Pastor Oleg Xu was born in Kazakhstan (former USSR), and came to the United States in 1995 while still a high school student. He became a born-again Christian in May 1996 and was baptized in Dec 1997 in Edmond, OK. He completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting and his Masters studies in Business Administration, both in the state of Oklahoma. He also completed his Masters in Christian Education, as well as his Masters in Divinity at the SW Baptist Theological Seminary; receiving his MDiv in December 2011. He is currently finishing up Doctor of Ministry in Evangelistic Church Growth through New Orleans seminary.
Pastor Xu was called to God's Ministry service 1998 during a missionary appointment service in Oklahoma City. Between 1999 and 2017, he has served God faithfully as a student advisor at the University of Central Oklahoma; as a children's and youth minister for the Southern Oklahoma Chinese Baptist Church; as a pastor for the First Slavic Baptist Church of Oklahoma City; and as an English pastor at Sugar Land Chinese Baptist Church, TX.
In addition to his service to God as church pastor or church minister, Pastor Oleg has a heart to reach out to international students and a passion to preach Christ to the unreached. He has been actively involved in student ministries both at the Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma, as well as at various college campuses around Houston, TX. He currently serves as a pastor-advisor to the Pioneers for the Next Generation Ministry and as a young adults pastor at Chinese Baptist Church in Houston.
Pastor Oleg is married to Hsiao-Yuan. They have five children -- Avel, Asa, Anya, Andrei, and Arielle