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Founder and Pastor:

Pastor Yirdaw Tessema received ministry call in 1992 and served the Lord for the past 20 years. In Ethiopia he served in Full Gospel Believers’ Church, particularly in establishing the Gergi Full Gospel Believers Church and planting the Yerer Full Gospel Believers’ Church in Addis Ababa.   By teaching, preaching, coordinating, and evangelizing he has served the Lord and His body in Ethiopia for seventeen years.

While he was in Ethiopia before fifteen years he saw a dream which was unthinkable at that time. The dream was he will come to USA and will plant a church which will name KADESH, which means HOLY. It was unbelievable at the time. After that he was praying and thinking on it.

In 2008 God opened the door to come to fulfill this God-given vision in USA. God is always faithful in His words. As God was leading Joseph to the fulfillment of the dream He has showed in his early age He also did the same thing in Yirdaw’s journey.

Pastor Yirdaw studied his Bachelor of Theology (BTH) in leadership in Ethiopia and Master of Divinity (MDIV) in USA. And as God told him to do after much prayer and following God’s guidance he founded and planted KADESH CHRIST’S CHURCH in Los Angeles in January 2012.

Pastor Yirdaw and Yirgedu have been married since 1989, and are blessed with two wonderful children; one son, Yeabtsega and one daughter, Kalkidan with the age of 12 and 10 respectively.



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