Frank and Bobby Pot are the pastors of FIRE Church Netherlands. Frank is also the director of the FIRE School of Ministry Europe. They have 5 beautiful children: Raphaela, Levi, Destin, Misael and Liberty-Grace. They homeschool their children and pioneer a homeschool movement in the Netherlands.
Shortly after giving their lives to Christ in 1997, they heard about the revival in Pensacola, Florida. With hearts yearning for more of God, they sold everything they had and left their country to be part of the Revival and attend the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, which later became FIRE School of Ministry. After graduating from FIRE School of Ministry, they returned to Holland as FIRE International missionaries with a desire to bring the revival fire to Holland and Europe. FIRE Holland was founded and they began preaching about revival, organizing prayer gatherings, and facilitating summer schools.
Out of these times of prayer and intercession multiple large-scale events were birthed. In 2000 at The Call DC, God spoke to Frank’s heart to gather the nation for a solemn assembly according to Joel 2:15. In 2008 Frank and Bobby gathered the intercessors to humble themselves, fast and pray and seek God’s face. Frank also initiated 'We choose for unity' which resulted in a historic day where the leaders from the major denominations came together in 2012 for a solemn assembly, with 3000 people attending.
In 2009 God started to speak through several leaders to Frank and Bobby that it was time to plant a Church. FIRE Church NL had its first service in January 2010 and ever since there is only one desire: to see the Altar of the Word, the Altar of Intercession and the Altar of Worship being restored in our nation. Frank and Bobby pioneered this church which is now a strong Community of believers with a burning desire for God's manifest Presence. In 2017 the Lord supernaturally granted them a beautiful Church building by a tremendous step in faith; Frank purchased the building, worth 750.000 euro’s, with only 3 euro’s in his bank account!
In 2012 the Lord clearly confirmed His desire to launch a Bible school. Not just a school but a spiritual culture. FIRE School of Ministry Europe was launched in January 2014 as a school devoted to raising up passionate disciples of Christ, trained and equipped to preach the Gospel and spread revival across the nations.
Their desire, to see a nation being changed through prayer and fasting in order to see the promise of Malachi 4:6 fulfilled in our nation, continues. For the hearts of the fathers to turn the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers! Their children, Raphaela, Levi and Destin are greatly involved in worship and intercession which has been their longing all along.
Frank and Bobby are also part of the “Watchmen for the Nations” which is an organization that holds global intercession gatherings in various places around the world to support nations in spiritual breakthrough.
Locally, Frank initiated a third Solemn Assembly for their home town, Rotterdam. It took place on September 15th, 2018. The leaders, pastors and their churches from all over the city gathered together for a whole day of prayer and fasting for repentance and reconciliation. Prayer meetings of various Pentecostal and Evangelical churches continue each month in FIRE Church’s building. All the pastors of the “Pastors council” are in agreement that the Lord is seeking unity in the Body of Christ as this is happening now world-wide, as well as locally. Together with these pastors they are preparing for more Solemn Assemblies, bringing unity through prayer and having the young and older generations working together!