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.