Church of God General Conference had an American missionary in Russia from 1991 – 2009. We have been registered in Russia since 2014, and we are awaiting permanent registration in 2029. We currently have one pastor, Maksim, in Omsk Siberia Russia who is working as an evangelist and missionary. He pastors the baptized brothers and sisters in Russia and other countries in the surrounding area.
Our former Russian missionary in the United States works directly with our Russian Pastor and the ministry there. Because of the new laws, it is difficult to have a foreign presence in Russia, so we minister Stateside directly with the locals doing the work in the country.
We also have a presence in a children's home, prison, and a local hospital. Our online presence grows daily, from various internet groups and our church website. Maksim also has an outreach into the Chinese community and has material in Chinese on the Russian website.
His website is: http://unitarian.su
Our work in India dates back to 1912 when Charles Vedantachari attended the Minnesota State Conference and was ordained as a minister of the Gospel at Eden Valley. A tremendous number of people have heard the Gospel down through the years and there are two thriving congregations in Bangalore today. S. S. Manoah who led the work for many years has retired. Two new pastors are serving our congregations. Pastor Noel passed away in January of 2006.
In early 2009 we were contacted by some pastors in Pakistan about being affiliated with the Church of God General Conference. They had become aware of our organization through various websites. They have held similar beliefs to the Church of God and in fact were using a book by Anthony Buzzard translated into Urdu and the English edition of the Systematic Theology book by Dr. Alva Huffer. There are currently eight congregations that have been accepted into membership in the Church of God General Conference. There are other pastors and churches that are also in touch with us who may wish to join our Conference. An advisory committee consisting of Anthony Buzzard, Stephen Cook, and David Krogh will work with the leaders in Pakistan to advance the cause of the Kingdom.