Our Leadership Team
Rev. Tommy Hays is a Spiritual Director, Teacher, and Prayer Revivalist. He serves as Executive Director of Messiah Ministries, the ministry he founded and leads for interdenominational teaching, preaching, equipping, and prayer ministries of inner healing, deliverance and spiritual formation. In the strategic ministry partnership between Messiah Ministries and Rapha God Ministries, Tommy also serves as the Pastoral Director of Rapha God Ministries at the office of both ministries in San Antonio, Texas. He ministers throughout the diverse traditions of the Christian faith. He is ordained as a United Methodist minister under special appointment from his bishop to lead his own ministry rather than serve as a church pastor. He is also a member in covenant relationship and ordained minister with MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries, an international prophetic teaching ministry led by Rick Joyner. He holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary (‘97), a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin (’86), and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin ('83). Tommy serves on the Advisory Council of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries and on the board of the National Christian Foundation - Kentucky Region. He has served in the past not the board of Spiritual Leadership, Inc. and as an Area Advisor for Aglow International.
Tommy was called to ministry from his law practice as a trial attorney in Texas, and now offers personal prayer ministry by private appointment through Rapha God Ministries at our San Antonio office. He is a frequent speaker in conferences and churches of many ecumenical gatherings, spiritual renewal weekends, and prayer revivals, inter-denominationally throughout the United States and the nations. His daily prayer devotional, Morning by Morning, is sent to readers around the world almost every morning by email and his book, recently updated, Free to Be Like Jesus—Transforming Power of Inner Healing & Deliverance is taught by many as a standard resource for inner healing and deliverance prayer ministry.
Tommy also teaches principles and practices for inner healing prayer ministry in a number of formats by invitation nationally and abroad to train and equip believers for spiritual ministry. Tommy is married to Rocio Caballero Hays and is the father of five wonderful children—Elizabeth, Zachary, Madison, Elijah, and Josiah—and three wonderful step children—Ray, Lilly, and Melissa. Tommy and Rocio attend Oak Hills Church at the Crownridge Campus in San Antonio in a strategic ministry partnership between Oak Hills Church and Rapha God Ministries, where Tommy joins Max Lucado to share a message on healing and hope at the First Wednesday Worship & Healing Service each month.