Bogdan Kipko

Forward Church, California
Lead Church Planter
Irvine California
Forward Church
March 16

About My Family

Bogdan and Victoria Kipko love Jesus and are passionate about telling everyone about Him. They are church planters who planted Forward Church in Irvine, Calif.

Both Bogdan and Victoria were born in the former Soviet Union and then immigrated with their parents to the United States in the early '90s. Bogdan immigrated with his parents and four sisters to Seattle, Wash. Victoria immigrated with her parents and brother and sister to Orange County, Calif. Victoria and Bogdan met through mutual friends and got married in Dana Point, Calif.

Victoria is a lead church planter's wife, a graduate of the Interior Designer's Institute and the leader of Divine, which is a growing women's ministry at Forward Church. She is also an amazing cook! Bogdan graduated from the University of Washington and Talbot Theological Seminary.

About My Church Plant

After getting married in 2005, Bogdan and Victoria moved to Seattle, where they lived for a short six months. During that time, God impressed upon their hearts a call to move to Orange County, Calif. After moving back to Orange County, Bogdan and Victoria were part of an ethnically Slavic church for more than a decade.

Both Bogdan and Victoria were on the ministry team at that church. Bogdan was one of the teaching pastors, teaching and preaching in both Russian and English. Victoria was involved in women's ministry and used her gifting in the decor department. With support and encouragement, Bogdan and Victoria went out from that ethnic church to open a brand new, English-speaking, multiethnic, multicultural, multi-generational church—Forward Church in Irvine, Calif.

NAMB Church Planting

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Would you begin to pray weekly and specifically about Bogdan and Victoria Kipko and about Forward Church? Pray that God would continue sending new families and new individuals who don't have a relationship with the Lord to Forward Church. Pray that they would find community and people who would lead them to Jesus at Forward Church. Pray that all of the evangelistic efforts of Forward Church, such as inviting friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to church, would be multiplied and that the Holy Spirit would draw new people who need to hear the gospel of Jesus. Pray for strength for the lead church planter, his wife and for the Forward team.


Participate in what God is doing by partnering financially and giving to Forward Church. Provide referrals to Forward Church. If you know anyone in Southern California or anyone relocating to Orange County or someone who is looking for a Jesus-loving, Bible-preaching, outwardly focused church who loves people, please send them to Forward Church.
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Fund ID: EUB42A-Kipko,Bogdan