About Our Team

Leadership Team

Apostle Jonathan Byrd

Founder & Pastor of MXM, Apostle Jonathan Byrd is a man with a story to tell. His life is one that has been tremendously changed by the living Word of God. Since his salvation, he has completely devoted his time to sharing the gospel with others. For the past twenty years Jonathan has been a member at Faith Center in Rockford, Illinois. Serving in the community in many capacities. While on staff at Faith Center, his responsibilities have continued to grow. He coordinates the prison and jail ministries as well as overseeing the Adult Men Ministry, Alter Worker Ministry and Deliverance Minister, Family Counseling & pulpit duties. In addition he is also an active member of the community participating in a variety of other organizations. He was Chairman of the Board for the Rockford Reachout Jail Ministries on two consecutive terms, Co-Founder of Joy Prison Ministry, Founder and Pastor of Mighty X Men Ministries, served on the local Evangelical Ministers Fellowship (EMF) Board, and was formerly a trustee for the International Board of the Koinonia House ministries. Jonathan is an active member of (ISDM) International Society of Deliverance Ministers. Associate Trainer for Equip International. He was commissioned as an Apostle with Faith Center ministries Internationals. Member of (ICAL) International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders. Jonathan is a sought out speaker nationally and internationally. He who grew up in Rockford is a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  A graduate of RHEMA Bible College, it is his lifelong desire “to see people set free from the powers of darkness.” An enthusiastic and straightforward speaker, Jonathan is known for telling things the way they are. His unique style and powerful message will challenge audiences of all ages.

Pastor Miriam Williams

Pastor Mighty X Women, Author Pastor Miriam has been co-leading Mighty X Women with Apostle Byrd since its inception in 2004.  A worshiper, and a devoted student of the Word, she is passionate about connecting people to the Presence and power of the Lord Jesus Christ.  She carries a particular anointing to reveal the love of the Father to the broken and lost that lifts them into unexpected measures of healing, renewed purpose, and leadership. Besides MXW, she ministers weekly in the Winnebago Co. jail, and was a regular at Dwight Correctional Facility for women until its closing in 2012.  Her book, Trophies of Grace, was published in 2013 and recounts some of her experiences in the ministry as well as the personal life stories of three of her students.  The book is a call to live in Truth and seems to touch the heart of every reader.  She is licensed by Faith Center Ministries International and is a member of the International Society of Deliverance Ministers.  Married, with two children and three grandchildren, she resides in Rockford and is determined to see change in her city.

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Purpose and Position

Purpose and Position

Part 3 in our teaching series on Purpose & Position during Mighty X Ministry Class February 13, 2018

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