Leadership

Rev. Dr. Michael Barry Wieteska

Young Rev. Dr. Michael Barry Wieteska

Rev. Dr. Michael Barry Wieteska - the foreign sounding surname comes from a Polish father who married an English girl during the Second World War - was born in Britain and, from later teenage, brought up in Australia. (For more on his earlier biography, see "About us" and History of C.L.S.") Pastor Michael is a member of the International Pentecostal Press Association, is on the Board of International Ministries of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, and is a contributor and some-time member of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

Pastor Michael was a regular guest on "Freely Speaking", an almost hour long, daily current-affairs radio broadcast in Geneva, speaking on topics ranging from UFO’s to Creationism to the history of the Middle East, as well as on church-related topics. Articles from Michael have been published in secular magazines, and his letters in major international news magazines such as The Economist and Newsweek, and in major international Christian publications.

His books include "Man With A Destiny" and "A Destiny Beyond Death", biographies of the great modern missionary to Colombia, Bill Drost. (Welch Publishing Company, Burlington, Ontario, 1983, 1985, reprinted by World Aflame Press, St. Louis.) Pastor Michael holds a Ph.D. from North Carolina College of Theology. (In addition to dissertation ((original work on Daniel, and practical projection of that message to impact the body politic, in Michael’s case)) North Carolina College of Theology requires a Ph.D. candidate to have a minimum of 20 years ordained, full-time ministry in good repute.)