We currently have a team of 40 individuals who launched AWAKEN CITY CHUCH in Boston, MA on September 8 2019. 


This new church is located in the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.  We meet weekly for Sunday Worship Gathering at Boston Teachers Union school at 25 Walk Hill Rd-10am.  


Check out all the weekly events on facebook and on our website at


Are you ready to join the multiplication movement to REACH BOSTON with the transforming love of Jesus?   


Are you willing to discover who you were created to be and help others do the same?  


Are you ready to join the adventure?  


Contact us today!

The Priest Family

Who knew that a boy from Richmond, VA and a girl from Bourbonnais, IL would meet on a blind date in Boston! While attending Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, Melinda’s older sister heard Jason sing in a chapel service and told her mom she had just heard Melinda’s future husband sing. While visiting her sister for a weekend, she set the couple up on a blind date and the rest is history.


A few years after Jason graduated, Melinda graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. Melinda and Jason were married soon after and have been happily married for twenty-three years. The couple has lived and ministered in Richmond, VA, Anderson, IN , and Holland, MI.  Jason worked for twenty years as a computer technician, and has served as a worship leader and small group leader.  Melinda has been a music teacher, song writer, conference speaker/teacher, and a worship and care pastor. She is also an ordained Wesleyan pastor and has a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary with a specialty in Multiplication.


Jason struggled for twenty years with chronic back pain that resulted in seven back surgeries. God has worked a miracle in his life within the last two years after discovering a health program that eliminated his pain. As a result, the couple are both certified health coaches. Jason is working as a health coach full-time and is helping people across the country discover healthy habits. 


For many years, the couple faced the giant of infertility. In November of 2006, God provided a miracle from Florida. Tyler was adopted from birth and is now 11 years old and entering the 6th grade.  He is creative and has a love for art and cooking. He also enjoys baseball, playing outside, Legos, Pokémon, and, of course, video games.  In November of 2017, another miracle was born in Grand Rapids, MI. Joseph is almost 8 months old and is dearly loved by his great big brother! His smile brings joy to everyone he meets. His adoption was final on April 6th, 2018.


Melinda and Jason believe in miracles! 

“With God all things are possible!”   - Matthew 19:26 (NIV)





Scott and Briana Donahue-Martens met as freshmen at Houghton College. After graduating in 2013, they married and moved to New Jersey where Scott graduated with a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2015, Scott was ordained in the Penn-Jersey District of the Wesleyan Church. Briana and Scott moved to Boston in the fall of 2017 and fell in love with the city. Briana works as a paralegal, and Scott will start a Ph.D. program in Practical Theology with a focus in Homiletics at Boston University School of Theology in September of 2018. The pair enjoy camping, gardening, reading, and spending time with their cat.