Pastors John and Michaela were both born in Romania and have been happily married since September 1993. Both were saved at the tender age of 15, and were later filled with the Holy Spirit in 1991. Soon thereafter, they began leading youth in song and ministry for a 1,200 member church in Arad, Romania. They’ve been singing and leading worship together for over 20 years and have produced multiple praise and worship albums. John was ordained a pastor by Emanuel Worship Center of North Carolina (part of Grace Covenant Churches) in 1996 while visiting the United States. The Bligs immigrated to the United States to join John’s family in 1999. Since then, they’ve both graduated from Charis Bible College Chicago. They have three children, Jason, Melody and Harmony.
The Bligs were missionaries to the Czech Republic with Harvest International Ministries. In 1994 they began working with ARC Ministries and planted four churches in Romania, trained leaders, pastored two of the new churches, led worship in national conferences, and led stadium evangelistic crusades. John and Michaela moved to San Antonio purely because God called them here to plant a church.