Our Leadership

Todd is the founder of Awakening Fires Ministry, AF Recreation, Timber Management Inc, and Wood Bask

Todd & Natalie Hunt

Todd is the founder of Awakening Fires Ministry, AF Recreation, Timber Management Inc, and Wood Basket International. Todd received his BS in Timber Management from the University of Georgia in 1993.  After college he moved to Macon, marrying his high school sweetheart and attending First Presbyterian Church.  While there as a volunteer youth leader he was approached by the youth minister to help him with an outreach to Central High School.  This outreach became Campus Clubs and still serves the Pleasant Hill community today.  This outreach helped Todd to find his calling and purpose in life.  After serving as a youth pastor at ATAP Ministries in Unionville, Todd started Awakening Fires.  After miraculous provision he purchased the Redeeming Hope Center in “The Birthplace of Macon” Fort Hill.  The Hunt family has a passion to see the inner city of Macon healed.  They believe that the key to Macon’s restoration lies in the poorest neighborhoods.  They are committed to seeing healthy, life giving systems implemented to heal our city.

Since 2010 Awakening Fires has been shaking up our city with tent meetings, worship events, discipleship and sports programs in the inner city.  Todd’s heart is for Macon to see Jesus for who He is. 


Jason & Jill Thomley

Jason and Jill have been happily married for 20 years. They are the proud parents of five children; two of their children came through God’s gift of adoption.

Jason has been in full-time ministry for nearly twenty years in Macon, Georgia in positions at the Power House Youth Center, Harvest Cathedral, and Awakening Fires. Currently, he is transitioning from full-time ministry to a bi-vocational structure. In this current season he is focused on building two businesses, Backstraps Deer Processing and ProBuilding of Macon, to provide for his family. This  will set the Thomleys up to minister sustainably to the inner city for years to come.

Jill has poured her professional life into the building and strengthening of families. She has helped many families grow through God’s gift of adoption and currently works for Abiding Love Adoptions and Life Resources of Georgia.

Jason and Jill are occupied with raising five children, coaching youth football & soccer, and serving at Awakening Fires. They look forward to the journey ahead as they discover what the Lord has for them and how He plans to work through them in the city they love… Macon, Georgia.