Ilya and Janet Bantseev left Canada for Russia in 1993. They planted a church in Novokuznetsk,
Siberia. There are 15 million drug addicts in this country, which is over 10% of the population. The ministry of Teen Challenge has been effectively used to see addicts saved and delivered and many developed into leaders of the church.
Since 1993 their church has grown to over 1,000 people and they they have planted 17 churches in Siberia. The 18th is in Tochilino. In March 2016 they opened Teen Challenge Leadership Schools in six cities across Russia.
Watch a video
of the Bantseevs' ministry in Siberia.
North Pointe is sponsoring the church plant in Tochilino. We plan to send a short-term missions team to Tochilino in the Fall of 2017. Details to come.