Prayer Stations
comes into existence
During preparations for the annual New Year’s Eve Outreach in 1992, Nick Savoca, then Director of YWAM New York and his team were praying, asking the Lord what He would have them do as an evangelism strategy for their upcoming outreach in New York City.

In answer to their prayer, God very clearly said, “Pray for people on the street”.

“God gave us the strategy for creating and setting up a Prayer Station to invite people to stop and receive prayer for their felt needs”, says Nick. “From the first day, people warmly responded and many were ready to receive prayer and subsequently open their hearts to the message of the gospel. This new Prayer Station strategy has proved itself to be one of the most effective, powerful and disarming street evangelism methods we have ever seen!”

Since then, more than a thousand Prayer Stations have been sent out across the globe.


What started out as a table and tall red banner with the words PRAYER STATION emblazoned on it has turned into an effective street evangelism ministry that uses flags, tents, table covers, hats, tee shirts and more, that make for a formidable spiritual force that can be used anywhere in the world. The full Prayer Station package comes with a training kit that you can use to train those who are interested in taking part in the Prayer Station ministry.

Many thousands of churches, teams and individuals have used Prayer Stations globally, offering people of all cultures and communities the opportunity to be prayed for, and to learn more about the love of Jesus Christ and His wonderful message of Salvation.


Nick & Rozanne Savoca

Nick was born in Astoria, Queens in New York City as a first generation American. He came to know Christ as a 9-year-old boy and grew up in the church receiving his call to Christian service at the age of 12.

Nick attended two different Bible Colleges and graduated with a BA degree in Religious Education. Nick’s ministry began as the pastor of a small church in New Jersey where he met his wife Rozanne. They married in 1969 and soon after he left his pastor position to begin working full time as a missionary alongside Rozanne with Teen Challenge.

Rozanne was born and raised in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. She accepted Jesus into her life at the young age of 7 years old. At the age of 17 she answered God’s call to be a missionary with Teen Challenge working with the children of women who were going through the rehabilitation program in Brooklyn, New York. Later on Rozanne joined the team that started the Teen Challenge ministry in Long Branch, New Jersey, where she then met Nick in his pastoral position.

Nick and Rozanne joined Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in 1973. They have pioneered YWAM ministries in New York State, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and New Jersey. For two years they served on the YWAM Mercy Ship, The M/V Anastasis, where Nick was the Assistant Director. Nick has also served as the Northeast Director, East Coast Director and the North American Cities Director for YWAM. He currently serves as the Co-Founder/President and CEO of Prayer Stations, a Ministry of Youth With a Mission located in Jupiter, Florida.

Nick & Rozanne have three daughters who are all married. All three daughters and their families have loved and served the Lord all of their lives. Nick & Rozanne are also grandparents to 9 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, with one more on the way!

Ron & Anita Setran

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Ron was born in Smithtown, New York in December of 1969 and was raised on Long Island until he went to Mars Hill University in North Carolina to major in music. Ron grew up in a christian home and accepted the Lord at the age of 5.

Anita was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1972. She was born into a missionary family. Her parents, Nick and Rozanne Savoca, were serving with Teen Challenge at the time of her birth and then at the age of 7 months old her family joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Anita accepted the Lord at the young age of 3 years old.

Early on, Anita knew that God had a calling on her life for full time service and at the age of 16, in her father’s childhood church, she dedicated her life to full time ministry at the same altar her father had before her.

Ron and Anita were married in 1992, the same year the Prayer Station ministry began. In 1995 they attended their Discipleship Training School with YWAM in Lakeside, Montana.

Over the course of 19 years, Anita served as the Business Administrator, then Assistant Director, followed by the Director of the YWAM ministry in Smithtown, New York. Currently Anita serves as the Executive Director for Prayer Stations, Inc., is a certified Life Coach and licensed Finance Coach, as well as speaker and best selling author.

Anita also serves on the Leadership Team for Women World Leaders and is a published author within this powerful ministry. Recently she wrote a chapter in a #1 Best Selling book on Amazon, "Surrendered, Yielded With Purpose" about their family's courageous journey through COVID and has contributed to Women World Leaders magazine, Voice of Truth.

Ron spent 15 years working as Director of IT for a chain of sports clubs in Westchester County, New York. In 2002, Ron started Precise Technology Solutions, a web development, graphic design and computer technology business, and then in 2006 created a group texting service called One Team Text. After moving the family to Florida, Ron spent 4 years as the Director of Marketing for a distributorship in Palm Beach, Florida.

Ron was diagnosed with COVID pneumonia in September 2021 and consequently ended up in the COVID ICU. While he was in the hospital, Ron felt God calling him into full time ministry, and after a miraculous recovery, he gave his notice and began working full time with Prayer Stations.

Ron recently wrote a chapter about his COVID ICU experience in a #1 Best Selling book on Amazon, "United Men of Honor: Overcoming Adversity Through Faith".

Ron serves as the Director of Operations for Prayer Stations, Inc. and on their board. He is a licensed Finance Coach and certified Life Coach. Ron also serves on the leadership for Band of Brothers, a non-profit men's ministry based out of south Florida.

Ron and Anita have 3 grown children. Their son Caleb is married to Diana. They gave Ron and Anita their first granddaughter in October of 2022. Their middle daughter Karissa, graduated from Southeastern University in May of 2021 and their youngest daughter is the one that Jesus is allowing them to keep forever. Kiersten is 19 and she has Down Syndrome. Each are a daily reminder of God’s goodness to their family
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