Who are we?

We are
WOLI (Word of Life International) is an international association of churches. The churches are located mainly in Scandinavia, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, the Baltic states, Central and east Europe, Azerbajdzjan, Central Asia, Vietnam and India.

WOLI is the union for the national and regional associations of churches. The local churches in the network belong to the national association through the main centers. Each center is represented in the board of WOLI through their senior pastor.

The main centres are :

Word of Life Sweden as a center for Word of Life Europe, India and Africa

Word of Life in Yerevan as a center for Armenia and Georgia

Word of Life Moscow as a center for Russia, Central Asia and Vietnam

The Board of WOLI
The Board of WOLI
Christian Åkerhielm
President of «Word of Life International», head of the international department at «Word of Life» in Uppsala, Sweden
Christian Åkerhielm
President of «Word of Life International», head of international department at «Word of Life» in Uppsala, Sweden
Senior pastors for the main centers in WOLI
Joakim Lundqvist
The Bishop and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Church in Uppsala, Sweden, the first church in the movement founded in 1983
Artur Simonyan
The Bishop and Senior Pastor of Word of Life church in Armenia, one of the largest local churches on the territory of CIS and Middle East
Matts-Ola Ishoel
The Bishop and Senior Pastor of Word of Life church in Moscow, Russia, one of the largest churches in all of Russia
Pastors and leaders of WOLI centers
Carl-Gustaf Severin
A preacher and evangelist who sees the whole world as his mission field and is a true legend in the Word of Life movement
Denis Podorozhny
The Pastor of a church in Central Asia for over 20 years
Oleg Popov
The Second Pastor of Word of Life church in Moscow. The Senior Pastor of New Life church in Chelyabinsk
Vasily Vityuk
The founder and senior pastor of Word of Life church in Nizhnevartovsk.
Sergey Nepomnyashchihk
Senior pastor of the «Cornerstone» union within Word of Life International
Rasim Khalilov
The General secretary of the Azerbaijan Bible society and former pastor in Word of Life Baku
Word of Life's vision
forms all activity within WOLI
Equip the people of God with the word of faith
Show them their spiritual weapons
Teach them how to use these weapons
Send them out in victorious battle for the Lord

Our mission as an association is:
To establish the identity and beliefs for the Word of Life churches
To coordinate missions and church planting within the movement
To build relationships and structures within our network of churches
To help pastors with standards for their leadership and conduct
To be a recourse for our churches in media, theology, family issues, ethics and missions
The WOLI network of leaders meet at the WOLI Congress every second year