John & Kelsie Mullen
Prague Christian Fellowship has been led by John and Kelsie Mullen since the fall of 1996. John & Kelsie were among the founders of The International House of Prayer Prague (IHOPP) in 2002 and John was among the founders of the Christian International School of Prague (CISP) in 2004. John also served on the Board of Directors of both organizations for a number of years. Kelsie currently serves on the IHOPP & YWAM (CZ) board of directors.
John & Kelsie are both from Texas. John graduated from the University of Texas with a Finance degree and began working in the banking/real estate sector (later had his own commercial real estate appraisal/consulting company). John came to Prague on short term missions outreach in 1992. God’s calling on his life became more and more clear. He attended Dallas Theological seminary while a youth pastor, and did a pastoral internship at the Dallas Vineyard under John Wallace. He was then invited to come back to Prague and pastor PCF by the indigenous Czech church that planted PCF. He had just started seeing Kelsie when he received a formal invitation to move to Prague. One of the things that attracted John to Kelsie was that from the age of 16 Kelsie already felt a strong call from God to live overseas as a missionary. Kelsie had already studied sociology, nursing and had gone on many short term mission trips when they met. God had a plan,… and in 1996 they started dating, got engaged, got married and moved to Prague~ all in one year! They enjoy hospitality in their home with their grown kids and dog. Mitchell and Matthew were born in Prague and Ester Moriah was adopted from the Czech Republic at 3 months of age. John & Kelsie also enjoy hosting interactive worship services and seeing others released into their destinies in the kingdom of God.
Garth Wright is from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He is married to Anna, from Plzen in the Czech Republic, and they have three Czech foster children, Kristian, Samuel and Sebastian. Garth first arrived in Prague in the fall of 1996 and joined PCF at the same time that Pastors John and Kelsie Mullen came from Texas to lead PCF. Before moving to Europe Garth studied Advertising, Business Management, and Christian Missions in universities and seminary in the United States. Garth’s focus in ministry at PCF is preaching, drama, and missions. Anna is especially gifted in working with children, she is one of our Sunday school teachers, and she enjoys ministering through hospitality and mercy ministries.
Ben O’Byrne came to Prague in October, 2013 to use English teaching as a way to reach people with the Gospel, and to serve the Lord through ministries he might find in Czech Republic. In 2014, he began attending PCF and got involved with the worship team. After serving as the worship intern, he was asked to be the worship pastor of PCF. It felt like the Lord’s seemingly clear appointment for him to serve God’s people in PCF through leading worhsip, home groups, mission trips, and serving on the pastoral team. English teaching has continued to be a fruitful ministry in which he has been able to plant God seeds through organically built relationships with local unbelievers. Since his first year in Prague God put on his heart, a desire to start a city-wide project to join believers from all churches and walks with one event having the simple purpose of creating unity in Christ, and to proclaim and praise His name together. In February, 2018, he started Overflow ministry and has been blessed to see it flourish over the last year and a half. In 2018, much to his great joy, the Lord found it fit to gift him with the precious woman and help mate he had been praying for all his adult life. He and his wife, Nora, plan to faithfully serve Jesus in Prgaue until the Lord shows them a new direction for their family.
For those of you wishing to contribute to:
John and Kelsie’s ministry – https://www.modernday.org/field-workers/mullen/
Garth Wright’s ministry – https://www.modernday.org/modern-day-welcomes-garth-anna-wright/
Ben O’Byrne’s ministry – https://www.modernday.org/field-workers/ben-obyrne/