Leadership Team: Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 
Lead Pastor:
Kevin Kazemi. 

Kevin and his wife Mariella, Worship Coordinator, have had a vision of starting a church for many years. Kevin was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden while Mariella is from The Netherlands. Their journey together began as students with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in South Africa, where they met. They transitioned into leaders, working with YWAM for many years as missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa and traveled to the United States over the past decade as well. Together they have traveled to over 45 nations and now live and serve as missionaries in Ohio with their two daughters. They love God’s presence and challenge His people to be kingdom focused.

Associate Pastor:
Alex Kazemi. 
Alex and his wife Lindsay, Kids Coordinator love serving at Identity Church and are excited about what the Lord is doing. Lindsay grew up in Ohio while Alex was born in Iran and raised in Sweden. They were both in a season of their life, before they met, where they were growing in the Word of God and serving in internships with International House of Prayer (IHOP) and Youth With A Mission (YWAM). They met shortly after that on a mission trip in Armenia. After they got married, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Alex attended seminary and worked for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He graduated from Charis Bible College in May 2017. They, along with their two daughters, relocated back to Ohio this year to be part of the planting of Identity Church.
Elder:
Billy Druckenbrod. 

Billy and his wife Jill met at Malone University, a local Christian college. They have 2 beautiful children, Sofia and Isaac. Bill is a Canton, Ohio native, and has had the opportunity to lead corporate-wide church prayer meetings in the region in the last several years. Jill grew up overseas in Chile with her family on the mission field until age 8, and then they transitioned back to the US and settled down in Pennsylvania. Together they share a passion for the Nations and are excited to help create a Presence focused culture at Identity Church!