Believing that the Lord has prepared in advance good works for each believer to do (Ephesians 2:10, Acts 13:2, Acts 14:26), City Calvary Chapel aims to support and assist individuals and couples who are led by the Lord and are prepared to spread the good news of Jesus Christ's offer of salvation in other countries and/or to other people groups. Our goal as a corporate body of believers is to send out missionaries from among ourselves, and thus be involved in the Lord's continued work to reach, disciple, and show His love to people around the world.
Slava & Olga Lontchakov, Ryazan, Russia: Slava is the pastor at the Ryazan church plant. Slava & Olga have one child, their daughter, Nastya. Ryazan was a church plant, with a Russian national pastor - Slava. Slava and Olga both worked with Calvary Chapel Church Planting Missions assisting teams to plant churches in various cities around Russia. Then, City Calvary sent a team to assist Slava in planting a church in Ryazan, and City Calvary has been involved in helping the Ryazan church since then.
Viktor and Vika Balyberdin, Smolensk, Russia: Like our other Russian church plant, we have a special place in our heart for the church body in Smolensk. Mike Bryan was the first pastor of this church, called "Blagovast," which was founded in November 1998. When the Bryans left in June 2008, Viktor, a Russian national, took over as head pastor.
Mike and Mary Lou Bryan: After living in Smolensk and leading the Blagovast church for 9 years, Mike and Mary Lou felt it was time to turn the church leadership over to Viktor. Currently, the Bryans are working with a mission team from City Calvary to go on a Summer Mission Trip to Russia and visit the churches in Smolensk and Ryazan at the end on June.
Tenley Jank: Tenley & Wesley Jank with their son, Ransom have graduated from Bible College training and are in the Seattle area getting prepared to be sent out onto the Mission field.
Katie Blincoe, West Seattle Young Life: Katie is on staff at Young Life, a ministry that introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith. "Blincoe" as she is known by, works full time at Young Life developing relationships with students at Chief Sealth, West Seattle and Seattle Lutheran High Schools, as well as; Denny Middle School, Catherine Blaine MS and McClure Middle School. City Calvary Chapel is one of Katie's many supporters in her work for Young Life.