Our Speakers

Jeremy Groves

Founder and President

Jeremy Groves is the Founder, President, and Apostolic Leader of Salt and Light Apostolic Ministries. He was born into a Christian home and raised within the Baptist tradition. At a youth camp in July of 2006 He surrendered his life completely to Jesus Christ as Lord. It was in that time he first felt the Lord calling him into full-time ministry. Later in his life after a season of holy frustration, knowing there was more to God than he had known, Jeremy began to seek God for a greater reality of His presence in his life.

 

   God met His cry at age 22 with Holy Spirit descending upon Him in a radical encounter that transformed his life forever and took him into deeper levels of intimacy and encounter with the presence of God. The Lord then began to reveal and prepare him for the apostolic call on his life. In June of 2020 He told Jeremy and a small team to found Salt and Light Apostolic Ministries with the commission to bring the Gospel to the nations and to awaken the church to her bridal identity and re-calibrate her focus to His presence as the "one thing needed". 

 

   He carries an anointing and mandate from God to awaken people to first love passion for Jesus and to call them into the fear of the Lord for the purpose of producing a generation with a passion for purity of heart, fully equipped for a lifestyle of worship, love, power, and holiness. To lead people into a greater level of surrender, consecration, intimacy, and union with the Holy Spirit, and to empower and activate the Body of Christ in the power of the Spirit. He has devoted his life to the pursuit of purity and intimacy with God while carrying a passion for discovering the heart of God through His Word. He longs to see the desires of the Lord's heart fulfilled by partnering with Him to see the nations of the world encounter the presence and love of Jesus.

Laura Ottaviano

Vice President

Laura Ottaviano is the Vice President of Salt and Light Apostolic Ministries and the Associate Pastor of Lighthouse House of Prayer (LHOP) in Northern Virginia. She is also the Founding Director of Giant Kids Ministry, a non-profit ministry which produces teaching materials and videos to train God’s children to be His giants in the earth.

The name Laura means "Victory" and her life has echoed this truth that God spoke over her at her birth. She was raised in the Catholic Church but did not personally come to know the Lord until her early twenties, when God revealed to her that Jesus is the only way to Him. A key turning point in Laura's life came a year after her conversion in 1987, when she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. After this encounter, the Word and power of God opened up to Laura in a way that she never had experienced before. The Holy Spirit then began to immediately place her under some of the most powerful, anointed teachers of her day as the Lord taught her about faith, the authority of the believer, divine healing and the Spirit-filled life early in her walk.  Laura learned firsthand through this powerful season of her life that God still does miracles and healings today. 

Since then, Laura has studied under Kenneth Hagin Ministries as a student of Rhema Bible Training Center Correspondence School, is a graduate of John Maxwell’s INJOY Leadership School, Gerald Brooks Leadership Roundtable, and is a Level 2 Graduate of Francis Frangipane’s In Christ’s Image Training (ICIT).  Laura was first ordained as a minister in 1999 with Word of Grace Fellowship of Ministers. She has extensive leadership experience and training having served for years in various capacities as a minister on church and pastoral staffs, including Associate Minister, Director of various Youth and Children’s Ministries, and founding and leading a 501c3 non-profit ministry.

God uses Laura to bring healing and victory through words of knowledge, prophecy and the laying on of hands and anointed teaching of the Word of God. She has shared her passion for the reality of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, helping countless people be filled and receive the gift of personal tongues over many years of working in altar ministry. She flows prophetically in intercessory prayer and confidently prays bold prayers of faith in the name of Jesus. Having seen God heal her of countless childhood ailments, she has carried a passion for healing to many others as she partners her faith with theirs. Laura has a great hunger and passion for the Word of God and a gift to teach the Word with creative illustrations. She stands in the office of a teacher, with pastoral training and a heart for young people especially, and with a passion to exhort, lift, and encourage believers to be all they can be in Christ. 

Laura is now licensed and ordained with Salt and Light Apostolic Ministries. She has years of experience, yet her greatest desire is to serve the Lord and His church humbly in any capacity that He needs her.

Michael Scheirer

Evangelist

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Mike Scheirer is an Evangelist with Salt and Light Apostolic Ministries and the Outreach Coordinator for Lighthouse House of Prayer (LHOP).

 

He was raised in the Episcopal Church and lived a nomadic lifestyle for much of his youth. In 2011, during a youth retreat in Pennsylvania, Mike gave his life to Christ after a radical encounter with Holy Spirit, coming under the conviction that he had only received the religion of Jesus and not the person of Jesus. Over the next 5 years, Mike struggled with his identity and relating to God as his Father, and in the midst of this season he learned of his call as an evangelist through a series of dreams where God was calling him to preach the Gospel. It wasn’t until 2016 when He encountered the Holy Spirit again at Delaware House of Prayer, that things began to radically change in him. This marked the beginning of a new journey for Mike. The Lord told him to go to the Camden School of Supernatural Ministry which became the first stepping stone to understanding and being launched into his call.

 

Mike then attended Global Awakening School of Supernatural Ministry (GSSM). At GSSM, he learned how to walk with God in ways he never thought was possible. He grew in the understanding of his identity and the love of his heavenly Father. During this time, God began to reveal more of the call He had placed on Mike's life. Shortly after his graduation from GSSM, He met Jeremy through a Holy Spirit encounter at Voice of the Apostles in 2020, which ended up being the partnership God used to launch Mike into his calling as an evangelist.

 

He carries a burning passion to see every believer pick up the torch of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and carry it to every corner of the world. He has a strong conviction that every believer is called to GO and preach the Gospel. He aspires to know God and live a surrendered life. He carries a strong anointing to restore people to healthy identity by revealing the Fathers heart and to stir up believers out of complacency and inaction, and to equip them take their place in the army of God to launch out and bring in the harvest of this generation.