Junior deSouza


1996, Age 17


Junior spoke for the first time at age seventeen, at a pool party for his church's youth and children
ministry. Further invitations slowly trickled in from other groups, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and churches in the immediate region. By his early to mid-twenties he had grown into a sought after speaker across the Southeast U.S. Today he speaks nationally to Christian organizations, Bible-believing churches of all denominations, and on radio and television.

Junior has also pastored during off-time or pauses in his athletic career. He interim pastored two Baptist congregations and pastored a non-denominational Charismatic plant. These unusual and
diverse pastoral stints were providential and critical to his personal and ministerial development. The resulting fruit was a broader, more accurate kingdom mentality; a stronger Ephesians 4:1-16
approach; and greater empathy and wisdom in his support for vocational pastors.

For a closer look at Junior's twenty-year ministerial journey, click on the time periods below:

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sample of media clippings from Junior's speaking engagements.



any words could be used to describe Junior's speaking. He himself often uses one word: grateful. Grateful to be born-again and enjoy a lifegiving, lifechanging friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Grateful to make a practical contribution to His glory and kingdom. Grateful to be able to love, inspire, educate, transform, and create with the wonder that is anointed communication.



erhaps the most powerful aspect of Junior's speaking times is when he prays for people, individually and corporately. Occasionally he will share a Spirit-prompted message within or alongside the intercession. It is often noted these blessed moments in the conscious presence of the Lord bring confirmation or transformation in an extraordinary, sometimes unprecedented, way. (Below) Moments of individual and corporate intercession.