Marco Casanova

Marco Casanova

Marco Casanova

Assistant Director

The Desert Stream Ministries world is a brilliant reality. The Lord unquestionably works when deep brokenness is brought into the light. Responding to a need, this ministry is a movement of people making space for the wounded to come and encounter Jesus of Nazareth.

I’m a Roman Catholic, baptized as a baby of a lovely family in Houston, TX. There, a desire to serve the Lord as a priest welled up in my heart. I eventually entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA. I was in priestly formation for eight and half years, and completed undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology. Coming to grips with my need for radical redemption in my broken sexuality, I surrendered my plan to become a priest, and resigned from the seminary. I immediately came on as an intern with Desert Stream Ministries.

Working now as the Assistant Director, I have been privileged to work alongside this healing army. It has convinced me of a deep need, both in the Catholic and Protestant worlds, to have bold witnesses, preaching a gospel capable of deep redemption. A gospel that gives no good news of transformation on the levels of broken sexuality is an impotent, anorexic and burdensome message. The cross of Jesus must not be emptied of its power!

I’m eager and hopeful. To lose trust is not characteristic of a disciple. This Jesus is alive and continues to set the captive free, including me.

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