Global Worker


Thomas Spiridigliozzi - NLI Canada

Thomas and Liliana were established in Canada in a pastoral capacity and after much prayer and wise counsel they decided to resign from the pastorate and answer the call to missions. Their season in pastoring within the local church context has been very fruitful and they have gained valuable training and experience to now engage in a more global apostolic/evangelistic ministry. Thomas serves with Next Level International. NLI is an official partner with the Pentecostal Assemblies connecting local churches around the world with different projects in Europe. Learn more at

Peter & Arlene Paluch - Eastern Europe

Peter Paluch was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1972. Arlene is from Edmonton and was called to full time ministry at a young age. Together they have served in Canada, Tanzania (13 years), Russia and Europe. CLA partnered with Next Level International on a church planting project in Crimea which Peter oversaw.  Presently, he is still engaged in assisting the churches of Crimea by arranging training seminars.  Peter also trains church planters in Poland while at the same time co-ordinates CLA missions teams

Alexey & Tonia Pankov - Siberia

Alexey and Tonia are pastors of a church plant in the city of Gorno-Altaisk, running English classes in the community, and mainly working to train and develop strong leaders through Bible teaching and discipleship. They have been in this region since March 2008 and are primarily focused on developing nationals throughout the Republic of Altai; helping them become the next generation of leaders in their communities.

They work closely with the Russian Assemblies of God, as Emmanuel Church in Moscow is considered one of their 'homes' and has played a vital role in their journey to the mission field. Their passions include helping people grow and mature in their spiritual walk, pouring into the lives of youth and students, and using English teaching as a tool for evangelism. They were married in June 2003 in Moscow, where they they had met one year earlier. Tonia is originally from Saskatchewan and together they worked in Moscow for about five years before relocating to beautiful Altai.

Their son, Dima, joined their family after they got to know him through the local orphanage, where God has opened many doors for opportunities to evangelize and build relationships with both the children and workers.

Russian Assemblies of God - Moscow

Alexander and Helena Purshaga were born in Ukraine. Alexander travelled extensively all over the Ukraine preaching and evangelizing before God called him to plant Immanuel Church in the heart of Moscow. Helena graduated from Bible School in England. They have two children, Roman and Kristina. Alexander and his family are a part of the leadership team running the new church. Bakur and Julia Azarian - Bakur was born in Armenia and was a university student in Moscow when he received the Lord. He soon became involved in evangelism and traveled extensively with an outreach group. Julia was born in Moscow and was the secretary at the Russian Assemblies of God office until they married. Bakur and Julia have two children.