Victor and Kathie met while doing missions in China. As veteran church planters in the Russian field, the Barousses recently completed a 2 year term there, training leaders and mobilizing churches on a national level, while simutaneously leading a new church plant in the Republic of Buryatia, located in Eastern Siberia. New Testament Church became the first cross-cultural church plant for this particular Russian network of churches, and is serving as a model for continued work among the Buddhist and Animist peoples of Siberia. As a spiritual mother and father, Victor and Kathie have a vision to see a multitude of spiritual children sent forth to the nations.
To further facilitate their vision, in August of 2015, the Barousses relocated to Go To Nations’ World Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Victor’s focus is on developing church planting movements in emerging nations, while instilling in them the vision to reach the ends of the earth. He travels extensively as Pathway to the Nations – Eurasia Director. A long-term strategy called ITAT (International Teams of Apostolic Trainers) is under development; the goal is to ignite church planting movements in some of the key remaining Unengaged Unreached People Groups. Among their functions at the World Headquarters, Victor and Kathie have also taken up the mantle to develop a strong Member Care Department, providing pastoral oversight and counsel to Go To Nations’ missionaries in the field, helping to ensure that every Go To Nations missionary “in all respects may prosper and be in good health, just as their soul prospers” (3John 2)