Oikos International Church is pastored by Larwin and Silvia Nickelson.
Larwin is of Indian origin. In 1981 he graduated from Bible College in Seattle, Washington (USA) where he was also ordained as a pastor.
Silvia is Swiss. Silvia and Larwin met in India in 1983, where they were married and spent 3 years in ministry. They moved to Basel, Switzerland in 1990 and have lived there since with their 3 children.