Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Kevin Kazemi, Lead Pastor
Kevin and his wife Mariella, who serves as Identity’s worship coordinator, shared a vision of starting a church for many years. Kevin was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden and Mariella is from The Netherlands. Their journey together began as students with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in South Africa, where they met. They transitioned into leadership, working with YWAM for many years as missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past decade they have traveled together to over 45 nations before answering the call in 2015 to move to the USA and serve as missionaries in Ohio. They now have two daughters and as a family passionately pursue God’s presence and continually challenge His people to be kingdom focused.
Alex Kazemi, Associate Pastor
Alex and his wife Lindsay love serving at Identity Church and are excited about what the Lord is doing. Lindsay is an Ohio native while Alex was born in Iran and raised in Sweden. Before meeting, they were both in a season of their life where they were growing in the Word of God and serving in internships with International House of Prayer (IHOP) and Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Their ministry work led them both to a mission trip in Armenia where they met. After marrying, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Alex attended seminary while working for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He graduated from Charis Bible College in 2017. They, along with their two daughters, relocated back to Ohio in 2018 to be part of the planting of Identity Church.
Billy Druckenbrod, Elder
Billy and his wife, Jill, met while attending school at Malone University. They have two beautiful children, Sofia and Isaac. Billy is a Canton, Ohio native, and has had the opportunity to lead corporate-wide church prayer meetings in the region in the last several years. Jill and her family served on the mission field in Chile where she was raised until the age of 8 when they transitioned back to the US and settled in Pennsylvania. Billy is passionate about prayer and excited to help create a Presence focused culture at Identity Church!