Advisory Council

The Christ Connection Advisory Council

Although Christ Connection is governed by a local Board, the Advisory Council plays an important role in the life of the ministry. They give consultation and encouragement in this important mission. Each member also endorses and references on behalf of Kevin and the ministry.



Ron Auch
President and founder of Pray-Tell Ministries
Ron has traveled around the world speaking at conferences leading individuals and churches to intimacy with God. He is the author of many books including The Jesus Sensitive Church. Along with his work with Pray Tell ministries he is the pastor of Prayer House A/G in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Dick Eastman
International President, Every Home for Christ
Serves as president of America's National Prayer Committee, a diverse group of evangelical leaders instrumental in planning America's annual National Day of Prayer scheduled by Congressional decree for the first Thursday of May each year.
Sam Farina
A pastor and evangelist for over 30 years, he is a member of the International Coaching Federation and is National Coaching Facilitator for the Assemblies of God. He has spoken to such groups as the 45th General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Lee Grady
Author, Journalist
Author, award-winning journalist and ordained minister. For 17 years he worked for Charisma magazine, one of America ’s most widely distributed evangelical Christian publications, and he served as editor for 11 of those years. He is the author of four books including 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, and he focuses much of his ministry on releasing women in ministry. He has taken his message to 24 countries.
Clarence St. John
Superintendent, Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God
Clarence St. John has served as the North Central area executive presbyter since 2007. Additionally, he has served as superintendent of the Minnesota District since 1989. Prior to assuming these responsibilities, he pastored in Hibbing, Minnesota, for 21 years
Dishan Wickramaratne
Pastor, People’s Church in Columbo, Sri Lanka
This church of about 8000 that has given birth to 60 missions churches. They have also planted churches overseas in such places as Uganda. Dishan also travels extensively internationally speaking at churches and conferences such as Saddleback Civil Forum hosted by Rick Warren.