Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Olexandr Tarasenko is a pastor, missionary, writer, and doctoral student.
When did you trust Christ?
I first read the New Testament and Psalms in 1989. One year later, I confessed my sins and was baptized in a small Baptist community in Ukraine.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
My missions work on the building site of our church and the growth of our small Baptist community here in Karlovy Vary has been defining in my Christian walk. My study of theology in Russia and the birth of our first baby after 14 years of marriage and prayer also impacted my faith greatly.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
Every rural pastor or scholar needs to receive encouragement by hearing others’ experience and wisdom. I would like to hear how other leaders have seen fruit in their ministry.
What is your ministry?
I am the pastor of a small Baptist community for Russian-speaking emigrants in Czech Republic, and an author of two monographs and many articles in popular Christian magazines. Besides this I am a doctoral student in the theology program at Charles University in Prague.
What are your past leadership roles?
I currently am a pastor, but I also serve Christ and others as a missionary, writer, and student.