Serving families, the Church, and the community by equipping children to be wholehearted in knowing and applying the Word of God in their lives.

Vision and Values

At the very core of the Children’s Equipping Center (CEC) is our mandate to establish a culture that equips and releases children to be devoted to God and live in His love.

Our desire is to see children all over the earth involved in the prayer movement and moving in signs and wonders. To this end, we have set in place priorities and programs that will pass on the biblical values of prayer and the Word of God, which are foundational to night-and-day prayer.

The heart of our vision is to intentionally develop opportunities for children of all ages to be equipped to heal the sick through the laying on of hands; to prophesy, preach, and teach; to give from their heart to the poor; to worship; and to evangelize the lost. Finally, we want to provide opportunities for them to express and grow in their gifts and develop as musicians, singers, and prayer leaders.

Core Beliefs

  • Bible literacy: We equip children with a heartfelt knowledge of the Bible through godly content and creative teaching methods.
  • Prayer: We teach principles about enjoyable prayer that assist children in developing an intimate dialogue with God and a thirst for communion with Him.
  • Praise and worship: We aspire to create an environment where all children receive the opportunity to express their love for God and receive His love for them.
  • Power, signs, and wonders: We teach children that they can walk in boldness, zeal, and the power of God and participate in ministry to one another in such a way that signs and wonders can be released through them.
  • The prophetic: We teach children to believe the promise given to us in Acts 2:17 that in these days His Spirit will be poured out on all flesh and that they are the ones who can receive the Holy Spirit’s ministry.

CEC Leadership Team

Lenny and Tracy La Guardia
For over three decades, Lenny and Tracy La Guardia have devoted their lives to equipping, empowering, and mobilizing young people, parents, and leaders with kingdom of God truths and relevant strategies for ministry to children today. Lenny and Tracy serve on the leadership team at the International House of Prayer, where they direct and oversee all local, national, and international ministries relating to children ages 1–12. They have been married over thirty-five years and have five children: Lenny, Leatha, Andrea, Adrienne, and Shontavion.

Executive Leadership Team
Lenny and Tracy La Guardia: Executive Director, Resource and Leadership Development
James and Nadia Bricco: Director, CEC
Jana Mills: Executive Administrative Assistant to Lenny La Guardia

Administration and Operations
Jaime Robinson: Senior Administrator
Matthew Mills: Director, Leadership and Resource Development

Margarita Legarda: Director, CEC International

Danny Lima: Director
Andrew Meek: Division Leader, CEC Worship
Jaime Robinson: Director, School of Ministry

Joy Maas: Director, Dance

Malachi 4:6 Family Prayer Meeting
Danny Lima: Worship Coordinator

CEC Tender Shoots, 1–5-year-olds
Amy Szu: Coordinator

CEC Young Messengers Institute, 6–12-year-olds
Nadia Bricco: Coordinator

Early Childhood
Lauren Meek: Early Childhood Coordinator
Amy Szu: Coordinator, 1–2-year-olds
Rebecca McNutt: Coordinator, 3–4-year-olds
Christin Smith: Coordinator, 5–6-year-olds
Diane Mattione: Special Needs Coordinator

Sari Robinson: Coordinator, 7–8-year-olds
Brad Carlson: Coordinator, 9–10-year-olds
James Bricco: Coordinator, 11–12-year-olds; Director, The Bridge (11–12-year-olds)

Travis Miles & Juanita Miles: Directors, Outreach and KidCity7

Conference Children’s Tracks
Tracy La Guardia: Coordinator, Tracks for 1–5-year-olds
Matthew Mills: Coordinator, Tracks for 6–12-year-olds

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Help Us Impact A Generation

The Children’s Equipping Center is advancing the work of the kingdom by equipping a generation to know Him and do His works. Your financial gift will do more than supply for its needs; the investment you make will produce an effect that begins with the children of this generation and ripples unto the ends of the earth and the return of Jesus Christ.

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