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And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

          Ephesians 4:11-14 (ESV)

Pastor Ivan Bespalov

Ivan Bespalov obtained his Masters in Physics from Odesa State University in 1992.  Shortly afterwards, he gave his life to the Lord in 1993.  Since then, Ivan has been involved with planting churches in Odesa, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, and Kyiv where he currently serves as pastor at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church.  


Ivan holds an MDiv from Ukrainian Biblical Seminary and is pursing a ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary (Glenside, Pennsylvania).  He is joyfully married with 2 children and a current member of the Society of Ordained Scientists.


Melvin Pike was raised by missionary parents in Fairbanks, Alaska.  After marriage, he worked in the food service industry. Melvin earned a BA degree in pastoral studies from Colorado Christian College (now Colorado Christian University) in 1986 and an MDiv from Sangre de Cristo Seminary in Westcliffe, Colorado in 1992.


In April 1993, Melvin was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Rocky Mountain Presbytery (PCA).  Between 1998 to 2013, he served with Mission To The World as a team leader and Church planter in Kherson, Ukraine.  In 2014, he took up the role of interim pastor at Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church in Montrose, Colorado. Melvin currently serves Mission To The World as a Church developer in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Elder Melvin Pike
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