Archpriest Theodore Gignadze was born in 1960. He finished high school in 1978. In 1983, he graduated from the technical university with a major in automation and calculus.

In 1989, he started the spiritual life in St. Peter and Paul church (spiritual leader: Archpriest Archil Mindiashvili). He studied in Tbilisi Spiritual Seminary between 1990 and 1994. He was ordained as a priest in 1998. He is a spiritual leader of the church of the Ascension of the Cross since 2003.