What is Sozo?

Saved. Healed. Delivered.

Sozo is a Greek word that means: “to save, deliver and heal” and is used 110 times in the New Testament. The goal of a Sozo session is to create a safe environment where one can receive revelation and experience God’s love.
A typical Sozo session is led by a person(s) who asks questions of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit intended to reveal to the Sozo-receiver information about the lies, wounds & strongholds that are distorting the truth in their lives – the lies which are often holding them back from the true destiny God has for them.
Another aspect of a Sozo session is to have a balanced connection with all three persons of the Trinity starting with God the Father. All three are explored and directly relate to our parents, family, and close life relationships. Through this healing, we see intimate interaction with the Trinity more fully developed and a quickening of the spirit to receive more of God’s love and freedom.
It is our belief that Jesus not only heals physical, emotional, and spiritual problems, but changes us from the inside out - making us new. Sometimes inner healing is needed before our physical healing manifests. When we give our emotional pain and traumas to Jesus, we are freer to receive all that He has for us.

Our SOZO Ministry Team

Ministry leader - sonia schaub

co-leader - Mercedes sullivan

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please send us an email and we will contact you with further information.


For most of my life I have been riddled with a lack of self-esteem and anxiety that caused my mind to race. I was subjected to a few very evil influences. My half brother sexually abused me and my father exceeded the boundaries of acceptable sexual relationships with me. This mainly took place in Saigon, South Viet Nam, where I was exposed to the horrors of war. On two occasions the Viet Cong from the north, bombed the kings palace, which was right up the street from me. I was terrified and handed off to my abuser to go inside and try to calm me down.
I did not have a healthy relationship with men. The love of my life, my fiancé, dumped me after seven years. I was left with a total distrust of any man. I was left with a Jezebel spirit to get the attention I so greatly desired. My family abandoned me because I was abusing pain medicine to kill my pain.
I was so insecure. I was diagnosed by the psychiatrist as having manic depressive illness. I was never at peace, I never felt comfortable with myself, or with my life. There were also generational curses, mostly on my father side of immoral sexual relations and who knows what other evils. I was exposed to something in Vietnam that was very evil. Exactly what I do not know. It was horrible to have my mind racing all the time, never allowing me to have peace of mind, not to mention a very nervous relationship with others. I was a miserable person most of my life.
Then I had the Sozo session at which time I saw just where God was during the traumas of my life. He was right there with me, in my heart and that is why I was able to survive. We broke off generational curses and unhealthy soul ties. We broke off soul ties that I was not aware of their existence. The feeling of an evil presence in me was broken off. For the first time in my life, I was filled with this great peace and contentment that only comes from being in relation with God. My mind stopped running and I was filled with a kind of love that no human could give. My heart became warm instead of cold. God was there for me, and he accepted me as I was, in spite of all the sin in my life. God is so amazing. At once, my heart was made whole. All of the holes in my heart from past hurts were filled with the love of the Lord. I was consumed with the love of God.
Since then, I have been filled with such peace and joy. I thought that I was unlovable and he showed me I was lovely. My heart has been broken and he made it whole. I lay for almost a week and a half in the arms of the Lord, just letting him hold me, soothe me, and rebuild my heart. It felt so nice to finally be at peace with God and with myself. This was a piece beyond human understanding. The mental issues I was having were really a lack of God in my life. I was able to get off of my psych meds and for the first time in my life I felt whole. I began to love myself and feel acceptable and beautiful because the Lord says I am. This has been such a wonderful experience and it definitely changed my whole life. I was able to feel good about myself and my relationship with God.
I can’t wait to have another session and I would highly recommend this to anyone with self doubts or out of relationship with God. The Sozo team was able to bring forth such a strong presence of the Holy Spirit. They were able to lead me right into the presence of God. I will be eternally grateful.
Hi everyone. I’m pretty new to Coast and I wanted to share my testimony with you. Specifically, my recent experience with Sozo at Coast.
A little background on me. I, like a lot of people experienced childhood trauma. Some of the ways I struggled in my adult life because of this childhood trauma was a difficulty regulating emotions, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, problems in my interpersonal relationships, a failed marriage, and several unhealthy coping mechanisms. I sought out therapy for many years. I think I had eight different therapists over the course of 30 years. I have tried EMDR, body work, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, PTSD treatment and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I did learn new healthy skills, but I wasn’t able to heal the core wounds. I worked hard at my mental health, and it was frustrating because for all the hard work, I still felt I was on a hamster wheel with my struggles.
On the outside, it looked like I had it all together, three beautiful children, a great career, smiling on the outside, but inside I was in so much pain. I prayed for many years for God to heal me but over time I came to accept the lie that this was my fate, that I was destined to live in inner turmoil for all my life.
I came to know Jesus in my teens, but I didn’t have a strong walk, nor did I attend church regularly. I tried to attend a few churches, but nothing really took. I did enjoy listening to different sermons online from various churches.  Earlier this year, I stumbled upon Coast Christian Fellowship’s online services. It was like no other. Every message really resonated with my Spirit. Often, I would get words and they would be confirmed in the messages shared by Pastor Joe. One day, Pastor Eric shared that he had a dream the night before about a woman struggling because as a child her father was in and out of her life and today there is this missing part and this feeling of uncertainty because of a seed that was planted by her father. He mentioned poor decision-making finding men. He said that the woman knows this but that she hasn’t had a breakthrough yet and that he believes that God wants to bring healing and sever all ties and agreements she had with who God is as protector and provider in her life. He wants to set you free in that area he said. He also said that the dream was for more than one woman and particularly a woman watching online.
At that moment, holding my phone in my hand, I burst into tears because it was as if God was speaking directly to me. I had a failed marriage and now a relationship that was on the brink and I felt my heart was bursting because I just knew I found my church finally and I found the pathway to the healing I had been searching for. I started coming to Coast and when they announced the Sozo ministry, I immediately signed up.
But before I share about my Sozo experience, I want to say a little more about how instrumental and encouraging the prophetic prayer ministry has been in my life. I mentioned I didn’t attend a church, but from time to time I would go to PIHOP for Prophetic prayer. I was blown away by some of the things that were said to me. For example, one of my fears is that my son would grow to follow in my dad’s footsteps and a woman asked me if I had a son and encouraged me to continue disciplining him and carving out boundaries for him. Another women knew that I had a career in finance without me mentioning anything, and she told me that I would do new and innovative types of kingdom type business. Another person told me that my testimony had a special anointing, and I was going to help people who have struggled in similar ways to me. All of these things were true weapons in times of despair and low points in my life. I think they saved my life actually.
Back to healing, when I signed up for Sozo, I didn’t know what to expect. But after two sessions, I feel that Sozo was the missing puzzle piece to my journey on healing. It addressed the core issues that were triggering bad behaviors. With the help of Sonia and Mercedes, and the Holy Spirit guiding us, we were able to identify those lies that I had been standing in agreement with about not being wanted since I was a unplanned pregnancy, we prayed for the baby in the womb, and spoke God’s truth over that, that God knew me in my mother’s womb and created me in His image. We broke other agreements that I came to believe as a child because of the abuse I witnessed, neglect, addiction and abandonment due to the incarceration of my father. Also, we addressed the sin wounds that were covered with guilt and shame that I discovered stood in the way of my intimacy with God.  Mentally I knew I was forgiven for my sins, but in my heart, I hadn’t forgiven myself for one particular sin. God revealed that to me in the session. I had buried in deep down with denial. Something about the process of confessing it to others and bringing it to the light and having God’s Word confirm it really freed me. It was then I had my breakthrough and saw GOD’s FACE for the first time in my life. And in that vision while sitting on the Sozo couch, God handed me a bright, beautiful new heart. He handed it to me! Halleluiah! We prayed and declared that all past and present lies, and agreements be broken in my family line before and after me.  The enemy was kicked out of my family. It was deliverance, freedom, and healing and it was beautiful.
What came next was truly amazing to me. In my discussions with my sister and mother, I was able to let the Holy Spirit guide me, and I had breakthroughs with each of them. We were able to talk about some deep things we hadn’t before discussed. Because I am different now. I am softer and more loving, less defensive, no longer triggered.
In closing, I’m excited about the future. I’m no longer operating life from a Spirit of Fear…fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, fear of intimacy, fear of my own emotions. I’m more present than I’ve ever been.  I’m able to walk now. What I mean by that is I’m not held hostage by my core wounds. There will still be good and bad days, I will still have to work at things, but I feel every day is getting brighter and brighter. I hope the same and more for you or your loved one if they choose to sign up for Sozo. Blessings and love.
I’ve had three sozos so far this year. Going into the appointments, sometimes I didn’t even feel the Spirit, 10, 20 min into it but I noticed that the more I broke off the lies, the more that I pushed through and stopped caring about trying so hard, by the end of the time, I would feel lighter and could sense the Spirit with me. I have dealt with a lot of pain and hurt from the past form my parents and community, with rejection, abandonment, and experienced a lot of anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness towards a lot of people in my life.
It got to such a bad season where I was completely numb to feeling emotions and was wearing a mask of happiness to hide what was really happening. I’ve been working though some things on my own, but coming to the Sozo really provided the space and resources to move deeper and really knock out what the enemy was trying to feed me for so many years.
It was a lot of tears and letting go and pain, but living in the weeks after, it has been a time of refreshment and rest from the lies. I’ve really come to accept what the Lord has spoken over me :)