Meet Our Staff

John Perks

John Perks

Senior Pastor
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John Perks serves as President of Breakthrough Ministries International and Be A Hero International. Known as a man of unwavering faith, John travels internationally to release the apostolic and prophetic that imparts a radical faith in the ‘God of the Breakthrough’. John knows no limitations. Neither his circumstances nor his young age keeps him from ministering all over the globe; John has been in ministry since he was 15 years old. His passion to see people free, walking in their destiny is only matched by his desire to see children freed from the sex trade and nurtured back to wholeness. He desires to inspire those of his generation to take up their mantle and make a change in the world, bringing reformation by using the influences that have been given to each Christian. This inspired John to start an online and in-person teaching center called the Reformation Academy, which has had incredible growth in only one year. He also mentors classes throughout North America, from Equipping Entrepreneurs to Kingdom Ministry, John is impacting those who are hungry to learn and know God on a deeper level. An innovative thinker, a man of action, and a firm believer of going to the next level; John keeps moving forward to see more children-at-risk rescued and God’s people stepping into their authority as the kingdom of Heaven is established. In 2016, John and his wife Marivick started a church, called Breakthrough Church in Kelowna, BC Canada, where they have lived since 2013.

Marivick Perks

Marivick Perks

Senior Pastor
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Marivick hails from Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Kelowna, BC September of 2013 to be part of Be A Hero. She is a proud Class 2008-2009 Honor Academy alumni and through her involvement with Teen Mania Ministries and other non-profits has impacted countless young lives across North America and around the globe. Marivick shares John’s passion to reach out to a world in need. She’s skilled in many areas ranging from planning stadium events to interior decor. She loves to laugh. Out LOUD. She has a passion for God, for life and has a genuine love for people.

Jonathan Gale

Jonathan Gale

John Perks PA - Audio/Video/Lighting Technician
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Passionate about making great music for worship from behind the soundboard, Jonathan oversees the A/V/L side of Breakthrough. He has a heart for discipleship and raising up more techies that don’t just know the basics, but are top-notch in mixing and making great music.

Starting with church PowerPoint at age 8, Jonathan’s run lights, sound, video, or PowerPoint (and it’s derivatives) in churches, schools, theatre productions, weddings, and TheCRY Montreal. Most recently he headed the Media Department at Liberty Church in his home town of Bowmanville Ontario, before coming to Breakthrough. In addition to Breakthrough and Be A Hero, he moonlights for the tech company New Horizon Productions on weekends.