Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church

United by our belief in the soon return of Jesus, we are here to love God, serve others, disciple all, and mentor the young.

The Pastoral Staff

 

Lead Pastor, Yuliyan Filipov
Lead Pastor, Yuliyan Filipov

 

Pastor Yuliyan Filipov is a graduate of Bogenhofen Theological Seminary in Austria and Andrews University Seminary in Michigan.  He has been the Lead Pastor of the Worthington SDA Church for seven (7) years.  Together with his wife, Milenka Filipov, they are striving to create a church community, where people feel safe to laugh, to cry, and to be real.  He is honored to teach and preach the Word of God and to equip God’s people to carry on the mission of Jesus.

 

Youth Pastor Jeremy Wong
Youth Pastor Jeremy Wong

 

Pastor Jeremy was born and raised in southern Indiana. He attended Southern Adventist University where he earned a B.A. in Theology . In 2012, he married his wife Brooke.  In 2016, God blessed him with a beautiful daughter named Janae Joy. He has a passion for young people and loves discipling them to develop an authentic and real relationship with Jesus which causes them to get excited about sharing their faith with others. He also enjoys equipping young people to serve as a part of the church today. Pastor Jeremy truly believes that our young people are not the church of tomorrow. They are the church of today.

 

WAA Chaplain, Brooke Wong
WAA Chaplain, Brooke Wong

 

Brooke Wong graduated from Southern Adventist University in May 2011 with a BA in Pastoral Care. She worked at Spring Valley Academy as a Bible teacher and chaplain for 5 years before moving to Columbus to serve as the chaplain of Worthington Adventist Academy. Brooke enjoys storytelling, planning parties and spending time with her husband, Jeremy and daughter, JJ.

 

Head Elder/Minister of Music, Carolyn Sowards
Head Elder/Minister of Music, Carolyn Sowards

 

Carolyn Sowards has served as Minister of Music at the Worthington SDA Church for over 50 years. Music is one of her passions and it is quite evident whenever she provides organ and piano music during our worship services. Carolyn also serves  our church through leadership as Head Elder.