Rev. Tommy Hays is a Spiritual Director, Author, passionate Revivalist, and Founder of Messiah Ministries, serving in ministry for over twenty years. He leads the ministry along with his wife, Rocio Caballero Hays from their home base in Fredericksburg, Texas.
He is an ordained member of the MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries and an ordained United Methodist Minister under special appointment as a Spiritual Director and Evangelist. Tommy served as Pastor Director of Rapha God Ministries in San Antonio, Texas for seven years.
His passion is the healing and equipping of the Body and Bride of Christ through ministries of inner healing, deliverance, prayer, and revival. His degrees include a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary and a BBA and Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the Advisory Council of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries and has served on the Boards of Rapha God Ministries, National Christian Foundation-Kentucky, Spiritual Leadership, Inc., and Area Advisor for Aglow International.
Tommy Hays was called to ministry from a successful law practice as a trial attorney, and is now a frequent speaker in conferences, retreats and churches inter-denominationally throughout the Americas and the nations. His daily prayer devotional, Morning by Morning, is sent to readers around the world and his book Free to Be Like Jesus—Transforming Power of Healing & Deliverance is taught by many as a standard resource for prayer ministry and is endorsed Max Lucado, Randy Clark, and Andy Reese.
Tommy and his wife Rocio are excited to minister in both English and Spanish with passionate interpretation by Rocio in her giftings of bold faith and evangelism.
Rocio Caballero Hays joins her husband Tommy Hays in the leadership of Messiah Ministries. She holds a degree in Ministry as a graduate of CFCI Bible College led by Apostle Theo Wolmarans, based in San Antonio, Texas and Johannesburg, South Africa, with church plants and Bible Colleges in nations around the world. She also graduated from the Rapha God Ministries School of Ministry, where she served on the Spanish Ministry Team for personal prayer ministry session of inner healing and deliverance for seven years.
Rocio is originally from Acambaro, Mexico and moved her family to San Antonio in 1995. As a young woman, Rocio was an assistant manager for a pharmacy, worked for the regional government as a census worker, and later started a small family warehousing business in Acambaro. In San Antonio she worked a variety of jobs as a single mother before starting her own cleaning business which provided the support to raise her three children—Lillian, Anhuar, and Melissa, who are now raising her beautiful grandchildren in families of their own.
Rocio has always had a passion for young people, forming and leading a semi-pro basketball team for young women in Acambaro. She later was honored to receive a black belt in karate and enjoys intensive physical work-outs at Zumba, Latin-Fusion, and CrossFit. She helped develop and serves on the Board of Directors of Camp Timothy, a summer youth camp and discipleship training in San Antonio.
Rocio has travelled for ministry to the nations of El Salvador, Honduras, Hungary, and England and joyfully fulfills her calling and passion as an evangelist gifted with bold and persevering faith, offering her gifts in both English and Spanish.
“Tommy Hays has spent a lifetime studying the place of prayer in inner healing. I have personally benefitted from his teaching, writing and encouragement. This book gathers a wealth of helpful insights and experiences into one volume. I am honored to have it on my shelf and honored to call Tommy my friend.”
“Tommy Hays combines a lawyer’s keen logic with a spiritual intuition to bring inner healing to a practical, effective and applied level. His proven techniques have been used in hundreds of ministry settings and can serve as simple yet profound tools in the hands of even the novice minister.”
“Free to Be Like Jesus will take you on a journey to learn more about the inner healing ministry. This book has many foundational spiritual truths and will help you if you want more healing in your own life, or if you want more tools to assist you in your inner healing ministry.”