Our Team

Phil Sessa Phil is a husband, and father of two children.  He is the Director of Soulfishing Ministries and has a passion for God’s glory, evangelizing the lost and edifying (discipling) the saints. He is both an expository and an evangelistic preacher and trains men in both types of preaching. He hosts the Stop and Think About It Podcast, (where he’s known as “the Bronx Expositor”) along with co-host Nick Vazquez. He is an Elder at Grace Baptist Church along with Pastors Peter Nicotra and Nick Vazquez.

Jose Ocasio “The Puerto Rican Deacon” loves to read, study, and learn from the Word of God. Like Spurgeon stated, Jose “visits many good books, but lives in the Bible.” He is a seasoned open-air preacher in both English and Spanish and has been a pioneer in helping to establish Soulfishing Ministries. He has a passion for the Lord of the harvest and to be used by God to reach the lost. He helps lead prayer meetings and also serves as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church.

Evans Olang Evans is a husband, and faithful prayer warrior, teaching, preaching, and praying the Word of God. His heart is to see passionate, elevated, and effectual prayer in the lives of God’s people. His commitment to prayer undergirds our ministry. Although humble and quiet, Evans always makes opportunities to share the Gospel with the lost, and to disciple believers. He founded and spearheads He Has Magnified His Word our daily devotionals.

Ismael Claudio is a member at Grace Baptist Church where he serves on the A/V team.  He is also the co-host of the Breaking Bread Podcast and the producer of the Stop and Think About It Podcast. Ismael holds a degree in film production from Brooklyn College and earned an Emmy Award for video production with Spectrum News. He is passionate about God’s Word being preached rightly (2 Tim 2:15).  He is married and together they have one son, and a daughter on the way.  He resides in Woodhaven, Queens.

Nick Vazquez Nick is a father, husband, and Elder at Grace Baptist Church, where he faithfully teaches God’s Word. Nick’s teaching is focused on the Doctrines of Grace, and on the doctrines of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. Nick, aka “The Puerto Rican Puritan,” also sings Christian Hip Hop Music, but he is most passionate about learning, preaching, teaching, and living God’s Word. He resides in the Bronx, NY with his family.