Aleksandr Shevchenko – passionate teacher of the Word of God, organizer and speaker at conferences worldwide. Aleksandr is the founder and senior pastor of House of Bread Church (Sacramento, CA, 2006). He has hosted numerous television programs and is the lead producer of the docuseries “The Slavic nations search for God”. He is also the author of "Church and civil society", "Types of mentality", "Attack on Supreme Sovereignty" and other works. He began his media ministry in 1996 together with his wife Zhanna, when they started recording video testimonies of people who encountered God in a supernatural way. Alex and Zhanna Shevchenko currently reside in Sacramento (California, USA) with their two children, Daniel and Viktoria.
Johannes Justus (born in 1957) – President of the German Association of Pentecostal Churches (BFP, senior pastor of Elim Church in Hanover, Germany. He actively serves through mentorship, as a notable speaker at many conferences, and provides consultation services in Germany and across the world. Johaness is married to Irina Justus and together they have 7 children, one of which is adopted, as well as 19 grandchildren. His life’s mission is dedicated to the development of the church and the edification of believers. He is a staunch supporter of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Who works in the church. Johaness urges Christians to be open to the work of the supernatural power of God.
Dr. Johannes Reimer is Professor of Missions Studies and Intercultural Theology at the Ewersbach University of Applied Arts in Germany and the University of South Africa. Since 2016 he is the Director of the Peace and Reconciliation Network of the World Evangelical Alliance. He is personally involved in a number of conflict resolution programs and has written several books on Mission and Peace. He has written a number of books and articles on European mission history and theology. Reimer is married to Cornelia and they have three children and two grandchildren.
George Davidiuk was born and raised in the United States in a family of Ukrainian immigrants. While preserving the language of his parents, he became a world-famous evangelist in the former Soviet Union. In addition to his gift for speaking, God blessed him with the talent to sing. Starting at the age of 16, he spent 12 years touring with his band all over North America and Europe, bringing the Gospel to countless cities. To date, the band has recorded 22 albums and multiple music videos. George Daviduk serves in a wide variety of Evangelical interdenominational churches worldwide. Currently, his ministry is comprised mainly of three parts: recording music, missionary trips, and teaching classes for students in Bible schools and missions around the world.
Adam Bondaruk is the senior pastor of Bethany Slavic Missionary Church in Sacramento, California. In 1988, Adam and Galina Bondaruk emigrated to the United States along with their eleven children. On December 7, 1989, he was elected as pastor of the newly formed church and two years later, he was re-elected to the same ministry as pastor of Bethany Slavic Missionary Church. In addition to being a pastor, in 1996 Adam was ordained as a bishop of the same church. On October 21, 2006, at the conference at Slavic Christian Center of Tacoma (Washington), with the participation of bishops and coordinators of various international denominations and unions, Bishop Bondaruk was chosen to be the senior Bishop. Currently, he continues in his ministry as pastor of Bethany Slavic Missionary Church.
Eduard Kislyanka immigrated to the U.S. with his parents when he was 4 years old. He got his ministry to start at House of Bread church in 2008, serving as a coordinator for the youth ministry. He went on to serve in teen ministry and the 18-25 student ministry until being ordained as the pastor of the English service at House of Bread Church.
Bogdan Bondarenko was born in Ukraine. At 15, he left to study in France and five years later, Bogdan received his Bachelor's degree in language and literature. While in France, he was baptized and began to preach his first sermons in French. In the year 2000, the Bondarenko family emigrated to Jacksonville, Florida where Bogdan served as the youth leader at Living Stream Church for seven years. He was ordained as a deacon and subsequently, as a pastor. In 2005, Bogdan founded the Slavic Missionary Bible School (SMBS), followed by the Teen Bible School (TBS) and the Intensive Discipleship Training (IDT) school. IDT has graduated 1500 students and missionaries since its foundation. Through the years, Bogdan has participated in numerous missionary projects in nations across the globe. In 2017, he became the senior pastor of Living Stream Church and in 2020, together with his team, opened an English speaking, multicultural church in Jacksonville. Bogdan has three children together with his wife Olga.
Russell Korets was born in Ukraine, and his family immigrated to the US when he was 9 years old. At the age of 18, Russell became the youth pastor at Slavic Gospel Church and served there for 5 years. During those years, he also traveled with Good Samaritan Ministries and coordinated Practical Missionary Bible School. He completed his bachelor's in theology at Oral Roberts University. In 2010, Russell and his family moved back to Seattle and together with a team started CityHill Church. The church grew faster than expected, and within two years, Russell moved an hour north to start the 2nd campus of CityHill. In 2020, Russell stepped back from the Slavic community and became a pastor at Timberlake Church, which reaches over 6,000 people in the Northwest. In his role, he oversees 5 campuses and is currently training leaders to plant 2 more campuses and 5 new churches in the next 5 years in the Seattle region. Russell is married to Tanya, and together they have 4 kids.
Peter Golosinski is a founder and a lead pastor of Connect Church in Springfield Missouri. Peter and his wife Nadia have been married for over 21 years and have four children. Peter is passionate about the local church and its ability to reach their community. Since the launch, Connect Church has been ministering mostly to the local English speaking people.