The IPHC General Superintendent’s Office has announced a change to the General Conference speaker’s schedule.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances,” said General Superintendent Doug Beacham, “we have made a change in the Thursday night speaker for General Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be blessed to hear from Bishop Valerii Reshetinsky, the IPHC leader in Ukraine.”
Born in 1956, Bishop Reshetinsky trained as an electrical engineer, earning a PhD in electroacoustics, ultrasonic technology, and bionics. But Bishop Reshetinsky began pastoral ministry in 1991. He was ordained in 1993 at Christian Hope Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, and later became Senior Bishop of the Union of Evangelical Churches (IPHC Ukraine). His passion for church planting and discipleship have led to the planting of hundreds of churches, continuing the work of ministry through a global pandemic and now a military invasion.
Bishop Reshetinsky has provided cultural and community leadership in Ukraine as well. Since 2000, he has been president of the Barnabas International Charitable Foundation. He also serves as president of the International Center of Christian Leadership and the Genesis Institute of Life and the Universe. He is a journalist and writer, a member of Ukraine’s national societies for both callings.
With his wife, Lyubov Reshetinskaya, Bishop Reshetinsky has three children. They have remained active in relief efforts since the invasion began.
“Bishop Reshetinsky will give us a unique perspective on our churches caught in this war zone,” Beacham added, “and what the Holy Spirit is doing to spread the gospel in spite of the war. We will take special time to pray for Ukraine as well as for other nations experiencing trials and tribulations.”
We are delighted to welcome Bishop Reshetinsky as our Thursday night speaker at General Conference. Since the Russian invasion began in February 2022, the IPHC global family has given over $700,000 in relief funds for Ukraine, of which over $300,000 has already been disbursed. These funds have helped to sustain communities and churches devastated by the ongoing war with Russia.
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