Pastor Aleksandr got his start in ministry as a campus minister to Fort Lewis College with the ministry that discipled him through his studies at FLC, Christian Challenge. The personal discipleship he experienced through Josh Story, director of Christian Challenge, equipped him to be passionate about applying the Word of God to his life and discipling others to do the same. Aleksandr joined FSBC in 2016 and learned to love the Church in our congregation, especially with the help of former Pastor Clyde Johnson, after a hiatus from Christian community. Aleksandr's experience with questions, doubts, and disappointemnts in his own faith journey give him a sincere interest in helping skeptics and estranged Christians fall in love with Jesus and learn to live for all he promises us. Aleksandr and Anna, his lovely wife, have been married since 2016. They have two dogs, love to host board game nights, watch classic movies, or catch live bluegrass concerts. Aleksandr may have an apologetic bent, but the true evangelsist in the family is Anna, who accepted Jesus as her Lord her freshman year of college. She loves to help total begginers dig into the bible for the first time.