Awake Ministries was launched in the year 1998 as an evangelistic ministry. Pastor Michael Fernandes who is the founder of Awake Ministries had an amazing encounter with the Lord in the year 1996 with his encounter with the Lord, there birthed in him a desire to know more of this God and a passion to draw people closer to Him. Since then Pastor Michael has been passionately pursuing his call to reach the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Since the ministry began in the year 1998 Awake Ministries has had the privileged of taking the Gospel to the multitudes in various parts of the country. Initial Gospel meetings were conducted in the remote areas of the state of Goa, India. Where Pastor Michael and Team would minister to hundreds of people. In these meetings Awake Ministries witnessed amazing moments of manifestation of the Holy Spirit, Healing, Deliverance, Signs, Wonders and Miracles.

Then later in the year 2004-2005 God took Awake Ministries to the interior places of Aswaraopeta in the state of Andhra Pradesh which is now the state of Telangana. As Awake Ministries faithfully continued in their call of great commission God made way for them to have mass meetings in the same area in the year 2006-2007 where more than 15000 people heard the good news of Jesus Christ. Thousand accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

As God Worked, the passion for His kingdom grew even more. God would lead and we would follow. After Aswaraopeta it was Salur in year 2008 where more than 6000-8000 people received the Gospel, then in the year 2009 God took us to Bhimavaram and the vicinity. God also opened doors for us in the state of Jharkhand in the same year.

Awake Ministries have not only been conducting meeting or visiting various congregations to preach but we have also been going to bible schools to impart the fire and passion that God has put in our hearts.

In the  year 2011, God took Awake Ministries to the next level of faith as God led us to start the broadcast our preaching videos on local Christian TV channels without any resources, nor any financial support Awake Ministries took the step of faith and began our TV program titled “ Touching Heavens Changing Lives” It was a miracle as Gospel is going  to houses where people would have never opened doors personally and we hear so many testimonies of how people have been blessed through media ministry.

In addition to preaching the Gospel as Awake Ministries we desire to have a worship center, a bible study centre, a bible school to raise up disciples, to impart into their lives to same passion that God has birthed in our spirit. Right now we 12 hour prayer tower where we have dedicated group of people praying for the prayer needs of people, which we receive though phone calls or emails and even personally, and we want it to grow to 24 hrs prayer network. Because we believe in touching heaven changing lives.

Today Pastor Michael with his wife along with Awake Ministries team travel around different parts of the country and the world with a burning desire to preach the Gospel and that have been the vision and the heart of Awake Ministries to draw people closer in relationship with their savior.

Till date we have seen thousands of people take their stand for the Lord Jesus Christ and we believe for even greater move of God in the days to come.

Church Services

Sunday Service

We have two services every Sunday, Morning Service in Panjim City and Evening in Margao City.


Sunday School

We believe in imparting Biblical Values in kids through Sunday School


Bible Study

Having a strong Biblical Foundation will help us in enduring and overcoming the crisis in our lives.


Music School

We believe that music is a great instrument by which we can render our service to the Lord. Learn music with some of our anointed musicians.


Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is to encourage the body of Christ to return to its first love, empower a generation of leaders, and most importantly see souls saved.

Our Mission

We are committed to draw people closer in relationship with Jesus. Awake Ministries exist to glorify God, advance the Kingdom of God, and to fan into flame the fire of revival.

  • Pastor and Evangelist Michael Fernandes is the founder of Awake ministries, he met the Lord at a young age of 19. On the verge of giving up life, he challenged God by saying “If you exist change me!” From that day on his life was no more the same. God became so real to him that he would spend 12-14 hours of the day at the feet of the Lord, seeking to grow deeper in Him and in His word. Having struggled with certain weakness like stuttering and lack of self confidence, he never thought that he would ever serve God. But God had other plans; the time spent at the feet of God birthed in him a desire to see all mankind enjoy this same privilege of dwelling in God’s presence. Thus he began to move out in the call of God.
    • His wife Shvetha comes from a non-Christian background. Going through difficult times in the family, she had an encounter with the Lord that changed her life and her family too. Since then she is a follower of Jesus Christ only.
    • Together they have been serving the Lord in Goa and the rest of India, ministering to the lives of the broken hearted, bringing the healing touch of the Lord Jesus Christ to the lost and wounded. Through this ministry, the Power of God has transformed the lives of sinners, healed sick bodies, restored broken relationships and most importantly drawn people into an intimate relationship with God.
    • The desire of Pastor Michael and the passion of Awake Ministries is to see all mankind have a personal relationship with their Creator and be on fire for Jesus.
  • We believe…
    • God: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19).
    • Bible: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 1 Peter 2:2).
    • Repentance: The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ (John 14:6).
    • The Rapture: In the blessed hope – the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming (Titus 2:13).
    • Eternity: In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Revelation 20:11-15).
    • Baptism: In water baptism by immersion (Matthew 28:19).
    • Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
    • Holiness: In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Galatians 5:16-25).
    • Healing: The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (1 Peter 2:24).
    • Family: We believe in the sacredness of marriage between one man and one woman and family commitment. We promote strong family values (Ephesians 5:31-33; Ephesians 6:1-4; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 19:5 Leviticus 18:22; Genesis 2:24).
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world. He came to this earth to die for our sins and to bring us into a relationship with God the Father.
    • Everyone is a sinner. In this day and age, no one wants to think of themselves as sinners, but that’s exactly what the Bible says about each and every person in the world. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” and that means everyone.
    • Your good works cannot save you. Many people say, “Well, when I stand before God, I’m sure my good deeds will outweigh my bad deeds, and He will let me into Heaven.” Friend, there is no good deed you could do that would take away your sin. The Bible says in Isaiah 64:6 that all of our attempts at living right are like filthy rags. We are all sinners, and one thing is for sure: we cannot save ourselves!
    • That’s why Jesus came! The good news is that Jesus came to save us! The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16).” The Bible tells us that Hell is a real place, a place of eternal separation from God that will be filled with torment. But you do not have to go there! Because of Jesus Christ, you can spend eternity in Heaven!
    • No matter who you are or what you have done, you can be saved right now! Jesus took the penalty for our sin when He died on the Cross. He was without sin, so His death on the Cross made Him our substitute and the perfect sacrifice. Only His blood was pure and sinless, so only His blood can wash away our sins. He died and was buried in a tomb, but on the third day God raised Him from the dead! All power has been given into His hands and He is more than able to save you. There is no other way to salvation. Jesus said of Himself, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father (God) but by Me (John 14:6).” The Bible says that if you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and confess Him with your mouth, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). God will adopt you into His family, and you will have an eternal inheritance and a home in Heaven. He’ll make you a brand new creature. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).” Won’t you pray right now?
    • Pray this prayer: Father, I believe that You sent Your Son to save me. I believe that He died on the Cross and that He rose again on the third day. I ask You to forgive all my sins and wash me in the precious blood of Jesus. I receive Your free gift of salvation. Thank You for saving me and adopting me into Your family. Thank You for making me brand new I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen!


Michael Fernandes

Pastor and Evangelist Michael Fernandes is the founder of Awake ministries, he met the Lord at a you

Rayna Dmello

Associate Pastor

Rayna D'mello is an associate pastor of Awake Ministries. She experienced the love of God at a very

Shvetha Fernandes

Shvetha Fernandes is the wife of Pastor Michael Fernandes and also co-founder of Awake Ministries. S