Bogdon Kipko, founder and pastor at Forward Church in Irvine, Ca, immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union, with his wife, Victoria in the 1990’s. Kipko hosts the “Fuel for Life” podcast with listeners across all 50 states and in more than 115 countries. He authored the book Forward and has launched an online video course, “The Millennial Mentor: How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Your Twenties.” He has a B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Washington, and a Master of Theology from Talbot Theological Seminary.
Shawn Beaty left a record deal and a career as a professional musician in 1995 to pursue full-time pastoral ministry. With a Master of Divinity from Bethel Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gateway Seminary, Beaty serves as the senior pastor at Clovis Hills Community Church. He and his wife Kellie have been married over 20 years and share 3 children.
Victor Chayasirisobhon currently serves as the President of CSBC and is the lead pastor at First Southern Baptist Church of Anaheim. In addition, Victor operates as the Chief Administrator at Anaheim Discovery Christian School. He loves learning and holds several post-graduate degrees from Gateway Seminary (formerly known as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary). He was recently elected the 1st Vice President of the SBC and serves as the DOM of the Orange County Southern Baptist Association. He and his wife, Theresa, have 4 beautiful children