Leadership

The Church has a congregational church polity (government), meaning that the final vote in all matters is with all the members of the church. Based on our strong belief in the priesthood of all believers, there are no favours and no special privileges for anyone – every Christian is a priest before God under the authority of our only High Priest, Jesus Christ.

The leadership of the church is represented by a Church Council. The Church Council is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and consists of the Pastor (ex offisio), Church Administrator (Secretary), Treasurer and other elected or appointed members (normally representing different ministries of the church).

The Council meets monthly or as often as needed to discuss matters of importance to the church. Any matter of interest to the congregation are reported to the members.


Pastor

Gerhard Venter

Gerhard and his wife, Joan, have been with Faith Community since November 2014. They come from South Africa, where he has been the pastor of several Baptist churches, as well as the President of the Cape Town Baptist Seminary from 1993-2005. Before coming to Bratislava he was on the pastoral staff of Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg. They have 3 married children (2 sons and a daughter) and grandchildren.

Mobile phone: +421 944 081 225

Email: pastor@bratislavafaithcommunity.org

Church Administrator & Chairman of the Council

Pete Miller

Pete, a Brit came to Slovakia after marrying his wife Vierka. Together they are been part of Faith Community since the late 1990’s. He is a retired teacher and radio journalist. At Faith Community, Pete serves as Church Administrator and Chairman of the Council.

Mobile Phone: +421 902 646 857

Email: office@bratislavafaithcommunity.org

Church Treasurer

Vierka Millerova

Vierka, from Slovakia, is married to Pete Miller. They have attended Faith Community since the late 1990’s. Vierka works in the Slovak banking industry and is therefore ideally suited to serve as the church’s honorary treasurer.

Worship Leader

Frank Stephenson

Frank and his wife Alenka have been with Faith Community since May 2010. They have one child, Eliana. Frank is German-American while Alenka is a Slovak from Serbia. They both serve as media missionaries at TWR (Trans World Radio) in Bratislava. Currently Frank heads up the worship music team and represents this field within the Council.

Email: worship@bratislavafaithcommunity.org

Children’s Church

Zuzana Magdošková

Zuzka from Slovakia joined the church in 2010 upon her return from England, where she lived for 4 years. She splits her work 50-50 between working as a Product Safety Assistant at a chemical company and being a missionary of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Slovakia (Deska misia). Zuzka heads up the Children’s Ministry and represents this ministry on the Council.

Email: children-youth@bratislavafaithcommunity.org

Missionary Representative

William Green

William Green, a Scot, is married to Klara from Slovakia. William gave his life to the Lord at an early age and testifies to the Lord’s faithfulness in bringing him back from sometimes wandering away. He moved to Slovakia in 2002 to get married to Klara and they joined our church some years later. William is the Missionary Representative on the Council. Along with Klara they “look after” the missionaries supported by our church.