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    Viktor Batov

    Pastors network coordinator

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    Israel Pochtar

    Senior Pastor, Israel, South Wing Coordinator

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    Gleb Sambursky

    Senior Pastor, Israel, Central Region Coordinator

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    Daniel Klementy

    Prayer Ministry Coordinator

Timofey Medvedev

Director of the Association

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Israelis mob national parks, beaches for 68th Independence Day

Throngs of Israelis crowded national parks, beaches and IDF bases opened to the public across the country to celebrate Israel’s 68th Independence Day. The day’s festivities were marked with the traditional barbecues, flybys by the Israeli Air Force, parties and other forms of celebrations. Israelis were treated to IAF flyovers starting right before 11 a.m., as combat planes passed over most major cities and towns, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beersheba, Tiberias, Haifa and Netanya. Traffic jams

Right-wing activists held over bids to ascend Temple Mount, block Muslims

Police arrested over a dozen right-wing activists in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday, as they tried to hold an illegal march to the Temple Mount and keep others from reaching the area in two seemingly separate incidents. Around 6 p.m., dozens of right-wing activists begin an unauthorized procession from downtown Jerusalem toward the Temple Mount, the police said in a statement. The police commanding officer at the scene called on the marchers to disperse, as the event was taking place illegally.

PM says peace will come, as president honors 120 exceptional soldiers

President Reuven Rivlin hosted the annual Independence Day ceremony at his official residence Thursday morning to award the army’s annual citations for distinguished service to 120 soldiers, as the prime minister promised that peace will eventually come and suggested reviving annual military parades in the capital. The event began at 9:30 a.m. and was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Beaches, barbecues and Air Force flybys – Independence Day 2016

At dawn Thursday, the morning of Israel’s 68th Independence Day, Israel’s city streets lay quiet, a stark change from the all-night celebrations that dominated the country’s major city centers late Wednesday. Tens of thousands spent the night on the beaches of the Sea of Galilee, which local authorities said were filled to overflowing overnight with revelers who planned to hold the traditional Independence Day barbecues on the crowded beaches the following morning. In Ashdod, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Haifa and other majo

As Independence Day begins, Israelis move from commemoration to celebration

Israel abruptly crossed over from mourning to celebration on Wednesday night, as Memorial Day came to a close at sundown and Israel’s 68th Independence Day began. Mourning and somber speeches gave way to fireworks, concerts and parties across the country as the nation transitioned to Independence Day, with flags raising from half-staff back to full. At the country’s official cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the state ceremony marked the transition with a speech from Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein and the lighting of to

Building anew in the Negev

A group of young Tel Avivians has a plan to alleviate Israel’s housing crisis and develop the country’s neglected periphery at the same time. The plan, says Ben Topor of the Noah Initiative, is to move, as a community, to the isolated Negev town of Ofakim. “We thought about establishing a new movement that would solve the problem and we found the solution in Ofakim,” Topor said.

Netanyahu heckled at memorial for being too soft on terrorists

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was heckled at a terror victims’ memorial on Wednesday by an Israeli stabbed in 2000, whose brother was badly hurt in an ax attack in February. The prime minister was poised to address the bereaved relatives of the victims at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery on Memorial Day when he was interrupted by Rahamim Cohen, who accused the premier of being too soft on terrorists. “You said that you made a very difficult decision [in releasing terrorists in prisoner exchanges], but ter
  • Maksim Kiiranen

    Managing Director

  • Julia Zagvozdkina

    Press Attaché and Project Manager

  • Konstantin Andreev

    Coordinator of Legal Department and the representative in Russia

    Konstantin Andreev was born July 28, 1971, in the Saratov region of Russia. In 1993 graduated from the philological faculty of Saratov state University. Since 1995 employee of the radio station "Radio Church". In 1998 he graduated from Bible school Church "Worship" in Abakan, Russia. From 1999 to 2007 Director of the mission, the Lutheran Hour" in Russia (Lutheran broadcasting).http://www.lhm.org In 2003, as an external student graduated from the Seminary of the Lutheran Church of Ingria in St. Petersburg, ordined as a deacon for the parish of St John lutheran church in Moscow by Bishop Arry Kuagappi. In 2005 ordained as pastor for the parish of St John lutheran church in Moscow by Bishop Arry Kuagappi. In 2006 received a call from the parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Moscow of Lutheran Church of Augsberg confession - ELCAC  www.luther.ru. The senior pastor of this parish. Deputy President of the General Synod of the ELCAC. Episcopal visitor, the European part of Russia and Ural. Scholar, poet,writer,philosopher. The author and producer of numerous projects: ballet, "Martin Luther,teleplay "Esther". Writes and publishes books. Specialist in the field of Church-state relations. The author of numerous articles and monographs on the issue of religious sicrets and the limits of the autonomy of religious organizations. Member of the Board of Trustees of the penitentiary system of the Russian Federation. Awarded in 2001 the government award, medal by the Minister of justice of the Russian Federation. Graduated from the Russian Academy of foreign trade, specializing in jurisprudence. The lawyer of the Moscow regional bar Association "Protection". www.KonstantinAndreev.ru  Married, with two sons.

  • Pavel Levushkan

    Ecumenical network coordinator

    Pavel Levushkan was born on 21 May, 1973 in Siberia, Russia. From 1994 till 1999 he studied at Tomsk State University at the Philological faculty in the city of Tomsk, Russia. In 1990 he had a life changing encounter with living Jesus at a meeting of the Bible group. After that he became a counselor of social issues in Lutheran Hour Ministries in his region. He also took active part in human rights organizations. In 1999-2001 he received education in practical theology. After Pavel moved to Latvia, EU, in 2004 he worked in as a journalist in leading magazines of Latvia and he set up the most popular in Latvia, Russia, Europe, and US, Russian-speaking internet-portal on Christian faith Baznica.info. Most of the leaders of Russian-speaking denominations in Europe, Russia, US, and Israel become its readers very soon. Baznica.info has correspondent offices in Israel, US, Europe, Moscow, and Siberia. Since 2005, Paul is the Founder and Chief Minister of the Ecumenical Community of St. Francis - interfaith community that strives to live according to the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi. In 2006, Paul was ordained as evangelist in the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 2014 - he was ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Russia. Pavel is a guardian of the South region of Russia and Israel. 2009 Pavel conducted the first course on business blogging in International High School of Practical Physiology. Since 2001 he has been a member of Christian Media Group board of directors which is a part of Baznca.info. He was introduced to the vision of David Hathaway and got actively involved with the realization of his vision of saving this dying world. Pavel owns several websites. For the last five years he has been consulting entrepreneurs on how to be more effective in using Internet means in business. He has worked with business structures, social funds, political parties, and state structures. He conducted numerous seminars, courses and master classes in 2008-2009 in Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, and other countries. In 2005 Pavel worked as a counselor of elective campaign of the First Party in Latvian Duma and he also helped to set up the Russian-speaking website of the Party in their work with the Russian-speaking electorate.

  • Aleksandr Peremot

    Street Mission Coordinator

  • Ivan Komarov

    Healing Ministry

    Ivan Komarov is ordained as evangelist of the Russian Church of Christian of Evangelical Faith (certificate №220 signed by Head Bishop Okara P.N.). He is a leader of Interdenominational Healing Ministry "Christ the Healer” and organizer of Russian Association of Healing rooms. This Association helps to spread the Healing Rooms Ministry (HR) in churches and cities all over the world. Over million miracles happened all over the world as a result of this ministry.   Ivan Komarov organized HR Ministry in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Lithuania.   He holds international crusades regularly. He also started Skype healing ministry and people from different countries (like Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, USA. Israel, China, and others) take part in it.   Ivan shares true apostolic message, living Gospel which God confirms with miracles of deliverance and healing of bodies and souls, destroying strongholds and renewing minds, healing heart wounds. People receive emotional and physical healing during the very preaching. The testimonies include healings from cancer, AIDS, diabetics, scoliosis, deafness, blindness, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia syndrome, arthritis, depression, and other sicknesses.   Ivan shares his own revelations along with the teaching of Wigglesworth, John Lake, Kenneth Hagin, and others.   His background: he was a Senior flight Commander of Barnaul air complex (Altai region and Republic of Altai), a Director-General of OJSC "Altai Airline”, a General of Civil Aviation, awarded by honor plaque Russian Air transport Excellence Award and by the Best Manager reward of 1st National Civil Aviation Competition. He was an Academician of International Real Economy Academy, best manager of 21 century in Civil Aviation of Siberia region, etc. Ivan had a chance to become a Senator of Russian Federation but he considered it being less important job than to serve Jesus Christ. Not many people being in power position of this world can leave everything aside and become the preacher of living God and radical Evangelist as Apostle Paul once did. The power of God’s Word and Father's love changed him, his heart and mind, his family, his whole life and brought it into this ministry. It is a miracle itself.  Ivan is modest, humble and obedient to God. He is well educated and intelligent person. He is married and has 5 children (fourth child was adopted). He is devoted husband and father. He likes football, tennis, chess. Ivan traveled to North Pole, took part in archeological dig of Babylon. 

  • Yevgenia Vasserfirer

    Office Manager

  • Vladimir Jarmolo

    Technical Director

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