My name is Dima and here is a photo of my wife, Tina, and our four children.
I thank God that I found salvation in Jesus in 1994. I came from a good family, but we did not know God. A church in my home town reached out to me and I believed. Jesus changed my life.
I wanted to help other young people to find faith in Christ. I helped in youth programs and summer camps and attended Bible School. Then I moved to St. Petersburg to attend Petersburg Christian University. During that time I helped to start another new church in the city.In 2002, I moved back to my home town to become Associate Pastor at a large church where I grew as a leader and had many variety ministry experiences including hosting a Christian radio program in a secular radio station. During that time Tina and I fell in love and we married.
In 2003, the Lord called us to plant a new church in St. Petersburg, Russia. It has been exciting to see what God has done through the years through “New Creation Church”.
In our culture, unbelievers are open to conversations about the Gospel with people that they know and trust. We connect with people through cooking clubs, English cinema discussion groups, sports events, youth clubs, and social outreach with orphans.
New believers are being discipled and equipped to reach out to others. We praise God that we are a sending church. After being part of our community, former members are now serving throughout Russia, in Mongolia, the Far East, in Paris and in many other places in the world.
We would like to invite you to prayerfully partner with us financially. In Russia, it is typical for a church to have enough giving to pay for building rent and programs, but only for half of the pastor’s salary. Therefore I am hoping to find partners who will provide the other half of my family living expenses so that I can serve full-time at my church.
Please pray that the Lord keep using us to reach out to everyone with the Gospel of Christ.
Thank you for your interest in God’s work in St. Petersburg!