Summit Main Speakers

Pastor

Aleksandr Shevchenko

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.

Bishop

Johannes Justus

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.
University professor

Dr. Johannes Reimer

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.
Evangelist

George Davidiuk

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.
Pastor

Arkadiy Olesh

Arkadiy Olesh was born in 1967 in Western Ukraine. From 1990 to 1996, he was honored to serve as a missionary in Russia within the Nizhny Novgorod region for “Voice of Hope”. Since 2000, Arkadiy has been serving in the role of Senior Pastor for the Evangelical Church “Grace” in the city of Columbus, Ohio. There, Arkadiy and his wife Valentina are blessed to be raising of family of eight children.
Pastor

Eduard Kislyanka

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.
Pastor

Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez, lead pastor of New Season, one of America’s most influential mega  churches according to Newsmax, is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. Rodriguez stands recognized by CNN, FOX News, Univision and Telemundo as America’s most influential Latino/Hispanic faith  leader. Charisma magazine named him one of the 40 leaders who changed the world. The Wall  St. Journal named him one of the top 12 Latino leaders and he was the only faith leader on that  list. He has been named among the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” (Newsmax 2018)  and nominated as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” (TIME 2013). Rodriguez has advised Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump and frequently consults with members of  Congress to advance life, religious liberty and biblical justice initiatives including immigration  and criminal justice reform. Rodriguez is the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award presented by the Congress of Racial Equality. Rodriguez resides in Sacramento, CA with his wife Eva, and their three children.

Pastor

Bogdan Bondarenko

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.
Pastor

Russell Korets

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.
Pastor

Peter Golosinski

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.
Pastor

Vlad Kotyakov

Vlad Kotyakov was born in Ukraine. At the age of 11, he immigrated to the United States with his parents. At 17 years old, he experienced a deep conviction after an encounter with God, which changed his entire life forever. A real transformation and dedication to ministry took place in Bible School. He traveled to many countries including Ukraine and Russia, preaching the gospel. He also assisted in coordinating a Bible school for ministers and pastors of Chukotka and Yakutia (Russia). Pastor Vlad studied at the Bible School “Christ For The Nations” (Dallas, Texas).
Pastor Vlad was called by God to pastoral ministry. In 2013, he was ordained as a pastor at House of Bread Church, where he currently serves as the Executive Pastor.
Vlad and his wife Tanya reside in Sacramento where they raise two amazing children, Eva and Leon.