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The elections were held at a meeting of the Council of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Pentecostals on October 9, 2020. Eduard Grabovenko received an unprecedentedly high number of votes: 99%.

On May 19, Christian apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias went to be with the Lord. He was 74 years old.


Christ has Risen! At this time of uncertainty His Resurrection is our renewed hope in all the challenges we are facing. By God’s grace we will fulfill His calling for this time. Let us rejoice and celebrate the miracle and triumph of Christ’s resurrection.

On behalf of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith we wish you all Merry Christmas! 

MOSCOW – National Conference of Evangelical Faith Christians will be held in Moscow on May 9th through 11th, 2019. The National Conference is being held every year by the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith. This year it is organized by the two major Pentecostal Unions of Russia.

Beloved! Easter Greetings to you!

At this special time when we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we wish you abundant God’s blessings. May the mercy, grace and love of the Risen Christ be with you and your loved ones. 

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 – With great sorrow we heard about Brother Ossie Mills going Home to be with the Lord. On behalf of myself and on behalf of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith I would like to offer our deepest condolences to family and friends. 

KIEV (UKRAINE) – The elections were held in Kiev on September 26 during the Conference of the International Assembly of Christians of Evangelical Faith.

The Assembly’s leadership is elected every two years. Before 2014, the incumbent president at the end of the term authorized the vice-president to become president, and a new vice-president was elected from members of the Assembly Committee by rotation principle. Since 2014, the president is elected by secret ballot, vice president and secretary — openly.

Voting on the evening of September 26 showed that of two candidates nominated for the Assembly president, the Head Bishop of the Russian Church of Evangelical Christians Eduard Grabovenko received 18 of 26 Committee members votes. Eight members voted for bishop of Evangelical Faith Christians Union of Moldova Viktor Pavlovsky.

Bishop of the United Slavic Pentecostal Fellowship (eastern part of the USA) Victor Limonchenko was elected Vice-president, First Deputy Bishop of the Evangelical Christians Union of Lithuania Ivanas Shkulis remained Secretary. Members of the Committee prayed blessings on the new leadership.

Bishop Eduard Grabovenko thanked brothers for their trust and support. This new responsibility — coordination of the International Assembly's work — he will combine with the ministry of the pastor of the New Testament Church in Perm and the head of the Russian Church.

The International Assembly of Christians of the Evangelical Faith unites 18 Pentecostal Unions and churches from 14 countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada with a total of 7,200 churches and groups.

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Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko on behalf of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith expressed deepest condolences to Senior Pastor of YFGC Lee Young Hoon. In his letter Bishop Grabovenko wrote,

"We heard about your mother going Home to be with the Lord. For every Christian it is a great blessing and a gain to be with our Lord and Savior, to find joy and comfort in His loving hands in Heaven. However we, those who are still in this world, feel loss when our loved ones die.

Our prayer is for God to comfort your heart and for the peace that only comes from our Lord to reside in and around your entire family this season. Great is your mother's reward for her labor of raising a godly man".

On March 4, Sun Sil-Kim joined her late husband Lee Kyeongsun, elder of the church. Pastor Lee is their second oldest of four sons and one daughter.

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MOSCOW (RUSSIA) – In his letter addressed to the Ambassador of Egypt in Russia, Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko wrote, “Tragic news about the death of innocent believers gathered for Friday prayers at the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed brought deep sorrow in our hearts. On behalf of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith we offer sincere condolences to all who have been under the terrorist attack, and who have lost their loved ones.

Any act of violence and terrorism is a challenge to the whole world, disrespect for the law and basic values of life. Evangelical Christians in Russia are united in intercessory prayer for Egyptian people. We grieve and pray for the families of the deceased and for the injured. May the Almighty God restore their mental strength, comfort their hearts and heal physical wounds. Also, our prayers today for those servants who are on duty, facing this evil and ensuring safety of the citizens. May the Lord strengthen their hearts and give courage.”

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MOSCOW (RUSSIA) – Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko on behalf of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith offered deepest condolences to the families of the victims and all those affected by the tragic church shooting in Texas. He also sent a condolences letter to the Assemblies of God General Superintendent Doug Clay.

In his letter he wrote, “With sorrow we learned about the tragedy that happened on Sunday, when believers gathered to hear the Word, to pray and worship God.

Russian Christians are united in prayer for our brothers and sisters who are suffering as a result of this terrible act and for the families who lost their loved ones. May our merciful Lord give them peace and heal their hearts. We pray for the speedy recovery of those who were injured.

Our prayers are for comfort to the families of Sutherland Springs and for many people to come to know Christ and His good will. Our hearts are with the Christians of the USA during this tragedy. Please know we mourn with you and lift prayers to the Lord.”

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SAINT-PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) – The electoral conference took place on October, 28 in North-Western Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith. Representatives of all registered churches and church communities of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad area met together to elect a senior presbyter and plan their common work in the region for the next six years.

The association unites 60 churches and religious groups in Saint-Petersburg and cities of Leningrad area, situated in 85,3 square kilometers, which is compared to the territory of Austria. The population size is 6 900 000 people.

Alexander Tsvetkov, serving as Senior Presbyter for the North-Western Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, was elected for the next term by the majority vote.

Alexander Tsvetkov has been a pastor for 20 years, during the last 10 years he has been a pastor of the New Testament Church in Saint-Petersburg. With his wife Valeria they have five children. In his program for the next six years Pastor Alexander noted the most important directions the association is going to move in:

• “One Year for Jesus” project;
• Developing an informational platform;
• Work with youth, teenagers and children;
• Providing support in starting new churches;
• Developing the spiritual education structure;
• Cooperation with representatives of the legislative power and the executive power;
• The inter-confessional relationships development.

The Board of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith was represented at the electoral conference by the First deputy of the Head bishop Nikolai Zalutski. He finished his speech by the message on the importance to dedicate oneself to the ministry to God, and to be at peace with each other. Representatives of churches of the regional association broke the bread together and prayed the blessing prayer.

The Senior Presbyter Alexander Tsvetkov addressed to the participants of the conference: “Dear brothers, pastors and ministers. I thank God for you and for the confidence that you have in me – to become a senior presbyter for the region. Four years have passed fast, and during that time, resting upon the rich legacy of the past achievements of the brotherhood, we moved further and achieved certain results in every direction of the vision that, I trust, I received from God and presented to you. Each one of us made certain sacrifice for the changes, for reaching the goals set, and I’m sure the sacrifice is not in vain, because the unity of the brotherhood is evident. I believe that the unity will take us to even more results and fulfillment of the will of our Lord Jesus Christ in Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad area. After the electoral conference we will move forward and make further steps to developing the presented vision. The core of the vision, formulated as one single goal, can be expressed as: “To provide every local church of our brotherhood an opportunity to dwell in an atmosphere that allows it to be filled with the Holy Spirit and multiply in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ”.

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