About Mark DeJesus

I believe you are here because you want to live a more healthy and fruitful life in God.  You want to live to your fullest potential and your hungry to break through the limitations in your life. Those are the kind of people I love to equip. Sometimes we just need some insight or the right tools to break through.

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Mark and Melissa Maximus and Abigail (Photo Credit: David Butler II at butlerphotography.net)

I’m a Puerto Rican-Norwegian from Connecticut who is passionate about helping people experience life transformation in God. I am happily married to my wonderful wife Melissa and I am a dad to two amazing children, Maximus and Abigail.

I am a teacher, author and transformational coach. I love being a husband and father. But most of all, I am God’s child.

My Passion

I love equipping people to overcome limitations so they can live healthy and fruitful lives. 

I help those seeking for transformation get to the what causes their emotional and relational breakdowns so they can walk healed and free in the power of God.

I am the author of the following books:

My wife Melissa and I publish a weekly podcast radio show called Transformed You.

I also write regular articles on this site every single week.

Photo Credit: David Butler of Butler Photography

Photo Credit: David Butler of at butlerphotography.net

My Story

I have been involved in helping people for 20 years and counting. In 2004, God began to do a major spiritual renovation in my life. I was struggling with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive thoughts and constant sickness. I had grown up in the church and was a Christian since I was a boy.

At the time, I was serving as a pastor of a very successful church, but my heart and life was a hot mess. I had no idea how to overcome the oppressive thoughts that assaulted me on a daily basis. Not only were these thoughts overtaking me daily, my health was suffering as well. Chronic illness and exhaustion plagued my life. Personal relationships were not going very well for me. I slowly began to lose my piece until I did not have a moment of rest at all. I was desperate for help.

God brought a man in my church into my life, a guy I call a prophet in the shadows, who began to ask me about the issues of my heart.  He challenged me to address the brokeness I carried in a deeper way.

I began to see where my thoughts came from and I became deeply aware of the spiritual battle surrounding me. I realized that my heart was broken and needed a revelation of the love of God. It was during this time that the Bible came alive to me like never before.

I saw how the enemy had stolen, killed and destroyed areas of my life. But step by step, I was able to gain the knowledge to overcome the thoughts that bound me, experience love like never before and connect to personal healing! As I began to drive out the destructive thoughts, I not only noticed that my mind was healthier, my body was also healthier. I was able to take my life back!

The more I got free, the hungrier I got to help people. I also got angry as I saw so many struggling with battles no one was addressing.

So I did the unthinkable.

I got married in 2006 and left everything that was familiar. My wife and I started all over. I left a steady pastoral position to go out and help people walk into the freedom they were missing out on. I was willing to pay the price because my life was so deeply changed.

Areas of Expertise

My goal is to awaken people to who they are, what they are capable of and equip them to overcome the hinderances and limitations that get in the way. 

Many of these limitations have to do with mindsets that need to be exposed and removed.

I teach on many subjects, but I love to mainly address the following areas on a regular basis:

  • Experiencing healing and freedom from the inside out. 
  • The importance of knowing where thoughts come from and how they affect us.
  • Seeing how thoughts affect our overall wholeness and effectiveness on a daily basis. 
  • The need for every person to experience love and healing to the heart. 
  • Getting to the root of why we do the things we do not want to do? 
  • Addressing limitations that keep us from our designed purpose. 
  • Restoring wholeness to our families, friendships and overall relationships. 
  • Addressing the daily relational issues that hinder us from walking in true freedom and our divine potential. 

I also help people in group environments and in one on one settings, especially in the areas of:

  • Struggles of the mind
  • Overcoming personal limitations
  • Healing from the past
  • Marriage, parenting and family struggles
  • Helping leaders (pastors, ministers, business leaders) address personal limitations.

New? Start Here:  

  1. Join my mailing list. You’ll get my new articles and keep up with my weekly updates. Plus, for subscribing, you will get a free eBook, “Experiencing the Love of God.”
  2. Listen to us on our weekly radio podcast show called, Transformed You. (Check out episode one, where I share my personal testimony.)
  3. Get my books. I am always working on the next one, so take advantage of my growing library of work.
  4. Need personal help? Make sure you check out steps 1-3 first, but then go to the Personal Help page, where I can be a resource to your life and journey.
Photo Credit: David Butler II at butlerphotography.net

Photo Credit: David Butler II at butlerphotography.net

Mark’s Bio:

Mark DeJesus was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut and has been a native of the state all his life. His passion for New England and love for people runs deep. Mark has been passionately pursuing God since the days of his youth. He remembers believing in God at an early age and recalls responding to the call of God during his middle school years. Much of his encounters with God at a young age prepared him for what God had in store.

Mark has been involved in reaching, teaching and empowering people since 1995, equipping people in various roles, including, youth, music and speaker. Mark’s deepest passion is that of a speaker, preacher, teacher and exhorter to those in and out of the church. His desire is to help people recognize their need for heart transformation. His message involves getting to the root issues in our lives that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace.

Mark’s message comes from a personal passion, stemming out of his own spirit-soul-body renovation that occurred in his life, setting him free from mental battles and many physical infirmities. Through his own breakthrough and personal transformation, Mark is on a passionate journey of lighting the fires of spiritual renovation in people’s lives. His heart is to equip people to discover a transformed life from the inside out. He carries a heart of restoration to to see God heal breakdowns in relationship; with God, with themselves and with others.

In 2005, Mark met the woman of his dreams, Melissa, who joined him in the pursuit of wholeness and transformation. Married in 2006, Mark and Melissa ventured from a staff pastoral position to pioneer a new ministry from the ground up. Turning Hearts Ministries began and has remained a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Located in Manchester, Connecticut, Turning Hearts is the headquarters ministry base.

Their work involves healing broken hearts, setting people free and encouraging people in their identity. Their calling and focus is to address the strongholds, bondage and blocks that keep people from wholeness, health and freedom. They minister healing to the body, mind and spirit by addressing core issues that contribute to the breakdown of our wholeness. They also carry a deep desire to see people restored and to build healthy relationships and families.

Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts to be shared and are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation.

Mark and Melissa live in Manchester, Connecticut, and are committed to raising their two wonderful children, Maximus John who was born in 2008 and Abigail Hope, who arrived in 2010. They value their family as a high priority and seek to minister out of the overflow of what God is doing in their home.

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Photo Credit: jordanrio.com

Short Bio for Mark DeJesus:

Mark DeJesus has served as an experienced communicator since the 1990s. As a teacher, author, transformational consultant, Mark is deeply passionate about awakening hearts and equipping people to experience healing and freedom. His message involves getting to the core hinderances that keep people from experiencing heathy and fruitful lives. His writings have been featured on sites like Charisma and Patheos. He is the author of 5 books and hundreds of teachings. He hosts a weekly radio online show called Transformed You and blogs at markdejesus.com. Mark and his wife Melissa live in Connecticut and are enjoying their precious children Maximus and Abigail.

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