Keith Major & Iwona Bednarz-Major
· Youth Pastors at Moscow Christian Center spearheading their youth and young adult ministry
· Vineyard missionaries to Russia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar
· Youth and music leadership in Doha Fellowship in Qatar
· International House of Prayer staff
· Founders of Encounter.Community
· We currently reside in Azusa, CA (Los Angeles County) where we launched first Catholic school of supernatural ministry Stone to Flesh School of the Heart.
One of the founding members and leaders of Hallelu Jah Catholic Community in Wrocław, Poland (which now belongs to the Catholic Fraternity, a private association of Christian faithful of pontifical right). Training and discipleship in leadership, performing arts, praise and worship, liturgical music, schools of ministry and prayer.
Attended Papal Faculty of Theology (Pontificia Facultas Theologica Wratislaviensis) in Wroclaw, Poland.
YWAM Disciple Training School student and teacher.
Occupation: ICU and Anesthesiology nursing.
Ecumenical experience includes: City wide pastoral engagement and ministry across denominational lines since 1990's. ELLEL Ministries training in healing and deliverance. Organized March for Jesus in Poland.
Community and city wide worship leading (from small groups to big events such as conferences and stadium events) and worship group leadership in Poland and Russia.
Translation, live (consecutive and simultaneous) and written: English/Polish/Russian/Ukrainian.
Established and developed curriculum for Bible studies for kids, youth, young adults, adults, women and home schooling and community classes: Spiritual Reading, History of the Church and History of Philosophy. Polish language and culture/history classes.
Attended Louisiana State University and majored in marketing and minored in photography. In 1991 at 21, sold two successful businesses to become a missionary to the Soviet Union.
Sent overseas by Bethany World Prayer Center and Vineyard International. Ordained at 25, pastored and co-founded 3 fellowships in Russia and Poland and helped ecclesial communities in the Arabian Peninsula.
Taught English as a Second Language and Business English at Berlitz in Poland and Saudi Arabia; and at the British Council and Qatar University in Qatar as a way to reach young adults and business professionals.
Left the Persian Gulf when the 2003 Iraq War began and returned to the USA to join the International House of Prayer. Later became Media Director to implement a live 24/7 television broadcast in partnership with GOD TV.
Ministry areas, skills, and positions in Poland, Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and USA:
Leadership and developing leaders by teaching and training in the Biblical, spiritual, personality and psychological aspects of leadership through apprenticeships, specialized seminars for youth, young adults and adults; and through relationship.
Administration: All aspects of event creation, planning, and organization in a wide variety of settings, including ecumenical events across all denominations (Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox; Pentecostal, Evangelical, Charismatic and historical) and many Christian groups: YWAM, March for Jesus, domestic and international mission trips, IHOP-KC visits, Taize events, local prayer meetings and leadership meetings. Seminars and conferences (20-3000), international transportation and distribution of goods to serve the homeless and people in need, Organization of cultural events: balls, traditional folk arts, cooking. Organization of fundraising events.
All aspects and modes of evangelization: street, city-wide, parish. Kerygmatic preaching, testimonies, training in one-on-one evangelization, outreach to family and friends and team leadership in evangelization. Occasional prison ministry.
Teaching, spiritual discernment, deliverance and healing ministry.
Evangelization follow-through, leading to forming discipleship- and missionary-oriented communities. Small groups and their leadership development, including creating content and implementing materials into organically grown communities. All aspects of initializing, assisting: content, themes, writing, designing, assessing, leading, training. Missions in Eastern European post-Communist and Muslim countries (Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Qatar). Missionary team training.
Note: We prefer encountering people over any program, idea, or visionary claim. We engage in ministry only on a relationship-based discernment.