The Ministry of Bryan and Mercedes Marleaux

Bryan Marleaux and his wife Mercedes have been ministering for more than 25 years. They have been preaching, teaching, evangelizing, and ministering renewal in the power of the Holy Spirit, in the countries of Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Ghana, West Africa, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Kosovo, Romania, Latvia, and in the U.S. in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, and Hawaii. They've experienced many signs, wonders, and miracles as well as many unusual divine appointments. Their ministry was actually birthed through a divine appointment, an excerpt of the story is shared in more detail below under Macedonian Call.

They have produced numerous audio and video programs on:
The Reformation, Revivals, Renewal Movements, Missionary History, and other aspects of Christian History, as well as on Divine Appointments, Healing, Miracles, Holy Ghost Surf & Ski Stories, along with Biographies, and Theological Teaching, as well as Producing Original Music. Their programs, and music, are available on YouTube, GodTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music and Podcasts, and have also been aired on both regional TV and Radio. They have also been continually broadcasting an internet radio program, and podcast, called Grace Alone. They have also taught in various Bible Schools over the years on many of the subjects mentioned above.

Accounts of their ministry have been published in some different books and articles.

Amongst the books:

Stories From the Front Lines: Power Evangelism In Today’s World by Jane Rumph. Tells about some Holy Ghost healing stories and wild divine appointments we have had in Mexico, as well as a brief account of their ministries birth.. 

Signs and Wonders in America Today by Jane Rumph. Miracles and signs and wonders taking place while they were ministering in the Bay Area. 

Divine Intervention: True Stories of Heaven Invading Earth by Julia Loren. A radical Holy Ghost surfing miracle and divine appointment on the coast of Israel. 

Kernels of Hope: Real People, Real Stories by Bob and Gail Kaku. The divine appointment sequel to the Israel story but this Holy Ghost surfing miracle is on the Coast of Spain where a divine appointment took place with some guys who just turned out to be friends of the surfer from Israel! 

Not By Might Nor By Power: The Great Commission(Book Two) by Lonnie Frisbee with Roger Sachs. Shares about Lonnie’s influence on us as well as a brief account of the story of Bryan getting filled with the Holy Spirit when Lonnie prayed for him back in the early days of the Third Wave Revival in the Canyon High Gym which was later to be called the Vineyard.

Not By Might Nor By Power: Set Free (Book Three) by Lonnie Frisbee with Roger Sachs. Shares stories from a mission trip to Colorado with Lonnie, as well as a wild encounter he and Lonnie experienced together ¬†while hiking together in Tahquitz Canyon in Palm Springs. 

Bryan has a Masters Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he studied Theology, Missiology, and Christian History. As well as a Bachelors Degree from Cal State Fullerton University,  and Associate of Arts from Orange Coast College. 

Mercedes has a Bachelors Degree from Biola University in Los Angeles County, California,  and also studied Theology, Missiology, and Christian History.

The Macedonian Call

Like Paul who received the Macedonian call while ministering in the area of Galatia (Acts 16), similarly Bryan received a vision while on a mission trip to Argentina. They had been ministering in Argentina and God had been doing many powerful things; empowering and healing people and even filling young children with the Holy spirit in a dramatic way, when during one service in particular Bryan began to have a vision of himself ministering in a dusty Third World country which he realized was Mexico.

After returning to the U.S. he desired to see this vision fulfilled yet the Lord showed him to wait on His timing. After a few months one particular morning, the Holy Spirit spoke into Bryan's heart and told him to take Mercedes (his wife) an Argentine/American who speaks fluent Spanish and English and drive to Mexico.

Driving south from their home in Orange County, with some clothes they brought along to give to the needy, they crossed the border finally, and began to pray up a storm having taken this step of faith at the Lord's guidance and not knowing what the next step was. Sensing the Holy Spirit's direction they drove for a while and then went off the main road and began to drive up along the local free road and headed into some hills behind Tijuana. At a certain point they felt led to turn off the main road onto a dirt road which they followed. After cresting a hill they came upon a church in an old converted market.

They went to talk to the people who were milling around outside the church waiting for the service to start and the first person they ended up talking with was the pastor who told them he was needing to prepare things for a guest speaker who was coming that day. Bryan, feeling that God's hand was involved, asked who the guest speaker was and found out that it was a friend of theirs from the U.S. named John Ruttkay. How had they managed to arrive at this obscure location on the very day and time when their friend was coming to preach?

A few minutes later John arrived with a blown-away look upon his face as he saw Bryan and Mercedes standing in front of the church he was about to preach at. He stated with exuberance that this was an incredible divine appointment because he only came to that church twice a year and that in the past they had drawn maps with directions to the church for people and they couldn't find it. Here Bryan and Mercedes had arrived by God's leading at the exact time at this obscure church where they had never been before nor knew nothing of John's coming on the very day he was to be preaching there. All by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

They went and joined the service and John had Bryan and Mercedes share a bit and brought them up to the front after he was done preaching and began to prophesy over them, that God was fulfilling a vision he had given them and was opening a ministry for them in Mexico. The Holy Spirit moved in great power as this took place.

Thus, the Baja ministry was launched as the pastor Jesse Gonzalez,seeing God's hand in what had happened, began to have them come and preach on a regular basis at the church, and called other churches setting up meetings for them to preach at. In time, things just snowballed from there.

The first service at the church that Jesse had them come to preach at was just incredible. The Spirit of God moved in an awesome way over both the pastor's and the co-pastor's families who were dramatically impacted as the Holy Spirit baptized them, including the young children, in His glory and power. The outpouring of the Spirit has been continual and many miracles, healings and salvations have followed in its wake.

A Divinely Appointed Evangelistic Crusade

A few month's later, while preaching at a three-day renewal and revival meeting in Maneadero in Baja Mexico where the Spirit of God was also poured out with many healings and miracles, including the healing of a man named Luis Vargas who was healed of a severe back condition, the Lord set up another incredible divine appointment. The pastor of the church asked them if they would mind preaching at an evangelistic crusade a little further down south from there as well. A group had arranged a crusade with music and all the frills but had no preacher. Bryan and Mercedes answered the call and an incredible thing took place. As they pulled into the area where the crusade was to be held Bryan couldn't believe his eyes. This was the very spot that he had visited approximately five years ago with a church to pass out food and clothes to the needy. Even though he had come with a Christian group they did no preaching or outreach. He felt that it was like fishing, but without hooks. Frustrated by the group's disinterest in preaching the Gospel and the language barrier, he prayed: "God I want to preach the Gospel to these people, send me back here someday to do it". Now five years later, with his wife as his very own interpreter at his side, he preached to the people of "Cañión Buena Vista" on the very exact spot where he had said that prayer roughly five years earlier. God's exactness in answering prayers can be mind blowing.

The ministry at the crusade was a great blessing with 14 people receiving Christ and many others being ministered to powerfully as well through the Holy Spirit's power including the healing and deliverance of a young man who had come to the open-air meeting drugged out and completely demonized. He came forward to receive Christ the first night and was prayed for by Bryan and Mercedes in power. He returned the next night dressed in decent clothing, his former dirty smelly clothes were gone, and was now sane, sober and in his right mind. Glory to God!

The Holy Spirit's work through their ministry has continued and continues on even into other nations. You can read more about them in Jane Rumph's book Stories From the Front Lines; Power Evangelism in Today's World, from Baker Book House, (Chapter 2) which can be ordered here.

Grace World Mission, the official name of Bryan and Mercedes' ministry has been incorporated into a State and Federally approved non-profit organization. Your generous donation will give you a CA State & Federal IRS tax deduction.

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