The Pastor of the Church
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…(Eph 4:11-12)
Oleg Victorovich Tikhonov was born in 1967 in Novorossiysk. His childhood and adolescence took place in the city of Tomsk.
He has a happy family: a wife and five children.
In February 1999, Oleg Victorovich became a beliver and in July 1999 he made a decision to help drug addicts and alcoholics in our city to be delivered of addiction. In 2000 - 2001 he recieved Pastoral training in Moscow. From 2003 - 2004 he completed his studies in the Bible center "Word of Life" in Moscow
On October 13th, 2010, the association of churches in the Tomsk region was established and Oleg Tihanov was appointed the head pastor of the association.
On December 11th, 2010, he was appointed the Bishop of Tomsk region.
In 2011 he took a higher qualification in the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation.
From September 22nd, 2011 to date, Oleg Victorovich is the regional representative of the Association of Christian Evangelical Churches ""Churches of Faith""
He is a member of the board of the Association of Christian Evangelical Churches "Churches of Faith"
In 2012 the Church of Praise in Tomsk bought a land and a building for the construction of a protestant Temple in Tomsk. Today, repair works are ongoing on this building. The main hall of the Temple will have more than 1000 seats.
On 15th May 2012, Oleg Victorovich Tihanov was apointed a representative of the Senior Bishop of the Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals) in the Tomsk region to represent the interests of the Union in the governmental and municipal authority, public associations and religious denominations.
In 2016 he recieved a higher education in theology at the Altai State University. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in theology. He has a higher educational degree in pedagogy.