Hirchie Schaffner started in Ministry at age 19 after having a life changing encounter with the Person of Jesus and the Power of the Holy Spirit when he was 17. It was at the age of 17 that God put a passion in his heart to see people encounter the Saving Grace of Jesus and a calling to carry the Gospel to anyone who would listen. As he followed that call as a teenager he witnessed God’s Supernatural work through his life bringing many who were lost to salvation, seeing miracles and healings, as well as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those he prayed for.
In the Years since God has granted him the opportunity to minister in various regions throughout the United States as well as on the Navajo and Apache Reservations. He has also had the privilege to share the Love and Power of God in England, Wales, Australia, Mexico and Ethiopia.
Hirchie served as the Pastor and Founder of The Gathering Place Ministry Center for fourteen years, until recently as God called him to step out of his pastoral role and carry his prophetic calling to the Body of Christ.
The message of revealing God’s love is at the forefront of all he does, with a great emphasis on Words of Knowledge God is able to penetrate the hearts of people just like he did the Samaritan woman at the well. Hirchie’s passion is not to just give words but to see people connect to their Father when they realize God is paying attention to them, Just one word from Jesus through His people can change a life forever. Not only is it about God using Hirchie but it’s about instructing the Body of Jesus to learn to hear His voice.
Along with his teaching gift, he also has a great passion for worship and has lead worship and ministered in music for over 20 years. “The Father is seeking worshipers and for me it’s not about being a worship leader but a lead worshiper!”
Hirchie and his wife Sara have been married since 1998 and have 4 wonderful kids: Yohannes, Emma, Evan and Annalise