Leadership Team

RUI PORFIRIO

Meleah House of Prayer Founder | Director

Rui (also known as Hugh) was born in Angola, Africa and moved to California at the age of four. He spent most of his life in California until God called him and his family to move to McKinney, Texas in June of 2005. Rui and his wife Stacy were radically saved in May of 1998, and spent seven years in Southern California, serving at Harvest Christian Fellowship under the leadership of the great evangelist, Greg Laurie. In May of 2006 Rui had a life changing visitation from the Lord Jesus Christ that shifted his focus and passion towards historical revival, the end of the age events, and a life of intercessory prayer and fasting. Rui and Stacy hosted a house of prayer in their home since August 2006 untill they moved their family room prayer room to 3111 North Mcdonald Street, in Mckinney Texas. During the last 14 years Rui has led hundreds of corporate prayer meetings and Joel 2  solemn assemblies focused on Revival and Spiritual Awakening and most recently has helped lead three strategic prayer initiatives in Jerusalem, and one in Northern Iraq. Rui has been in full time ministry as an intercessory missionary, preacher, and builder of day and night prayer with worship for over 9 years and his passion and assignment is to call forth, equip, and disciple a generation of end time gospel messengers in the context of day and night prayer and worship that will help prepare the church and the earth for the second coming of Jesus.  Rui and Stacy reside in McKinney, Texas and have four amazing children, Liliana, Leila, Elijah and Elaina.

ROB GIESEY

Meleah House of Prayer Associate Director | Intercessory Missionary

Rob was born in Muncie Indiana and moved to Carrollton Texas with his family at a young age. He grew up in a Christian home being discipled by his parents and in the local church. Growing up a coaches son Rob had a passion for athletics and for the Lord. Rob served as a campus leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes both in high school and in college. In 2009 Rob experienced a true season of awakening towards the kingdom of heaven. In this season God awakened the lifestyle of prayer, fasting, and a commitment to the deeper things of God in His word. It was in this season God marked Rob with His heart for His purposes for Israel, the church, and the end times.

Rob serves the Meleah spiritual family by standing before the Lord to minister to Him with His word. He also serves through the ministry of intercession on behalf of God's purposes for the church and for salvation for the lost. He also serves the house of prayer through teaching and equipping the Meleah spiritual family in the Burning Hearts Discipleship Courses and Encounter God Sunday morning church service. 

Rob resides in McKinney Texas with his wife Sydney, daughter Zoe, and son Levi.