Meet Our Pastors

Fernando Bochio

Fernando Bochio

Fernando Bochio has been a pastor for 36 years and is the field pastor for Razão Para Viver, the Portuguese-language version of Insight for Living Ministries. He is dedicated to the mentoring and coaching of pastors. Fernando has been married for 41 years to Ieda Bochio, a university professor and speaker, and they have three children and four grandkids. Fernando enjoys adventures, nature, and his motorbike. Ieda likes gardening, cooking, and baking. The couple are very fond of music, and they love welcoming friends into their home. As a family, they feel called and committed to teaching and spreading the message of God's Word and to living in Christian service.

 

Terry Boyle

Terry Boyle

Terry Boyle is the regional pastor for Insight for Living UK and our executive vice president and chief international instructor for STS Ministries. He hosts the Insight for Living UK broadcast and brings a personal and local approach to Chuck Swindoll’s ministry in Europe. Born in England, Terry moved to the United States in 1981. Although he began his professional life as a research biochemist, Terry holds a Th.M. and a PhD in Biblical Studies, both from Dallas Theological Seminary. Terry drives a ’68 MGB (when it’s running). He and his wife Rose Ann have three grown children: Hannah, Emily, and Terence.

 

Charlie Costa

Charlie Costa

Charlie Costa joined Insight for Living Ministries as the Middle East field pastor in April 1997. In 1998, the IFL Arabic broadcast started on Trans World Radio as Nafitha Ala l’Hayat. In 22 years, hundreds of broadcasts were translated and recorded, 10 of Chuck Swindoll’s books were translated, and thousands of people were reached with the message of the gospel. Charlie is a pastor of a local congregation with an extensive ministry in the Middle East. He is also the presiding judge of the Evangelical Family Court of Appeals and the chairman of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. Charlie is married to Mona Atweh, and they have two grown children and two precious grandkids.

 

Zygmunt Karel

Zygmunt Karel

Zygmunt Karel has had the honor to serve at IFL Polska since 2009. He is the Polish voice of IFLM programs. He also serves as a pastor for listeners of Pelnia Zycia, IFLM broadcasts in Polish. He has been a pastor since 1971. From 1990 to 2005 he served as president of Biblical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland. He obtained his theological education in Poland, Switzerland, and Austria and has a PhD from the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw. Zygmunt and Maria have been married for 46 years and have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

 

Peter Mitskevich

Peter Mitskevich

Peter was born in Moscow, Russia, into a pastor’s family. He dedicated his life to the Lord in the house of his grandfather, Arthur, a pastor who suffered years of imprisonment and exile because of his faith. Peter completed medical school and worked ten years as an emergency room doctor. But Peter felt the call to ministry and brought his family to Texas so he could study at Dallas Theological Seminary. Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll met Peter in 1994, and Peter later became Insight for Living Ministries’ first Russian translator and the voice of Chuck Swindoll in Russian. Peter also serves as pastor of Golgotha Baptist Church in Moscow and president of Moscow Theological Seminary. Peter is married to Tatiana, who serves as executive director of IFL Russia. They are blessed with five children and four grandchildren.

 

Ben Mogos

Ben Mogos

Ben Mogos is the pastor for Insight for Living Romania, and his wife Anda serves as the executive director. They both graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary. During their time in the United States, they interned at Insight for Living Ministries and, in 2010, Ben was ordained for ministry by Chuck Swindoll at Stonebriar Community Church. That same year, the Mogoses returned to minister in their home city of Bucharest. Currently, Ben serves as the founding pastor of Agape Church while Anda is a published author and the founder of SoulCare Psychotherapy, a Christian counseling clinic. Ben and Anda have been married for 15 years and have a seven-year-old son, David.

 

Nathan Potts

Nathan Potts

Nathan serves as the chairman of the board of trustees for Insight for Living Australia. He provides pastoral oversight for the ministry in Australia, offering biblical counsel and theological oversight for the listening audience. Nathan also serves as a pastor for Canterbury Gardens Community Church in Kilsyth, Melbourne, where his primary focus is to minister God’s Word through the discipline of expository preaching. Nathan is married to Julie, who is a surgical nurse. They have been married for 29 years and have three adult children. Nathan and Julie are New Zealanders by birth but have lived in Australia for the past 16 years.

 

Komal Subhadheer Vempati

Komal Subhadheer Vempati

Komal Subhadheer Vempati joined our ministry as the pastor of Telugu Language in India. Subhadheer graduated with a ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in May of 2018. Although the ministry had translation work in India years ago, Subhadheer is the first pastor in India that works directly for IFL. He is currently translating articles for the Telugu website and is preparing to translate and record Chuck’s sermons.

Subhadheer and his wife Usha, along with his parents, live in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He serves as an assistant pastor at Andhra Bible Chapel and also is the organiser of his dad’s Grace Galaxy Music Ministries, which aims at reaching people with the gospel message through a music platform. He occasionally speaks at different churches in his home city.