SAINT-PETERSBURG - On December 8 and 9, a conference of the Russian Pentecostal Union in the Northwestern Federal District, dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, was held in St. Petersburg.
700 participants from churches of St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Pskov, Novgorod, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Murmansk, and Kaliningrad regions, and the Republics of Komi and Karelia gathered together to pray, encourage one another, and delve into God's Word.
Bishops Eduard Grabovenko, Pavel Zhelnovakov, Vasily Evchik, Alexander Tsvetkov, Fyodor Velichko and Sergey Linnik preached at the conference.
Vladimir Ivanov, Head of the Department for Relations with Religious Associations of the St. Petersburg Governor's Administration, and Mikhail Kolotushkin, Head of the Department for Relations with Religious Associations of the Leningrad Region Administration, addressed the conference participants with welcoming remarks.
On December 9, the conference included the ordination of Bishop Sergey Pobedinsky (Velikiy Novgorod), as well as one pastor and seven deacons of churches that are part of the North-West Association.
The conference was a significant event for many brothers and sisters from local churches.
Centralized religious organization North-West Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Pentecostals