David and Katya Snead
Calvary Chapel missionaries in Lviv, Ukraine
Sent out of Horizon Christian Fellowship
in Indianapolis, a Calvary Chapel
Seminary–trained missionaries with a focus to train new and existing leaders
Seeking God’s will for the future and intentionally working against present needs
Serving local leaders and fostering sustainability in the Ukrainian church
We train and serve local leaders in Ukraine, creating and translating resources for them, so that they can better serve and shepherd their churches, raise up more local leaders, and reach their communities for Christ. A large part of our vision is sustainability—we want to make sure that leaders have the ability to continue to pass on what they know to following generations.
Why is this so important?
Our guiding passage for this vision is from 2 Timothy 2, verses one and two:
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”2 Timothy 2:1-2
Who are we?
David has been serving as a preacher, teacher, and worship leader in Ukraine since 2010. He helped to plant a Calvary Chapel in Lviv, Ukraine from 2010–2015 and then moved on to work with the indigenous church in Ukraine from 2016 until today.
David is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Indianapolis and has a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS) in Lviv, Ukraine. He is continuing his studies at the seminary to get his master’s degree in local church development and growth. He has also authored or co-authored several books:
- Public Speaking in a Second Language, which is especially relevant for missionaries
- Lviv Has Two Christmases, an Advent calendar for friends of Ukraine
- All About Ocean Creatures, a children’s math book
- The Formation of a Culture of Worship in the Church, a manual for worship leaders and pastors, co-authored with Ukrainian leaders and pastors for Live Sound Movement (unavailable in English)
Katya is a native Ukrainian that has served in both women’s ministry, youth ministry, and leading discipleship groups. She has served in both Ukrainian- and American-led churches within Ukraine since 2009.
Katya is a graduate from Coram Deo, a biblical counseling college in Ukraine, and has her bachelor’s degree in mentorship and effective ministry to women and girls from UBTS. She also has her master’s degree in Polish language and literature from Ivan Franko University in Lviv. Katya has translated or edited several books and study materials in Ukrainian from either English or Russian, including:
- Thomas: Hero of the Faith, translated for Et Libros, a Christian book-publishing ministry in Ukraine
- The Expositor’s Collective’s workbook on expositional preaching (edited with Irena Stokolos and David Snead, translated by Sofia Perdomo)
- Textbooks for Coram Deo, an international biblical counseling institute
- Multiple class materials over several semesters for Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary
David and Katya met in Lviv in 2010 and started working together in youth projects at her local church. After their friendship blossomed, they got married in 2013 and have been passionately serving the Ukrainian church together ever since.
Indigenous Calvary Chapel pastor and regional overseer for CCUA (Calvary Chapel Ukraine). Eugene is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Ternopil, Ukraine and a longtime friend of David Snead.
Senior pastor of Horizon Indianapolis, Jordan received this position in 2022 from Bill Goodrich, pastor emeritus of Horizon and part of the CCA board. Horizon has been sending missionaries to Ukraine since 1992.
Missions pastor at Horizon Indianapolis, Levi took this position after 17 years as a Calvary Chapel missionary in Ukraine. He is married to a Ukrainian and has taught expository preaching to indigenous pastors.
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