Pako Mokgwane is the first born child of Thulaganyo and Masego Mokgwane and has two siblings, Boikgapo and Ogaufi and his wife, Ayakha. Pako is a Pastor's Kid. He is inspired by the lyrics of the hymn "We Speak of the Realms." It awakens the reality of the Maranatha motif—Jesus is coming again!
Pako draws strength from 1 Timothy 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." Pako is passionate about Youth Evangelism through the various forms of media. Media and physical opportunities prompt each young person do their part to expedite the coming of the Lord, contributing to Total YOUTH Involvement (TYI). He is very sociable and outgoing.
Pako is a product of Adventist Education, from Primary School to Graduate School. He completed both his Bachelor's Degree (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 2004) and his Master's Degree (Adventist University of Africa, Kenya, 2015) in Theology. He most recently served as the Youth, Stewardship, and Communications Director for the Botswana Union Conference after first serving in both North Botswana and South Botswana Conferences.
Sam loves his work as Pastor to the students and faculty of La Sierra University. He is passionate about spiritual awakening among young adults, especially college students. He loves to see them bloom into faith that is missional, growing and full of love. He devotes much of his ministry to exploring contemporary Biblical spirituality in the context of community. His ministry is marked by a call to radical faith that engages culture deeply and emphasizes justice. His other interests include making music, traveling, history and good food.
Sam was raised in Central America where his parents were part of developing church and health care missions. He has degrees from Southern Adventist University, Andrews University, and is a doctoral candidate at George Fox University.
He is married to Shelley Campbell. They have two children, Alexandra (born in 2000), and a son, Micah (born in 2003).
I grew up in Finland, surrounded by lakes and forests. My teenage years were rough, and I struggled with drugs, alcohol and anxiety. All of it led me to a point where I had to choose between life and death, and choosing life meant also choosing God. He guided me through years of struggle, rooted me in His Church and led me to study Theology in order to know Him better. During my Theology Studies I discovered a deep passion for the Biblical Hebrew language and the Old Testament Narratives. Translating and studying the Old Testament in Hebrew became my way of learning more about God, His plan and His will. Through this intensive study of the Word grew also the wish to share my journey of discovering the strange, uplifting, encouraging, puzzling and life-changing texts of the Bible. That’s how our Vlog, The Treasure Hunt, came into existence. Currently I am working as a pastor in Bavaria, South Germany.
At the age of eighteen Ty Gibson encountered the truth of God’s existence for the first time. After having been raised with a purely secular worldview and having witnessed evil and suffering firsthand, Ty was completely opposed to the idea of a Supreme Being. “If God exists,” he reasoned, “He would have to be cruel to have made a world like ours?” Ty’s conversion as a teenager was founded on the answer to that question. The powerful reality of God’s love opened Ty’s mind to a whole new line of thought. Since then he has given his life to the joyous task of sharing God’s good character in public seminars as well as through print and video media.
Jeffrey Rosario has been a featured speaker all over the world, including places like Nepal and New Zealand. He has been in ministry since he was 17 years old. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in history at Yale University. Jeffrey is married to Marianna, a nurse, and they currently live in Connecticut, USA.