Vitaliy was converted while studying the Gospel of John with a group of Christians, when he was twenty-four. He began attending and participating in the life and ministry of the First Baptist Church in Ternopil, and gradually became involved in the church’s outreach programme and its preaching and teaching ministry.
In 2002, he came to study with EMF. He then spent two further years at London Theological Seminary. He joined EMF as a missionary in 2005.
Returning to Ukraine, Vitaliy became an assistant to the pastor in Ternopil. He has been an elder of the church since 2009. In 2013 he moved to Kiev to become assistant academic dean of Kiev Theological Seminary, and in 2015 moved up to become its academic dean.