Jeremy ('04) & Angela ('05) Perigo
Based in the Middle East for the past six years, Jeremy Perigo and his wife Angela have catalyzed a movement of prayer and worship with Burn 24-7 and have seen incredible breakthroughs in some of the darkest regions on earth. An accomplished saxophonist, Jeremy often travels internationally as a worship leader and speaker.
At the heart of his calling is a desire to see the nations experience God's presence and to equip churches with practical training in worship leadership. His wife Angela is a gifted exhorter and has taught all across the globe in the area of Christian Spirituality. They have two daughters who love to travel and share the Word where others will not go. They recently relocated to the United Kingdom where Jeremy accepted a position as the Head of Music and Worship Programmes at the London School of Theology (LST).
Jeremy reflects on his calling to the unreached nations of the world, "We live to creatively kindle movements of transformation among the unreached. We believe that worship and intimacy with God is the core of our lives. Worship is the fuel - as we sing, pray, and preach our own hearts and minds are transformed from the inside out, and we are able to see the world from God's perspective."
During his time at Regent, Jeremy felt a call on his life to reach out to the places where the Church doesn't exist during Divinity courses in Spirituality and Worship. As he continued his prayer and worship assignments, God increased the burden on his heart for the unengaged tribes of the earth. It was during his last semester though that God began to open up doors for the training he would need to equip those indigenous leaders across the globe.
The Perigo's time in the Middle East has been centered around worship and evangelism through Burn 24-7. Burn is a worship ministry that unites believers from different cultures, denominations and Christian organizations for prayer, musical worship and intercession. As the director of Burn 24-7 Middle East, Jeremy is responsible for making sure the time of worship held in different cities and regions across parts of the Middle East are possible.
These Burns are not Sunday morning worship services but are a supplement to gather believers in specific cities and regions who normally do not meet, minister, or worship together. Each of these gatherings is split into two-hour worship sets, and each specific two-hour set of worship is led by different groups in the region. Each team ranges from one person leading worship and prayer to full modern worship bands and also includes prayer leaders, dancers, and visual artists.
"Through these times of worship and prayer, we have seen the Spirit poured out and ministers refreshed and empowered. Also, God has released healing and dreams to Muslims in the meetings or in nearby areas. Alongside hosting these worship gatherings and training, we have engaged in quite a bit of ministry within the Muslim majority via prayer ministry, children's ministry, hosting short-term outreach teams and simply proclaiming the Good News. Many have heard of Jesus' saving work for the first time ever. Some of them have been physically and emotionally healed as they have received prayer!"