Georgian Christian Channel Team

Guja Chachanidze  –   Founder and board member since 2010.
Family:     Married, with two daughters.
Languages:     Georgian.
Education:     Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Tourism, from Tbilisi State University.
Work experience:     Currently working as a technical assistance operator for Silknet, a Georgian Internet provider.  Previous experience includes construction and sales.
Ministry:     Web developer, audio engineer, IT specialist, and video editor for Georgian Christian Channel.
Passion:     “My desire is for media ministry to reach it’s full potential in Georgia. I dream of hearing Christian radio, watching Christian TV, and reading Christian journals and books published in my country in the Georgian language.  I wish to be part of a strong and committed team that pours their hearts into God’s ministry.  I pray God would enable us to fulfill His will, His plans and His purpose for the country of Georgia.”
Hobby:     Georgian Christian Channel ministry.
Favorite verse:    
“So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”  (Luke 17:10) This verse helps me remember that I can do nothing without God’s grace and help, and that it is a privilege and honor to serve Him.

 

Nino Khuroshvili  –  Co-founder and board member since 2013.
Family:     Married, with one son.
Languages:     Georgian, Russian, and English.
Education:     Master of Philology from Gori State Teaching University. Currently working on a doctorate in Philology from Tbilisi State University.
Work experience:     Over 10 years experience as a translator for Christian theological seminars and conferences. Since 2012, has worked as a translator and interpreter for the Georgian branch of Tavriski Christian Institute.  Previously, worked as a translator for International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem (ICEJ), and for Hope Generation, a Christian organization.
Ministry:     Translator and editor for Georgian Christian Channel.  Also co-leads a youth ministry at the local church in Gori with her husband, and is a member of the church choir.
Passion:     “I desire to play a part in the process of bringing Christian radio and TV to Georgia. My dream is to translate Christian books into Georgian that will encourage and inspire our people to lead Godly and fruitful lives.”
Hobby:     Reading, writing poems, photography, and backpacking
Favorite verse:      “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”  (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

 

Natalya Chikovani – Board member, Georgian Christian Channel member since 2014
Family:  Married, with two daughters.
Languages:     Georgian.
Education:     Bachelor of Social Sciences, with a major in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a minor in Psychology, from Tbilisi State University.
Work experience:     Journalist and editorial writer for Rustavi’s Our Newspaper, and the regional paper, Timer.  Prior experience as a duty inspector for Qvemo Qartli Regional Defense Police, and as a cashier.
Ministry:     Journalist and writer for Georgian Christian Channel
.  Also involved in various church ministries such as teenage outreach, prayer ministry, visitation, administration, and drama team.
Passion:     “I desire to spread God’s word through media and the Internet. I used to think that God was a myth, created to rule over the masses, but seven years ago I was convicted that He is alive in my life and in the lives of other believers. This is my greatest testimony.”
Hobby:     Fishing and hunting.
Favorite verse:     “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets.”  (Matthew 7:12)

 

Tamar Bagdavadze Board member, Georgian Christian Channel member since 2013
Family:     Married to Dachi Papashvili, member of Georgian Christian Channel.
Languages:     Georgian, Russian, and some English.
Education:     Master of International Relations from Russian State University in Moscow.
Work experience:     Since 2014, has worked as a call center operator at the Public Service Hall in Tbilisi.   Previously, worked as an office assistant at the Spanish visa center in Moscow, and held similar positions in the private sector.
Ministry:     Translator for Georgian Christian Channel.
Passion:     “I desire to share the Gospel and witness to people through media.  It is a great joy to know the living God and have a relationship with Him.”
Hobby:     Writing poems.
Favorite verse:      “Now this is eternal life:  that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”  (John 17:3)

 

Dachi Papashvili Georgian Christian Channel member since 2014
Family:     Married to Tamar Bagdavadze, member of Georgian Christian Channel.
Languages:     Georgian and English.
Education:     International diploma in health and safety in the workplace from Cambridge International College.
Work experience:     Translator and health and safety specialist for the Saunders Group and several other large construction/engineering companies.
Ministry:     Translator for Georgian Christian Channel.  Other ministry work includes leadership roles in small groups, youth ministry, Christian youth camps, and distribution of Christian materials to the local church.
Passion:     “Grateful for all my Lord Jesus Christ has done for me, I desire to share God’s word and His truth with others.”
Hobby:     Sports, backpacking, poetry.
Favorite verse:     “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,  in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”  (Ephesians 2:1-9)

 

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