My Life As a KGB Spy

On June 24 & 25, Christ Community Church is proud to present an exclusive interview with former KGB spy Jack Barsky, author of Deep Under Cover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America.

Our interview will be conducted live at all three weekend services (see times below) at our St. Charles Campus and broadcast via livestream to campuses in Aurora, DeKalb, and Streamwood. This event is free and open to the public.

Who is Jack Barsky?

Millions watched the 2015 CBS 60 Minutes special that revealed Jack Barsky as a longtime Russian spy. In his fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent told his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.

On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O’Hare International Airport and proceeded toward Customs and Immigration. Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.

The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own—a young, ambitious East German agent—into the United States. The plan succeeded and a new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years . . . until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.


Blackberry Creek Campus (in Aurora)
June 25 | 9:10 & 11:10am

DeKalb Campus
June 24 | 5:10pm
June 25 | 9:10 & 11:10am

St. Charles Campus
June 24 | 5pm
June 25 | 9 & 11am

Streamwood-Bartlett Campus 
June 25 | 10am