The Hope Channel Panel

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Derek Morris

President, Hope Channel International

Derek Morris serves as President of Hope Channel International, and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God — broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel.

Born in England, his greatest joy is found in helping people to experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing Scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations.

Vyacheslav Demyan

Vice President, Hope Channel International

Vice President of Programming for Hope Channel International, Inc., Demyan serves as the executive producer for Hope Channel International produced programs and guides the on-going development and implementation of Hope Channel’s program philosophy.

Vyacheslav Demyan began his career at Hope Channel Ukraine in December 2008 as channel manager. Shortly thereafter appointed as general director of Hope Media Group Ukraine.

In 2017, Hope Channel Ukraine became the most popular Christian channel in the country under Demyan’s leadership.

Lonnie Melashenko

Host, Hope Talks Season 1

Lonnie Melashenko is a premier speaker, musician, and author. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in broadcasting, Melashenko serves as a world ambassador for the broadcast industry, his church, and his alma mater.

His work for ministry has spanned a wide array of mission-focused activities including radio, evangelistic retreats, pastoral work, medical missionary work, and more.

He is also the host of Hope Talks Season 1, a daily devotional program from Hope Channel, available on YouTube.

Chris Holland

Senior Evangelist, Hope Channel International

Pastor Chris Holland is Senior Evangelist for Hope Channel International and co-host of Let’s Pray, a global interactive prayer program. He is also President of Living Hope School of Evangelism.

Over his twenty years of ministry, Holland has served as Speaker-Director for It Is Written Canada, local church pastor, and in various administrative roles for the Adventist Church.

Chris has been involved in media ministry since college where he was involved with both television and radio programs. He wants to know Jesus more every day, and to preach God’s word with power via media.

George Guthrie

Physician, AdventHealth

Dr. George Guthrie has a passion for health ministry in its various forms, including clinical practice and lifestyle change programs. Dr. Guthrie is both a charter member and previous president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, a nationwide association of health care professionals focused on promoting lifestyle intervention for chronic disease.

He authored Eat Plants, Feel Whole and is passionate about bringing lifestyle medicine into clinical medicine, to change how medicine is practiced.

He teaches in the Family Medicine Residency of AdventHealth Orlando in Central Florida.

Season Cromwell

Host, Let's Pray!

Season Cromwell is co-host and producer on Hope Channel's Let's Pray, a global interactive prayer program. Her other areas of focus are voice-work, speaking to women of all ages, and sharing her testimony.

Season is passionate about being a wife to her husband Chris and mother to their son. She feels that in Christ radical transformation is possible, and desires to help others through the power of prayer.

Season will bring a dynamic and sincere time of prayer to your event as well as her expertise in hosting. Her unique and powerful story of transformation in Christ is a blessing to all who hear!

Ronnie Mills

Director, Fundraising

Ronnie Mills is Director of Fundraising for Hope Channel International.

Ronnie has held major fundraising positions at Voice of Prophecy, the American Diabetes Association, and Takoma Academy. Ronnie also has a passion for evangelism and the study of God’s Word.

He has been the featured speaker for a Revelation evangelistic series, conducted numerous bible studies.

He is an honors graduate of Andrews University and the Howard University School of Law.

Justin Kim

Host, inVerse

Justin Kim is the host of inVerse on Hope Channel, and co-founder of Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC).

He serves as an assistant director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries and editor of the young adult inVerse Bible Study Guide for the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He studied theology and pastoral ministry at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and has preached in more than 30 countries.

Christian & Heidi Martin

Hosts, Wake Up with Hope

Christian was born in Argentina, raised in the mission field and called to ministry at the age of 16. He began pastoral ministry after graduating from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee in 1999. He earned his Masters of Divinity in 2003.

Heidi was born in St. Joseph, Michigan and attended Andrews University, graduating with degrees in Social Work and Spanish. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Their hobbies include long distance running, outdoor adventurers and travel, but it is their passionate love for Christ that has blessed their audiences.

Oleg Kostyuk

Host, Cross Connection

Oleg Kostyuk is a Biblical scholar and professor of religion at AdventHealth University in Orlando, FL. His primary areas of interest include researching Jesus, world religions, spirituality, and the philosophy of emotions.

He is co-creator of Revolutionary, a ten-part documentary series that explores how the life of Jesus in the first century affects current issues of the twenty-first century. He is host of Cross Connection, a program on Hope Channel which focuses on deep study of the New Testament.

Oleg’s hobbies include endurance sports, marathons, ultra-marathons and Ironman competitions.