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.
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.
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.
Brett is the senior pastor of Athey Creek church, with an attendance of over 7,000 people . He and his family moved to Portland in 1996 to start Athey Creek Christian Fellowship. As our church has grown, Brett’s main focus has remained the same: pointing people to Jesus by teaching through God’s Word, verse-by-verse, book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. Brett and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Brooke, Joey and Casey.
As a teenager, Casey Treat was involved with drugs and the world surrounding that lifestyle. In 1974, at the age of 19, he entered a court-ordered rehabilitation center. During his years there, Casey found the saving grace of Jesus Christ and learned how to renew his mind through the Word of God.
After receiving his Bachelor of Theology and marrying Wendy, he started Christian Faith Center in 1980 which ministers to many thousands of people in two locations around the Greater Seattle area and an online campus that helps the faithful around the world.
Pastor Danil Tovkach is the Senior Pastor of Slavic Megachurch “Sulumita Evangelical church,” located in Fairview, Oregon.
Pastor Lance Hahn has been the senior pastor of Bridgeway Christian Church since 1997. A gifted Bible teacher, Lance is known for his ability to communicate God’s truth with accuracy and humor. His role at Bridgeway blends his two greatest passions: God and people. He loves seeing the transformation that happens when God gets a hold of a person’s life.
While Lance’s primary vocation is leading Bridgeway, God has also allowed Lance to serve Him in several other ways. His sermons are heard daily on KFIA radio, he has spoken at numerous conferences, written several magazine articles, and has published one book, How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out. Lance also serves on the board of City Pastors Fellowship, and is passionate about uniting churches in the Sacramento region.
Lance has been married to Suzi since 1995, and they have two daughters (Jillian and Andie) and one pooch, Bella. He holds a B.A. from Sacramento State University and an Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary. When he’s not at church Lance is an avid collector (sports cards, comic books, vinyl records, and other things), a major movie buff, and a big fan of the beach.
Pastor Mike is a co-founder of Genesis Church. At an early age, he felt God calling him to evangelism. Mike and Inna were married in 2003; they have 5 children. As a teenager, Mike started his ministry traveling to preach in churches, camps, and conferences. Eventually, God led him into youth ministry as a youth pastor. In 2010, Pastor Mike and Inna were a part of the team that launched City On A Hill Church in the greater Seattle area. in 2017, God began to stir Mike and Inna’s hearts for Sacramento. After meeting with Serge and Tanya Kisel, they felt a confirmation of what was already on their hearts. They sold their house and moved their family to the Sacramento region to plant a community oriented church. In his down time, Mike enjoys sports, especially rooting for his beloved Seahawks.
Phillip George Goudeaux II was born in Carmichael, California in 1978. He is the second of three children born to Drs. Phillip and Brenda Goudeaux. He was raised in Northern Sacramento, where he attended Grant High School. His interest in Football brought him recognition for his sports achievements. Following his High School graduation, he enrolled in Sacramento City College. He then enrolled in Rhema Bible College, graduating in 2000. He responded to God’s call when he became the Senior Minister on staff at Calvary Christian Center under the leadership of his father, Pastor, Dr. Phillip G. Goudeaux. He and wife, Naomi are Pastor and First Lady of CCC Marysville. They have four children, Miamore, Phillip III, Brendan, and Benjamin.
Pastor Rick Cole is the Senior Pastor of Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, California. He succeeded his father, Pastor Glen, and took this role in September, 1995. He earned a Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University and has since co-written two books. Him and his wife Cathy have three children & five grandchildren.
Pastor Sergey is the founder of “Church of Truth”, a predominantly Russian speaking church founded in September of 1993.
After many years, the church has grown into a multi-service, multi-nationalities and multi-generational community.
Thanks to multi-media, God has widened Pastor Sergey’s influence, impacting English and Russian speaking countries all over the world.
With 26 years behind, Pastor Sergey likes to say that “This is just the beginning”.
Pastor Vasily Botsyan is the Senior Pastor of City Hill Church, which homes multiple campuses. Within each campus is a lead campus pastor and local elder team, all united by one relationship and mission. Pastor Botsyan has a mission and goal to bring glory to God by taking the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that people can know God and have a relationship with Him, so people can live in the freedom that Jesus gives, help people discover their God-given purpose in life, and help them make a difference in the world.