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Conference 2023

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Fr. Jim Blount Bio


Fr. Blount, a priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity-Georgia Mission, was ordained in 1999. A gifted Spiritual Director and Confessor, Fr. Jim is a bold charismatic preacher endowed and empowered with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He was pastor at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Belize, overseeing several missions, Spiritual Director the Charismatic movement for Belize, and instrumental in spearheading a Catholic radio station, Guadalupe Radio. He exhibits and teaches deep love for the Eucharist and an intimate relationship, love, and devotion to Jesus and Mary. Father’s pastoral work has led him to new evangelistic pursuits such as recording videos with Queen of Peace Media, giving teachings on Quest Atlanta Catholic Radio, Radio Maria, Relevant Radio, and others. He’s deeply involved with the Flame of Love movement (, promotes Divine Will devotion, and teaches increased awareness of the intense Spiritual Battle in our present world. His humble boldness and untiring drive to minister to the lost and ill are particularly noteworthy.  Dedicated to his healing and deliverance ministry, Father travels the United States and abroad preaching and proclaiming the Gospel. He joyfully anticipates the coming complete, world-wide victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mother Mary, the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, and the Chaste Heart of Good St. Joseph.

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Padre Felipe Scott Bio

Padre Felipe Scott went to seminary at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He was ordained, May 6, 1989, for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1998, he was given permission to begin a community of priests, brothers, and sisters called, Family of Jesus, in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, the Amazon Jungle. Their charism is to heal the family. Padre Felipe travels the world giving retreats to priests, couples, men, women, and youth.

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Maria Vadia, Evangelist & Founder


Born in Havana, Maria Vadia was 10 years old when she and her family fled to Miami. She attended Catholic schools and was a Sunday Catholic with no personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1987, consecrating her life to Jesus and preaching the Gospel.

Active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of Miami, Maria has spoken at many conferences and has traveled extensively, carrying a message of faith, salvation, and healing. She is Founder of the ‘Jesus is Lord’ Chapter of Magnificat in Miami, a ministry to Catholic women, and is connected with Glory House of Miami, a safe haven for human traffic victims.

As Founder of The Glory of God Foundation, she is currently helping the Pygmies of Uganda to construct homes suitable for human living. It is Maria's desire to see the Catholic Church restored to the beauty of the Bride of Christ with miracles, signs, and wonders. She and her team have been helping God’s people enter into deeper worship and experience the Glory of God. Together with Fr. Tom di Lorenzo, she also sponsors two main events annually: The School of the Holy Spirit and Days of Glory conference. Maria is an accomplished author of ten books.

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Nelson Bautista Ruiz Bio

Nelson Bautista Ruiz, husband of 35 years, 3 children, 8 grandchildren, has been serving our Lord since March 31, 1995. Before being called by the Lord, Nelson was fully devoted to martial arts training and competing. Upon answering God’s call, Nelson visits people at their homes to meet their spiritual needs.  The Lord moved Nelson to Florida in 2005. Since living in Florida, he has been active in the Orlando Diocese with the Spanish Charismatic Renewal as leader in the adult and youth community. In addition, Nelson has been coordinator of Youth Ministry, Guardianes de Cristo, for 5 years. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Clermont, is Nelson’s home parish, where he serves as coordinator of the adult charismatic prayer group. Nelson worked with Fr. Ignatius Mary from Communitas Mater Domini, based in New Jersey.


There is much that the Lord has done for me from saving my marriage, to physical healing for myself and many family members. I always say serving God is my full-time job, my other job is just part time.

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