I was born in a small Georgian town of Telavi (USSR) in 1971. My father was a Soviet helicopter pilot and a Communist, and he made sure that I had very good high school education and atheistic upbringing. In 1988, I graduated from school and became a language student in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. In 1991, I came to faith in Christ, and later, in 1993 I enrolled in a Bible school in the USA to be trained as a minister. Since 1994 I have been in part-time or full-time ministry. I taught English as the second language at Moscow State University for some time and then quit and switched to writing and publishing work. I am married, have four children and keep on pastoring and writing. Hopefully, my second book about Pastor Alexey Zimin will be published soon.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember my first book that I read when I was 6 or 7. It was called "Petrified Wolves". I was so impressed with that book that I fell in love with reading.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books in English are As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Fivers, Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Exodus by Leon Uris, The Nazarene by Sholem Asch, and Dark Horse by Ralph Reed
Pastor Alexey Zimin lives in an ex-Soviet seaside town of Yuzhnogorsk. He has a great family, a dynamic ministry, and loving friends. Suddenly, serious testings come: a death threat, a murder of a friend and intimidation. International assassins terrorize the local population, including a growing Muslim minority. They are connected to coup d’états in Africa and transnational oil corporations.