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Edward Becker
Lead Pastor
Paul Pichotta
Gary Kutil 
Apostolic Elder

Gerd Stanzus
Apostolic Elder
Augustus Anthony
Apostolic Elder
Edward Becker was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Ed gave his life to Jesus at age eleven. At the age of fifteen he received the Eagle Scout award and became a member of the B.S.A. Order of the Arrow. After graduating from High School, he joined the Navy at Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle. In the spring of 1970 he enrolled at Puget Sound Bible College. Later that year he met Ern Baxter at his church and became an endearing “Timothy” and student. He became a ardent student of the Bible and church history. In 1973 Ed married Priscilla Stewart. Priscilla had just begun a career in nursing.
They both felt called to the ministry as well as missions. Then in 1975 they became part of a new church plant in West Seattle under the  ministry of Abbot Loop Christian Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ed was ordained to Pastoral Ministry in 1979. In 1981, they led a team to plant a new church in Yakima, Washington. Then in 2004 they launched an Hispanic
church in Yakima as well. Ed has authored one book on church planting entitled “Team Concepts Available at Amazon.
After much prayer and council, Ed and Paul Pichotta decided to plant a new church in Naches, Washington. The formal launch was in June, 2021. Ed and Priscilla have three sons, a daughter in heaven, and four grandchildren. Ed’s greatest passion is teaching the Bible, raising up new leaders, and witnessing the church arise to it’s rightful role in the earth. Priscilla has also authored a new book entitled, “My Heartcries” The Anatomy and Physiology of a Spiritual Wound.” Also available at Amazon .
Paul Pichotta was born in Burbank, California. Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970. He then enrolled in Bible College in Anchorage, Alaska at Abbott Loop Christian Center in 1972. In 1973, Paul and his wife Christina planted a new church in Seward, Alaska. In 1980, they moved to the Sacramento area in California as pastors at Loomis Basin Christian Center until 1983. They moved back to Alaska to pastor the church in North Kenai for two years.
In 1987 they planted another church in Ventura, California and served until 1992. Amazingly, they moved backed to the church they founded in 1973 in Seward, Alaska to take the pastorate once again. In 2007 they co-founded Antioch World Missions along with Edward Becker and Gary Kutil. Paul and Christina have two sons and two daughters and eight grandchildren.  
Gary Kutil was born in Sheridan, Wyoming. Gary made a personal commitment to Christ on Easter in 1977. After graduating from college with two degrees he enrolled in Seminary in the Fall of 1977. After graduation from Bible College  he served as an elder at Abbott Loop Christian Center. In 1987, Gary led a team to plant a church on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Gary served as Senior Pastor for twelve years.
After returning to Alaska in 1999, he served on the board of missions at Anchorage City Church. Gary has traveled all over the world serving mission teams and has been over 35 countries including Thailand, Mexico, China, The Philippines and India to name a few. Gary founded New Life Missions International through the National Heritage Foundation. Gary is also a co-founder of Antioch World Missions and currently serves as President.
Gerd and  Maria Stanzus

Gerd was born on July 22, 1945 in Germany and grew up in a Christian home in Hamburg.Gerd passed into Glory September, 2021. He will be greatly missed.

Gerd attended Bible College in Switzerland and afterward he received the call to be a missionary in West New Guinea. There he also met Maria, daughter of American missionaries to Sicily. They were married in July 1970 on Long Island, NY and two years later they began their pioneer missionary work in an unreached interior tribe.

After serving there for six years they returned to the States and helped plant a church in Pottstown, PA. During the next ten years Gerd taught several Sunday school classes and served as an elder.

In 1989 Gerd and Maria with their four children followed God’s call to minister in Germany. They pastored a church in a predominantly Catholic area in South Germany for 17 years.

Gerd and Maria have been living in Anchorage, AK since 2009 and Gerd recently started his own business that he considers as a marketplace ministry.

Their four children serve the Lord either full or part-time in Germany, PA, MO and AK and have given Gerd and Maria 11 grandchildren.

 Although no longer in full-time ministry, they continue to have a heart for missions and consider it a privilege to serve on the board of directors of Antioch World Mission. Maria serves as Secretary.

Augustus Anthony was born in Lucknow, India. As a young boy Jesus came to him in a mighty way and spoke to his tender heart, “I have died for you, and you will live for me”. 
Bishop Augustus Anthony, more lovingly known as Brother Tony around the world, encountered the power of God at the young age of 13 years and dedicated his life to the service of God and his fellow man. God filled his heart with a burden for people. He developed a special love for for the lost and suffering.
Augustus Anthony has experienced many hardships in his own life. He knows the pain of poverty, being underprivileged, what it means to live on meager recourses in an world of hopelessness and despair.
At the age of 13, Brother Tony traveled throughout India as a conference speaker – sharing his new life in Jesus Christ. He later became a part of a church in Lucknow and assisted in several areas of the ministry. In 1984 he became the senior pastor. The church remained small in numbers, about 30 to 40 people. Tony began to wait on God regarding how to grow the church. God revealed to him to begin outreach at start planting churches. 
Today the church in Lucknow has planted and sustained over 1,000 new churches in India and Nepal.
Ed and Priscilla, Paul and Christina and Gary Kutil have been working alongside Brother Tony for over 35 years making several mission trips to India as well as Tony ministering in the United States.
We are so wonderfully blessed to have  this wonderful fellowship and mission opportunity for Christ in India.