CFTN Pastors

Pastor Alice Philip (May 2013-present)
Pastor Alice was born in Kerala, India to a family of Knanaya Catholics.  After studying nursing in Nagpur she worked for several years in Delhi.  She pursued her career and immigrated to the United States where she continued to work as a Registered Nurse.  Through friends who were born again spirit-filled believers she came to new understanding of the faith.  While in the USA she met and married Philip Kuruvilla.  During this time she was also baptized in water and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  In 1982, she left her career to move with her husband and their 2 children to Geneva, Switzerland.  While in Geneva she had more time to devote herself to spiritual growth in prayer and Bible study.  She could not have imagined what God was preparing her for.  As God led her husband to begin the Church For The Nations, she stood by his side and supported him through every step of the way. She was head of the ladies prayer group for many years, and was the Associate Pastor from 1998 until May 2013.
Assistant Pastor Nenito Argañoza (May 2013-present)
Neny Argañoza was born in Tuguegarao Cagayan, Philippines and studied in a catholic school for boys, where at a young age as altar boy helped the priest in serving Eucharist and wanted to become a priest then.  He finished his studies at the University of the East, Manila, taking up Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a major in Accounting.  He was born again in October 1986, also baptized in water and with the Holy Spirit. He was a musician and later a deacon at the Power of God Fellowship, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.  As deacon, he was actively involved in Home Bible Study Group and Couples’ Ministry.  He regularly attended Christian training seminars for leaders conducted by the Foursquare Bible College in Quezon City. He came to Geneva on March 8, 1992 to join his wife and became part of the Worship Ministry.  He is one of the founding members of CFTN and married to Sally his wife of 30 plus years. He was appointed as Elder from April 1998 to April 2013.  Thereafter, He was appointed as Assistant Pastor and ordained on May 12, 2013.

Assistant Pastor Godson Etitinwo 
Godson Etitinwo was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in a Pentecostal family.  At age 17, he received Christ through Scripture Union High School Campus Fellowship.  At 20, he migrated to Geneva, Switzerland for his university education.  In June 2000, Godson became one of the pioneers to establish the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).  During his service for the Lord at RCCG, he attended the School of Discipleship (SOD) of RCCG; was ordained Minister of the Gospel in April 2005; and helped establish branches of RCCG in Bern and Lausanne.  Together with his wife and children, they attended CFTN as from December 2010.  He was appointed Head of the Men’s Ministry in June 2013.  He was also appointed as Elder in March 2014 until February 2019.  Thereafter, he was appointed as Assistant Pastor in March 2019 and ordained on May 5, 2019.  He is married to his wife Catherine for 27 years and they have three children. 
Assistant Pastor James Kunjumen (August 2023-present)
James Kunjumen's journey is a testament to the power of faith and divine intervention.  Growing up in Alwar, Rajasthan, India, within a Christian household rooted in Kerala's traditions, he was immersed in the teachings of Jesus from a young age.  His spiritual foundation was solidified in a Christ-centered church community, where he learned to trust in God's guidance and protection.  At the age of nine, in the city of Bhilwara, India, he embraced Jesus as his personal Savior.  As he navigated through the challenges in his youth, James relied on his unwavering faith in God, who continually provided miraculous breakthroughs and opportunities for growth.  In 2003, James accepted a temporary position at Nestle in Switzerland.  He saw it as another manifestation of God's continuous blessings.  What began as a short-term position in Switzerland turned into a permanent residency.  God orchestrated every step of James' journey including the miraculous encounter with his life partner Teena.  Together, they embarked on a new chapter of their lives firmly rooted in their Christian beliefs and commitment to serving God.  They have three sons.  At the outset of joining the CFTN, James served in various ministries.  In 2020, he was appointed as Elder and then in 2023 he was ordained as Assistant Pastor of CFTN.  He loves the vision of CFTN to take forward the gospel in every corner of the city of Geneva and throughout the world. James remains grateful for the unwavering support and prayers of his parents, whose faithfulness has been a guiding light throughout his remarkable journey. 
Youth Pastor Jeremy Willi (August 2023-present)
Jeremy Willi was born in Geneva into a Christian family.  The famous African proverb, 
“It takes a village to raise a child’’ is certainly a powerful testimony that he holds in his heart.  In CFTN, he has had abundant opportunities to learn, grow, serve and experience God’s awesome presence! Jeremy was baptized at 12 years of age, and filled with the Holy Spirit.  His passion to serve and spread the Lord’s goodness and love among young people are seen in the appointments that he has held at CFTN.  These include: helping with Sunday school and translation; helping organize the ‘Kidsgames’ since 2015; serving as Assistant Youth Leader in 2017 and Leader of the CFTN Youth Ministry (Torrents of Life) since 2018.  He has a Bachelor in Business Administration and Master in Commodity Trading.  He was appointed as Youth Pastor in May 2022 and ordained on August 27, 2023.  Jeremy’s personal aim for the French Ministry is “to lead the church and young people to increasingly have a deep relationship with the Lord in their journey on earth which will enable them to face any situation.’’ 

CFTN Founding Pastor Philip Kuruvilla (1992-2013)
Pastor Philip was born in South India in Aluva, Kerala to Rev. C. M. Kuruvilla and Rachel. His father ran an orphanage - Aluva Settlement - and pastored a Pentecostal fellowship. Pastor Philip least expected and desired to be a pastor. He got saved at the age of 7 years and was baptized with the Holy Spirit at the age of 10. He went through the formal educational system. His career plan was to be a nuclear scientist. He worked as a Scientific Assistant in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Trombay, Bombay (Mumbai). While working there, he heard the call of God and responded.  He left his job and moved to the United States of America in 1970 to learn the Word of God. Later, he got a job in the USA with the United Nations as Statistical Assistant. In 1982, he moved from the USA to Geneva, Switzerland in response to the call of God.
Associate Pastor Ambrose Wasunna (1992-1998)
Pastor Ambrose Wasunna was born in Maseno, Kenya. A medical doctor and Professor of Surgery, Ambrose came to work in Geneva with the WHO in 1985. He supported Pastor Philip in establishing Church For The Nations in Geneva and was co-pastor until he retired from WHO and left Geneva to go back to Kenya in 1998.
Assistant Pastor Vincent Parker (2013-2019)
Pastor Vincent Parker was born in Ghana. He worked for UNHCR in a leadership capacity in Geneva. He joined the Church For The Nations in 2004. He was appointed and served as Deacon from 2005-2006, and Elder from 2007-2008. In 2009-2010, he was temporarily posted for his work to USA. Upon returning to CFTN, Pastor Vincent Parker was appointed and served as a Bible Study teacher (2011-2016), Elder in 2012, and was ordained as Assistant Pastor from May 2013 until March 2019 when he left for a new leadership posting with UNHCR in Ethiopia. His wife Margaret actively served CFTN as Head of the Women’s Prayer group and as a Church Counselor to members of CFTN.