Szymon Chaciak is a film producer with Polish Baptist TV.
When did you trust Christ?
In 2007 I gave my life to Jesus and in 2008 I was baptized. My mother-in-law invited me to an Alpha course; after the course I decided that if what the teachers said was true, I wanted to take a chance and follow Christ. During the Alpha course, God freed me from various addictions and the process of changing my heart began. During this time, I experienced God’s personal closeness and various miracles. This confirmed for me that this was the best decision of my life.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The first important moment was the Alpha course through which I became a Christian. Some other important moments include: being mentored by my first pastor; eight years of attending the David’s Army Church with many important experiences, including receiving teaching about family, marriage, and finances; and two operations that I underwent (I was paralyzed from the waist down and had to learn to walk again). God’s grace has guided me all this time.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I believe that God has called me to serve Him through the media so as to reach both wider and more specific groups of people with the Gospel message. Working with the camera and with new forms of media is a passion for me. I have already gained some experience and have several films with over 1 million views on social media. I finished film school and I want to work in film all the time. I believe that we Christians can be an antidote and light to society.
What is your ministry?
I am the leader of media service in my local church. We organize the live stream every Sunday. I am also the director of Polish Baptist TV. We record television programs, reporting, and documentary films. The average coverage of our Sunday broadcasts is about 1,000 people, while some of our programs have 70,000 views. Seventy percent of our viewers are age 25-44 and about 80% are men.
What are your past leadership roles?
At my previous church I led a home group of a dozen or so people. I was also a member of the church council for two years. I am currently the president of two companies, one in Poland and the other in England. Both companies deal in film production, commercials, documentaries, and television programs. I have run my business for over 15 years.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I am open to new experiences, new ideas, and new knowledge. The media is a great mission field for the Gospel.