Norm Wakefield's Biography for Church or Other Organization Audiences

Norm Wakefield served Coast Community Church, in Fountain Valley, CA for 10 years before he was sent out by the church to begin The Spirit of Elijah Ministries International. He has a shepherd’s heart and a vision to be an instrument in God’s hands to turn the hearts of men to Him and to their wives and children. However, his messages are just as impactful in the lives of women, young adults, teens, and children. Norm’s messages build up the body of Christ by giving practical, biblical teaching in how to apply the gospel to the most important relationships and the circumstances of life. You’ll find Norm’s messages to be powerfully life-changing because all are based soundly on the gospel with a reliance on the Holy Spirit to give understanding and application to his listeners.

On the personal side, Norm and Alma have been married for 45 years, have four children, and seventeen grandchildren. They have experience with children with special needs as well since their daughter, Amanda, was born with Down Syndrome.

Norm started the Spirit of Elijah Ministries International in 1997 and is the Executive Director. He has served the body of Christ faithfully and brings experience, inspiration, spiritual depth, and practical, simple, profound insight into the Scriptures as he speaks in men’s retreats, father/son and father/daughter events, youth conferences, marriage retreats, family life conferences, and spiritual life events.


What are Norm’s topics?

The following titles are presented in order of the messages that Norm most loves to present and that have been most life-changing over the past 20 years.

Church and Family Events (Choose 4-6 for a weekend)
Living to Love
Anchored in Christ
The Most Powerful Words Ever Spoken
Living from an Eternal Perspective
The Foundational Lesson for Knowing God
Leading With Vision
The Power of Humility
Teens and Young Adults (Choose 4 for a weekend)
Living to Love
Anchored in Christ
God’s Purpose for Living
Living from an Eternal Perspective
Building Christ-Centered Relationships - Guy/Girl Scriptures
Men’s Retreats (Choose 4-5 for a weekend)
From Equipping Men Series
  • Identity and Integrity: Foundation to Living Without Fear
  • A Man’s Confidence
  • The Calling Out of Sons
  • A Father and His Daughter
  • The Spirit of Elijah
  • Living to Love
  • Go With the Flow
  • Leading With Vision
  • Beware the Wolf: Every man’s battle
  • Sexual Purity
The Battle Ready Series (Lessons from Navy SEALS)
  • We are in a War
  • Always in Training
  • One Evolution at a Time
  • Attention to Detail
  • Teamwork: The Key to Victory
From Rising to the Call
  • Rising to the Call of God
  • Having Ears to Hear the Call of God
  • The Call to Faith
  • The Call to Holiness 
  • The Call to Prayer
Marriage Conference (Choose 4 for a weekend)
Living to Love
Give the Gift of an Imperishable Relationship
Making Much of Jesus in Marriage
Making Much of Forgiveness in Marriage
God’s Purpose for Marriage
Making Much of Grace in Marriage


Retreat/Conference Packages

If you are considering having Norm come and host a retreat or conference, below are several developed packages.