Demanding answers of why Evangelist Torben Sondergaard is imprisoned

Demanding answers of why Evangelist Torben Sondergaard is imprisoned

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Petition to
Governor Ron DeSantis

Why this petition matters

Started by GladEF EF

Dear Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott 

We plead that you look into this case. We strongly believe this evangelist is imprisoned in Baker county detention in Florida, with false accusations. Please look over his life and what he does. He has been serving God for many years and has no felonies of any kind.  Torben is in need for much help. He claims he doesn't know the real reason why he is detained and his lawyers can't do much, maybe because he is not a citizen. Have compassion and help. Please see his story below: thank you!!!



Torben Sondergaard is a Danish pastor who is facing extraordinary persecution for exercising his Christian faith.

Torben is a preacher, teacher, and author who was born in 1976 in Herning, Denmark. In 1995, he committed his life to Christ and felt God calling him to ministry. The next 15 years he and his wife served God with spreading the Gospel and church planting in different cities around Denmark. 

In 2011, Torben and his wife formed a Christian organization called The Last Reformation (“TLR”) which emphasizes preaching of the gospel, healing the sick, deliverance, and discipleship. The ministry grew to become globally recognized and in 2014 they founded a missionary training school which in 2018 became known as The Jesus Center.

In January 2019, Torben, his family and work they were doing at The Jesus Center became the target of what appeared to be a coordinated effort to shut down his ministry. A smear campaign in the Danish media and subsequent legislation was passed – forbidding pastors to pray for children and people with disabilities, which made it difficult and even dangerous to continue their work in Denmark. Within a year, the situation became untenable and out of fear the Danish government was planning to arrest him for practicing his faith, Torben and his family made the difficult decision to flee their homeland. They came to the US and applied for asylum in the early 2019.

On June 30, 2022 Torben was asked to attend an interview with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to “discuss his immigration status” in Orlando. He traveled to Florida from California to attend the interview, but instead of being interviewed, shockingly, he was detained. The reason for his detention has not been made clear to his family or his attorneys.  He has not been charged with any crimes and still has a pending asylum petition.  He is currently being held in Baker County Detention Center in North Florida.

For more information on his detention and immigration case click here.

Torben speaks from jail


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