In 2003, they met The Salvation Army and the couple began leading worship and a Bible study in Russian at the Des Plaines, Ill., Corps (center for worship and service).
“I was so happy to see how God was using The Salvation Army to save lost souls and transform them into Spirit-led lives,” said Sergii.
In the fall of 2004, the Kachanovs began a two-year seminary program at The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training in Chicago, Ill. After being ordained they returned to the Des Plaines, Ill., Corps to lead the Russian ministry.
The Kachanovs first moved to Ukraine in 2006 and opened a Salvation Army corps in Dnepropetrovsk. In 2011 they moved to Canada where they are now appointed as the corps officers of the Surrey Community Church.
The Kachanovs have one adult son, George, who is a Salvation Army officer in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.