all states since then preaching, praying, worshipping and spreading the Father's blessing and God's love.

2019 Guests & Speakers


Doug Carver is the Executive Director of Chaplaincy for the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board. He is a retired U.S. Army major general. An advocate for the religious liberty of service members, veterans, and their families, he oversees the professional and pastoral support to 3800 Southern Baptist Chaplains who minister in various institutional settings in the United States and around the world.

Prior to joining the North American Mission Board, he was the Army’s 22nd Chief of Chaplains (2007-2011), leading and serving over 2900 chaplains supporting the religious and pastoral needs of our 1.2 million soldiers and families.  Chaplain Carver has served at every level of the Army, from platoon to the Department of the Army Staff. At the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, he served as the senior military chaplain in the combat theater of operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in religion from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Chaplain Carver has pastored churches in Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. A native of Rome, Georgia, he and his wife, Sunny, currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Michael Thornton | Ignite Ministries

Before answering Gods call on Michael’s life, he was hopelessly addicted to crack-cocaine for nearly a decade.  After entering into a Christian Recovery Center, Michael encountered the powerful love of Jesus. He was transformed! His testimony was even featured on the 700 Club, which airs on the CBN network. After completing the program, God called Michael to school where, he met his wife, Amber Thornton. In May 2012, Michael received a Masters degree in Public Administration/Non-profit Organizations at Regent University.

During this time, God began to stir Michael’s heart to see citywide transformation through re-digging historic wells of revival. His passion for helping cities unlock their revival inheritance has produced two books: Fire in the Carolinas & Igniting Cities.

Besides writing about revival in the past, Michael and his ignite family have also established the Jesus Tent as an expressing for revival now! With a mandate to help transform entire cities, the Jesus Tent is a unique movement that labors to build day & night prayer, provide citywide love feasts, and send fourth missionaries into local projects and neighborhoods.

Michael currently lives in Leland, N.C. with his wife, Amber and their five beautiful children. He serves as an outreach pastor at Global River Church and Director of Ignite Ministries.

Mark Bristow | Grace Fellowship Church

Dr. William Mark Bristow is the pastor of Grace Fellowship in Monahans, TX, and of Parker Heights Christian in Odessa, TX.

Pastor Mark is known for a ministry in miracles. For 25 years, Pastor Mark’s ministry under the auspices of Grace Fellowship, has both organized and hosted many great healing and evangelistic services in over 30 nations. For ten years he had the privilege to work alongside Kathryn Kuhlman’s longtime associate, Ruth Fisher. His ministry also works with local pastors and leaders in the nations. His desire is to build the body of Christ and to preach the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Christopher A. House, Ph.D. | Christ Community Church

Dr. Christopher A. House is an ordained bi-vocational pastor of Christian Community Church located on the campus of Ithaca College, Ithaca NY. Christopher is passionate about pursuing the Presence of God and to see revival break loose in his generation. Coming out of a strong preaching and pastoral lineage rooted in the Pentecostal church, Christopher is an astute Bible teacher and an anointed preacher who seamlessly integrates intellectual rigor with Holy Spirit power and demonstration as he ministers.

Prior to beginning pastoral ministry, Christopher traveled for many years as an evangelist preaching the gospel across the world including the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and in several African countries. Christopher has a powerful anointing to minister the baptism of the Holy Spirit, of which hundreds have received through his ministry. 

Beyond the pulpit, Christopher is associate professor of Communication Studies at Ithaca College. He is a Spirit-filled thought leader, scholar, professor and public intellectual who helps to further represent the existence of high-level scholarship and the strong intellectual tradition in the body of Christ. 

His published scholarly writings are marked by deep theological reflection and profound social witness that underscores his deep desire to help improve the human condition. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., Syracuse University;  B.S., The College at Brockport) and completed his theological studies at Elim Bible Institute and College. Those who have heard him speak agree that he has come to the kingdom for such a time as this.

Daniel Piedra Soto | Mission Levite Ministries

Daniel Piedra Soto is President and Founder of Mission Levite Ministries through which he prepares leaders to impact the world. He has a deep hunger for the Presence of the Holy Spirit, and he is an international lecturer, author and singer. He works with people from entertainment, sports, and politics, and many have become greatly influenced by the Kingdom of Heaven to reach multitudes. His ministry has inspired many to seek and walk in the glory of God. The many testimonies in each nation speak of the supernatural and creative support that God gives to this ministry. Signs, wonders and miracles follow his ministry of the word.

He is a professional publisher, and he earned recognition in his country from the ministry of health and for the World Health Organization when he carried out a health campaign throughout Central America. He was born in Costa Rica into a family of 4 children and his parents, Edwin Piedra and Isabel Soto de Piedra have been his major mentors. They were accustomed to having times of worship with their children, where many times their prayers were filled with the manifestation of God within the family. Daniel is passionate for the worship of Jesus. His music ministry has blessed people of all ages, causing Heaven to invade Earth. Daniel flows in the prophetic, and has a special prophetic message for the United States.

Peter Tsukahira | Co-Founder/Pastor of Kehilat HaCarmel

Peter Tsukahira, Co-Founder/Pastor of Kehilat HaCarmel, an Israeli Messianic congregation has lived in Israel for more than 30 years.  He is a graduate of Christ For the Nations Institute (Texas) and Tufts University (Massachusetts) and holds a Master of Divinity degree from American Christian Theological School (California). Peter’s international teaching ministry and his books have impacted many around the world with an understanding of the significance of the marketplace as well as God’s heart and purposes for Israel:  My Father’s Business: Guidelines for Ministry in the Marketplace, God’s Tsunami: Understanding Israel and End-time Prophecy (, and Culture of the Kingdom (

Steve Hope | ISI Boston City Director


Steve Hope is City Director for ISI (International Students Inc.) and has been involved in international student ministry in Boston for over 30 years.

Steve has ministered principally at Brandeis, Harvard, the Boston Hospitals and Northeastern, where he was campus minister and chaplain in the 1990’s.  He was instrumental in staring the Boston Coalition of Int’l Students and Scholars (BCISS) in 1992.

Steve now works mostly with international scholars and grad students.  He enjoys working with many churches who serve students in a variety of ways.  His driving force is reaching the unreached peoples of the world with the Gospel.

He has been married 27 years to his wife Natasha, has three grown children, is an elder at Westgate Church in Weston, lives in Harvard Square and enjoys sports of all kinds.

Worship Leaders

The primary worship team through the weekend will be student participants who indicate interest in serving. All attendees who desire will have the opportunity to join with the worship leaders in leading worship. Please indicate interest on the registration form!

Joe Salzano | Cornell University

Joe Salzano is deeply committed to the prophesied restoration of the Tabernacle of David through the equipping of this generation as a Holy Priesthood and dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

Joe Salzano has been a professional musician and composer for over 40 years.  In January 2000, he received Jesus Christ in an upstate N.Y. rehab and was set free from lifelong addiction to alcohol and drugs and miraculously healed of a fatal liver disease.  His life since then has been dedicated to teaching music and inspiring others to worship God with passion, integrity and freedom.  

Salzano is on the faculty of the Cornell University Music Department as Jazz Saxophone/Woodwinds Instructor.  In 2012, the Lord opened a door at Cornell for Joe to offer a weekly Christ-centered 'Worship Workshop' devoted to raising up, training, and releasing worshipers seeking more of God.  Salzano has worked with notable Christian artists such as: Don Potter, Martin Smith, JoAnn McFatter, John Patitucci, Julie Meyer, Caleb Quaye, Dr. William Edgar and frequent member of the Steve Swanson Worship Band.  

Joe has partnered with Judy and Jerry Ball, Ignite Ivy and Ignite America in training young Christian musicians and organizing student-led worship teams.  His passion is to see people connect with their purpose and destiny in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

For more information, contact:

Joe Salzano, 116 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone (607) 319-9867

Claren & Nancy McQueen | Artists of Faith Music

Claren McQueen and his wife, Nancy Howard McQueen, serve around the world in a ministry of worship and teaching on Biblical principles and the Hebraic roots of Scripture.   Claren lived and worked in Jerusalem for twelve years where he taught history and geography of the Bible at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies. He led worship in two local congregations and for the International Christian Embassy.  Nancy is a harpist, composer and artist who paints from a visionary perspective. Their heart is to see God’s people worship and intercede in abandon, like how King David did. They desire to see God’s people be made ready to be conduits for the Holy Spirit to flow in this generation, and thus prepare the way for the Lord to come.


Ignite Ivy 2019 Schedule

(Subject to adjustment)

february 14-16, 2019

lorimer hall at tremont temple, Boston, MA 02108

Meals will be served at tremont temple


Thursday 2/14

5:30-6:45 PM: Welcoming Meal (Sandwiches/Salads)

7:00-7:45 PM: Welcome, Psalm 91 Blessing and Communion: Jerry & Judy Ball, Founders of Ignite Ivy

7:45-8:30 PM: Worship: Joe Salzano, Claren & Nancy McQueen, Mark Bristow

8:30-8:45 PM: Brian Yue – Testimony

8:45-9:30 PM: Mike Thorton, Ignite Ministries

9:30-10:00 PM: Daniel Soto, Mission Levite Ministries

10:00-10:30 PM: Ministry, Worship & Miracles

Friday 2/15


7:00-7:45 AM: Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM: Worship

9:00-9:30 AM: Jerry & Judy Ball, Founders of Ignite Ivy

9:30-10:00 AM: Steve Hope, ISI Boston City Director

10:00-11:00 AM: Betheny Temple, Co-Pastor, Hilltop Church Boston and Justice House of Prayer (JHOP) Boston

11:00-12:00 Noon: Harp and Bowl

Group Prayer and Personal Ministry


12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00-1:30 PM: Worship

1:30-2:30 PM: Papa Jerry & Mama Judy

2:30-3:15 PM: Teaching on Miracles – Mark Bristow, Pastor – Grace Fellowship Church

3:15-4:15 PM: Miracles Activated – Pastor Mark Bristow

Pastor Chris House, Pastor of Christian Community Church; Light of the World Prayer Center

4:15-5:00 PM:Intercession for Campuses – Clinton Scroggins, Chad Meis


5:30-6:30 PM: Dinner

7:00-7:15 PM: Psalm 91, Communion and Blessing – Jerry & Judy Ball

7:15-8:00 Worship

8:00- 8:15 PM: Clint and Molly Tavares (Testimony)

8:15-9:15 PM: Peter Tsukahira, Co-Founder/Pastor of Kehilat Hacarmel

9:15-9:45 PM: Daniel Soto, Mission Levite Ministries

9:45-10:30 PM: Worship and Ministry

Saturday 2/16


7:00-7:45 AM: Breakfast

8:00-8:15 AM: Jerry & Judy Ball

8:15-9:00 AM: Worship & Testimonials

9:00-9:30 AM: Peter Tsukahira, Co-Founder/Pastor of  Kehilat Hacarmel

9:30-10:00 AM: Major General Doug Carver, Army Chaplain and         Ignite Chaplain

10:00-10:30 AM: Mike Thorton, Ignite Ministries

10:30-10:45 AM: David Bjanes – Testimony

10:45-11:00 AM: Israel Testimony – Mama Judy

11:00-11:10 AM: Israel Testimony – Clarion DuBose, DaeGun Chung Kim

11:10-11:15 AM: Passages 2019 – Shahara Ingram

11:15-12:00 Noon: Ministry Groups – Chad Meis, Clinton Scroggins, James Spanjaard, Adelina Garcia, David Bjanes


12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch Together

1:00 -2:00 PM: Joe Salzano, Cornell University – Testimony – Worship emphasis on Holy Spirit

2:00-4:00 PM: Dr. Chris House, Pastor of Christian Community Church; Light of the World Prayer Center – Teaching on the Holy Spirit

4:00-5:00 PM: Break


5:00-6:00 PM: Dinner

7:00-8:00 PM: Worship

8:00-8:15 PM: Passages – Israel Trip June 23 – July 3 – Shahara Ingram

8:15-9:15 PM: Major General Doug Carver, Army Chaplain and Ignite Chaplain

9:15-10:30 PM: Worship, Miracles, Commissioning