About Us


Encounter God’s transforming presence

Catch The Fire Asia is a dynamic family of healthy churches, encountering and living in God’s presence, manifesting his love and joy and transforming our cities.


Global Connection and History

Ron and Teddy Sawka came to Japan with their  family in 1975 as missionaries and have been used by God in establishing churches, building an Apostolic center for Japan and a network of churches across Asia.  They were key parts of bringing teaching and equipping of intercession and prophecy into Japan and Asia.  Arise 5 was founded in 2010 with the vision of teaching and growing apostolic and prophetic people. Arise 5 has deepened ties throughout Asia through apostolic and prophetic teachings through the powerful, breakthrough anointing that Ron & Teddy carry. 


Michael and Rachel came to Japan in 1999 to work with Ron & Teddy.  In 2005 they became the leaders of the Sano Church and then the leaders of the Arise 5 Japan Network.

Catch The Fire is an international network of churches headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

In 1994, led by John and Carol Arnott, the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF) became known around the world as the place where the Holy Spirit was poured out in an unprecedentedly powerful way. This revival of spreading God the Father became known as the "Toronto Blessing" and has a worldwide impact on hundreds of nations.

Years later, TACF changed to Catch the Fire with a passion for revealing the kingdom of God to the local church on earth and spreading revival to the nations. John and Carol have led a significant and influential revival work for over 20 years, passing the baton as senior leaders to Duncan and Kate Smith in September 2015. They are passionate about meeting the transformative presence of God in churches around the world, leading a dynamic ministry on behalf of Catch the Fire World.


Arise 5 and Catch the Fire merged in 2020 to connect minds and visions through supernatural connections and have a greater impact on Asia.

Catch The Fire 2020

In May of 2020, Catch The Fire was officially integrated with the Partners in Harvest network. 

Duncan and Kate were anointed and commissioned by John & Carol Arnott to lead the integrated CatchThe Fire world movement. 


With a vision to reach the world and see God's amazing plan unfold through different cultures and languages, Duncan and Kate had the vision to open up spheres in 4 main regions of the world.  The current spheres are Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia.  The sphere leaders work together on a global world team led by Duncan and Kate. 


Asia Sphere

Headed up by Mike & Rachel Sawka with a vision to raise up leaders and healthy churches to be ready for the massive harvest that is coming in!  They have a vision to see each country show it's own flavor while keeping the core values of presence, encounter and transformation.  God loves the nations in Asia, He loves the diversity, culture and languages and we want to see the nations be restored to their true identity and people be set free to be who God has called them to be. 

Ron & Teddy now serve on a global team of Apostolic Ambassadors for Catch the Fire and are the apostolic ambassadors for CTF Asia and Japan.  

We are passionate and committed to going after the transforming presence of God in Asia.  

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 Catch the Fire World


Ron Sawka


Our Executive Team


Sphere Leaders

​Michael & Rachel Sawka


Motoki Asai


George & Aria Li


Simon & Irene Tang


Eduard & Megumi Thayer


Apostolic Ambassadors 

Ron & Teddy Sawka